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Lake District Lemur week to raise money for Madagascar school

An aspiring cameraman - A lemur at the Lake District Wildlife Park takes an interest in photography Credit: ITV Border

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.

The Lake District Wildlife Park is hoping the Lemurs could help raise money for a school in Madagascar Credit: ITV Border
Ring Tailed Lemurs are native to Madagascar Credit: ITV Border


Derwent Water Regatta

Boats at Derwent Water Marina Credit: ITV News Border

It's the second Derwent Water Regatta near Keswick this weekend. There's a flotilla of boats at 12 noon on Saturday and water sports taster sessions throughout the weekend.

Visitors can try kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, rowing, sailing, bath tub sailing, Viking long boat sailing and coracle building.

Lakeland Rowing Club is one of the local clubs offering taster sessions Credit: Lakeland Rowing Club

Police trying to unite owners with stolen goods

It's thought these items were stolen at the end of June Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police are trying to find the owners of the items pictured after they were found in Keswick.

It's thought they were all stolen from the Keswick are at sometime during the last week in June.

The items include jewellery, an Acer tablet and a camera.

If you, or someone you know, is the rightful owner of anything in the picture you should contact Detective Constable Rebecca Fox on the 101 number.

Baby scalded in Keswick cafe

Helimed 58 from Great North Air Ambulance took the baby to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle Credit: Great North Air Ambulance

An eight-month-old baby boy has been airlifted to hospital in Newcastle after being accidentally scalded in a cafe in West Cumbria.

The incident happened in Keswick. Upon arrival of the Great North Air Ambulance, the baby was said to be in a stable condition but had serious injuries.

He is now being treated in the Royal Victoria Infirmary.


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