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Carlisle's Ellie Dickinson named in Commonwealth Games cycling team

Ellie wins the Elite Championship Women Scratch Race at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester Credit: PA

19-year-old Ellie Dickinson has been selected to ride for England at the Commonwealth Games on Australia's Gold Coast.

It's her first Commonwealth Games and she is one of 27 British cyclists to take part.

Ellie will ride in track endurance and road events.

The games begin on 4 April 2018.

Cumbrian badminton star named in Commonwealth Games team

Lauren Smith Credit: PA

Lauren Smith, from Carlisle, has been chosen to compete in the Commonwealth Games this coming April, in Australia’s Gold Coast.

Team England today named a full complement of ten badminton players to represent the nation.

They will travel to Australia with royal backing, after members of the squad recently enjoyed a private invitation with HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, at Buckingham Palace.


Brampton athlete targets Commonwealth Games

Devota Nyakyoma, 20, from Brampton, has set her sights on competing for her country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

But it hasn't been an easy ride for Devota - she was born in Tanzania, and orphaned at a young age.

Gregory Hoare went to meet her:

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