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Dementia-friendly church service celebrates 1st birthday

The service takes place at the town's Parish Church Credit: ITV Border

A church service set up especially for people with dementia is celebrating its first birthday.

The Kendal Tea Service takes place at the town's Parish Church and lasts 20 minutes. The group sing hymns, listen to readings - including poems about dementia - and say prayers.

Churches Together in Cumbria is now aiming to make every church in the county dementia friendly by 2020.

WATCH: Borders charity reaches major milestone

A charity is marking 50 years of helping children living in poverty.

Borders Children's Charity, which is run entirely by volunteers. gave out grants totalling £45,000 last year to help nearly 600 vulnerable young people. Matty Sutton reports.


200 years of The Cumberland News

One of Cumbria's best known newspapers is celebrating its 200th anniversary.

The first edition of The Cumberland News rolled off a press in Carlisle in 1815.

The paper was originally called "The Patriot".

Borders to re-enact Battle of Waterloo

The re-enactment will take place at the Waterloo Monument, near Jedburgh Credit: ITV Border

Scotland's part in the Battle of Waterloo will be commemorated in a special re-enactment in the Borders at the end of June.

The Waterloo Monument near Jedburgh is the chosen site to mark the 200th anniversary.

A cavalry charge and marching bands are just some of the attractions scheduled


Step back in time to celebrate Newcastle to Carlisle railway line birthday

The oldest coast to coast passenger route in the UK is celebrating its 175th anniversary. The route linking the cities of Newcastle and Carlisle opened in the 1838. Events have been taking place along the line.

Volunteers from Beamish Museum dressed in Victorian costume and a brass band from Hexham played at Carlisle and Newcastle stations. The event was organised by the Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership. You can watch Hannah McNulty's report below.

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