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WATCH: Girls' football festival

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.



The only way is up

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.

Biographer talks books, OBE and Rooney's World Cup

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.

Rooney's biographer uncut interview

Cumbrian writer and biographer Hunter Davies has recently been awarded an OBE for his services to literature. He's written about William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter, Alfred Wainwright and the Beatles.

He's also the official biographer of Wayne Rooney and ahead of England's second World Cup game, we couldn't help but ask him about the football star he knows so much about.

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