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Penrith man wins prestigious photography award

A man from Cumbria has won the title 'Landscape Photographer of the Year'.

Mark Littlejohn, from Penrith, beat thousands of others to win £10,000 with the image 'a Beginning and an End'. The photo captures a small stream among the Glencoe mountains in Scotland.

Click here to see the winning photograph.

Mark joined Pam and Ian in the studio to talk about his photography.


Penrith man wins UK landscape photography award

'A Beginning and an End' Credit: Mark Littlejohn Photography

A photographer from Cumbria has won the prestigious 'Landscape Photographer of the Year' award.

Mark Littlejohn, from Penrith, beat thousands of photographs of UK landscapes to win the top £10,000 prize in the competition by 'Take a View'.

The winning image, titled 'a Beginning and an End' captured a small stream among the Glencoe mountains in Scotland.

Read: Best pictures of stunning UK landscapes win top photography award

Colin Bell from Cheshire came runner up in the Classic View category with a photograph from Cumbria titled 'A Sense of Belonging, Crummock, Trees'.

Images from the competition will be featured in the book, Landscape Photographer of the Year - Collection 8, by AA Publishing. View more of the pictures from the competition by clicking here.

'A Sense of Belonging, Crummock, Trees, Cumbria'. Credit: Colin Bell, Lake Moments Photography

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Dumfries DJ Calvin Harris scoops MTV EMA award

Calvin Harris, real name Adam Richard Wiles, was born in Dumfries. Credit: PA

Dumfries-born DJ Calvin Harris picked up a 'Best Electronic' award at last night's MTV EMA awards, despite pulling out due to illness.

Calvin, who saw his latest album debut at number two, is reported to have had a heart scare and has headed home to recover. The awards were held in Glasgow yesterday.


Calvin Harris pulls out of MTV EMA awards

The MTV European Music Awards (EMA) published a tweet saying the Dumfries-born DJ had pulled out of the show because of illness.

The EMAs are being held in Glasgow on Sunday night.

Carlisle singer reaches 5th week of X Factor

'Only the Young' sang the popular 'Monster Mash' Halloween song during the Halloween themed episode of X Factor Credit: ITV

It's week 5 of the live shows on ITV's X Factor and Carlisle singer and band member Mikey Bromley is still competing for the title with Only The Young.

Support for the four strong group is growing all the time though they will be hoping to stay out of the bottom two this week.

Mikey's parents, Angela and Martin Russell-Bromley from Carlisle are looking forward to heading off to the capital once again to see their son perform. They say they've been overwhelmed by the support from people in the city and further afield.

Mikey is coping well with a busy schedule and finding time to let them know what he's up to.

Mikey Bromley, from Carlisle, is in the fifth week of X Factor Credit: ITV

Dumfries band hits a high note

The power of music, to enhance the lives of people of all ages, is well documented and a Brass Band in our region has just been awarded quite a significant sum of money.

The Dumfries Town Band dates back to 1873 and caters for all ages with sections for adults and youngsters. The new money will mean the band can replace the adults' instruments, who can then hand over their trombones, cornets and euphoniums to the younger members.

Fiona McIlwraith was live in Dumfries tonight, where the band were having a rehearsal.

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