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Carlisle auction mart makes Alpaca history

Alpacas Credit: ITV News Border

Carlisle has hosted the largest auction of organic Alpacas in the country.

58 of a Northumbrian herd of 82 have been sold, many of them pregnant.

The Peruvian animals have become increasingly popular, with around 30,000 of them in the UK now.

They were sold by Judith Russell, a farmer in Fourstones, near Hexham in Northumberland.

Alpacas waiting to be auctioned Credit: ITV News Border

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From foraging to bat-watching: this year's South of Scotland line-up

Two outdoor festivals in the South of Scotland are combining to offer around 100 different events this year.

Wild Spring Festival and the Bio-diversity Festival are usually held separately in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders, but they've joined forces in the hope of making the most of what's on offer across the region.

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