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Fire shuts busy Carlisle road

Credit: Press Association

Part of a busy Carlisle road has been closed as emergency services deal with a fire.

Wigton Road from the junction of Stanhope Road to Caldewgate has been shut.

The blaze broke out at the Ukrainian Club on Silloth Street.

Police are urging drivers to avoid the area.

Location of the fire on Silloth Street Credit: ITV Border

Roadside traffic surveys to take place in Carlisle

The council will try to keep delays to a minimum after the last one on Eden Bridge, Carlisle Credit: Google maps

Roadside traffic surveys are set to take place on Thursday 13 July around Carlisle.

The surveys will happen at three sites and will aim to assess drivers' journey patterns to show how, why and where people travel across Carlisle. The results will be used to highlight any improvements needed on the highway network.

Drivers will be stopped and asked to volunteer to answer questions about their journeys. Interviews are expected to take between two and three minutes and traffic controls will be provided by Cumbria Police at all site locations.

The council say they will try to keep delays to a minimum after the last set of traffic surveys on Eden Bridge in Carlisle.

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WATCH: West coast mainline bridges could be built to reduce flood risk in Carlisle

Major work could be carried out on two west coast mainline bridges in Carlisle in an attempt to reduce the risk of more flooding.

It is one of more than a hundred options being made public at a drop in session in the city this evening, Tuesday 4 July.

The Environment Agency says only in 2018 will any final decision be taken.

Watch Katie Hunter's report below:

Local traders invited to take part in Carlisle Foodies Festival

The food festival will take place 21-23 July Credit: PA

As the Carlisle Foodies Festival returns to the city, local traders are being invited to showcase and sell their treats.

The programme also includes a series of cookery demonstrations, including by Multi-Michelin star chef Jean-Christophe Novelli. Entertainment will include butchery master classes and cocktail making lessons.

The festival will take part in the city's pedestrianised shopping area on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday 23 July from 10am to 5pm.

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