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Tribute to daughter who died after fall in Lake District

Victoria Harris Credit: Facebook

A mother whose daughter died after a falling in the Lake District says she's lost her soulmate.

Victoria Harris who was 24 fell while walking on Haystacks in the Buttermere Valley.

An RAF helicopter and an air ambulance were involved in her rescue but she was pronounced dead at hospital.

Her mother Carol Allenby-Carr said she Victoria was a 'beautiful daughter and her soulmate'. She said she died in a tragic accident.

Van driver dies in A596 accident

A man has died after his transit van careered off the road on the A596 in Cumbria.

It happened near the Thursby roundabout at about 11am on Saturday.

Paramedics gave emergency treatment but the man - who has not yet been named - was pronounced dead at the scene.


St Abbs protest against Lifeboat station closure

Nearly 300 people joined the protest walk Credit: ITV Border

Nearly 300 people have protested against a planned closure of St Abbs Lifeboat station.

Members of the community marched from the primary school to the harbour behind a piper.

RNLI announced earlier this year that they are to close the station, which has served the community since 1907.

They have added an extra boat to the fleet in Eyemouth, which will provide emergency rescue to the 35 mile Berwickshire coast.

People in St Abbs said the closure would "rip the heart out of the community".

The station at St Abbs is to close later this year Credit: ITV Border
St Abbs RNLI Lifeboat volunteers Credit: ITV Border

Horsebox and trailer stolen in the Scottish Borders

Police in the Scottish Borders are asking for help after a horsebox and trailer were stolen from Melrose.

They were taken from land at the Longnewton Sawmill sometime between 11am on Friday and 10am on Saturday.

Both trailers could be seen clearly from the nearby A68 and police are appealing to anyone who noticed any unusual behaviour to come forward.

Man charged over Windermere murder

Gordon Smith, who was found dead at Windermere Credit: ITV Border

A man has been charged in connection with the death in the Lake District of Gordon James Smith.

26 year old Mark Russell of Holly Terrace in Windermere has been charged with murder, and remanded in police custody.

He is due to appear at Furness & District Magistrates Court on Monday 6th July.

Three other people have been bailed as part of the police investigation.

A 48 year old woman and a 15 year old girl - both from Kent - have been bailed until 10 July.

A 31 year old man from Millom has been bailed until 17 July.

Superintendent Rob O’Connor said:

“I would like to reassure the people of Windermere and the wider community that enquiries are continuing. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their assistance. Anyone with any further information which could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101.”

– Superintendent Rob O'Connor, Cumbria Police


RNLI say Eyemouth boat is in service

The RNLI say their Eyemouth crew have not been off service at any point today.

It's after St Abbs station crew claimed the Trent class all-weather boat in Eyemouth Harbour is confined to the harbour due to tidal restrictions.

A spokesperson at RNLI said: "The crew at Eyemouth were offshore doing an exercise today, but at no point were they off service. In the event there are tidal restrictions, which happens around 12 times a year, it would only be for 55 minutes at a time".

St Abbs RNLI Lifeboat volunteers are to protest later today against a planned closure of their station.

RNLI Eyemouth boat 'confined to harbour'

The RNLI boat at St Abbs Credit: ITV Border

An RNLI Lifeboat has been confined to the harbour for 2 and a half hours today, according to the RNLI service at St Abbs.

On their Facebook page, the St Abbs RNLI Lifeboat Station wrote: "Between the hours of 10am until 12.30pm today Eyemouth's Trent Class All-weather Lifeboat is confined to harbour, due to tidal restrictions....basically,there is not enough water in the harbour entrance for the boat to put to sea."

Volunteers in St Abbs are protesting later today against a planned closure of their station later this year.

The RNLI are planning to close the station following a review, and providing coverage to the 35 mile stretch of coastline with a new D class lifeboat from Eyemouth.

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