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Delays expected as Castle Way work continues

An impression of the crossing once it is finished. Credit: Carlisle City Council

Delays are expected on a busy Carlisle road from this evening, as work continues to build a pedestrian crossing there.

A section of the A595 Castle Way, from Carlisle Castle to Shaddongate, will be resurfaced.

The work will take place overnight for the next eight days, and a contraflow traffic management system will be in place.

Cumbria County Council says there will be delays, and they are advising all LGV traffic to use the A689 bypass while the work is taking place, between 7pm and 6am.

The new pedestrian crossing has been controversial, but was approved by Carlisle City Council in 2015.

Dog walker seriously injured by stone-throwing youths

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

A woman is recovering with serious facial injuries, after youths threw stones at her and her dog in Carlisle.

She was walking her dog at around 8:30pm on the Currock side of the River Caldew on Friday 2 June, when a group on the Denton Holme side of the river began shouting verbal abuse.

They then began throwing stones, two of which hit the woman, causing a fractured cheekbone and concussion.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cumbria Police on 101.


Have you seen missing Paul Beattie?

Paul Beattie is missing from Carlisle Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are searching for a 51-year-old man from Carlisle.

Paul Beattie was last seen in Carlisle on date in the St Anne's area of Carlisle on the evening of June 4.

Anyone who has seen Paul is urged to call Cumbria Police on 101 as soon as possible.


Event held to tackle modern slavery in Cumbria

Modern slavery event held in Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

Human trafficking, labour exploitation and modern-day slavery were all issues addressed by Cumbria Police at a special event in Carlisle.

Over two hundred community leaders, social workers and police officers were at Carlisle racecourse to find out more about spotting the signs for slavery and human trafficking in our region.

Jessica Nevin spoke to the Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall and Detective Chief Inspector Lesley Hanson to find out more on what can be done locally:

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