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Auschwitz survivor shares story ahead of memorial day

An 89 year old man who was a prisoner in Auschwitz before being brought to Cumbria as a child, has been telling of how he survived.

Arek Hersch continues to use his story to educate others about the lessons from what happened. He's been in Carlisle in the run up to Holocaust Memorial Day this weekend.

It coincides with an exhibition at Cumbria House, remembering the atrocity and subsequent genocides.Here's Arek's story:


The story behind the Devil's Porridge

The Devil's Porridge Museum in Eastriggs has received almost £45,000 worth of funding from the Big Lottery Fund to work with young people over the next two years.

It was the explosive mixture made by workers at the World War One munitions factory near Gretna, and was dubbed the Devil's Porridge by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

This is the story behind the name:


New Kelso High School officially opens

Credit: Scottish Borders Council

A new high school in the Scottish Borders has officially opened today.

cost to build the new Kelso High School.

Pupils were piped into Kelso High School this morning for the first day of lessons in the state of the art facility.

The head boy and head girl raised the school's flag to mark the occasion.

The new school boasts 3G and 2G sports pitches as well as an eco garden and allotment.

New £1million sports hall opens at west Cumbrian school

A new sports hall costing more than £1million has opened at a school in Workington. The area's MP visited along with para athlete Simon Lawson for its official opening. Our reporter Graham Stothard was there:

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