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Cumbria and D&G parks receive national award

Silloth Community Garden Credit: Silloth-on-Solway Town Council

Five parks in the region have been given Green Flag Awards by the environmental group Keep Britain Tidy.

Chances Park in Carlisle, Dock Park in Dumfries and the cemeteries at Alston and Penrith have all been recognised, with Siloth Green in Cumbria being listed as one of the best in the world.

The parks are among 1,797 others in the UK to receive the award. The Green Flag Award is an international award given to parks and green spaces for being safe, clean and green places for people to enjoy.

We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme. Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.

– Paul Todd, International Green Flag Award scheme manager

Awards are given to green spaces open to the public on an annual basis with winners applying each year to renew their Green Flag status.

Fifteen-year-old boy injured in bike attack

Police are appealing for witnesses. Credit: ITV Border

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old boy was deliberately rammed by a bike in Silloth.

The incident happened on Silloth Green near Paramount Amusements, at around 8:30pm on 28 May.

Police say the boy was approached by a large group of young people, and two of them attacked him, deliberately driving into him with a bicycle resulting in his hand being fractured.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cumbria Police on 101.

The force says they are getting an increasing number of calls in the Silloth area relating to anti social behaviour, and are asking parents to make sure they know whereabouts their children are in the evening.

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Silloth care home named best in Britain

Silloth Nursing and Residential Care Home Credit: ITV Border

A Cumbrian care home has been named best in the country at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.

Silloth Nursing and Residential Care Home beat off competition from more than 3,000 others across the UK to claim the "Care home of the Year" award.

Lori Carnochan went along to meet some of the staff and residents:

Police appeal after theft from charity shop

Police want to speak to the person in this image. Credit: Cumbria Police
Police want to speak to the person in this image. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police want to speak to the person in the CCTV images above, in connection with a burglary at McMillan Charity Shop in Silloth.

The alleged incident happened on 9 March 2016 at approximately 8:07am.

Anyone who recognises the individual, or has any information about the incident, should call Cumbria Police on 101.

Police name man who died after holiday park 'altercation'

Stanwix Park Holiday Centre Credit: ITV Border

Police have named a 47-year-old man who died after an altercation at a holiday park in Cumbria.

Robert William Gordon, from Annan Park, Kilmarnock, was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary and was pronounced dead on 13 March 2016.

Police say it followed an incident at the Stanwix Park Holiday Centre in Silloth, which occurred between 1:45am and 2:45am on 12 March.

They are investigating the circumstances of his death and are supporting his family.

A 47-year-old man from Silloth, arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, has been bailed.

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Public appeal after Silloth holiday park death

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Cumbria Police have launched an appeal for information after a man died following an incident at the Stanwix Park Holiday Centre in Silloth.

The 47-year-old died in hospital on Sunday 13th March, after what police describe as 'an altercation'.

A 47-year-old man from Silloth, arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, has been bailed.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man dies after holiday park 'altercation'

A man has died following what police describe as an 'altercation' at a holiday park in Cumbria.

It took place in the early hours of Saturday 12th March at the Stanwix Park Holiday Centre in Silloth.

A forty seven year old man from Kilmarnock was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle where he was confirmed dead this afternoon.

A forty seven year old man from Silloth who was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, has been bailed to return to Workington police station at a later date.

Police say their officers are offering support to the family of the dead man.

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