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Teenager highlights need for bone marrow donors

A teenager from Carlisle wants to highlight the desperate need for bone marrow donors.

Damion Wilson, who is in remission from acute myeloid leukaemia, is 18 today.

As part of his treatment he spent weeks in isolation and, after undergoing a bone marrow transplant, is still a regular visitor to hospital.

You can find out more about Damion's story at his website.

For more information on bone marrow transplants and their affects you can visit the Antony Nolan website or the Bubble Foundation website.

The Teenage Cancer Trust website also has information, help and support for young people coping with cancer.


Bishop of Carlisle 'delighted' by women bishop vote

The Bishop of Carlisle has welcomed the news that women can now become bishops within the Church of England.

The General Synod voted in favour of the move yesterday after almost five hours of debate.

“Much prayer and careful consideration has gone into this process. We recognise that at times this has been a painful process for those in favour and those against the creation of women bishops.

“Our priority is growing disciples in Christ and we hope that this decision will help the mission of the church.

“Finally, I would reiterate my personal delight that our excellent women clergy now have parity with their male colleagues and that as we move forward, following this vote, we will continue to be guided by God in all we do.”

– Rt Rev James Newcome, The Bishop of Carlisle

Thirty-seven bishops voted in favour with two against and one abstention, while 162 clergy approved with 25 against and four abstentions.

In the House of Laity, there were 152 votes in favour, 45 against and five abstentions.

READ MORE: Church of England votes in favour of women bishops


Fun for all at Carlisle United fun day

Hundreds of people turned out for the CUFC Funday Credit: ITV News Border

Hundreds of people were at Brunton Park over the weekend for the Carlisle United Family Fun Day.

Fans of all ages had a chance to meet their favourite players Credit: ITV News Border

It gave supporters the chance to meet the new look team, get autographs and pick up some tips ahead of the new season.

The event was meant to make the community feel part of the club Credit: ITV News Border

The day lifted the spirits of all involved after the disappointment of last season.

One youngster was given some top, goal scoring tips Credit: ITV News Border

The team's first game of the new season will be against Luton Town on August 9.

Carlisle is a 'magical part of the world'

Jools Holland has been in Carlisle as part of his summer tour.

He was joined at the Sands Centre by his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, former Spice Girl Melanie C, Marc Almond, and Blues legend Ruby Turner.

The musician met with our reporter Matt Taylor before his gig on Friday, 11 July and spoke to him about his tour, his past in the North East and, of course, his thoughts on Carlisle.

You can see the full interview here:

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