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Multi-million pound plans to ease congestion

The plans have been drawn up to ease congestion in the city Credit: ITV Border

Multi-million pound plans have been drawn up to ease congestion on Carlisle's roads over the next 15 years.

Cumbria County Council has spent £30,000 on a study, looking at improvements to routes including Hardwicke Circus, and sections of Warwick Road, Botchergate and Scotland Road.

It's in support of Carlisle City Council's Local Plan, which looks at where thousands of new homes could potentially be built. The report identifies problems if large-scale developments take place.

The plans include adding extra lanes, and new walkways and cycle paths.

The total cost for the highway infrastructure is estimated between £3 and 4.05 million and the "sustainable infrastructure" scheme at around £4.6 million.

£8 million wish-list for Carlisle's roads

Congestion in the city last week Credit: ITV Border

An £8 million wish-list for the future of Carlisle's road and transport network has been drawn up.

The proposal aims to ease congestion over the next 15 years as potential housing developments increase pressure on the city's roads.

The wish-list was drawn up following a £30,000 study that was jointly commissioned by Carlisle City Council and Cumbria County Council.


Bus crashes into building

The stagecoach bus crashed into a building at Carlisle Bus Station Credit: Daniel Rowe

A bus crashed at Carlisle Bus Station this morning.

The Stagecoach bus collided with the front of a building, smashing through the door.

The emergency services were called to the scene on Lonsdale Street, although no one was injured.

The emergency services were called to the scene Credit: Daniel Rowe

Carlisle girl is one in twelve million

Ella Gale with her mother Hayleigh Credit: ITV Border

A girl from Carlisle has been diagnosed with a rare genetic brain disorder that affects one in twelve million children.

Ella Gale has Lissencephaly, a condition that affects her sight, mobility and development, and can lead to seizures.

Her family have set up a Facebook page to raise awareness about her condition.

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