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Soldier injured on Cumbrian army range

A soldier was injured when a gun exploded at the Warcop training range near Appleby.

The man, in his 20s, suffered superficial chest and hand injuries. He was treated by paramedics before being flown by air ambulance to hospital in Carlisle. His injuries aren't life threatening.

Soldiers training on the Warcop range near Appleby Credit: ITV News Border

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Lake District course for children who have lost a parent in the forces

A group of children who have all lost parents on active duty spent a week together on an outward bound course in the Lake District.

The Forces Children's Trust is a charity which organises holidays to help children overcome loss and bereavement. The group spent a week at Howtown Outdoor Bound Centre on Ullswater.

"They don't have got explain to each other they know everyone of them has lost their parent and they're very supportive of each other, very supportive."

– Denny Wise Founder, Children's Charity Trust

"People at school they can't really feel what you feel they don't really understand you but here they understand you perfectly and they can help you. The people at school they try and comfort you but they don't feel it."

– Heather (12)

In your own classroom not many people understand and if you start crying they start getting mad at you but if you're here they understand what you've been through because everyone's been through it."

– Lauren (11)

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