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Ennerdale pub invites Bill Clinton for a pint

After former President Bill Clinton name-checked Ennerdale during a speech, we asked some of the locals what they thought about the mention.

One cheeky chef at The Fox and Hounds pub took the opportunity to invite him back for a pint:

There's always a pint for them at the Fox and Hounds!

– Alyson Swatman, Head Chef

Penrith Agricultural Show 2016

The Penrith show Credit: ITV Border

It's been a fixture on the Cumbrian farming calendar since 1834, and thousands of people and hundreds of animals again made their way to the Penrith Agricultural Show today.

Among the highlights were the cattle, sheep and showjumping competitions.


Green Flag awards for local parks

The council celebrate Dock Park in Dumfries receiving an award. Credit: D&G Council

Parks in Cumbria and the south of Scotland have been named amongst the best in Britain.

Chances Park in Carlisle, Dock Park in Dumfries, and Silloth Green, have all been given green flag status.

The Green Flag scheme is run by the charity Keep Britain Tidy in England, and by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful in Scotland.

The flag is awarded as a stamp of quality to parks and green spaces that score highly in a range of areas including cleanliness and community involvement.

It means a lot to Dumfries, especially getting it three years in a row.

Everyone who's involved in the park will be really proud of what they've achieved, looking at what it was like years ago and what it is now.

– Cllr John Martin, Dumfries & Galloway Council

Celebration of Cumbrian wildlife planned

The sand sculptures competition will get underway at 2pm. Credit: Cumbria Wildlife Trust

People are being invited to celebrate Cumbrian wildlife, at an annual event at St Bees Beach.

Beached Art, organised by Cumbria Wildlife Trust takes place at 11am on 30 July.

It will involve rock pool rambling, face painting, and dolphin and whale watching.

The sand sculptures competition will get underway at 2pm.

Pokémon Go players urged to stay safe in countryside

Pokémon Go Credit: PA

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is urging Pokémon Go players to take care when they use the app in the countryside.

They're also asking them to make sure they don't trespass on private property.

The group represents thousands of farmers, landowners and businesses in the north of England, and they've issued the following top tips:

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times
  • Stick to designated public rights of way as marked on the map or sign posts
  • Keep dogs on a lead around farm animals and horses but let the lead go if they give chase
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Follow the Countryside Code
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