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Romans arrive in Alston for educational festival

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The initiative aimed to educate people about what life was like in Roman Britain in the year 201 AD. Credit: ITV News Border
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The displays included battle reenactments, period cookery demonstrations and a military hospital. Credit: ITV News Border

The Romans arrived in Alston today (Saturday 30th August) for an educational festival.

The initiative, which was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, aimed to educate people about what life was like in Roman Britain in the year 201 AD.

The displays included battle reenactments, period cookery demonstrations and a military hospital.

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A66 to close ahead of repair work

Work to repair one of Cumbria's major roads will begin tonight (Saturday 30 August), causing significant disruption to motorists.

The A66 eastbound will be closed between Brough and the boundary with County Durham between 10pm tonight and 6am tomorrow morning. There will be further closures at the same times tomorrow evening and also on Saturday and Sunday next weekend.

Workers will be re-painting white lines and carrying out other improvements. Motorists have been advised to use the A69 if possible.

Gladiators march into Alston

Gladiators will visit Alston as part of a Roman life re-enactment
Gladiators will visit Alston as part of a Roman life re-enactment Credit: PA

Alston is being transformed back to 200 AD to teach people about Roman life.

People can watch period cookery demonstrations, battle re-enactments and get a glimpse of battlefield war wounds in a Roman hospital.

Pottery workshops and craft stalls will also be held in St Augustine's Church.

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Man dies from heart attack on Helvellyn

Striding Edge towards the summit of Helvellyn in the Lake District National Park.
Striding Edge towards the summit of Helvellyn in the Lake District National Park. Credit: PA

A man has died after having a heart attack at the top of a mountain in the Lake District.

The 64-year-old from Lincoln, who has not been named, collapsed at the peak of Helvellyn shortly after two o'clock yesterday afternoon (28th August).

Mountain rescue teams, the air ambulance and an RAF helicopter were called to help him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Kavanagh remains optimistic about league

Carlisle United head to Cambridge tomorrow for their fifth game of the season, still chasing their first win, and with Graham Kavanagh admitting that his side are already stretched by a growing injury list.

Injuries were a key factor in last season's relegation from League One with the Blues going through fifty players as a string of loan signings were needed to cover for long term absences.

This year it is a case of a new squad, a new approach, but the same old problems.

Watch: Kavanagh says 'We've got to get on with it'

The United manager says there is no need to panic after a early disappointments. He says the league won't settle down into a realistic shape for a couple of months and that players and fans need to keep faith and composure.

Driver injured in A6071 Longtown crash

The A6071 road near to the Whitesyke Garden Centre in Longtown has reopened following a crash this morning (29th August).

Police were called at 10am after a Jaguar X-Type and a Volvo vehicle crashed.

The driver of the Jaguar X-Type, an elderly male from Smithfield, was taken to Cumberland with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the Volvo vehicle did not suffer any injuries.

Police thank people for their patience.

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