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Representing Border Special: Independence Debate in Stranraer

Representing Border is holding three special debates ahead of the independence referendum on September 18th, aimed at allowing would-be voters to get the information they need from politicians and other interested parties. This is the first of our debates, recorded on Monday at the North West Castle Hotel in Stranraer. The town has suffered economically in recent years, so money is one of the prominent topics on the agenda. The other debates will be held in Dumfries next month and Hawick in September.


Mental health services for children 'too confusing'

A new report on Mental Health services for Children in Cumbria has found that the current systems are too confusing for young people and their parents.

The hard-hitting report tackles the difficult issue of suicide, and estimates that around 25,000 people could be affected by such a tragedy in the next ten years.

We'll be looking at the report's recommendations in tomorrow's Lookaround, but first, Fiona Marley Paterson has been speaking to one man with personal experience of the effects of mental illness.

There are numerous charitable organisations across the UK that aim to offer help and support to anyone who has a mental health problem:

Mind - provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem

Young Minds - a leading UK leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people

SANE - a charity aiming to raise public awareness, excite research, and bring more effective professional treatment and compassionate care to everyone affected by mental illness

Rethink -a charity supporting almost 60,000 people each year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone

Mental Health Foundation - a charity aiming to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health problems in the UK


Green flag awards for Alston and Penrith cemeteries

Alston and Penrith cemeteries have been named some of the very best in the UK.

The cemeteries are among 1,476 parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award.

The awards, handed out by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country.

A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards and is beautifully maintained.

Alston and Penrith cemeteries are maintained by Eden District Council and their contractor Amey.

Local residents are also actively involved in how the Council maintains these facilities through Friends Groups.

“We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award again from the Keep Britain Tidy. This Award recognises and highlights that people in Alston Moor are benefitting from a green space of the very highest quality.

– Councillor Pat Godwin, Alston Cemetery Friends Group

How relevant is World War one to today's young people?

Next Monday it will be exactly 100 years since of Britain's entry into World War One - a conflict that in total would cost 16 million lives.

But, a century on how relevant is what happened to people today?

For the first of a series of three special reports, Tim Backshall has travelled to the battlefields of France and Belgium with pupils from Peebles High School - some tracing their own family connections.

Mothercare in Carlisle is to close after 30 years

The Mothercare store on Scotch Street, Carlisle is to close
The Mothercare store on Scotch Street, Carlisle is to close Credit: ITV News Border

A shop in Carlisle is set to close, after three decades in the city centre.

Mothercare has announced that it will shut its store on the Scotch Street area of The Lanes shopping centre.

It will close at the end of September as part of a national plan to invest in its online operation and larger branches.

The store employs 11 staff and has been on the site since 1984

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