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Armed police patrol Cumbrian streets

Armed police in Carlisle city centre Credit: ITV Border

Armed police are patrolling the streets of Cumbria.

This morning two armed officers and a number of unarmed patrols were seen in Carlisle city centre.

The increased presence comes as the UK terror level remains at critical in the wake of Monday's Manchester terror attack.

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Walker rescued from Lake District ledge

Credit: Patterdale Mountain Rescue

A walker had to be rescued after getting stuck on a ledge while walking in the Lake District.

Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team was called out at around 8:45pm yesterday to go to the aid of the 47-year-old man.

He was spotted at Greenside Mines above Glenridding by firefighters out training in the area.

Although he was uninjured mountain rescuers had to rig up a rope system to get him down.

The rescue took three and a half hours and involved 11 mountain rescue team members.

Spring Fling arts and crafts fair to return to Dumfries & Galloway

Credit: Spring Fling

Over 13,000 visitors are expected to descend upon Dumfries and Galloway over the bank holiday weekend for the region's arts and crafts event.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the Spring Fling event will showcase works of over 90 artists and craft-makers.

The fair will involve artists opening their studios up to the public.

Last year, over £1.5million was spent during the region-wide event.

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