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River barrier to be lifted ahead of Appleby Horse Fair

Horses are traditionally washed in the river Credit: PA

Barriers preventing entry into River Eden will be removed by 4pm today, Wednesday 7 June.

The Multi-Agency Strategic Co-ordinating Group (MASCG) say it is due to the river levels reducing below 0.5m and the RSPCA being able to clear most of the debris.

Travellers and visitors are still being warned to only enter the river at their own risk, as additional debris may be found in the river later in the day.

The MASCG say they will continue monitoring the rainfall over the next 24 hours.

Woman falls 30ft near banks of River Eden

The woman was treated by paramedics on the River Eden near Lacy's Caves Credit: Great North Air Ambulance

A woman has been airlifted to hospital after falling 30ft down a rocky embankment on the River Eden in Cumbria.

The woman, from Carlisle, suffered serious head, neck and arm injuries after falling near to Lacy's Caves, just north of Little Salkeld at around 1:30pm.

Penrith Mountain Rescue and emergency services attended to the woman, who was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. She remains in hospital in a stable condition.

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Missing man found safe and well in Carlisle

The man who was believed to have jumped off Eden Bridge has been found safe and well in Carlisle.

Cumbria Police and Fire and Rescue, along with a police helicopter, had been searching through the night after reports the man had jumped into the river.

Police would like to thank everyone for their assistance in helping to locate the man.

Searches to continue for man missing in the River Eden

Cumbria Police are helping search for a missing man in the River Eden Credit: ITV Border (library image)

Searches are set to resume for a man who it's believed could be missing in the River Eden.

The searches were called off last night near the Sands Leisure Centre in Carlisle as darkness fell.

All emergency services were involved - helped by local Mountain Rescue teams

Half-way point for brothers swimming 90 miles

Hudson brothers swimming Credit: ITV Border

Three brothers swimming the ninety-mile length of Cumbria's River Eden in nine days are over halfway through their journey.

Robbie, Jack and Callum Hudson, who were brought up near Penrith, are swimming from Armathwaite to Warwick Bridge today as they head towards the river's end at the Solway Firth.

Two of the Hudson Brothers Credit: ITV Border

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£2m grant for charity that protects River Eden

The charity which protects the River Eden in Cumbria has been given a two million pounds grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The money will be spent on projects aimed at encouraging people to make the most of the river.

Part of the money will be spent on community groups who will survey the river's wildlife, control invasive plants and try to prevent pollution.

The lottery grant will also fund a new apprentice scheme at Newton Rigg College.

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