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Lake District pylon plans go on display

Plans go on display today. Credit: ITV Border

Plans to connect the proposed Moorside nuclear power station in West Cumbria to the electricity network are going on display in Egremont today.

It's the first of nearly 30 public information events, which will keep communities informed about the National Grid's plans.

Critics say "giant" pylons could damage the Lake District landscape. Katie Hunter reports:

United Utilities withdraw controversial fence plans

United Utilities will not put up 8-mile fence Credit: ITV News Border

Controversial plans to put up an eight-mile fence across open fells in the Lake District have been withdrawn.

United Utilities wanted to install fencing to stop peat erosion affecting water quality in Thirlmere but the scheme was opposed by conservation groups who said it would damage the landscape.

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Photos: thousands of fish killed in slurry leak

Thousands of fish have died after a serious pollution leak in Cumbria.

A team of Environment Agency officers are currently tackling the problem, at Skitwath and Dacre Becks, near Penruddock.

A pollution leak killed thousands of fish. Credit: ITV Border
Many were left floating in the discoloured water. Credit: ITV Border
Environment Agency officers are still at the scene. Credit: ITV Border
It happened at Skitwath and Dacre Becks, near Penruddock Credit: ITV Border

Investigation into slurry leak after thousands of fish die

Thousands of fish, including salmon, died. Credit: PA

An investigation into a slurry leak, which killed thousands of fish in the Penruddock area on the fringes of the Lake District, is continuing.

Members of the public reported brown water, and dead fish floating on the surface, at at Skitwath and Dacre Becks.

Environment Agency officers were sent to contain the leak, which was found to have been slurry.

Thousands of fish, including trout and salmon, died, and officers remain in the area investigating.

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WATCH: Damp damage at Grade 1 listed building

Staff at the National Trust say they're "devastated" to have discovered wet rot in the beams of one of the Lake District's oldest buildings.

Town End Farm in Troutbeck near Windermere is a Grade 1 listed building and has to be preserved as it is, as it is one of the few unchanged examples of 16th century Lake District life.

A major fundraising campaign is now underway to save the building.

Damp damage to Townend House

Townend House Credit: ITV Border

Staff at the National Trust say they're "devastated" to have discovered wet rot in the beams of one of the Lake District's oldest buildings.

Townend Farm in Troutbeck near Windermere is a Grade 1 listed building and has to be preserved as it is, as it is one of the few unchanged examples of 16th century Lake District life.

A major fundraising campaign is now underway to save the building.

Ross Mackintosh is from the National Trust:

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