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Wind causes cancellation of Sunday's Great North Swim

The event in 2016 Credit: North News

Organisers say they have been forced to cancel Sunday's Great North Swim due to bad weather.

The events were scheduled to take place at Windermere, but a decision was made by the independent planning group to cancel due to strong winds forecast for Sunday.

“ We are sorry to have been forced to cancel the Sunday programme of events.

“We understand the inconvenience the Sunday cancellation will cause, but the safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority.

– David Hart, The Great Run Company

Road block caused by collision in Windermere

The collision happened at the junction of Elleray road and Ambleside road Credit: Google maps

The junction of Elleray road and Ambleside road in Windermere has been blocked as police deal with a crash that happened earlier.

Police were called to the area at 10:47am when two cars collided.

Emergency services are currently at the scene. Police are advising motorists to avoid the area.

A traffic map can be viewed at: www.cumbria.police.uk/traffic-link-map.

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Missing Essex man 'could be in Windermere'

Paul Meakins Credit: Cumbria Police

Police believe a missing man from Essex could be in Windermere.

Paul Meakins, 54, was last seen in the Essex area on 29 March.

But his credit card has been used regularly in the Windermere area over the past few days, banking enquiries have shown.

It is believed that he is travelling in a black Vauxhall Astra, with the registration number FG51 UMF.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101.

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