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Carlisle City Council Leader dies

The Leader of Carlisle City Council, Joe Hendry, has died aged 67.

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Flag flies at half mast at Carlisle City Council

Carlisle City flag flying at half mast outside the Civic Centre in memory of Dr Joe Hendry Credit: ITV Border

The Carlisle City flag is flying at half mast outside of the Civic Centre in memory of Councillor Joe Hendry.

Tributes have been coming in for the leader of Carlisle City Council who died aged 67.

The Deputy Leader of Carlisle City Council, Colin Glover, said:

"Everyone is in shock. I saw him on Wednesday and he appeared to be getting better."

John Mallinson, Leader of the Opposition, said:

"We may have been in different parties and had different opinions but we worked together verywell and I regarded him as my friend."

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