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Carlisle United footballers host Community Flood Fun Day at Brunton Park

Brunton Park, home of Carlisle United Credit: PA

Carlisle will show its solidarity today (Sunday 10th July) for those who suffered during the floods of December with a free community fun day at Carlisle United's Brunton Park.

The football club hopes it'll be an afternoon of entertainment, reunion and relaxation to celebrate the city's flood recovery from 12.30-4.30pm.

"We are absolutely delighted to be working with Carlisle United on this fantastic community event. The floods had a devastating effect on the local community as well as our own staff and students. Many neighbours in the area haven't seen each other since December last year and the aim of this event is to really celebrate the city's flood recovery and amazing resilience of this fantastic community."

– University of Cumbria Event Manager Carol Milnes

For football fans there is also the opportunity to meet Carlisle United players and to challenge them to a penalty shoot-out and get involved in some mini training sessions.

The activities on offer include:

  • Silverband Falconry
  • Circus workshop
  • Obstacle course
  • Balloon workshop with Cheeky Charlie
  • Kids 'Disco Dome'
  • Rodeo bull
  • Bungee run
  • Gladiator duel
  • Face painting
  • Sumo suits
  • Refreshments, a BBQ and bar

"The club and the community forged some very strong bonds in the wake of the floods, as was seen when our players and staff helped local residents with the initial clean up and clear out of their properties. In return we were overwhelmed, when we asked for help at Brunton Park, to see so many people turn up to give us their assistance. The Community Fun Day is a chance for everyone to come together in recognition of the real Cumbrian spirit we saw in the region at what was a very difficult time. There will be activities for people of all ages to enjoy."

– Carlisle United's Finance Director Suzanne Kidd

Bereaved in Carlisle attend Remembrance Service

Bereaved residents of Carlisle are invited to mourn together at a Rememberance Service today.

Carlisle Crematorium's Annual Remembrance Service on Sunday 10 July is held in the Crematorium Chapel at 3pm and will be led by Reverend Keith Teasdale of St Cuthbert's Church.

The Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Colin Stothard, will also be in attendance and there will also be music from The Salvation Army Citadel Band.

The 25th annual memorial event is an opportunity for partners, relatives, friends and colleagues to take time out to join in an afternoon of remembrance. All are welcome to attend.

A collection will also be taken for The Mayor of Carlisle's Charity Fund.



Fans 'buzzing' after Rod rocks Brunton Park

Elizabeth, Claire and Elaine enjoying the concert Credit: ITV Border

Fans have been full of praise for rock legend Rod Stewart after his performance at Brunton Park in Carlisle on Tuesday evening.

Thousands of people turned out to watch him perform his classic hits like "Maggie May" and "Do you think i'm sexy?".

Eve Louden and her signed football Credit: ITV Border

"What a performance. He's my lifelong hero and i'm still buzzing. I couldn't sleep for singing the songs over and over in my head.

"To top it off i managed to get my hands on a signed football. Sir Rod Stewart- a true entertainer."

– Eve Louden, Rod Stewart superfan
Steve and Annemarie travelled up from Surrey for the gig Credit: ITV Border
Showing off his moves Credit: ITV Border
Muriel Robinson from Lochmaben says she refuses to grow old Credit: ITV Border

1200 homes without power in Longtown

Electricity North West have confirmed that more than 1200 homes are currently without power in Longtown.

The Energy firm say that their engineers are aware of the problem and are en-route to Longtown.

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