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Thousands expected at Westmorland Show

Preparations are well underway. Credit: ITV Border

Marquees and show rings have been popping up in fields near Kendal, as Cumbria's biggest agricultural show gets underway.

Organisers are expecting around 30,000 people to turn up to this year's Westmorland County Show, at Crooklands.

They're asking people to help ease traffic by following the signs.

From the North down the M6 exit at J36, if you're coming up the M6 please exit at J35, coming from Kendal please come through past the hospital and come through Endmoor.

Coming from the Furness peninsula please come through Levens Bridge, turn right and come through Milnthorpe."

– Christine Knipe, Westmorland County Show


Man seriously injured in cow attack

A man has suffered serious injuries to his chest after being struck by a cow in Cumbria.

The 57-year-old was airlifted from a farm near Brampton and was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by the Pride of Cumbria air ambulance.

He's currently in a serious condition and is being treated at the major trauma centre.

Dog walkers urged to 'Keep Scotland Beautiful'

NFU Scotland is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the problems of dog fouling on agricultural land.

All Scottish farmers have been sent out a survey to assess the level of the problem on their land, and identify areas where campaigning can be targeted.

The campaign is scheduled to run during the spring, at a time of the year when the better weather brings an increase in the number of people getting out and about in the countryside with their dogs.

New milking parlour to provide a great resource for college students

Lord Curry of Kirkharle, the Bishop of Carlisle, representatives from the farming industry and college dignitaries were among four hundred guests welcomed to Newton Rigg's Penrith campus to celebrate the new Dairy Unit's official opening.

Newton Rigg's restocked Dairy Herd was wiped out in 2001 Credit: ITV News

The herd was wiped out in 2001 and has since been built back up to 151 cows and heifers. The new dairy unit will enable Newton Rigg students to learn the dairy trade in a state of the art facility.

New Parlour Credit: ITV News


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