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New bench in Cockermouth to commemorate end of WW1

Rotary Bench in Cockermouth Credit: ITV BORDER

A bench has been unveiled in the west Cumbria town Cockermouth to coincide with the anniversary of the end of World War One.

The new street furniture is already catching the eye of locals and was installed by the Rotary Club. It's on the town's main street outside the United Reformed Church.

Plaque on the bench commemorating the end of WW1 Credit: ITV BORDER

They gave the ultimate sacrifice, they gave their lives in absolutely horrific conditions and they did that for our benefit so that we at least can live in peace. It has not go to be forgotten.

– Joe Fagan, President of Cockermouth Rotary Club

Bags of litter collected at annual Caerlaverock shore clean up

Nith Inshore Rescue helped co-ordinate the the little pick Credit: ITV Border

Dozens of bags of rubbish were collected during the annual Caerlaverock shore clean up today.

The event is held every year and organised by the Nith Inshore Rescue team and partners.

Volunteers turned out in force to cover a 18 kilometre stretch to keep the marine environment clean.

Lots of plastic rubbish was collected by the team of volunteers Credit: ITV Border
Rubbish collected by volunteers Credit: ITV Border
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Cop at centre of Poppi Worthington case gets top job

A senior police officer who was personally criticised for her handling of the Poppi Worthington case has been appointed as Cumbria's chief constable.

Michelle Skeer was one of the Cumbria police officers criticised by the IPCC over the investigation into the toddler's death in 2012.

They called it an "unstructured and disorganised" investigation.


Cumbria offers new home to child refugees

The county has already settled four children Credit: PA

Councillors in Cumbria have voted to accept up to 10 more unaccompanied Syrian children who've fled conflict in their country.

It would bring the total number of unaccompanied child refugees in Cumbria to 14.

The children all entered the country without any family, having journeyed from their war-torn homeland.

The council's cabinet approved plans to take in more children as part of the National Transport Scheme.

Charity employee suspended after sex assault allegation

The Halo Trust Credit: PA

The Dumfriesshire based Halo Trust is the latest charity to face questions about the conduct of a member of staff.

The charity, which has its global headquarters in Thornhill, clears land mines around the world.

It says a member of staff in Myanmar has been suspended following an allegation of sexual assault, which he denies.

A member of staff was suspended in January this year and is currently being investigated following an allegation of sexual assault. He denies the allegation. The local British Embassy and Department for International Development were informed within 24 hours of the allegation. The Charity Commission has been informed. We take such allegations extremely seriously."

– The HALO Trust
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