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Vets in Cumbria are urging pet owners to look after their animals during the Christmas period.
Some of the things people consider to be treats, can cause serious damage to pets, and vets say they're already seeing an increase in the number of sick dogs being admitted.
Dan Lewis, a vet from Capontree Veterinary Centre, has this good advice:
Talks have started on plans to relocate Golden Eagle chicks to the South of Scotland.
The South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project is looking at the possibility of transferring birds from the Highlands as early as next year.
There are more than 500 pairs of Golden Eagles in Scotland, a 15% rise since 2003.
But it's thought there are no more than four of these pairs in the South of Scotland.
New details have been released about a Land Rover Defender used in a bank raid in Langholm on the 11th of November.
Police Scotland say the green-coloured vehicle, which was in pristine condition, was stolen from a house in English Street in Longtown on the night of Thursday 27th October/Friday 28th October, two weeks before the break in at the Royal Bank of Scotland.
The police say a key lead in the enquiry surrounds the movement of the vehicle.
Detective Inspector Scott Young said: “The question we are keen to have answered is ‘where has that vehicle been for two weeks’? We want to hear from anyone who may have seen this vehicle since the 28th October. Has it been seen driving about the area? Was it parked in a street, or a car park, or elsewhere over this period?
"The Land Rover still had its original number plates on when it was found burning a short time after the raid on the B6318 south of Skippers Bridge. As I said, the Land Rover was in a very clean condition for its age and it just might have caught the eye of Land Rover enthusiasts. Anyone with any information should call us on 101, or if they want to remain anonymous then through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
A Cumbria Fire & Rescue crew has rescued a Shetland Pony trapped in a barb-wire fence.
The fence was round the back of The Brown Horse Inn, on Windermere. Fire crews used bolt cutters to free the animal.
Around 12,000 people are expected to visit this year's Borderway Agri-Expo, being held in Carlisle.
More than 1,000 livestock are being showed at the event, which is now one of the biggest of its kind in the UK.
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.
The Dogs Trust will hold a free micro-chipping session today in Penrith.
They are encouraging dog owners to bring their pets between 11am and 3pm, as it is now legally required for all dogs in England to be micro-chipped.
A heron that was shot with an air gun has died. He was found with a severely broken wing at Bowness-on-Windermere yesteday.Read the full story ›
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.