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Animal charity sees huge increase in older cats

A Cumbrian animal refuge has seen a huge increase in the number of older cats handed in.

One third of the cats at the Oak Tree Animals' Charity, near Wetheral, are at least seven-years-old, as are 80% of those on their waiting list.

Staff are now asking people to consider giving an older cat a home.

Love heart lambs born in Cumbria

Sarah Kendall and Paul Holmes Credit: ITV Border

Two lambs have been born in Cumbria just in time for Valentine's Day with ready made hearts on their fleeces.

Sarah Kendall and Paul Holmes, from Low Hesket, were expecting Floppy the Jacob ewe to have three lambs, but when five arrived - two with perfect hearts on their coats - the couple had even more reason to fall in love with them.

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Meet the only flock of Red Fox Sheep in the UK

The Lake District is famous for its hardy Herdwick Sheep, but a rather unusual German breed is also doing rather well in a quiet corner of the National Park.

Farmer Mayson Weir is currently breeding them successfully at Dowthwaite Head Farm in the North Lakes. He has 20 ewes, eight sets of twins, one set of triplets, and nine single lambs.

Meet the furry faces of fame on the fells

A pair of dogs from Keswick have won a tourism award for their work in bringing more visitors into Keswick and promoting it as a dog-friendly place.

Max and Paddy have become social media stars:

Have you seen Milo the African parrot?

Milo has been missing since Boxing Day Credit: ‎Shannon Scrivener‎

Milo, who's an African grey parrot, has escaped from his home on Glendale Rise in Morton on Boxing Day. His owners desperately want him back.

They believe he might be near Lyndhurst Gardens or Ellesmere Way in Carlisle. Milo is described as having a light front, with dark grey wings and a bright red tail.

Anyone with information can contact his owner on the Lost & Found in Carlisle Facebook page.

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