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Tens of thousands hit the sales

Some retailers are offering huge discounts Credit: ITV News Border

Shoppers are hitting the post-Christmas sales for a second day. Some retailers are offering massive discounts, after a mild winter saw sales of items like coats and winter boots to be slower than expected. David Jackson is the Commerical Manager of The Lanes in Carlisle. See what he says about sales by clicking the video below:

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Egremont Children's Centre Vandalised

Vandals have broken into the Sure Start Children's Centre in Egremont in West Cumbria, setting fire to play equipment and smashing the children's crafts.

The offenders set fire to the soft-play flooring, smashed a selection of windmills and destroyed bird-feeders that had been made by the children.

The damage amounts to around £100 and happened on the night of Friday 19th December and Saturday 20th December.

Cumbria Police is appealing for information that may help find those who did it.

Ambulance Service braced for cold weather

The NW Ambulance Service expects to be busy in the cold weather Credit: Peter Byrne/PA

The North-West Ambulance Service is concerned the cold weather could put more pressure on A&E services at an already busy time of year.

Earlier this month, the service experienced its busiest week since its formation in 2006, with 9,000 calls about life-threatening or potentially life-threatening incidents.

Patients are urged to consider using walk-in services, speaking to their pharmacist or calling their GP unless it is an emergency.

“The call volume we are experiencing is unprecedented and our crews are working extremely hard to reach those who urgently need our help as quickly as possible. Because of the rise in activity, it is more important that we triage our calls thoroughly and there is no doubt that those without life-threatening or potentially life-threatening conditions will find themselves waiting sometime for an ambulance response or be advised to seek alternatives.”

– DEREK CARTWRIGHT, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, NORTH WEST AMBULANCE SERVICE

Flood Alerts for Cumbria

Flooding closed Keswick Campsite before Christmas Credit: ITV News

The Environment Agency still has two flood alerts after rivers and lakes flooded before Christmas due to heavy rain.

Flooding is still possible on the River Brathay, River Rothay and River Winster as well as the Upper Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water.

There are no flood warnings or alerts in Scotland.

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Met Office issue Level 3 warning

The Met Office has issued an orange Level 3 cold weather warning, which stands for 'severe weather action'.

It means there is a 90% chance of snow and ice until Wednesday. It could increase health risks to vulnerable patients and cause travel disruption.

Low pressure will cause sleet and snow with significant levels of snow expected on higher ground.

Strong winds will pick up, exacerbating the chill factor. As the snow clears, wintry showers and icy conditions are expected.

Emergency services help injured walker

A 70-year-old man from France was flown to hospital after slipping during a walk in the Lake District. The man suffered a fracture-dislocation of the ankle on Whiteless Pike on Boxing Day. 16 members of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team went to the aid of the walker, he was treated by the team doctor and then flown to the Cumberland Infirmary.

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