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Police appeal after Cumbria theft

Police have released images of two people they want to speak to following an incident at a shop in Wigton.

The CCTV images show a man and a woman entering The Factory Shop on Kings Street.

Detectives say a large quantity of DVDs were taken from the store on Thursday.

Anyone with information should contact Cumbria police.


Watch: campaign succeeds as dementia patient remains in home town

Today the campaign to have a man with Down's Syndrome and dementia cared for in his home town succeeded.

Michael Cavelrt's family started an online petition, signed by more than 150,000 people, to ensure that he would be cared for in Wigton.

In a meeting this morning, it was confirmed that Mr Cavelry would remain in Wigton.

Hannah McNulty reports.

Dementia patient's family: 'over the moon'

The family of Michael Calvert, who has dementia and Down's Syndrome, are delighted with the news that he'll be cared for in their home town.

Michael has lived with his mother in Wigton his entire life.

She can no longer care for him, and there was a strong chance he'd be moved to a home 20 miles away.

But today the authorities say there's a space for him in Wigton - a decision welcomed by his family:

'Satisfactory outcome'

Today it was announced that Michael Calvert would receive the care he needs in Wigton Credit: ITV Border

The decision to allow a man with dementia and Down's Syndrome to receive care in his home town of Wigton has been announced.

Representatives of the council and the NHS met with Michael Calvert's family this morning.

In a joint statement, the authorities say they are happy a satisfactory outcome was achieved.

"The various agencies involved in this case met with the family this morning to discuss the most effective way forward.

All agencies involved are pleased that a satisfactory outcome has been achieved for Michael and his family."

– NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group and Cumbria County Council

Dementia patient allowed to remain in home town

Michael Calvert's family's campaign has succeeded Credit: ITV Border

A campaign backed by more than 150,000 people has succeeded as a man with Down's Syndrome and Dementia is allowed to stay in his home town for treatment.

Michael Calvert's family began an online petition to fight against plans for him to be moved to a care home 20 miles from Wigton, where he has lived all of his life.

Today in a meeting of the council, the NHS, and his family, it was agreed he would move to a care home in Wigton.


Decision due on Michael Calvert's future

Mr Calvert will find out where he will be homed today Credit: ITV Border

The decision as to where Michael Calvert is to be homed will be announced today.

Mr Calvert has dementia and Down's Syndrome and as his family can no longer give him the care he needs, faces the possibility of moving to a care home 20 miles from his home town.

His family have battled to have him placed in a care home in Wigton, where he has lived all of his life, with their online petition receiving 154,921 signatures of support.

The council, the NHS, and his family will meet today at 9.30am at the Chrysalis building in Wigton to make the decision.

More than 150,000 signatures

The petition started by his family has received more than 150,000 signatures Credit: ITV Border

Nearly 150,000 people are backing a man with dementia and Down's Syndrome whose family are battling to have him cared for in his home town.

Michael Calvert has lived with his mother, Marilyn, in Wigton his entire life.

Michael Calvert has lived in Wigton all of his life Credit: ITV Border

However now, as Ms Calvert can no longer give him the care he needs, he is facing the possibility of moving 20 miles from his home town.

His family insist there is an ideal home just a few minutes away, and have created a petition in the hopes of getting him a place there.

The petition, which was started just before Christmas, has now received more than 150,000 signatures.

Cumbria County Council's Clinical Commissioning Group says the decision on where Mr Calvert will placed will be made based on what is best for him.

"We know it's very important to the family that Michael remains local and close to them.

"In order to pit the right support plan in place, one that ensures his best interests, NHS Cumbria Commissioning Group in consultation with the county council is examining all factors in detail.

"There are a range of factors that we're addressing to ensure that any care offered can meet Michael's full range of needs both now and in the future."

– NHS Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group

The final decision is expected on Monday.

To find out more about dementia and the support available, you can visit the Dementia UK website by clicking here, and the Alzheimer's Society website here.

New factory: 'securing Wigton's future'

The mayor of Wigton says a new factory, which will make the coating for plastic banknotes, will secure the town's future.

Construction is now underway on the £20 million factory owned by the Innovia Group, which will create 80 jobs.

Guardian, the polymer substrate that will be made at the factory, will be used to coat five and ten pound plastic bank notes.

The Bank of England will switch to these notes from 2016, and this factory in Wigton's at the heart of the changes:

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