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Cumbria Police investigate burglaries

Cumbria Police are investigating two burglaries in Cumbria.

A chain saw and hunting equipment were taken from a large shed in Nook near Kirkby Lonsdale.

It happened on the A65 between Crooklands and Kirkby Lonsdale in the early hours of 31st July.

Police are also investigating the theft of two mountain bikes in the area of Old Hall at Cleator on the night of 30th July between 7pm and 7am the following morning.

The 2 mountain bikes are a dark green On-One inbred and a silver titanium Titus Fireline.

Any witnesses are asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Thousands prepare to brave the rain at Kendal Calling

Music lovers from all over the country have been arriving for one of the region's biggest festivals today.

Kendal Calling gets underway this evening, with organisers reporting record numbers

15,000 people are braving the rain on fields at Lowther Park near Penrith.

This year's line-up features well-known acts including Frank Turner, Example and Tom Odell. But there's also plenty of mud, as Matthew Taylor reports.

Bitter sweet weekend for Dumfries Show organiser

This weekend is one of the also one of busiest of the year for Dumfries, with the annual agricultural show now underway.

Around 14,000 people are expected to visit the livestock, horses and trade stands.

This year will be bitter sweet for Show Secretary Esther Bickett, who is retiring after nearly a quarter a century in charge. Lori Carnochan reports.

New Chief Constable for Cumbria Police

Cumbria's new Chief Constable is coming to the end of his first full day in office as the man in charge of policing one of the largest rural counties in England.

Jerry Graham entered the service in 1985 and joined the Cumbria force in 2009.

He's had a number of senior roles, but today took up his new post as the man at the top. Earlier this week he was introduced to the media.

Amy Dunsmuir was there.

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Exclusive: Police to re-investigate claims of sexual and physical abuse at a former residential school in Cumbria

by Ashley Derricott

Granada Reports can reveal that allegations of abuse at a former residential school for boys in South Cumbria are to be re-investigated by police. Underley Hall was a place where pupils, many of them with learning difficulties, should have been safe. According to those we've spoken to they weren't. Their claims of sexual and physical abuse in the 1970s and 1980s are now being re-investigated as part of Operation Tweed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 or can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Advice and support for adult survivors of abuse can be found on the NSPCC's website.

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New Chief Officer Team named

Police Cumbria have announced two temporary changed to the Chief Officer Team.

It comes on the day the new Chief Constable, Jerry Graham, officially takes on the role.

Michelle Skeer has been named as Temporary Deputy Chief Constable, while Steve Johnson will take the role of Temporary Assistant Chief Constable.

Sean Robinson will take over as Temporary Chief Superintendent for Territorial Policing Command and Justin Bibby is now Temporary Superintendent for North TPA.

“I am confident that these changes will provide continuity and clear direction for the future”

– Chief Constable Jerry Graham, Cumbria Police

A recruitment process will take place later this year to finalise the Chief Officer Team of the Constabulary.

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