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Charity employee suspended following sex assault allegation

The Halo Trust. Credit: The Halo Trust

The Dumfriesshire based Halo Trust is the latest charity to face questions about the conduct of a member of staff.

The charity, which has its global headquarters in Thornhill, clears landmines around the world.

It says a member of staff in Myanmar has been suspended following an allegation of sexual assault, which he denies.

In a statement the charity says: "A member of staff was suspended in January this year and is currently being investigated following an allegation of sexual assault. He denies the allegation. The local British Embassy and Department for International Development were informed within 24 hours of the allegation. The Charity Commission has been informed. We take such allegations extremely seriously."

Wigton man dies in A596 bypass crash

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A 23 year-old man from Wigton has died in a crash which has left another with serious injuries.

Steven Parker died at the scene after the BMW he was driving collided with a silver Vauxhall Corsa.

The smash happened yesterday evening at 4:50pm on the Wigton bypass between Station Road and Carlisle bridge. The road was closed for six hours.

Mr Parker's two passengers, a 20 year-old man and a 19 year-old man, were taken to hospital. The 20 year-old is described by police as being in a serious condition. The 19 year-old has minor injuries.

Minor damage was caused to the Corsa and its occupants were uninjured.

A spokesperson for Cumbria Police said they were appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the crash or the vehicles described leading up to the incident.

Witnesses are asked to called 101

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New scheme to boost Carlisle's contemporary art scene

A new scheme aiming to promote local contemporary arts in Carlisle has been launched.

This year, the projects will reflect on the devastation and aftermath of Storm Desmond.

The chosen artists Credit: ITV Border

Laura Harrison and John Dummett have been chosen to create the art using elements of video, audio and language.

The four-month-long scheme is a partnership between the University of Cumbria and the City Council.

Storm Desmond Credit: ITV Border

John Dummett explains what he'll be focusing on:

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