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Carlisle MENCAP film encourages disabled people to vote

The aim is to encourage disabled people to vote. Credit: Carlisle MENCAP

A film made in Cumbria to encourage disabled people to vote will be distributed across the UK.

500 copies will be sent to disabled people and groups ahead of May's general election.

That's because the quality of the film, and message behind it, have been approved by the Cabinet Office, which has agreed to fund it.

The film called "Voting - hear my voice" was made at Carlisle's MENCAP centre.

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Rugby World Cup trophy tour route announced

The Web Ellis Cup. Credit: PA

The route for the official Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour has been announced, and the trophy will pass through both Cumbria and the Scottish Borders:

  • Scottish Borders: 11 June - Jed Forest RFC
  • Cumbria: 29 July - Scafell Pike and Workington RFC

With just under six months to go, the locations for Official Fanzones have also been announced, where fans can enjoy the build up to matches and watch them on the big screen.

The nearest Fanzones for people in the Border region are:

  • Manchester, Albert Square - capacity 8,000
  • Newcastle, Science Central - capacity 10,000

Watch Wednesday's Representing Border online

A whitewash and an outrage. Campaigners angry reaction to the inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal. We hear from one Borders man who developed HIV after being given an infected blood product. Also tonight: David Cameron claims Alex Salmond's using Ed Miliband as his poodle. And meeting Scotland's energy needs - the parties clash over who's to blame for the early closure of Longannet power station.

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