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One of the UK's top livestock shows takes place in Carlisle

Annual Borderway Agri Expo Credit: ITV Border News

The Duke of Westminster will be among the 12,000 people at Harrison and Hetherington's annual Borderway Agri Expo.

It's one of the UK's leading winter livestock shows with a total prize fund of £14,000. A record 880 head of sheep and cattle are entered.

Twenty four people saved by Mountain Rescue in one week

A warning has been issued about the dangers of venturing onto the high-fells.

Rescue services in the county have already saved 24 people so far this week.

One call-out involved a family of four and their dog, who, on Wednesday afternoon, called for help after getting stuck on Scafell pike.

24 people Saved by mountain rescue this week Credit: ITV Border News

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Pop star Emeli Sande backs West Cumberland Hospital

Pop star Emeli Sande has joined the high-profile campaign to save under-threat services at the West Cumberland Hospital.

The award-winning singer/songwriter publicly backed the cuts protest after visiting the county to see family, some of who live in west Cumbria. She used her Twitter account to express her support for the We Need West Cumberland Hospital campaign to her 1.2m followers.

She also joined the group’s Thunderclap campaign, which yesterday saw supporters simultaneously tweet a link to the We Need West Cumberland Hospital Facebook page to almost 2 million people across the world.

The group is fighting to save services including consultant-led maternity, which could be centralised in Carlisle.

Parking meters vandalised in Kirkby Lonsdale

Parking meter vandalised in Market Square Credit: ITV News Border

Parking meters in Kirkby Lonsdale have been vandalised.

Expanding foam has been sprayed into the coin slots, rendering parking meters at New Road, Booths and Market Square out of order.

Foam has been sprayed into the parking meter coin slot Credit: ITV News Border

South Lakeland District Council's Engineers are repairing the machines today, after which it will be known what the cost to the council tax payer is.

Cumbria Police are investigating the criminal damage and are appealing for information.

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