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Teenage rescuers return to scene of barn fire

One teenager managed to rescue bulls trapped in the burning barn Credit: Tyler Scarr

Two teenagers who rescued animals from a blazing barn are returning to the farm this morning.

Matthew Chisholm and Tyler Scarr, both 17-years-old, were approaching the barn at Plumpton near Penrith and initially thought they were seeing fireworks. They soon realised it was a barn on fire and went to help.

While Tyler raised the alarm with the farmer, Matthew went into the barn to save the bulls which were living inside.

Matthew was burnt on the face but both managed to save nine bulls. Shortly after the teenagers left the barn the ceiling collapsed.

The cause of the fire is believed to be an electrical fault.

Today Matthew, from Kirkby Thore, and Tyler, who works in Kirkby Stephen, are returning to the farm to see the farmer they helped.

After Matthew left the barn, the ceiling collapsed Credit: Tyler Scarr

Helen Skelton's church future secured

An ancient church that hosted Cumbria's wedding of the year has been awarded 70 thousand pounds to make urgent repairs. TV presenter Helen Skelton married rugby league star Ritchie Myler in St Michael's in Kirkby Thore near Penrith in December.

The wedding even made the pages of 'Hello' magazine. The church though has been falling into disrepair, but it's future now looks a little more secure, as Fiona Marley Paterson reports.

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