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Police concern for missing Carlisle man

Stephen Bell Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a man who has gone missing in the Carlisle area.

Stephen Anthony Bell, 39, was last seen yesterday (4 August) in the Harraby area at around 10am.

He is while, of slim build, 5'8” tall, with mousey brown longish hair.

He was last seen wearing two tracksuit zip up tops – one blue and one red – and burgundy coloured shorts.

Police say he is known to people in Carlisle, Gretna, Eastriggs, and Newcastle, and may have travelled via bus or train.

They're asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.


Train derailment causes delays between Carlisle and Glasgow

Train derailment near New Cumnock Credit: Network Rail

Scotrail says passengers travelling between Carlisle and Glasgow via Dumfries will face delays from Monday morning.

Two engineering trains collided on Saturday morning damaging the track. No one was hurt.

Trains between Glasgow Central and Carlisle via Dumfries will terminate at Kilmarnock and start back from Dumfries. Replacement buses will run between Kilmarnock and Dumfries.

A crane is being brought in to remove the wagons before the repairs can begin. The line is expected to be closed for about two weeks.

Once the derailed wagons have been recovered the repair work will take approximately three days to complete. Therefore it is expected that the line will remain closed for a number of days. During this time passenger services will start and terminate at Dumfries and Kilmarnock and freight traffic will be diverted via West Coast Main Line and Paisley.

– Network Rail

Cumbrian athletes make world championships team

Cumbrian athletes Tom Farrell and Nick Miller have been named in the British Athletics team for the IAAF World Championships which take place in Beijing next month.

Runner Tom Farrell, 24, from Carlisle, will compete in the 5,000 metres.

Tom Farrell, from Carlisle Credit: PA

Meanwhile, field athlete, Nick Miller, 22, also from Carlisle, will compete in the hammer throw.

British record-breaking hammer thrower, Nick Miller Credit: ITV News Border

The championships take place in Beijing from 22nd to 30th August.


Cumbrian record-breaking hammer thrower trains on home turf

Cumbrian hammer thrower, Nick Miller, last week broke the 31-year-old British record at an athletics meeting in Sweden. This week, he has returned home to Carlisle where he has been training at the Sheepmount Stadium.

Nick Miller in training at the Sheepmount Stadium in Carlisle. Credit: ITV News Border

Nick Miller, 22, is usually based at the University of Oklahoma but is currently visiting his home town. However, after taking just one day's rest, he was straight back in training for his next event.

Watch Hannah McNulty's reports below.

STOP! HAMMER TIME: Incredible point-of-view footage of British record-breaking hammer thrower

British record breaker, Nick Miller Credit: ITV News Border

Watch Cumbrian field and track athlete, Nick Miller, 22, who specialises in the hammer throw, in training at the Sheepmount Stadium in Carlisle.

Nick Miller recently broke the British record at an athletics meeting in Sweden. He is currently home from his base at the University of Oklahoma.

Carlisle prepares to welcome Sir Tom Jones

"What's new, pussycat?" you might ask.

Well, to answer your question, there are just three days until Sir Tom Jones performs in Carlisle.

The Welsh singer will perform at Bitts Park on Friday 31st July, as part of his 2015 US and European tour.

Sir Tom Jones will be supported by country-pop duo, The Shires.

Sir Tom Jones Credit: PA

“I’m excited to be performing at places I’ve never been to before, including Carlisle; it’s always good to visit new places. “I promise a good show in Carlisle. My singing voice is still as strong as ever, though as you get older, your voice gets lower and so my tone and range has gone from a tenor to a baritone. My lower tones are much richer than they were.”

– Sir Tom Jones

“Excitement is building in the city, as we get ready to welcome music legend, Sir Tom Jones. The show once again raises the profile of the city as a live music destination. We’ve hosted some great musicians in the past, but Sir Tom tops the bill.

“Carlisle is all set to welcome thousands of music lovers for the concert and the local economy will be boosted as we’re expecting fans to travel from around the country. ”

– Cllr Colin Glover, Leader of Carlisle City Council
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