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Sheep disrupt south of Scotland motorway traffic

The sheep have now been cleared. Credit: PA

Police have cleared sheep from the M74 motorway in Dumfries and Galloway.

They were affecting northbound traffic at junction 19, but have now been returned to their fields.


Cumberland Show to move to new venue

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One of the region's best-loved agricultural events, the Cumberland Show, is moving to a new venue at Brisco.

The show has been held at Carlisle Racecourse for the past six years, but will now relocate to 'a more compact site' on the outskirts of the city.

The Cumberland Show's been a feature on the agricultural calendar since 1832.

WATCH: Rescue animals settle into new home

Moving house can be a nightmare at time, but imagine also having to transport and settle in dozens of animals in the process.

That's what staff at the Eden Animal Rescue centre have been busy with - they've upped sticks from Shap, and moved to new purpose built facilities at Newbiggin near Temple Sowerby.

Our reporter, Lori Carnochan, went to visit the animals in their new digs:


700 stray dogs collected in Cumbria this year

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More than 700 stray dogs have been picked up this year in Cumbria and the south of Scotland, according to new figures from the Dogs Trust charity.

484 of those dogs have been reunited with their owners, but the rest were unclaimed.

The Dogs Trust is reminding people to update their dog's microchip details, when moving house or changing numbers, so that they can easily be found.

1 in 8 of these unclaimed dogs are believed to be beloved pets who have found themselves in kennels, facing the threat of destruction if they are not collected - because owners haven't updated their dogs microchip details.

New home for Eden Animal Rescue centre

The new centre can cater for 50 cats Credit: PA

A new purpose built animal rescue centre is opening at Moorlands Head farm in Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby.

The Eden Animal Rescue will now be one of the largest animal shelters in Cumbria, with the capacity to care for 20 dogs, 50 cats and 16 small animals.

The rescue centre has relocated from it's former base at Shap, with the conversion costs topping £300,000.

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