Friends of a man from Wigton, who is to go on trial in India, are holding a charity rugby match in his home town today.
John Armstrong was working as an anti-piracy guard, transitioning ships through a high risk part of the Indian Ocean when he was arrested in October 2013.
His sister, Joanne Thomlinson, is helping to organise today's event at Wigton Rugby Club between the Parachute Regiment rugby team and a Wigton Rugby League select - kick off is at 3pm.
Mr Armstrong used to play for Wigton Rugby League club and is also a former member of the parachute regiment.
He is due to stand trial in Tuticorin in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, September 14th, 2015.
The Indian authorities say the ship he was travelling in had been illegally sailing in Indian waters, something Mr Armstrong and five other British men who were also arrested, deny.
The trial of a Cumbrian man in India has been hit by a further delay.
John Armstrong, and five other British men, were arrested for suspected weapons offences in October 2013, while working as anti-piracy guards.
The charges against them were dropped, but an appeal from the Indian police was upheld.
The men were due in court today to enter a plea, and possibly get a date for the trial.
However, ITV Border understands that after a 13-hour bus trip to the court, the men were told they will have to return on Friday (7 August).
It's because a crew member from India (who is amongst those accused) did not show up to the hearing.
A community hospital in Cumbria has just opened a new and improved garden therapy area.
The newly landscaped area at Wigton hospital has cost £10,000, and it's hoped it will provide an area of rest and inspiration for patients, visitors and staff. Emily Reader has this report:
John Armstrong spent his birthday in India with his parents today. His sister and friends put on a cream tea fundraiser in Wigton.Read the full story ›
A cream tea is being held in Wigton today, to help bring a Cumbrian man home from India.
John Armstrong was arrested for suspected weapons offences in October 2013, while working as an anti-piracy guard in the Indian Ocean.
The charges against him, and five other men, were dropped, but the Indian police appealed, and the men will now have to stand trial.
Today is John's birthday, and it's hoped the cream tea, which is being put on by his sister, Joanne Thomlinson, will raise money, and awareness.
Find out more about the story here.
Joanne Thomlinson is speaking out, after learning that her brother is going to be standing trial in India.
John Armstrong was working as an anti-piracy guard in the Indian Ocean when he, and five other Brits, were arrested under suspicion of weapons offences.
The charges were dropped, but the Indian police force appealed the decision, and the men will now have to stand trial.
Watch Joanne's first TV interview, since she learned the news:
John Armstrong was arrested for suspected weapons offences. The charges were dropped, but after a police appeal he'll now stand trial.Read the full story ›
A school trip... to a graveyard.
Unconventional, but it's what pupils at Nelson Tomlinson School have been doing as part of their citizenship classes.
Ryan Dollard has been finding out more:
Pupils at Nelson Thomlinson have been helping to map Wigton Graveyard - using cutting edge technology developed by a Cumbrian firm.Read the full story ›
"We continue to provide consular assistance to the men and their families, during what has been a very difficult and distressing time.
“During the men’s six month detention, consular staff visited them on 18 occasions, secured them better food and other small comforts, and passed on letters to loved ones. Since their release from prison, we have continued to provide assistance - including putting the men and their families in contact with organisations that offer help, from financial assistance to counselling.
“Ministers have also taken a close interest in the detention of the Seaman Guard Ohio crew and have met the respective MPs and family members on a number of occasions. And while Ministers from the Prime Minister downwards continue to raise their case at every opportunity, this is a legal - not a political – case and the British Government cannot interfere in another country’s legal process, just as we would not allow another country to interfere in ours.”