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Further appeal for witnesses to Carlisle burglary

On Monday 17th November, two men wearing balaclavas entered a house on The Nook, Belah Crescent, and stole money and jewellery. Credit: ITV Border

As investigations continue into an aggravated burglary in Carlisle, police are asking for witnesses to help trace the suspects.

On Monday 17th November, two men wearing balaclavas entered a house on The Nook, Belah Crescent, and stole money and jewellery.

  • Anyone who may have seen two men in dark clothing at, or around, a driveway between 167 and 177 Scotland Road, between 5pm and 6pm on 17th November.
  • · Anyone who can provide details of a Ford Flatback pick-up truck which was seen heading into Carlisle twice, going past between 167 and 177 Scotland Road at both 4:50pm and 5pm, and then out of town at 6pm. Police are also asking for the driver of that vehicle to make contact with the police as they may have information that could be of use to the investigation.
  • Appeal for the driver of a silver Landrover, which was coming out of the junction of Beechwood Avenue, Carlisle, and turning right onto Scotland Road at 6:55pm, to make contact as they may be a valuable witness just after the burglary.

“I would like to thank the public for their help in this investigation so far, and I hope someone will be able to help us trace the suspects by providing this valuable information. As previously stated these type of incidents are thankfully rare in Cumbria, and the victims continue to be supported by their family, and are in close contact with our officers.”

– DS Ginelle Ward, Cumbria Police

Measures proposed to secure future of Carlisle Settle rail

The Waverley steam train crosses the Ribblehead viaduct just over the border from Cumbria into North Yorkshire, on the Settle-Carlisle Railway. Credit: PA

Supporters of the Carlisle Settle rail line have set out a series of measures which they say will help secure the future of the historic route.

Faster and more frequent trains, better connections to major cities and a new timetable are among the sixteen changes called for by the friends of the line.


Anti nuclear protests in Carlisle station

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Anti nuclear campaigners are holding a demonstration at Carlisle train station this morning to highlight what they say are the dangers of atomic energy.

Radiation Free Lakeland are protesting against the transportation and use of nuclear material in the North West which they claim represents a risk to the environment and public health.

Christmas carol gets a hip hop makeover

A Carlisle church mission worker has given a new twist to a traditional Christmas carol.

Last year Andy Dykes remixed 'O Come, O Come Emmanuel' which had thousands of hits online. This year he and a group of friends have worked together to make 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' more contemporary.

He hopes the new version of the carol will make the Christmas message accessible to all ages.

Watch the video below:

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Jewellery recovered following aggravated burglary

The men ran off with a bag similar to this one. Credit: Cumbria Police

Jewellery has been recovered following an investigation into an aggravated burglary in Carlisle.

According to police between 6.30pm to 6.50pm on 17th November, two men wearing balaclavas stole cash and jewellery from a house on The Nook, Belah Crescent.

The men left and took with them a Sports Direct bag, similar to the one in the photo. Some pieces of jewellery were found close by which could indicate that the they ran onto Scotland Road close to Bargain Booze. A ring worth £500 is yet to be found.

The first man is described as a white male aged between 45 and 55, around 5ft 9 inches to 6ft tall and he was wearing dark clothing.

The second is described as younger than the first man, around 5ft 9 inches to 6ft tall and also wearing dark clothing. One of the men may have had a tear to his jacket.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident and anyone with information should contact police on 101 or the charity Crimestoppers.

Carlisle-raised MP 'thrilled and honoured' with award

Helen Grant MP came joint third on the Black Powerlist 2015. Credit: PA

An MP who was brought up Carlisle has been named as one of the most influential black people in the UK.

Helen Grant who's the Minister for Sport and Tourism was given the honour by an organisation that promotes black achievement. She came joint third on the Black Powerlist 2015.

The Conservative MP was brought up in Carlisle and represented Cumbria in a number of sports. She went on Twitter to say she felt "thrilled and honoured".

Police appeal for witnesses after aggravated burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary in Carlisle last night (18th December)

Two men wearing balaclavas entered a house in Belah Crescent yesterday evening and demanded money from a 45-year-old woman and her 21-year-old daughter.

Superintendant Justin Bibby, from Cumbria Police, explains more below:

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