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Meet the stars of this year's Carlisle Christmas panto

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The Sands Centre Christmas pantomime returns to Carlisle this December to tell the famous fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty.

This year's show will star Carlisle's 1990s popstar Lee Brenan, as the prince, and former Eastenders actress Chery Fergison (Heather Trott) as the wicked fairy.

They will be joined by breakfast DJ, Robbie Dee, who plays the Dame, and Dean Winters, as the Jester.

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Sands Centre echoes to The Sound of Music again

The Sound of Music is to become the longest running musical at the Sands Centre.

The features classic songs like Do-Re-Mi, Climb Every Mountain, and The Sound of Music.

This year's the 50th anniversary of the film, and it'll be on in Carlisle until the 14th March.

WATCH: Russian Ice Stars

Some of the best ice-skaters in the world have arrived in Carlisle.

The Russian Ice Stars, many of whom are former Olympic medalists, are appearing at the Sands Centre in a production of Snow White.

Paul Crone went to meet them.

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Rustie Lee 'amazed' by Russian Ice Stars

The Russian Stars are in town performing Snow White on Ice at the Sands Centre in Carlisle.

The show runs until Sunday, and the narrator is none other than TV chef turned presenter Rustie Lee.

She says she can't believe the brilliance of some of the skaters, many of whom are former Olympic medalists.

Carlisle Skills Fair

Carlisle second annual Skills Fair is being held in the Sands Centre today.

Hundreds of pupils from around the city will have the opportunity to meet around 90 local employers.

The event , which was organised by local MP John Stevenson, was designed to show young people what careers are available in Cumbria after they leave school.

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