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Carlisle volunteering scheme inspires others in the UK

Ewan Murrie


A volunteering programme in Carlisle has inspired similar schemes in other parts of the UK.

Give a Day to the City was set up in 2015 by Andy Fearon of Carlisle Vineyard Church, to co-ordinate people willing to work on community improvement projects.

A picture of Andy Fearon

It has led to a cast iron fence at Portland Square being repainted, and the renovation of uninsured homes that were damaged by Storm Desmond.

The project has inspired similar schemes in Aberdeen, Ayrshire, Oxfordshire and Dungannon in Northern Ireland.

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Severe disruption: A78 both ways

BBC News Travel

A78 both ways severe disruption, from Eglinton Terrace to Long Hill.

A78 - A78 Shore Road in Skelmorlie closed in both directions from the Eglinton Terrace junction to the Long Hill junction, because of resurfacing work.

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