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Fundraiser for Cumbrian stranded in India

The family of a man from Cumbria, who's been stranded in India for a year, want the UK Government to put more pressure on the Indian authorities.

An event was held in Wigton yesterday to raise money for John Armstrong, who was arrested on firearms offences while working as a security guard, protecting ships from piracy.

But his family say they're not being told enough about what is happening to try to get him home.

Neil Billingham reports.


A teddy bear's travels

Last week a little girl called Scarlet lost her teddy bear in Cheshire.

A big social media appeal was launched by her parents to help her find it, and was retweeted by local police forces.

Well, Harold the teddy bear has now been found... in Grasmere. Scarlet's parents have thanked the family who handed him in, after seeing their advert.

Scarlet with her teddy bear Credit: Cheshire Police

MP's debate the future of West Cumberland Hospital

West Cumberland Hospital Credit: ITV News Border

The future of services at West Cumberland Hospital will be discussed in Parliament tonight.

Workington MP Sir Tony Cunningham's opening the debate, which comes after a public meeting at Whitehaven rugby league ground last month drew around four thousand people. Campaigners are concerned about some services at the hospital being downgraded, and others moved to Carlisle.

Police issue weather warning

Police are issuing a weather warning relating to heavy rainfall and strong winds which are set to hit Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway this evening.

Information from the Met Office indicates that this evening and overnight into Tuesday heavy rain is expected, with around 15-20mm set to fall in the space of six hours. Strengthening winds will start this evening as west southwesterlies, however will veer to northwesterly from the early hours of Tuesday, with gusts forecast to exceed 55 mph inland, and 60 – 70 mph in exposed coastal areas.

Motorists are asked to consider road conditions over this period as the heavy rain will bring the dangers of standing water and spray across roads in the region. Again strong gusting winds will affect driving conditions and motorists are asked to drive to the conditions they come across.


New Hutton road in Kendal closed following collision

Police are warning people to avoid New Hutton road in Kendal following a road traffic collision.

Emergency Services are dealing with the one vehicle traffic collision which involved a Toyota Yaris, driven by a male. The vehicle has left the road and gone down a bank.

Police were called at 11.15am today following the collision.

All motorists are being asked to use alternative routes.

A SECOND monkey on the loose from Cumbrian animal park

Two Capuchin monkeys have escaped from Cumbrian animal park Credit: ITV News Border

Police can confirm that a second Capuchin monkey has escaped from South Lakes Wild Animal Park.

Police were called today at 9.11am with confirmation that a second monkey has escaped.

This follows a juvenile female Capuchin monkey that escaped at the weekend and has been sighted in the Dalton-in-Furness area.

These animals do not pose an immediate risk to the public, however it is capable of biting or scratching anyone who attempts to approach it.

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