Wigton swimming pool reopens

Wigton has reopened after it was closed last year. It shut after it was linked to a chemical leak resulted in the death of hundreds of fish in a near by stream.

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Swimmers 'very happy' to be back in Wigton pool

Wigton swimming pool has officially reopened Credit: ITV News Border

Colin Smithson was the first to take plunge this morning at the newly reopen Wigton swimming pool.

The pool was closed by Cumbria County Council last year after it was linked to a chemical leak.

Mr Smithson had been one of many people campaigning to keep the baths open.

He said he was "very happy" to be back.

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