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Your views: council's dog fouling crackdown

Dogs are no longer welcome at sections of around 20 parks in Allerdale. Credit: ITV Border

A local authority's plan to ban dogs from certain parts of its parks is polarising opinion on social media.

Allerdale Borough Council is bringing in the measures to make areas in which children and sports teams play cleaner, and safer.

Not fair for the genuine people who do clean up their dogs mess it takes a few seconds to clean it up it's a minority who don't."

– Stephen Lee Smith, Facebook

It only penalises responsible dog owners ........such a shame they've had to go to such extremes."

– Shelly Johnston, Facebook

About time,so many people think that dogs are humans. Reality check they are dogs."

– Andrea Lyndsey Baxter, Facebook

Seems barking........."

– Stuart Smith, Facebook

What annoys me is they never provide bins. Pick it up then do what with it. I do pick mine up but, annoys me there is never a bin to dispose it in?"

– Steph Felks, Facebook

Dredging to begin at Annan harbour

Annan Harbour Credit: ITV Border

The dredging of Annan harbour is due to start - and it's hoped it'll boost the town's economy.

Annan Harbour Action Group has been awarded a £22,000 grant to fund the work, which will remove silt which has built up at the harbour.

It's hoped this will make it useable for boats again, driving more tourism to the area.

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Pensioner reunited with missing car

Cumbria Police Credit: PA

An elderly man has been reunited with his missing car - after a police appeal.

The pensioner, who isn't from the area, left his blue Citroen C1 in Carlisle yesterday.

He suffers from memory loss, and was unable to remember where it was.

The car was finally found in Iceland car park, yesterday afternoon, by a member of the public.

St Bees School to close its doors on 'saddest day'

St Bees School. Credit: ITV Border

St Bees School will close this afternoon, following a lengthy battle between governors and people campaigning against the decision.

In March, the governors announced the 432-year-old school would have to close because of falling pupil numbers.

The Save St Bees Campaign was set up to reverse the decision, and a project team was then formed to look at the options.

They say the school could re-open in 2017, in a different form.

But today, the school's doors will close, and Save St Bees say it's "the saddest day in the 432-year history":

This is the saddest day in the 432 year history of our school. Many will have to look to themselves and live with what has happened.

Those who were entrusted with being guardians of our school and our children have failed miserably. They continue to hide from the shame.

Let them. We will learn from their failings. In going forward we will make sure when our school reopens, it will be run in an open and transparent way - engaging with all of its stakeholders.

For the sake of our children, today we are celebrating a school that for years brought great joy and harmony to pupils, parents, staff and the local community.

Someday soon, we will once again be celebrating our school's achievements and its magnificent pupils."

– Save St Bees Campaign

The school has 300 pupils, and employs 130 staff.

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