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PHOTOS: L'aal Ratty

L'aal Ratty Credit: ITV Border

Locals and railway enthusiasts are coming together to celebrate 100 years of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.

A cake to mark the 100th anniversary of L'aal Ratty Credit: ITV Border
L'aal Ratty Credit: ITV Border

It is often referred to as L'aal Ratty and this year marks 100 years of it becoming a narrow gauge railway.

L'aal Ratty Credit: ITV Border

ITV Border's Kate Walby went along with Cameraman Steve to see what was going on.

Tune into Lookaround at 6pm tonight to see the full report.

Kateand Steve at the 100th anniversary celebrations Credit: ITV Border


Body of missing man has been identified

Mr Allen was thought to have been helping his dog from the water Credit: Cumbria Police

The body of a man found in the river at Muncaster, Ravenglass, has been identified as John Allen.

The 76-year-old from Preston went missing last month while walking his dog near Ravenglass Estuary. His body was found on Wednesday 15 May.

Police say his death is not being treated as suspicious.

His family are being supported at this difficult time.

Body found at Ravenglass

A man's has been found in the river at Muncaster, at Ravenglass.

It was reported to the police at 12:50pm, today, Thursday 15 May.

Formal identification has not yet taken place.

The family of John Allen from Preston, who went missing in the area last month, are being supported.

Search continues for missing man

Police and Coastguard services are still looking John Allen, who went missing in Ravenglass.

The 76-year-old, from Preston, has been missing for eleven days.

He was seen walking his dog at Ravenglass Estuary on Monday 28 April. Police believe he was trying to help his dog from the water when he went missing.

He was visiting the area on holiday.


World Owl Trust 'don't feel wanted' at Muncaster

The World Owl Trust say their current agreement with the estate managers is being terminated and unless they can negotiate new arrangements, they'll have to leave by May 2015.

The charity claims the new terms are not financially viable, but the estate say negotiations are ongoing and in tough financial times it's having to review the way the owl centre is run.

The Muncaster estate says it's willing to negotiate but the Trust says it's looking for new premises. Honorary President Tony Warbuton said: "the owl trust is looking for somewhere new to be based, we do not feel we are wanted anymore at Muncaster."

Muncaster: 'There is always a home for owls here'

Peter Frost-Pennington who runs Muncaster Castle says there will always be a home for owls on their site.

But he says they have been forced to review the way the owl centre is run by the World Owl Trust due to a weak economy.

"We are committed to the conservation work that the centre does, as well as the wider conservation work we undertake at Muncaster.

"The last few years have been difficult for Muncaster, like many other tourist attractions, due to the weak economy and we need to make sure that every part of the attraction is operating effectively.

"As part of this we are reviewing the way the owl centre is run. That is what we have said we would like to discuss with the World Owl Trust, which currently runs the centre, and other organisations."

– Peter Frost-Pennington, Muncaster Castle

He added their aim is to continue having an owl centre at Muncaster that works in the best interest of the owls and visitors.

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