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New home for Eden Animal Rescue centre

The new centre can cater for 50 cats Credit: PA

A new purpose built animal rescue centre is opening at Moorlands Head farm in Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby.

The Eden Animal Rescue will now be one of the largest animal shelters in Cumbria, with the capacity to care for 20 dogs, 50 cats and 16 small animals.

The rescue centre has relocated from it's former base at Shap, with the conversion costs topping £300,000.

Taste Cumbria gets underway in Cockermouth

Taste Cumbria comes to Cockermouth Credit: ITV Border

A festival celebrating the best food and drink Cumbria has to offer has been taking place in Cockermouth

The Taste Cumbria event attracts around 40,000 people each year. It began in 2010, in response to flooding in Cockermouth in 2009. Organisers say the event is 'critically important' as the town again recovers from flooding.

"It's critically important, that's why we work so closely with Allerdale Borough Council and Cockermouth Town Council to bring this event onto Main Street and it comes with its difficulties. It would be quite easy to put on a festival in field in the middle of nowhere without road closures and the inconvenience that comes with that but when you see how busy the shops are that's why it's really really important"

– Organiser Marie Whitehhead

Watch Hannah McNulty's full report from the event below:


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