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Schoolchildren are visiting a farm in Cumbria, to find out about the devastating effects of rural crime.
As part of the NFU's Country Watch Eden scheme, a farmer at Coupland Beck Farm in Appleby is explaining to the children and police how he defends against rural crime.
Rural crime cost Cumbria £590,000 in 2014.
A rare and unusual job opportunity has opened up in Appleby near Penrith.
It's an unpaid position but it is a prestigious one.
ITV Border's Kim Inglis reports.
Police want to speak to the men in these CCTV images, after a quad bike was stolen from farm buildings.
It was taken at 5am on Saturday 1 August 2015.
At the time of the incident, a white “high top” Ford Transit type van was seen in the area.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101.
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Two horses have died in a crash on the ‘flashing lane’ at Appleby Horse Fair, where horses are ridden and driven at high speed to show them off to potential buyers.
One horse died at the scene and another horse had to be put to sleep by a vet from Redwings Horse Sanctuary.
We believe one horse was pulling a sulky whilst the other is thought to have been being ridden. Our inspectors didn’t witness the incident but were on the scene shortly afterwards. Two horses have died as a result of this incident, but it could have been worse still. People must ensure that they are in control when they are riding or driving horses on the flashing lane at speed. Failing to do so can easily result in serious injury and even death." We want to hear from anyone who did see what happened. They can approach us at the event or call the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
Two horses have been killed in a crash at Appleby Horse Fair.
The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses after the collision on the 'flashing lane' this afternoon.
One horse died at the scene and another had to be put down by a vet.
The 'flashing lane' is an area where horses are ridden and driven at high speed to show them off to potential buyers.
"We believe one horse was pulling a sulky while the other is thought to have been being ridden.
“Our inspectors didn’t witness the incident but were on the scene shortly afterwards.
"People must ensure that they are in control when they are riding or driving horses on the flashing lane at speed.
"Failing to do so can easily result in serious injury and even death."
The identity of the people involved in the crash is unknown as they had left the scene when RSPCA officers and the vet arrived.
Anyone with information about the crash is asked to either approach RSPCA officers at the Horse Fair or call the RSPCA inspector appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
An Appleby company that makes fishing equipment has adapted its technology to help remove radioactive sludge from the storage ponds at Sellafield.
Tim Backshall reports.
Paul Knight, of Innovus, says that the plan to adapt technology previously used in the fishing industry to 'help solve some of the problems' at Sellafield is a great idea.
An Appleby company has adapted its scallop dredging equipment to help remove radioactive sludge from the storage ponds at Sellafield.
The Managing Director of Barrnon, Andrew Barr, has said the company was "surprised" to get the request from Sellafield