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Train line expected to reopen at 12noon

Mud on the line has suspended all services between Carlisle and Newcastle.

The line is has been closed since 9am this morning and expected to reopen at around 12noon once the debris on the line just outside Brampton has been cleared.

A spokesman from ScotRail said: "We would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by this incident, which was beyond our control."

Replacement bus services are running between Carlisle and Hexham and Hexham and Newcastle.

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Cumbrian dog first in Europe with three prosthetic legs

This is the picture which inspired Vanessa to re-home Glory from Romania to Cumbria Credit: Vanessa Bamkin

Glory's learning to walk and run on her new prosthetic limbs a year after being adopted by a Cumbrian family.

When Vanessa Bamkin from Brampton saw a photo of Glory on Facebook she decided to take action.

Glory has now been fitted with three prosthetic legs and is the picture of health Credit: ITV News Border

Glory was a street dog in Romania who had three paws amputated and could hardly walk.

Vanessa arranged for her to be moved to Cumbria before raising more than £3,000 to pay for three new prosthetic limbs.

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'Cumbria is a low risk area for bovine TB'

A spokesman for the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) - the department of DEFRA that deals with cases linked to bovine TB - told ITV Border what is being done surrounding the current outbreak.

“Cumbria is a low risk area for bovine TB. Each year there are a small number of bovine TB incidents in the county, typically due to infection being inadvertently carried in cattle bought from herds in a high risk area. AHVLA has also found no evidence of TB infection in local wildlife.

“Bovine TB can have a devastating effect on farm businesses, which is why there are strict measures to control it. In low risk areas such as Cumbria, herds within a three kilometre radius of a TB incident are placed on more regular testing to reduce the risk of infection.”

– AHVLA spokesman
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