The relationship between Carlisle and the town of Flensburg in Schleswig-Holstein dates back to 1960. The first formal exchange visits took place a year later.
Twenty eight Students from Flensburg have begun placements in local businesses and organisations this week to continue promoting friendship between people from both areas.
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After a nine-month re-development, people can now journey on the La'al Ratty railway to the new Ravenglass Railway Museum.
An art exhibition will be taking place this weekend at the Rose Castle, which used to be the private home of the Bishops of Carlisle.
A shortage of doctors is set to limit out-of-hours services in Dumfries and Galloway, as its health board faces 'significant pressures'.