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Cumbrian teenage violinist bags place on National Youth Orchestra

A young violinist from Stainton near Kendal has landed a place in the National Youth Orchestra.

It means Alistair Burton will be playing with some of the best young musicians in the country:


Weeping poppies on display at Sorbie Tower

Credit: Chris Hanna

A weeping window of poppies is on display at Sorbie Tower near Wigtown.

The display has been organised by tower warden Steve Hanna, with all proceeds going to the Poppy Scotland Appeal.

Visitors to the tower are able to buy a hand-knitted poppy and add it to the hundreds of others which are attached to the walls and windows.

Credit: Chris Hanna

The crocheted and knitted poppies have come from the Women's Institute and Cumbrian Museum, and are available to buy at the tower.

The poppies will be sent to their owners after the display comes down, following Remembrance Sunday.

The tower will be open to visitors wishing to purchase poppies on Sunday 5th November, Saturday 11th November and Sunday 12th November.

Credit: Chris Hanna

WATCH: Exhibition celebrates Old Fire Station's history

Carlisle's Old Fire Station is already enjoying a new lease of life as a venue for the arts. And now, it's celebrating its history as well.

Photographs spanning more than sixty years have just gone on permanent display there. It means the building's past won't be forgotten. Charlotte Briere-Edney reports.

WATCH: Jousting in the 21st century

A form of jousting is gaining increasing popularity in Scotland, since the first 'tilting' club was set up in the Scottish Borders.

Tilting is a safer version of jousting, where riders aim for a tiny ring, rather than a person.

This weekend, the Scottish team is taking on riders from the US state of Maryland - where jousting is the official state sport.


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