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WATCH: New exhibition on Carlisle's state management pubs

Concerns that the demon drink was disrupting efforts to fight the First World War prompted radical action in the form of complete state control of pubs and brewers in the Carlisle area.

For the first time ever the subject has warranted its own display in the city's main museum. Matthew Taylor reports.

WATCH: Border region's regiments at the Somme

All this week we'll be looking at the stories of some of the soldiers from this region who took part in the Battle of the Somme.

It was fought along a 15-mile section of the western front in Northern France, close to the town of Albert. For his first report Tim Backshall has travelled to the battlefields to find out what happened to our local regiments.


WATCH: 'The easiest form of time travel'

A collection of historic films from the Border region can now be viewed by anyone at any time, in what's being affectionately described as 'the easiest form of time travel.'

Everything from newsreels to family videos and public information films is being made available online as part of a major new project from the British Film Institute.

You can search for films from your area here.

WATCH: the trail tales making history fun

A Cumbrian author is making history fun for younger children by writing a series of trail tales.

Lori Carnochan caught up with her on Hadrian's Wall, along with children from a nearby school.

Penrith walkers step back in time

orma Benathon of the Richard III Society’s Penrith and North Lakes Group hosts a guided walk around the Duke of Gloucester pub in Penrith which has links to Richard III. Credit: Eden District Council

Walkers followed in the steps of Richard III this morning when they took part in a guided tour around Penrith.

Organised by Richard III Society’s Penrith and North Lakes Group and Eden District Council the walk was held to coincide with two national events taking place this month – the reburial of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral and English Tourism Week.

Led by Richard III Society Penrith and North Lakes Group members Marjorie Smith and Norma Benathon, it was aimed at giving members of the public an insight into the connections Richard had with Penrith during the late fifteenth century.

Several of the town’s historic landmarks took centre stage on the walk including The Gloucester Arms pub in Great Dockray (formerly Dockray Hall where Richard repeatedly lodged while carrying out alterations to the Castle) and Penrith Castle where he stayed on numerous occasions.

“During English Tourism Week we are delighted to have worked with the town’s Richard III Society to help stage this walk. It is fitting that at the same time as we are being encouraged to celebrate the country’s rich tourism industry we should celebrate the town’s links with this most famous of England’s kings.

"The fact that Richard III is in the international media spotlight at the moment with all the events happening in and around Leicester this month was something too good for Penrith not to link into.”

– Charlie Thornton, Tourism Development Officer, Eden District Council
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