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Lorry crashes into house

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The A69 in Cumbria has been closed this morning after a lorry crashed into a house, strewing masonry and debris across the carriageway.

It happened just after 3am at the crossroads in Corby Hill, next to the Brampton Medical Practice.

Police confirmed that the driver of the truck escaped serious injury.

The truck came to rest in the front garden of the house involved.

The road has remained closed as clear up work is carried out and diversions have now been set up between junction 43 of the M6 and the A689 at Brampton.

Carlisle United fans set off for Plymouth

CUFC: 778 miles and 12 hours round trip

Brunton Park Credit: ITV Border

Carlisle United fans face the longest away trip in the Football League tonight.

The Blues will make a round trip of nearly eight hundred miles to Plymouth Argyle for their fourth game of the new season.

Even though kick-off isn't until quarter to eight, supporters have already left Brunton Park to make their way to Plymouth.

The distance of the round trip from Brunton Park to Plymouth and back.

The total journey from Carlisle to Plymouth and back again is thought to take just over 12 hours.

As supporter and players set off for plymouth here are some other journey distance's to put it into perspective.

The distance in miles between Stranraer and Amsterdam.
The total of miles between New York and Chicago in the United States.
From London to Prague.
There are 883 miles between Paris and Rome

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£5.2m Galashiels Transport Interchange opening

A ceremony to mark the completion of the £5.2million Galashiels Transport Interchange will take place today.

The interchange will provide a direct ink from the railway as well as forming the town's new bus station and business hub.

The transport interchange will be open to the public on Monday 10 August.

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