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Beckermet Pub named Best in Cumbria

The team at The White Mare in Beckermet Credit: Dianne Irving

The White Mare in Beckermet has been named the Best Pub in Cumbria by the National Pub and Bar Awards 2016.

The pub was re-opened, following a £400,000 makeover in 2015.

The White Mare will now represent Cumbria at the national awards event in London in May.

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Sheepdog returns home after 240 mile journey from Cockermouth

Pero the sheepdog travelled over 200 miles from Cockermouth to Wales Credit: Wales News Service

An adventurous sheepdog named Pero, has made a 240 mile journey after running away from his new home in Cockermouth to his old home in Wales.

Four-year-old Pero took 12 days to make his way back to the village of Penrhyncoch in Mid Wales.

Pero is one of 15 sheepdogs on the family farm, but was given away to a Cumbrian farmer to work alongside quad bikes. He ran away from his new home while out herding sheep and made the 240 mile journey back to Wales.

The family have decided to welcome Pero back home for good.

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