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Panthers on the prowl

Carlisle Panthers basketball team are preparing for their new season under the guidance of former Argentina International Diego Maggi. The Panthers who run Senior, wheelchair and junior sides are looking to raise the profile of the sport in Cumbria and encourage a new generation of players to take up the game. Ryan Dollard reports.

Outrageous assault - victim hospitalised

A man has been taken to hospital after being assaulted at a nightclub, Outrageous, in Carlisle.

On Sunday 23rd November at 3.15am police were called to the nightclub on English Street. A 22-year-old man had received serious injuries to his head and face during an alleged assault and was taken to Cumberland Infirmary.

A man, aged 36 from Carlisle, was arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed until 19th December 2014 while enquiries continue.

“The victim is recovering from his injuries and we are working to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident. We appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed what happened to get in touch.”

– DC Gary Taylor, Cumbria Police


Road reopens after overturned car disrupts rush hour

The road at Victoria Place has reopened following a crash which left rush hour traffic disrupted.

The overturned car, driven by a 43-year-old man from Workington, led to the road being closed until 9.30am this morning (28th November).

The man was treated for minor injuries at Cumberland Infirmary.

Man injured in crash in Carlisle

Credit: ITV Border

A 43-year-old man from Workington was trapped in his car for nearly 40 minutes after a crash in Carlisle.

There was disruption to rush hour traffic whilst emergency services dealt with the incident, which happened near Victoria Place at around 7.30 am this morning (28th November).

It is believed he was taken to Cumberland Infirmary with minor injuries. No other vehicles were involved.

Credit: ITV Border
Credit: ITV Border


Council to move to new £10 million HQ

Cumbria County Council is to move to a new headquarters, costing £10 million, in Carlisle city centre.

More than 20 crumbling and delapidated offices will now be closed to be replaced by the new building on Botchergate.

As Paul Crone reports, council officials insist the move will save a million pounds each year in running costs.

Virtual tour: Council HQ plans approved

Plans for a new Cumbria County Council headquarters in Carlisle have been approved.

The 10 million pound base is part of a restructure that will see the council move from twenty-two properties in the city to just two. Officials say the move will save around a million pounds every year.

Click below to take a virtual tour around the plan of the new building:

Deciding plans on £10 million council HQ

Plans of how the £10m HQ will look. Credit: Cumbria County Council

Cumbria County Council's cabinet meet today to decide on plans for a new £10 million headquarters in Carlisle.

It's part of a restructure that will see the council move from 22 properties in the city to just two, a move officials say will save around a million pounds a year.

Plans of how the £10m HQ will look. Credit: Cumbria County Council
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