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WATCH: Exhibition celebrates Old Fire Station's history

Carlisle's Old Fire Station is already enjoying a new lease of life as a venue for the arts. And now, it's celebrating its history as well.

Photographs spanning more than sixty years have just gone on permanent display there. It means the building's past won't be forgotten. Charlotte Briere-Edney reports.


Dynamo brings his book of secrets to signing in Carlisle

Dynamo is at WHSmith from 4pm today Credit: PA

The world famous magician and illusionist Dynamo is visiting Carlisle today to sign copies of his new book Dynamo: The Book of Secrets.

He's famous for his show "Dynamo: Mission Impossible" on the Watch Channel and more so for appearing to walk across river Thames in one of his incredible stunts.

The new release is set to be published on Thursday 2 November and is said to give away some of the secrets behind his most well known illusions.

Fans can meet Dynamo at WHSmith from 4pm today.

Meet the stars of this year's Carlisle Christmas panto

Tickets are on sale now Credit: ITV Border

The Sands Centre Christmas pantomime returns to Carlisle this December to tell the famous fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty.

This year's show will star Carlisle's 1990s popstar Lee Brenan, as the prince, and former Eastenders actress Chery Fergison (Heather Trott) as the wicked fairy.

They will be joined by breakfast DJ, Robbie Dee, who plays the Dame, and Dean Winters, as the Jester.


Man and young child 'racially abused' in Carlisle

The incident took place in Bitts Park Credit: ITV Border

Police are investigating after a man and his young child were racially abused in a Carlisle park.

The incident, which is being described as a hate crime, took place in Bitts Park at approximately 3pm on 24 September.

One young man, who was part of a group, reportedly shouted racial abuse at the man and child.

Concern for Carlisle man last seen leaving hospital

Paul Dickinson. Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police say they're concerned for the welfare of a man who left a hospital before he could be treated.

Paul Dickinson, from Carlisle, had suffered a facial injury.

He was last seen leaving the A&E ward at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle at 5.30pm last Thursday 21 September.

He was last seen wearing a beige jacket and dark-coloured trousers.

Anyone with information should call Cumbria Police on 101.

More than 1,500 students arrive at University of Cumbria

More than 1,500 students have arrived at the University of Cumbria during Freshers' Week. If you're one of the 1,500 students adjusting to student life this freshers week - here's a little survival guide from second-year student and freshers mentor, Laura:

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