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Dog shot in Carlisle 'lucky to be alive'

The Border terrier cross was targeted in the Sanderson Close area of the city Credit: ITV Border

Vets say a dog which was shot in Carlisle is lucky to be alive.

The Border Patterdale Terrier cross, named Sam, was targeted with an air rifle and suffered a punctured lung and internal bleeding.

The incident happened in the Sanderson Close area of the city between 7am and 7.30am yesterday, 9 August 2017.

Sam's owner, Emma Edgar, says the family have been left distraught and are asking anyone with information to contact the police:

Sam's vet, Charlotte Denston, says he's out of danger in the short term but it is too soon to know if there will be long-term complications.

He's been incredibly lucky because during the path the bullet has managed to miss his heart, quite a few major blood vessels and we think has succeeded in missing his food pipe so he's incredibly lucky to be alive.

– Charlotte Denston, Vet
The pellet is visible towards the left of the x-ray Credit: Coomara Vets

Anyone with any information should email 101@cumbria.police.uk or call 101.

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The Dumfries Show draws thousands

The Dumfries Show, Scotland's biggest one day agricultural show, is taking place at Park Farm today.

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The event has been running for 55 years and attracts exhibitors from across the UK.

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Entertainment for this year will include James Dylan’s Stuntworld Motorcycle Stunt Show, vintage machinery, Daffy Dill and Douglas the Clown, Dumfries Pipe Band, Disfunctional, a dog scurry, the Young Farmers Tug O’ War and a display by the foxhounds.

This year the show is hosting the Scottish Limousin Club Grand Prix and Anglo-Irish Final

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Head of Cumbria Police dog unit to retire after 25 years

Sgt Yielder joined the dog section 25 years ago Credit: Cumbria Police

Sergeant Mark Yielder and his police dog, Uno, will be leaving Cumbria Police Department for the last time next week.

After joining Cumbria Police 30 years ago today, 19 July, Sgt Yielder worked in Barrow and Wigton before reaching his dream of becoming a dog handler.

Describing it as the ‘most special job in the world’, Sgt Yielder joined the dog section 25 years ago, becoming the Sergeant in 2007.

I’ve had the most amazing career at Cumbria Police and am so proud to have served with each and every handler and dog that I’ve worked with.”

– Sergeant Mark Yielder, Cumbria Police

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Llama on the loose caught by police

The llama. Credit: Dumfries Police

Police in Dumfries had to deal with an unusual incident in the early hours of Wednesday morning... when they were called to reports of a llama on the side of the road.

Officers managed to guide it from Edinburgh Road, back into a field at Dalscone Farm Fun Park.

Posting on Facebook, the force said helping the animal was "no prob-llama".

As police officers we undertake lots of training to make sure we can respond to any situation, however we must have missed the page about dealing with an escaped llama in the middle of Dumfries during our nightshifts!

But ever the professionals it was no prob-llama for our cops who alpaca'd his bags and returned him home.

– Dumfries Police

Bassenthwaite ospreys welcome third chick

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Three osprey chicks have finally hatched at a popular tourist attraction in the Lake District.

Just before Easter, the popular osprey couple arrived back at Bassenthwaite, laying three eggs in April.

The osprey chicks, which hatched on 18, 19 and 22 May, are doing well according to staff at the Lake District Osprey Project.

This is the fifth year that this particular pair of ospreys have successfully hatched chicks here at Bassenthwaite Lake. The female, known as ‘KL’ and her partner who is not ringed, are a successful pair and have captured the imaginations of the thousands of visitors who have come to see them over the last five years. I would encourage everyone, whether you are local or visiting the area, to come and see these magnificent birds this summer and get the latest updates on their fascinating story.”

– Paul Brady from the Lake District Osprey Project
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