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Bitts Park play area officially reopens today

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Bitts Park play area in Carlisle officially reopens today, after it was seriously damaged in last year's floods.

The park was eight feet under water following Storm Desmond in December.

has been spent on a facelift for the popular play area in Carlisle.

All of the equipment was lost, and we needed to get that play area up and running. Bitts Park is our main destination park, we wanted to make it bigger and better. We wanted to make it resilient and fun for young people."

– Councillor Colin Glover, Leader at Carlisle City Council

Naked calendar to raise money for mountain rescuers

The team reveal all in a naked calendar. Credit: Penrith Mountain Rescue Team

Mountain rescue teams usually advise people to dress appropriately and according to the conditions... but one Cumbrian group has chosen to bare all to raise funds.

The Penrith team covers the largest area of all of the Lake District mountain rescue teams, and has already been involved in 46 rescues this year.

The service is provided by unpaid volunteers, but they need money to pay for equipment, including the vehicles they use.

Team members have created a naked calendar in a bid to generate funds, and interest in their work.

The calendars are being sold in GO Outdoors and Booths in Penrith, and Eden Rock in Carlisle.

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