More than 250 people have turned out for the opening sale at Kendal's new auction mart at the Moss End Rural Business Park site.
Around 1,500 sheep are being sold at the auction, which is proving just as popular as the sales held at the old auction mart.
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There are three flood warnings and 16 flood alerts currently in place across the county.
A 41 tonne crane closed the A7 for most of today after leaving the road and becoming trapped in the road barrier.
After a wet and windy day things turn colder from tomorrow.