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Historic football match re-enacted

Football match recreated Credit: ITV Border

English Heritage has been reviving the spirit of one of the World's first ever football matches - played 4 centuries ago at Carlisle Castle.

'Mary Queen of Scots' watching the game Credit: ITV Border

The game was a bit different in Elizabethan times. It lasted two hours and everyone played in ordinary clothes. What's more, this one was watched by Mary Queen of Scots who was being held prisoner in Carlisle at the time.

Footballs bow to the 'Queen' Credit: ITV Border


Workington Comets open day

Open day Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of speedway fans are expected at Derwent Park today as Workington Comets host their open day.

Fans can meet the team and management and watch them complete some practice laps.

Derwent Park Credit: ITV Border

The season starts on Thursday with an away game to Sheffield before a home game against Redcar on Saturday. The VIP guest at that first home match has ben confirmed as Boyzone's Shane Lynch.

Workington Comets start their season on Saturday Credit: ITV Border


Queen of the South, Annan and Berwick all in football action this weekend

Scottish football in action Credit: PA

Queen of the South play away to Hamilton and time is beginning to run out for them. They're three points adrift at the bottom of the Scottish First Division. It's not too late to get out of trouble, but they need to win games quickly.

Annan also need to win games quickly if they're going to relight the play-off fire in the third division. They're at home to Montrose.

Berwick are away to Peterhead. Second-placed Stranraer are at home to East Stirling.

World Champions return to Lockerbie

Hannah Fleming and Alice Spence
Hannah Fleming and Alice Spence Credit: ITV

Two women from Lockerbie have returned from Sweden as part of the WorldJunior Champion curling team. Hannah Fleming and Alice Spence, both 20, from Lockerbie have brought back the silverware with the rest of the Scottish Women's Curling team, fromthe World Junior Championships in Sweden.

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