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Kendal church filled by giant inflatable moon

The giant replica moon in St Thomas' church Credit: ITV Border

A giant replica of the moon is being inflated in St Thomas' Church in Kendal.

It's been designed by the artist Luke Jerram to be interpreted in different ways depending on where it's shown around the world.

It's visiting Kendal as part of the Lakes Alive arts Festival this weekend.

M6 closed for second time today

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The M6 has been closed for the second time today, this time due to a car fire.

All three lanes on the northbound side have been closed between junction 41 and junction 42 while emergency services deal with the blaze.

The incident comes just hours after the M6 was re-opened following a 'police incident'.

Emergency services are currently dealing with a fire on the M6.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and take diversions.

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Dumfries campaigner hails meningitis break-through

Michael Pattie Credit: ITV Border

A meningitis fundraiser from Dumfries says a potential new breakthrough in diagnosing the disease could save many lives.

Michael Pattie lost his son David to meningitis, and has raised more than £350,000 for Meningitis Research.

The new 'pin-prick' test, developed by scientists at Imperial College in London, could diagnose the infection within minutes.

With this new, fantastic new development, a simple pin-prick of blood can instantly determine whether it's bacterial or viral and give the medics the tool and knowledge to act much faster so in actual facts this is going to save many lives.

– Michael Pattie
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