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Work starts on multi-million-pound community hub

Stewart Young, Leader of Cumbria County Council has said it will deliver 'first-class facilities' for the area Credit: ITV Border

A multi-million-pound community hub is being built in Carilsle. The first sod was cut to mark the beginning of the building work.

The Harraby Community Campus scheme will see a new community centre including a cafe, a library link, children's centre and sports facilities. A new primary school will be built on the site of the former North Cumbria Technology College.

The scheme has received £12 million of investment from Cumbria County Council and £1.6 million from Carlisle City Council.

"This is one of the most exciting schemes the county council has undertaken in recent years and it will deliver first-class facilities for this part of the city."

– Councillor Stewart Young, Leader of Cumbria County Council
Cumbria County Council have invested £12 million in the scheme Credit: ITV Border

Parrot Missing in Carlisle

Rocky has been missing since Monday Credit: Kizzie McLeod

A woman from Carlisle is appealing for the public's help to trace her missing parrot.

Five-year old Rocky, an African Grey parrot, managed to fly out of his owner's home in Harraby on Monday and has not returned.

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Parents released on bail after death of baby

Detectives investigating the death of a baby boy in 2011 have released their parents on bail after they were arrested in connection with his death.

The 32-year-old father and the boy's mother, who's 24, were arrested at their home in Harraby, Carlisle, yesterday. No more details are being released.

“While we appreciate this is a very difficult and stressful situation for this child’s parents, we have a duty to investigate all unexpected or suspicious deaths. Only when it's absolutely necessary and we can justify such actions do we take these steps."

– Detective Superintendent Mike Forrester, Cumbria Police.

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Full report: New funding agreement for Harraby

A new primary school, sports facilities and a community centre look set to be built in one of Carlisle's most deprived areas.

The plan moved a major step forward today with a deal formally agreed between the city and county councils.

More than £12 million will be spent transforming the former North Cumbria Technology College site in the Harraby area of the city.

Tim Backshall reports:

Historic deal is a "positive change" says councillor

A new primary school, sports facilities and a community centre look set to be built in one of Carlisle's most deprived areas.

The plan moved a major step forward today with an historic deal agreed between the city and county councils.

More than £12 million will be spent to transform the former North Cumbria Technology College site in the Harraby area of the city.

The city council's acting leader, Colin Glover, attended school there:

£12 million funding agreed for Harraby

The potential creation of a new Pennine Way Primary Schools and community centre has moved another step closer.

Cumbria County Council and Carlisle City Council have signed an agreement on the funding for the new facilities.

The deal between the two councils will see almost £11 million being invested by the county council and a further £1.6 million coming from the city council.

This will allow for the transformation of the current site at the old North Cumbria Technology College site in Harraby.

Clean up Harraby plea

Residents living in Harraby, Carlisle, are being asked to give up their time and help clear up their community.

Local school and community groups have been invited to get involved. It's being held today between noon and 2pm at Harraby Community Centre, Edgehill Road.

“Litter is a major issue for local residents and we want to work alongside communities to try and stamp it out as much as we can.

"The community clear-up event will provide us with the opportunity to work alongside residents to tackle the problem and make a big difference to the local environment.”

– Cllr Lee Sherriff, ward councillor for Harraby