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WATCH: Border region's regiments at the Somme

All this week we'll be looking at the stories of some of the soldiers from this region who took part in the Battle of the Somme.

It was fought along a 15-mile section of the western front in Northern France, close to the town of Albert. For his first report Tim Backshall has travelled to the battlefields to find out what happened to our local regiments.


Cumbrian buildings on Historic England's at risk list

Warwick Bridge's Corn Mill Credit: ITV Border

The Corn Mill at Warwick Bridge near Carlisle is one of Cumbria's historical buildings on Historic England's at risk list.

A project to restore it and create an artisan bakery received almost £1.3 million of the £2 million needed earlier this year. A church in the same village has also been added to the at risk register.

WATCH: 'The easiest form of time travel'

A collection of historic films from the Border region can now be viewed by anyone at any time, in what's being affectionately described as 'the easiest form of time travel.'

Everything from newsreels to family videos and public information films is being made available online as part of a major new project from the British Film Institute.

You can search for films from your area here.


Penrith walkers step back in time

orma Benathon of the Richard III Society’s Penrith and North Lakes Group hosts a guided walk around the Duke of Gloucester pub in Penrith which has links to Richard III. Credit: Eden District Council

Walkers followed in the steps of Richard III this morning when they took part in a guided tour around Penrith.

Organised by Richard III Society’s Penrith and North Lakes Group and Eden District Council the walk was held to coincide with two national events taking place this month – the reburial of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral and English Tourism Week.

Led by Richard III Society Penrith and North Lakes Group members Marjorie Smith and Norma Benathon, it was aimed at giving members of the public an insight into the connections Richard had with Penrith during the late fifteenth century.

Several of the town’s historic landmarks took centre stage on the walk including The Gloucester Arms pub in Great Dockray (formerly Dockray Hall where Richard repeatedly lodged while carrying out alterations to the Castle) and Penrith Castle where he stayed on numerous occasions.

“During English Tourism Week we are delighted to have worked with the town’s Richard III Society to help stage this walk. It is fitting that at the same time as we are being encouraged to celebrate the country’s rich tourism industry we should celebrate the town’s links with this most famous of England’s kings.

"The fact that Richard III is in the international media spotlight at the moment with all the events happening in and around Leicester this month was something too good for Penrith not to link into.”

– Charlie Thornton, Tourism Development Officer, Eden District Council
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