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Record numbers expected at Westmorland Show

Crowds at the Westmorland Show Credit: ITV Border

Record numbers of animals and trade stands are expected at today's Westmorland Show near Kendal.

The show is celebrating its 215th year, having started in 1799. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the event, which features the best of the area's livestock and traditional activities like Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling.

The celebrity chef Phil Vickery will be carrying out a demonstration in the food tent.

The show was officially opened by Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes.

More than 30,000 people are expected to visit the 215th show Credit: ITV Border

Westmorland show drivers asked to use junction 35

Drivers travelling north on the M6 to the Westmorland County Show are being asked to leave the motorway at junction 35 to ease congestion.

Thousands of people are expected to go to the show which is held at Lane Farm at Crooklands in Kendal.

Police are reporting a lot of congestion on roads that follow off junction 36 as well as queuing on the M6 approaching the junction.

Farmer loses 125 cows to rare disease

Mycoplasma Bovis causes persistent and chronic infections in calves and cows Credit: PA

A farmer from Cumbria says he's facing the possibility of culling his dairy heard after a two year battle against a rare disease.

Duncan Maughun has already lost 125 of his cows to Mycoplasma Bovis. The disease can only be spread by direct cattle-to-cattle contact, so there's no immediate threat to other farms. But Duncan feels it's too late for his animals:

"I think the only route out for these animals is probably a cull and fair to say i think we'll need to end up selling the farm."

– Duncan Maughun


Vandals target Borders town

Nine vehicles were vandalised on the same Hawick street causing two thousand pounds of damage.

The attacks were carried out on Ivanhoe terrace between Thursday and Saturday.

Police Scotland have launched an investigation and are have appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

All the vehicles were badly scratched.

"This was a mindless act of destruction that resulted in high-value damage to a number of vehicles. "We would urge anyone who remembers seeing any suspicious activity in Ivanhoe Terrace between Thursday and Saturday to contact police immediately.

– Inspector Carol Wood, Police Scotland

Swapping the Xbox for the outdoors

They've just been named the UK's Best Charity in this year's National Lottery Awards for giving a voice to inspirational young people around the country, with the help of ITV.

Tonight's update from Fixers comes from the Lake District. According to recent figures just three percent of visitors are under the age of 25, with young people apparently dismissing it as an expensive place for the elderly. Now a group of students has enlisted the help of Fixers to change that:

Lost Lake District USA tourists found

Two tourists, who became lost in the Lake District, have been found by Cockermouth Mountain Rescue team.

Around 9pm on 3rd September, the Coast to Coast walkers from the USA became lost between Haystacks and Honister. After a call to their accomodation, they were reported lost. Cockermouth Rescue team found them from GPS co-ordinates from their tablet device and by identifying their lights on the hill.

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