Windermere dog stars in childrens stories

A lady from Windermere hopes her books about her dog Henry will encourage Cumbrian children to read and teach them how to look after a dog.

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Windermere's Henry the dog becomes a star

A dog from Windermere has become a star. His mum, an 83-year-old lady, wrote about him for her grandchildren in Canada but his adventures have become so successful they've been published.

Little Henry and his mum have been updating us on his adventures on our Facebook page throughout the day, including his visit by our reporter Fiona Marley Paterson. Here it is.

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Boats cut adrift on Windermere

The Coastguard has criticised the vandals who set two boats adrift on Windermere. The motorboats were set loose in the Ferry Nab area of the lake this morning. The coastguard, police and lake wardens were all scrambled to the scene after reports there could've been someone on board. A spokesman for the Coastguard said the incident had diverted resources away from any other serious incidents that might have been happening elsewhere at the time. It's not clear who set the boats adrift but a collapsed tent and a quantity of alcohol was found on the shoreline nearby. The Coastguard is responsible for safety and other emergencies on the lakes in the Lake District. The Windermere Lake Wardens are there to patrol and look after the lake and provide support for agencies like the Coastguard, police and others.

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