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Scafell Pike lost dog appeal goes viral

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An appeal to find a dog that went missing in the Lake District has gone viral.

Owner Adam Nolan, from Whitehaven, put out the appeal after losing his Border Collie 'Jasper' at Cam Spout Crag below Scafell Pike on 2nd November.

"I know people may say 'he's just a dog'," says Adam on Facebook, "but to me he leaves the same void as if I were to lose someone very close to me."

His appeal on Facebook has had over 60,000 people sharing the link. On Twitter hundreds of people are also offering their support.

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40,000 asked to shape Cumbria's future

There is a bid for the Lake District to become a World Heritage site. Credit: PA

More than 40,000 people in the Lake District are being urged to shape the national park's future.

The Lake District National Park Partnership is contacting 79 parishes asking for comment on a draft management plan.

It covers a variety of topics, including landscape, housing, tourism, jobs, water quality, access to services, farming and forestry and links to the current bid for World Heritage (WH) status.

"These are exceptional times for us. For the first time the management plan becomes an integral part of our WH bid and we need to know what residents, visitors, businesses, groups and organisations think and want."

– Clive Wickham, Partnership Manager


Views sought over Lake District management

People's views will be used to form part of the bid by the Lake District to become a World Heritage Site. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

All 40,000 people living in the Lake District will be asked for their views on how the national park should be managed in the future.

A plan is being drawn up to look at such issues as housing, tourism and jobs. People's views will be used to form part of the bid by the Lake District to become a World Heritage Site.

Dr Who actor appeals to ITV Border viewers

Christopher Eccleston, who plays one of the main characters in a new ITV drama that's being filmed in the Lake District, has made an appeal to ITV Border viewers.

He wants to know more about treading, the art of catching fish with your feet, which he used to do when he visited Cumbria as a child.

Christopher Eccleston played the Ninth Doctor in the Doctor Who television series and has starred in films such as The Others, 28 Days Later and Elizabeth.

New ITV drama filmed in Coniston

The cast and crew have spent 6 weeks in the Lake District Credit: ITV news Border

A new ITV Drama has been filmed in the Lake District.

Safe House is a four-part drama due to be aired in the Spring that centres around an old house in Coniston.

The cast includes several famous names including Christopher Eccleston, who had to try open-water swimming for the first time.


Climb mountains, get paid

Jon Bennett has been doing the job for eight years. Credit: ITV Border

An advert's gone out for one of the most unusual jobs in Cumbria - but it could save lives.

The Lake District National Park's recruiting a 'Fell Top Assessor'.

Whoever gets the job will brave wind, rain and snow to check conditions on the area's 950-metre peak, Helvellyn, during the winter months.

Jon Bennett, from Ambleside, has been doing the job for eight years, and he's to be joined by a new recruit.

Information relayed by them will be used by Weatherline, a phone and online service that keeps keep visitors and locals informed about the conditions.

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