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Cumbrian Wildlife Park welcomes four baby tortoises

The four tortoises all measure around 5cm Credit: Lake District Wildlife Park

The Lake District Wildlife Park near Keswick is celebrating the birth of four sulcata tortoise babies.

It’s the first time they have successfully bred Africa’s largest tortoise.

Now three weeks old, the babies are two inches long, and are set to grow as big as or even bigger than their parents.



Pensioner falls ill on Cumbrian fell

A 70-year-old man's been treated by Air Ambulance medics after he became unwell while walking on a Cumbrian fell.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to Catbells near Keswick at around 1pm today.

The man was later taken by an ambulance to hospital where he's in a stable condition.

Great North Air Ambulance arrive at Catbells near Keswick Credit: Great North Air Ambulance

Body found on lakeside path near Keswick identified

Cumbria Police have identified a body that was found near Keswick Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police have identified a body that was found near Keswick as Glenn Hartill, 53, from Linthorde, Middlesbrough.

Police were called on 7 September 2014 after a body was found on a lakeside path at Brandlehow Park.

Mr Hartill's death is not being treated as suspicious.

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.

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