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Cumbria Counter Terrorism officers on standby to support attack investigation

Credit: PA

Counter Terrorism officers at Cumbria Police are on standby to support the attack investigation in Manchester.

Cumbria Constabulary have Counter Terrorism officers who work as part of a national Counter Terrorism network.

These officers will be deployed to support the investigation in Manchester as and when required.

– Statement from Cumbria Police

Cumbria NHS offer staff support to colleagues in Manchester

The scene at Manchester Royal Infirmary as the death toll from the Manchester bomb attack rose to 22 with 59 injured, Greater Manchester Police chief constable Ian Hopkins said. Credit: PA

The NHS in Cumbria says it's offering support to colleagues in Manchester, who are responding to the attack last night.

We are thinking about NHS colleagues in Manchester today as they responded to the devastating attack last night and continue to care for those injured. We have been in touch with colleagues to offer support. Our thoughts are with the loved ones of those who died and everyone caught up in the atrocities."

– Cumbria Partnership and North Cumbria CCG statement

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Cumbria Police tweet following suspected 'terror' attack

Emergency services at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue. Credit: PA

Cumbria Police has tweeted that their thoughts go out to families and friends of those affected by an explosion in Manchester last night.

Police are treating the incident at Manchester Arena, where singer Arianna Grande was performing, as a suspected 'terror' attack.

Manchester Arena explosion: Children among 22 dead

So far, 22 people have been confirmed dead and around 60 injured.

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Organisers of Eden Festival call out for volunteers

Eden Festival

Organisers of Scotland's second largest music festival are looking for volunteers,

The Eden Festival recruits around 300 volunteers yearly, to assist with pthe planning of the festival.

A variety of volunteering roles are available, including:

  • stage management
  • artist liaison
  • compering
  • bar staff
  • ticket office staff
  • site artists
  • wardens etc.

One thing that makes Eden Festival special is that it is not a hire in jobbie - it is hand built each year by local volunteers (and some from further afield), young and old, with a lot of time, sweat and community spirit going in to creating the magnificent Garden every year - this makes for a more intimate and unique festival.

– Adam Curtis, Founder and Head of Production

Festival headliners include Cat Power, Bony M and Alabama 3.

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