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We examine Nicola Sturgeon's referendum dilemma with the First Minster under pressure as she gets set to update MSPs on another independence vote. Also on the programme, the growing Brexit fears of farmers who rely on European workers to pick their crop. And the South West schools reducing the exam choices for pupils. Peter MacMahon asks the Education Secretary if children in state schools are missing out.


UK Weather Forecast: Cumbria and Southern Scotland are set to bask in warm sunshine over Easter

This Evening and Tonight:

Staying dry overnight with a little patchy cloud, but mostly clear skies with a little patchy mist or fog possible.

It will be a mild night for most but feel a little chilly in the countryside. Minimum temperature 4 °C.


A warm and dry day on Good Friday with plenty of sunshine.

The sunshine could turn hazy at times under high cloud. Maximum temperature 22 °C.

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Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Fine and dry over the next few days with lots of warm sunshine, hazy at times.

Winds will be light, but Easter Monday could be a little breezier.


Tributes paid after death of former Carlisle legend Ivor Broadis

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Tributes have been paid to former England and Carlisle United footballer Ivor Broadis, who has died.

He was 96-years-old.

Born in 1922, the forward played for the Blues between 1946-1949 and then again between 1955 and 1959.

His former club tweeted a tribute to Broadis on Saturday.

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He first came to my attention when I came to my first ever game as a fan. That was against Barrow, and Ivor was playing for us. He was magnificent to watch.

In later years, when he was the journalist who covered the club, he came on the team bus with us to the away games and he was fantastic company.

His reports were very detailed and accurate and the insight he got from being so close to the club was a huge help to him.

We got together as directors when he retired from journalism to take him for a meal, by way of a thank you from the club. We also got him a present, a coffee table, which may seem strange these days, but that’s the way things were done back then.

He was a pleasure to know and to work with and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.”

– Carlisle United chairman Andrew Jenkins

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After playing, Broadis took up a career as a football journalist which lasted for 45 years.

He was awarded the Freedom of the City of Carlisle in 2018.

Wigton man charged with attempted murder

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A man has been charged with attempted murder following an incident on King Street, Wigton, outside the Throstles Nest pub.

Police were called to an incident involving two men and a woman at 10:23pm on Friday night.

A local man in his 20s sustained a serious facial injury caused by a knife. He remains in The Cumberland Infirmary in a serious but stable condition.

A local woman in her 40s sustained a serious head injury not believed to life-changing, she has since been discharged from hospital.

39-year-old Scott Topping from Wigton, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a bladed article, common assault and threatening a person in a public place with a bladed article.

He remains in police custody and is due to appear at Workington Magistrates on April 15, 2019.

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