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Weather: Update

Credit: Met Office

Fine and dry this evening with some late sunshine.

Patchy cloud will arrive from the west during the night, bringing some fairly isolated showers.

Where clear skies persist, it will turn rather chilly for the time of year.

Minimum Temperature 6°C.


Fish producer 'vulnerable' due to Calais crisis

Lorries parked as part of Operation Stack on the M20 southbound (left hand side) near Ashford, Kent Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Managing Director of a Seafood producer in the Scottish Borders says they've been left vulnerable by travel problems around the Channel Tunnel.

James Cook from Eyemouth based DR Collin and Sons says the company has been badly affected as their produce is not getting to customers on time.

Some of his drivers have spent hours waiting in traffic to get to Calais.

We sell high value premium quality, and we are finding it’s missing markets, customers are walking away from orders, cutting orders, leaving us with the product, so we are then having to discount quite heavily just to find a sale, otherwise we would have to pay just to have the product removed and destroyed so we are in very exposed and tenuous position here and we feel very vulnerable to all the problems that are being inflicted upon us."

– James Cook, Managing Director, DR Collin and Sons

Police warn of cold-calling scam

Cumbria police regularly issue warnings and information about fraudulent callers Credit: PA

Cumbria Police have issued a warning to the public after a West Cumbrian business was targeted by a cold-calling scam.

The caller claimed that they were selling advertisement space for a policing magazine and that they would require a contribution of £145.

Cumbria Police, however, said the caller was not affiliated with the police and it was not their policy to request members of the public for money.

“Police officers will always identify themselves by name and the station they are attached to. Unfortunately there are people out there who will attempt to gain money fraudulently. I strongly advise anyone who receives calls like this to hang up immediately."

– Inspector Jon Sherlock, Community Safety Unit

Date set for lifeboat station closure

The controversial closure plan has attracted widespread local criticism Credit: ITV Border

A Scottish Borders lifeboat station will close in September.

The RNLI today announced that the station in St Abbs, which has been in existence for more than a hundred years, will shut on the eighth of September despite a local campaign to keep it open. The RNLI says its station at Eyemouth, two miles away, can cover the area effectively with the addition of a new inshore lifeboat.


Warning after spate of burglaries in west Cumbria

Cumbria Police Credit: PA

Cumbria Police are urging people to be on their guard, after a spate of burglaries in west Cumbria.

Burglaries where offenders have entered via an insecure door or window, between 1 May and 27 July

The highest number of crimes have taken place in Workington and Whitehaven, but there have been burglaries across the area.

The most common time for burglaries has been overnight, between 11pm to 5am Sunday to Monday, between 10pm to 4am Wednesday to Thursday, and between 1am and 8am on Saturdays.

Police are urging people to close their doors and windows, when they're not around:

Even if the sun isn’t shining, the warmer weather means people are leaving their doors and windows open, making it easy for thieves.

It only takes a few extra seconds to lock the doors and check the windows are closed before you go to bed. But these few extra steps can stop the heartache of finding somebody has been in your home and taken your possessions.

I urge all residents to make sure their security remains priority throughout the summer months.”

– Detective sergeant Mark Cox

Kendal Calling 2015: What you can and can't bring...

Festivals have strict rules on what you can bring into the fields Credit: ITV Border

Kendal Calling opens its gates today, and with more and more people flocking to the Lake District festival every year, organisers have answered many of their frequently asked questions in preparation.

What you can, and can't, bring to the festival:

  • You CAN'T bring your own sound system; they don't have the license for this.
  • You CAN bring a reasonable amount of alcohol into the campsites, but not into the arena, where the festival has its own drinks suppliers and bars.
  • You CAN'T light campfires but you CAN bring your own disposable BBQ.
  • You CAN'T bring drugs or other illicit substances; the laws of the United Kingdom don't stop at the festival gates.
  • You CAN bring your own DSLR Camera, for personal use (Some festivals don't allow these).
  • You CAN'T bring a gazebo, as the organisers insist there isn't enough space.
  • You CAN bring gas canisters, as long as they are the standard 220g.
  • You CAN'T bring a 'live-in' vehicle, such as a campervan or caravan, into the main campsites, but there is a separate campsite available for these vehicles.
  • You CAN'T bring glass of any kind into the Deer Park.

Here's what facilities will be available:

  • Compost toilets
  • Bars and drink stalls in the Arena
  • Showers are only available to those who purchase a 'luxury camping upgrade ticket', which costs £10 per use, or £30 for the weekend in advance. Campers in Emperor's Fields will also have showers access.
  • Free water is available in the campsites, and water bottles in the Arena.
  • A General store in the Village Green. Vital supplies such as milk and toilet roll will be available.
  • A mobile phone charging station.
  • Lockers will be available in the village green.

Two Whitehaven teenagers charged with robbery

Two teenagers have been charged in connection with an incident in Whitehaven Credit: PA

Two Whitehaven teenagers have been arrested and charged with robbery.

Billy Joe Blacklock, aged 19, and of no fixed address, was arrested yesterday. A 17-year-old from Whitehaven has also been detained in connection with the incident, which took place on July 28th.

Previously, a 19-year-old Whitehaven man was questioned by police but released without further action.

Carlisle charity cyclist aiming to raise money for rescued horseriders

Neil Foster, of Rockliffe, Carlisle, is aiming to cycle 180 miles for charity Credit: GNAAS

A Carlisle cyclist is hoping to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance Service by riding a 180-mile coast-to-coast route.

Neil Foster, of Rockcliffe, Carlisle, is undertaking the arduous journey in support of rescued horse riders, and the work the GNAAS does to rescue those injured in remote and rural areas.

In July of last year, Neil's step-daughter Molly was seriously injured when she was thrown from her horse, fracturing her vertebrae. She was airlifted to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary where she went on to make a full recovery.

The number of horse-related incidents the GNAAS was called out to last year.

Neil, a former horse rider who now builds show jumps and courses for British Showjumping, will set off from Walney island, Cumbria, and cycle his way across to Whitby in North Yorkshire.

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