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Bovine TB confirmed in the Brampton area

An outbreak of bovine TB has been confirmed in the Brampton area of north Cumbria.

There are restrictions in place when it comes to moving affected cattle and farms within a three kilometre radius will also be tested.

The NFU has advised farmers to be careful when bringing animals into the county by looking at their sourcing policy and where animals are coming from.

Cumbria is a low risk area on the border of Scotland - which has a TB free status.


Brampton businesses back flower campaign

Five years ago the town was blooming Credit: ITV Border

Several businesses in Brampton say that they'll be getting behind the town's campaign to spruce up for summer.

They're all putting out hanging baskets to improve the look of the town centre.

Many shops, cafes and pubs are already in bloom, but there are concerns that a number of empty buildings in the town will detract from the attempt to give it a facelift.


Appeal for missing Brampton man to get in touch

Police are appealing for a missing 39-year-old man to get in contact and let people know he is safe and well.

Wayne Edward Hilton was last seen at his home address in Brampton at about 8:30pm on Tuesday 29 April.

Police say his disappearance is out of character Credit: Cumbria Police

He didn't go to work today and police are concerned as this is out of character for Mr Hilton.

They believe he may have headed to west Cumbria. His car is a white Ford Fiesta, with a black roof.

He was last seen wearing a navy t-shirt with writing on it and black combat trousers.

He is 6ft 1" tall, with light brown receding hair and glasses. He has an earring in his left ear and tattoos on his arm and shoulder.

Anyone who has seen Wayne is asked to contact Cumbria Police immediately on 101 and ask for a duty sergeant at Brampton Police Station.

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