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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 accident: A78 North Ayrshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A78 North Ayrshire westbound severe accident, between A737 and A738 Stevenston Road.

A78 North Ayrshire - A78 in Kilwinning blocked and queues westbound between Eglington Interchange and Pennyburn Roundabout, because of an accident involving two cars.

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