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Father in court charged with manslaughter of his baby

Craig Beattie.

A father has appeared in court in Carlisle, charged with the manslaughter of his six-week-old baby.

Craig Beattie, 33, was at Carlisle Crown Court accused of killing Kye Levi Beattie Kerr in July 2011 at Harraby in the city.

He has been released on conditional bail, and will next appear at the court for a plea and case management hearing on 3 June.

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Sky lanterns installed for new Harraby school

Harraby Credit: ITV Border

Sky lanterns have been installed at the site of the new and expanded Pennine Way Primary School in Harraby, Carlisle.

Sky lantern Credit: ITV Border

It's the latest stage in the multi million pound development of the site.

The lanterns have been designed to flood the school's buildings with natural light, and the milestone event was watched by pupils, and some special guests:

Pennine Way pupils Credit: ITV Border
Interested onlookers Credit: ITV Border

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.

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:

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