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Scottish Cabinet meets to discuss EU Brexit vote

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Credit: PA

The Scottish Cabinet is holding an emergency meeting after the shock victory for Brexit campaigners in the European referendum.

The government team is gathering in Edinburgh to discuss the next steps they will take after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

The verdict resulted in David Cameron announcing on Friday that he would step down as Prime Minister before October's Conservative conference.

Scotland opted overwhelmingly to be part of the EU, by 62 per cent to 38 per cent, a difference which prompted First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to warn the UK that a second vote on Scottish independence is now "highly likely".

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Flash flooding in Cumbria causes disruption

Flooding on the A69 Credit: ITV

Motorists on the A69 Carlisle to Newcastle road have been facing severe delays after heavy showers caused flash flooding.

There were tailbacks for several miles at Warwick Bridge near Carlisle when a beck burst its banks. Local fire crews were pumping water from the area. In places it was several feet deep.

Impact of Brexit to Cumbria's tourism industry 'unknown'

Coniston, Lake District Credit: PA

Cumbria Tourism has said that the UK's decision to leave the European Union will clearly have 'implications' for the industry.

Ian Stephens, Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism, said:

The decision to exit has been made and clearly there are a lot of implications.

The full impact for the UK and Cumbria’s tourism industry is still unknown, but as the body representing more than 60,000 people dependent on the £2.6 billion visitor spending in the county, Cumbria Tourism will be doing everything possible to make sure that there is minimum disruption and that any changes positively impact on travel and tourism.

We will continue to keep our members informed and up-to-date on the changes as they unfold over the coming months.

– Ian Stephens
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