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Man dies whilst driving

A man has died after falling ill whilst driving.

On 28th August at 2.10pm a Ford Focus car was found in a field off the A75 road near Gretna. 74-year-old John Johnstone from Longtown was found at the wheel of the car by police and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say it is likely that he was taken ill whilst driving and that there appears to be no suspicious circumstances.


Lake District lemurs raise money for African school

A wildlife park near Keswick is hoping its collection of lemurs can play its part in helping children at a school in Madagascar.

The Lake District Wildlife Park sends money every year to a school in the country. And now they're asking visitors to support their work, by taking part in Lemurs Week. A couple of days ago

Fiona McIlwraith went along to find out more.

Teens complete 4 week community scheme

For most teenagers who are celebrating their exam successes the summer holidays are a time for a well deserved rest, but for some it's an opportunity to get outdoors and learn new skills.

Hundreds of 15 to 17-years-olds from across Cumbria have spent four weeks of their summer break as part of the National Citizen Service scheme, which aims to engage more young people in their local community.

Amy Dunsmuir went down to meet some of them.


Cumbria hoped to be 'adventure capital of the UK'

A councillor from Langdale has argued that new footpaths have ruined the beauty of the Lake District.

However, others believe that the Lake District's purpose is to be enjoyed by visitors. The new paths make the landscape more accessible to visitors.

Richard Greenwood from Cumbria Tourism agrees and says that people should embrace adventure sports. He adds that the Lake District should be more accessible to those seeking adventure sports if the Lake District's tourist economy is to keep thriving:

On the right path: Lake District enhanced by routes

A councillor has argued against new footpaths in the Lake District, saying that they spoil the view.

It has started a discussion about the purpose of the Lake District - whether the landscape should be preserved or whether it should be adapted to allow visitors to enjoy it more.

Judith Moore from Friends of the Lake District. The organisation campaigns to preserve the beauty of the Lake District and believes that building and maintaining footpaths is an important part of preserving the Lake District's beauty.

Lake District is a 'man made' landscape says ranger

Steve Tatlock is the Langdale Ranger for the Lake District National Park Authority. As part of his job he must consider the question of how best to preserve the Lake District National Park and is responsible for putting in the new paths.

He says that the paths are consistent with the ever-changing landscape, but getting the balance right between nature and accessibility for visitors can be difficult:

'We're a national park not a theme park'

New footpaths have been laid in the Lake District to make the landscape more accessible for visitors.

However, Councillor Jean Birkett from the Langdale Parish Council believes the footpaths ruin the view:

Steve Tatlock is a Langdale Ranger for the Lake District National Park. He argues that the paths allow more people to enjoy the area:

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