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Colourful Lake District sheep in need of new homes

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Earlier this year, hand painted life-size models of sheep and lambs were scattered across 150 square miles of the Lake District - where it's thought 25,000 people saw them.

The models were decorated by artists and schools as part of the 'Go Herdwick' art project.

The art trail was devised as a way of providing funding to the charity the Calvert Trust, and now that the 6 month art exhibition is finished, they will be auctioned off to permanent homes.

Blues look to break eleven undefeated match club record

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Carlisle United are looking to break a club record tomorrow, by starting a season eleven games undefeated.

Clive Middlemass was in charge when the Blues set the existing 10 match record back in 1989.

He also managed a young Keith Curle in Bristol and says he'll be more than pleased to see his achievement surpassed by his friend.

Keith keeps saying when are you coming up, but I haven't been up this season because they have not been beaten and I didn't want to put a jinx on them. But I might go up Saturday because I don't think he'll get beaten."

– Clive Middlemass, Carlisle United manager 1987-91


WATCH: ITV Border explores Shap Abbey

Shap Abbey in Cumbria is having £150,000 worth of repairs done - the first major restoration work in nearly 100 years.

The repairs are needed after Storm Desmond damaged some of the abbey's medieval architecture.

But it does mean modern archeologists - and our cameras - could get up close and personal to this ancient monument for the first time. And the ancient stones have been revealing insights into the people who built it all those centuries ago.

Our reporter, Matthew Taylor, went to explore:

Man who concealed heroin internally jailed for 3 years

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An Ambleside man has been jailed for three years after police found more than £1,300 worth of heroin at his home.

34-year-old Mark Holden, of Wesley Court, was sentenced today at Carlisle Crown Court after pleading guilty to possession with intent to supply heroin at an earlier hearing.

Police searched Holden’s home address on Wednesday 24 August and seized several bags of heroin and drugs paraphernalia.

The court heard that when Holden was told he would face an 'intimate' search, he then 'released from his backside a bag containing a larger amount of heroin'.

“This should once again send a strong message to all those who may think that they will get away with supplying drugs in our county – it will not be tolerated and our officers will continue to work hard to ensure that these criminals are taken off our streets."

– Sergeant Jamie Eaton, Cumbria Police
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