Kaiser's connection with Cumbria

Before World War One the German Emperor was twice a visitor to what is now Cumbria, due to his great friendship with the Earl of Lonsdale

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A wooden Roman toilet site has been found near Hadrian's Wall
A wooden Roman toilet site has been found near Hadrian's Wall Credit: Sonya Galloway, Vindolanda

The only surviving wooden Roman toilet seat has been unearthed near Hadrian's Wall.

It was discovered intact at the Vindolanda site in Northumberland.

Archeaologists say it would have been more comfortable to sit on than stone in the chilly climate of the northern frontier.

The seat will take up to 18 months to conserve, once that process is complete it can be put on display.

The seat will take 18 months to conserve
The seat will take 18 months to conserve Credit: Sonya Galloway, Vindolanda

Lake District lemurs raise money for African school

A wildlife park near Keswick is hoping its collection of lemurs can play its part in helping children at a school in Madagascar.

The Lake District Wildlife Park sends money every year to a school in the country. And now they're asking visitors to support their work, by taking part in Lemurs Week. A couple of days ago

Fiona McIlwraith went along to find out more.

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Athletes to make a splash at Special Olympics

Two athletes from Dumfries and Galloway are preparing for the Special Olympics European Summer games.

Sam Pattinson and Emma Birley are taking part in a number of swimming events in the host city of Antwerp in Belgium. They were both selected back in 2013.

Andrea Manson is their Disability Swimming Coach in Annandale and Eskdale:

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Lake District Lemur week to raise money for Madagascar school

An aspiring cameraman - A lemur at the Lake District Wildlife Park takes an interest in photography
An aspiring cameraman - A lemur at the Lake District Wildlife Park takes an interest in photography Credit: ITV Border

A wildlife park near Keswick is hoping its collection of lemurs can play its part in helping children at a school in Madagascar.

The Lake District Wildlife Park sends money every year to a school in the country. And now they're asking visitors to support their work, by taking part in Lemurs Week.

The Lake District Wildlife Park is hoping the Lemurs could help raise money
The Lake District Wildlife Park is hoping the Lemurs could help raise money for a school in Madagascar Credit: ITV Border
Ring Tailed Lemurs are native to Madagascar
Ring Tailed Lemurs are native to Madagascar Credit: ITV Border

Concern for missing man in Whitehaven

Richard Manners
Richard Manners, 18, is missing from the Whitehaven area Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are concerned for the safety of a missing man from the Whitehaven area.

Richard Manners, 18, was last seen outside the Candlestick pub on Tangier Street, Whitehaven at 10pm last night. He is described as being of slim build, with short brown hair and speaks with a North East accent. It is believed he was last seen wearing a white t-shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.

15-year-old cyclist dies in collision at Santon Bridge near Gosforth

Crash scene
The crash happened at Santon Bridge near Gosforth Credit: ITV News Border

A 15-year-old boy has died after his bicycle was involved in a crash with a van in west Cumbria. The collision happened at Santon Bridge near Gosforth at around 11.30 am on Saturday 23rd August. The teenager suffered serious head, neck and spinal injuries and was treated at the scene before being flown to hospital in Newcastle by Air Ambulance where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Farmers encourage shoppers to "Love Scotch Lamb"

Farmers from the South of Scotland are encouraging shoppers to buy Scotch Lamb this weekend.

Sheep Farmers are heading to supermarkets and town centres across Scotland to encourage the public to sample top quality lamb.

On Saturday, farmers were outside stores in Dumfries, and today (Sunday) Farmers will target shoppers in Galashiels.

Border restaurants The Caddy Mann, Burts Townhouse and the Auld Cross Keys are taking part in the campaign by including lamb dishes on the menu.

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