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8,000 visit Cumberland Show

Sheep judging at Cumberland Show Credit: ITV
Pedigree Zwartables sheep Credit: ITV Border

Around 8,000 people have gone along to today's Cumberland Show.

It's the 179th year that the show's been held - and the first time it's been held at East Park, Brisco after spending 6 years at Carlisle Racecourse.

The good weather meant that more people than expected went along leading to long-queues of cars waiting to get into the car parks.

Organisers said it was looking like a record attendance for the show.

There were more than 600 horses, 500 sheep and more than 250 cattle being exhibited along with a food hall, agricultural stands and Cumberland wrestling.

It's one of the most popular shows in the Border region, aimed at supporting and promoting the area's agricultural industry.

Cattle judging at the show Credit: ITV Border
Winning rosettes being handed out to pedigree cows Credit: ITV Border

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Celebrity chef to attend D&G agricultural show

Nick Nairn will demonstrate his cookery skills at the Wigtown Show Credit: Creative Commons

Celebrity chef Nick Nairn will be making an appearance at an agricultural show in Dumfries and Galloway.

The chef, who is known for becoming the youngest Scottish chef to win a Michelin star; demonstrate his cookery skills at The Wigtown Show.

Nick Nairn will also present the trophy to some of the show's competitions winners. Other activities, such as a monster truck show, will also be available for people to watch or participate in.

The Wigtown Show will be taking place on Wednesday, 2nd August.

Full report: Westmorland Show attracts 30,000

Around thirty thousand people have spent the day soaking up the sights and sounds at one of the region's biggest agricultural shows, and for the first time, the Westmorland County Show had a royal visitor.

The Countess of Wessex was guest of honour at the show near Kendal.

As Ryan Dollard reports, the event came at the end of a summer which has been a pretty good one for Cumbria's farming industry:

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Countess of Wessex visits show

The Countess of Wessex at the show Credit: ITV News Border

Bumper crowds turned out to see Westmorland County Show's first royal visitor.

The Countess of Wessex was guest of honour at the show near Kendal.

The day was enjoyed by people of all ages and this brother and sister duo won lots of prizes in the sheep competition.

Nicholas Phillips an Bethany Phillips won Sheep prizes at the show. Credit: ITV News Border

The show boasts the largest local products Food Hall in the North West, and is entirely supported by local producers promoting their own products.

Local refreshments waiting to be enjoyed Credit: ITV News Border

Bumper year for Westmorland Show

Owner Stanley with pet Saphy, who was the best Great Dane at the Westmorland Show. Credit: ITV News Border

Organisers at the Westmorland Show say that this year has exceeded expectations and they are estimating that more than 30,000 people are at the show.

The rain has stayed off and visitors have been enjoying a whole host of attractions, from cattle and sheep showing, to sampling local food and drink.

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