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WATCH: Unity Festival celebrates diversity in Cumbria

The Carlisle Unity Festival was set up in 2016, to celebrate diversity across Cumbria and the south of Scotland.

Watch ITV Border's full report from this year's event.

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New scheme to boost Carlisle's contemporary art scene

A new scheme aiming to promote local contemporary arts in Carlisle has been launched.

This year, the projects will reflect on the devastation and aftermath of Storm Desmond.

The chosen artists Credit: ITV Border

Laura Harrison and John Dummett have been chosen to create the art using elements of video, audio and language.

The four-month-long scheme is a partnership between the University of Cumbria and the City Council.

Storm Desmond Credit: ITV Border

John Dummett explains what he'll be focusing on:

Grasmere hosts Walking With The Wounded challenge

Almost 600 people took part in the Walking With The Wounded's annual fundraiser in the Lake District.

The 'Cumbrian Challenge' raises money for the injured war veterans charity, which aims to help ex-service men and women get back into work.

Lori Carnochan was in Grasmere for the start:

Concern for missing Wigton woman

Chereesa Gilbert Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of Chereesa Gilbert from Wigton.

The 43-year-old has been missing since Wednesday, when she was last seen in the Brackenlands area of the town.

She's described as being five feet tall and of a slim build.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.

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