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A SECOND monkey on the loose from Cumbrian animal park

Two Capuchin monkeys have escaped from Cumbrian animal park Credit: ITV News Border

Police can confirm that a second Capuchin monkey has escaped from South Lakes Wild Animal Park.

Police were called today at 9.11am with confirmation that a second monkey has escaped.

This follows a juvenile female Capuchin monkey that escaped at the weekend and has been sighted in the Dalton-in-Furness area.

These animals do not pose an immediate risk to the public, however it is capable of biting or scratching anyone who attempts to approach it.

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8 month tree felling project begins today

The area will cover the equivalent to 100 football pitches Credit: PA

An eight month tree felling programme is due to begin today at Glentress Forest in the Borders. It will lead to the temporary closure of some mountain bike trails and footpaths.

Forestry Commission Scotland says it will cover an area equivalent to 100 football pitches and the tree thinning will improve the area's biodiversity.

Wall row causes fury amongst motorists

A one-way system on the A7 in Selkirk could become permanent, as a row continues over a wall that's in need of repair.

Scottish Borders Council claims it doesn't have legal responsibility for the wall surrounding the Glen Hotel. But the hotel owners say the repairs should be paid for by the local authority.

Councillors are meeting today to discuss making the diversion permanent.

Radiographers strike over pay

Radiographers use x-rays to examine patients. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Radiographers at hospitals across the region are due to go on strike today for the first time in more than 30 years, in a dispute over pay.

They'll stop work for four hours and carry out further industrial action for the rest of the week.

It comes a week after other members of the NHS went out on strike over the same issue.

Cumberland Infirmary walked out at 9 o'clock this morning for four hours Credit: ITV News Border

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Border Weather - Monday

Moffat hills from Beattock PHILIP HARDY

Mainly dry with some brighter spells across the east, cloudier towards the west with some showers.

A drier and brighter spell across most areas before wet and windy weather extends east across all parts through the evening.

Feeling fresher compared to recent days. Highs to 14°C.

Bowling club packed to support local man

It's a year since a Cumbrian security guard was arrested in India on suspected firearms offences.

John Armstrong, from Wigton, had been carrying out anti-piracy work on an American-owned ship and was arrested while in port in Chennai along with his colleagues.

Despite being freed from prison and the charges being dropped the authorities are challenging the decision which means he is unable to leave the country.

His family in friends in Wigton have a held a fundraiser to try to help him pay his ongoing costs in India, including hotel bills and legal fees. They packed the town's bowling club to show their support for him.

Monkey escapes from Cumbrian animal park.

A Capuchin monkey (library picture) Credit: PA

Police have issued a warning after a juvenile Capuchin monkey escaped from South Lakes Wild Animal Park near Dalton-in-Furness.

The animal does not pose an immediate risk to the public but it is capable of biting or scratching anyone who attempts to approach it.

There have been reported sightings of this animal over the weekend in the area of Dalton-in-Furness.

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