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Wartime steam engines make their mark in Cumbria

The trains have come from to mark the centenary of the war
The trains have come from to mark the centenary of the war Credit: ITV Border

To mark the centenary of World War One the South Tynedale Railway has unveiled some rather special visitors.

A selection of wartime steam engines from across France, Germany and the UK are making the small Alston line their home for the weekend.

Three steam engines will been in service over the weekend
Three steam engines will been in service over the weekend Credit: ITV Border

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Today's forecast Credit: Anne Hopper

The low cloud will burn off leaving a dry and sunny morning.

Becoming cloudier in the afternoon with showers spreading across from the west in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 25 °C.

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Countdown to Special Olympics Games begins

It’s 50 days until the Special Olympics European Summer Games take place in Antwerp in Belgium when two of our region’s athletes will join 47 others as team GB.

Emma Birley, from Castlemilk in Lockerbie and Samuel Pattinson from Gretna will both compete in swimming events.

Our hopefuls will take part among more than 2,000 other athletes with learning disabilities.

The week-long games, that start on Saturday 13 September, will see athletes from 58 European countries take part in ten events:

  • Athletics
  • Artistic Gymnastics
  • Football
  • Bocce
  • Badminton
  • Unified Basketball
  • Cycling
  • Judo
  • Table Tennis
  • Swimming

Special Olympics GB is the largest registered charity providing year round sports training and competition opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities.

For more information go to www.specialolympicsgb.org.uk.

Gold for Borders swimmer Danny Wallace

Borders swimmer Danny Wallace has brought home the first Commonwealth gold medal for the region.

Danny Wallace won by 8/10 of a second in the final of the 400m individual medley in Glasgow this evening.

He was two seconds behind the leader at the end of the butterfly leg, but pulled through to become Commonwealth champion.

Danny Wallace
Commonwealth champion Danny Wallace Credit: PA

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Penrith FC's stadium row with council

As the country’s Premier League teams battle over which multi-million pound players to sign for the new season, the future of one of the region’s small town clubs hangs in the balance over unpaid rent.

A row has broken out between Penrith FC and Eden District Council over the stadium lease. The council says Penrith hasn’t paid any rent for nearly five years. The club say the council hasn’t carried out urgent repairs since it moved it.

Paul Crone reports:

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