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Pupil 'devastated' as St Bees closes its doors

St Bees. Credit: ITV Border

As pupils at St Bees School, in West Cumbria, leave today, they know that the doors could be closing for good.

The school's governors announced it would be closing earlier on this year, because of falling pupil numbers.

A project team has been set up to analyse the options, and they say the school could re-open in 2017.

But it's been a difficult morning for many of the pupils there:

I'm completely devastated. It's been a really hard morning."

– Lydia Tuck, Pupil

Visitor numbers up as people look to find out more about Quintinshill disaster

The aftermath of the Quintinshill disaster Credit: War/Topham Picturepoint/PA Images

The Devil's Porridge museum in Eastriggs says it had its busiest ever June, as more visitors look to find out about the Quintinshill disaster. More than 200 people, most of them soldiers, died when three trains collided near Gretna in 2015. In May, 100th anniversary commemorations took place.

The Princess Royal and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon attended services in Gretna Credit: ITV border

The museum has a permanent and temporary exhibition exploring what happened and the aftermath. Chairman of the Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage Group, Richard Brody told ITV Border that both local and overseas visitors had come through their doors, and artefacts from the crash have also been offered:



Your views: council's dog fouling crackdown

Dogs are no longer welcome at sections of around 20 parks in Allerdale. Credit: ITV Border

A local authority's plan to ban dogs from certain parts of its parks is polarising opinion on social media.

Allerdale Borough Council is bringing in the measures to make areas in which children and sports teams play cleaner, and safer.

Not fair for the genuine people who do clean up their dogs mess it takes a few seconds to clean it up it's a minority who don't."

– Stephen Lee Smith, Facebook

It only penalises responsible dog owners ........such a shame they've had to go to such extremes."

– Shelly Johnston, Facebook

About time,so many people think that dogs are humans. Reality check they are dogs."

– Andrea Lyndsey Baxter, Facebook

Seems barking........."

– Stuart Smith, Facebook

What annoys me is they never provide bins. Pick it up then do what with it. I do pick mine up but, annoys me there is never a bin to dispose it in?"

– Steph Felks, Facebook

Dredging to begin at Annan harbour

Annan Harbour Credit: ITV Border

The dredging of Annan harbour is due to start - and it's hoped it'll boost the town's economy.

Annan Harbour Action Group has been awarded a £22,000 grant to fund the work, which will remove silt which has built up at the harbour.

It's hoped this will make it useable for boats again, driving more tourism to the area.

Pensioner reunited with missing car

Cumbria Police Credit: PA

An elderly man has been reunited with his missing car - after a police appeal.

The pensioner, who isn't from the area, left his blue Citroen C1 in Carlisle yesterday.

He suffers from memory loss, and was unable to remember where it was.

The car was finally found in Iceland car park, yesterday afternoon, by a member of the public.

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