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Carlisle remembers the fallen

Crosses will be laid in a ceremony similar to last years. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A tribute to remember the soldiers who died in the two world wars, and other conflicts, takes place in Carlisle today.

The Royal British Legion and the Mayor of Carlisle will meet at Carlisle Cemetery.

They'll lay crosses as part of a ceremony to mark 100 years since the start of World War One.

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Poppy Appeal in Carlisle city centre

Carlisle's mayor is in the city centre today to visit various shops and businesses to thank them for raising money for this year's Poppy Appeal.

He'll be with Jodie Vasquez the Poppy Princess 2013 and Margaret Wadsworth, the Royal British Legion Carlisle Branch Chairman.

They'll start at House of Fraser at 1.40pm and finish at the Tesco in Rosehill at 3.50pm.

It's part of a number of councillor Ray Bloxham's official mayoral engagements in the build up to Remembrance Sunday, November 10th and Remembrance Day on November 11th.

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Nation's poppies produced in Kendal

The Poppy Appeal launch Credit: ITV News

The Cumbrian launch of this year's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal at the James Cropper mills at Burneside near Kendal.

The factory makes all of the paper for the country's poppies.

The factory makes the paper for all of the poppies nationwide Credit: ITV News
Members of the armed forces gather for the launch Credit: ITV News

Family appeal to driver of A66 crash

The family of a man who is in intensive care after a road crash on Valentine's Day are urging witnesses to come forward.

The crash happened around two miles east of the Sportman on the A66.

23-year-old Steven Higgins from Carlisle has serious injuries and is unable to communicate.

Police would like to speak to the driver of a blue BMW spotted at the scene.

Steven's family have been keeping a vigil by his bedside, and his sister Natalie Higgins is staying positive:

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