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Is Rocky Cumbria's loneliest dog?

Rocky the lurcher-cross. Credit: ITV Border

Is this Cumbria's loneliest dog?

Rocky the lurcher-cross was abandoned at Eden Animal Rescue Centre after he was attacked by a pack of other dogs.

He's been stuck there for nearly a year now, and staff say he is showing signs of stress.

They're hoping someone gives him a home, but it's important that Rocky ends up in the right kind of environment.

He's not easy to re-home because of his reaction to other dogs after the incident with the pack setting on him, and he's also scared of young children as well - his reaction is to growl and bark.

– Alison Reed, Team Leader Eden Animal Rescue Centre

Appleby Horse Fair under review from locals

People in Appleby are being asked for their views on this year's Horse Fair. Credit: ITV Border

People in Appleby are being asked for their views on this year's Horse Fair.

Cumbria County Council is holding a meeting at the town's Public Hall tonight.

Residents are invited to make suggestions on what went well and where policing and traffic management improvements could be made next year.


Hedgehog abused by Carlisle teenagers

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Police were called to reports of a hedgehog being kicked, stamped on, thrown and poked with a stick by a group of five young people at Stainton Gardens in Etterby, at around 8.45pm last night.

The youths are described to be around 18-years-old.

Police want to speak to anyone who may be able to help identify the offenders. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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