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Jeremy Corbyn visits Cumbria

Jeremy Corbyn in Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is in Carlisle today to meet council staff who keep the city clean and who helped clear snow during the recent bad weather.

He will meet expanding local businesses and is set to visit the Durranhill site, which is under construction, and also meet the staff who work there.

The Islington North MP is joined by Colin Glover, Leader of Carlisle City Council and Ruth Alcroft, Labour’s candidate in Carlisle for the next general election.


WATCH: Volunteers clean streets of Carlisle

Hundreds of volunteers have been litter picking around Carlisle.

It's part of the national Great British Spring Clean campaign, to help keep Britain tidy and inspire people to get active and help clean up their neighbourhood.

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Virgin Trains re-open services between Carlisle and Scotland

The route had been blocked for several days because of severe snow Credit: Virgin Trains

The Virgin Trains West Coast Mainline has now re-opened, with services running between Carlisle and Scotland.

Virgin Trains say they expect to run a "near-normal" service today.

Customers are advised to check their journey before they travel.


£70,000 worth of Apple products stolen from Carlisle store

Stormfront on English Street, Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

A large number of iPads and Apple Watches, amounting to £70,000, have been stolen from a technology store in Carlisle.

Police were called at 7.45pm on Thursday 15 February to the Stormfront store on English Street.

Officers believe the offenders may be using a white long-wheel base Transit van.

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101.

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