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Wind and rain warnings in force across the Border region

Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy rain in Cumbria and southern Scotland between 8am Wednesday and 4am Thursday.

Several flood alerts have also been issued across Cumbria. Drivers are advised to expect travel delays as flooding and spray is set to affect roads.

Flood alerts issued across Cumbria Credit: GOV.UK

Strong winds are expected to move east over Cumbria between 9am Wednesday and 7am Thursday.

Delays to public transport are expected as the bad weather adds to the difficult travel conditions.

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Weather: Wet and windy tomorrow

RAIN:

Heavy and persistent rain is expected on Wednesday before gradually easing during Wednesday night.

Many places within the warning area will see 25-50 mm of rain, with around 100 mm possible over higher ground.

Heavy rain will gradually clear eastwards.

WIND:

Gusts of 65 to 70 mph are expected along exposed coasts and over high ground such as the Pennines.

Gusts of 50 mph are likely more widely.

Special Olympics team to receive Civic Reception

Dumfries and Galloway Special Olympics Team Credit: Dumfries and Galloway Special Olympics Team

A Civic Reception is being held tonight for Dumfries and Galloway's Special Olympics Team.

The squad brought back 32 medals - including 11 gold, 13 silver, and 8 bronze - from this summer's event in Sheffield.

More than 2,600 athletes, 800 coaches and 750 volunteers from 18 UK regions were involved.

Miss Cumbria beauty queen raises awareness of bullying

Cumbrian model Claire Bell is using her status as Miss Cumbria beauty queen to raise awareness of bullying.

She covered herself in hurtful words and posted the images on social media as part of Anti Bullying Week, and also in memory of their friend, Skye Mitchell. Claire joined us in the studio:

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