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Colourful Lake District sheep in need of new homes

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Earlier this year, hand painted life-size models of sheep and lambs were scattered across 150 square miles of the Lake District - where it's thought 25,000 people saw them.

The models were decorated by artists and schools as part of the 'Go Herdwick' art project.

The art trail was devised as a way of providing funding to the charity the Calvert Trust, and now that the 6 month art exhibition is finished, they will be auctioned off to permanent homes.

WATCH: ITV Border explores Shap Abbey

Shap Abbey in Cumbria is having £150,000 worth of repairs done - the first major restoration work in nearly 100 years.

The repairs are needed after Storm Desmond damaged some of the abbey's medieval architecture.

But it does mean modern archeologists - and our cameras - could get up close and personal to this ancient monument for the first time. And the ancient stones have been revealing insights into the people who built it all those centuries ago.

Our reporter, Matthew Taylor, went to explore:


Great Tapestry of Scotland relocation to be decided today

The future destination of the tapestry could be decided today at a Scottish Borders Council meeting. Credit: ITV Border

Private talks about the site of a permanent home for the Great Tapestry of Scotland in the Borders could be opened up to the public.

The future destination of the tapestry could be decided today at a Scottish Borders Council meeting.

Tweedbank was the preferred site for the development but a new venue in Galashiels is an option.

The council report on the project was to be discussed in private as it contains commercially sensitive information.

Two Cumbrian men in race for Auctioneer of the Year

David Porter works at Hopes Auction Mart in Wigton Credit: ITV Border

Two men from our region are in the running to be named Livestock New Auctioneer of the Year today.

Andrew Maughan and David Porter are two of five auctioneers from an original list of hundreds across the UK.

Andrew started at Penrith Auction Mart five years ago, while David works at Hopes Auction Mart in Wigton.

WATCH: Moment of serenity as MSPs practice Tai Chi

There was a moment of serenity in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon, as MSPs took a break from debating to practice Tai Chi.

The ancient Chinese martial art is supposed to bring about a state of mental calm, and the session was organised by Age Scotland as part of their Let's Get Moving campaign.

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