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Allerby Hall charity ploughing match in pictures:

One of the competitors taking a breather Credit: ITV Border
Farmers from all over Cumbria came to take part Credit: ITV Border
One of the spectators with his unusual 'parrot' Credit: ITV Border
Unusually for this summer the weather was kind Credit: ITV Border
Hundreds turnoed out to support the day Credit: ITV Border
Danny Hird and parents- half of the money raised will be used to help Danny, who's just had a cochlear implant, to be able to hear. Credit: ITV Border
The other half is being donated the Jack's Journey. A charity set up by the family of Jack Gibson to support the families of children battling cancer Credit: ITV Border

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Export deal for Lake District creamery

A Cumbrian creamery has secured an export deal to supply cheese to a major airline.

Lake District Creamery, owned by First Milk - a consortium of 2,000 farmers, has announced it has secured a export deal to supply around six million portions to passengers on Emirates Airlines over the next year.

The Farming Minister Jim Paice MP said:

"Only a few years after purchasing the site, First Milk has already been successful in putting their Lake District Creamery on the world stage. More importantly, the company has shown how an added-value, export-led business strategy, focussing on the long-term opportunities for dairy can drive returns for Cumbrian farmers that supply milk to the creamery."

– Jim Paice MP

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Cumbrian rural communities will get extra cash

Rural communities in Cumbria are to receive extra money to help small businesses.They'll get a share of fifteen million pounds from the government to create new business networks to support rural firms.

A number of local business hubs will also be set up providing office and meeting space, to allow business owners to share ideas and improve their companies.