A businessman has abandoned plans to invest in Carlisle United after the club terminated talks over his proposed takeover.
Andrew Lapping was heading a consortium planning to put nearly £1.3million into the club but today Chairman Andrew Jenkins said talks had ended as Mr Lapping's proposals 'didn't stand up to scrutiny.'
In response Mr Lapping said he'd been left with no option but to step away from the takeover and that he 'didn't need the grief anymore.'
“For the last 12 months of my life I’ve worked diligently to put a plan in place which would provide initial financial investment for Carlisle United and a long-term structure and strategy to ensure the club was well-placed to pursue future success.
“My intention was simply to help the club in the short-term and ensure there was a longer-term plan in place. Then I would step back and let the club move forward. I had no intention of ‘taking-over’ Carlisle United. I put forward a plan from which a lot has been adopted by the board. It’s clear they don’t want me involved. I don’t have a problem with that – but I do have a problem in having my integrity and motives questioned."
The biggest girls football festival ever to be held in Cumbria took place today.
Pupils from 32 primary schools took part in the event at the Sheepmount in Carlisle. The event was attended by players from the Sunderland women's football team including Stephanie Roche the woman who became an internet sensation by coming runner up in FIFA's goal of the year competition.
It's all been organised by the Cumberland FA and aims to build on the success of the England women's team at the recent World Cup. Ryan Dollard reports.
It's not quite golf, and it's not quite football, but a new sports craze is proving quite a hit in our region.
Footgolf is a mixture of the two games, and it's inspiring all sorts of people to swap the football pitch for the fairways.
Ryan Dollard has been to Penrith Golf Centre to find out more.
Shelby Watson, a para-athlete from Dumfries and Galloway, has received a welcome donation.
The 17 year old was received a bespoke helmet that will help her in competitions in the future.
Shelby was raising money in Lockerbie on Saturday to help raise the profile of Scottish Disability Sport.
As part of our Educating Border series, Fiona Marley Paterson visits The Lakes School to look at sport.
Sonnie Bean, from Dumfries has come 46th in the Flyboarding World Cup.
120 people took part in the event took place in Dubai.
Flyboarding involves using the output from a jet-ski to provide power for a hover board.
Sonnie was hoping to finish in the top 30.
Bottom of the League Carlisle United play Shrewbury tonight still searching for a first win of the season, and a new manager.
The caretaker management team say the players need to pick themselves up after Saturday's three nil defeat against Bury and try and turn things around.
Hundreds are taking part in a Spinathon for the Teenage Cancer Trust at Penrith Leisure Centre.
They'll cycle 3656km, the equivalent distance of the Tour de France on spinning bikes.
The Teenage Cancer Trust provides specialist units where young people can be treated together.
He's penned the official biographies of The Beatles and Paul Gascoigne, while his critically acclaimed book "The Glory Game" lifted the lid on the workings of a professional football club.
Now Cumbrian author Hunter Davies has been awarded an OBE for services to literature in the Queen's birthday honours.
Ryan Dollard went to meet him to talk about his life, his home... and - ahead of England's crucial World Cup match tonight - Wayne Rooney.