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Concern for missing Carlisle man

Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 43-year-old man from Carlisle who has gone missing.

Casper Capel was last seen at Eden Housing in Penrith on Wednesday 14th January.

Mr Capel is described as white, of a slim build, with short dark hair and a beard.

He was last seen wearing a dark jacket with green sleeves, black trousers and a flat cap.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police immediately on 101 and ask to speak to the Duty Sergeant at Durranhill Police Station.

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Mountain rescue teams training day in Lakes

Nine mountain rescue teams from Cumbria are taking part in a joint training day in the Lake District.

The day will consist of team members being trained to use the new Sikorsky helicopter, which is more modern and larger than the Sea King.

Two groups of 30 mountain rescuers will each be put through morning and afternoon training sessions.

The teams taking part are:

  • Cockermouth MRT
  • Cumbria Ore Mines Rescue Unit (COMRU)
  • Coniston MRT
  • Duddon and Furness MRT
  • Langdale and Ambleside MRT
  • Kendal MRT
  • Keswick MRT
  • Kirby Stephen MRT
  • Wasdale MRT

Search ends for missing Cumbrian mountain biker

The search for a Cumbrian mountain biker thought to be missing in the Cheviot Hills has been ended, after it appeared it was a false alarm.

Rescue teams from Northumberland and the Scottish Borders joined together to search for David Bibby who was reported missing on Thursday 15th January.

Staff from a Wooler hotel had raised the alarm after Mr Bibby had failed to turn up for dinner.

However, Northumbria Police say that the man gave hotel staff a false name and information about going cycling.

Police are carrying out enquiries to identify the man and speak to him about the incident.

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Cumbrian climber could take crown

The first Brit to free climb El Capitan's Dawn Face could be Cumbrian Credit: RTV

One of Britain's best rock climbers has claimed that the first Brit to free climb El Capitan's notorious Dawn Face could be from Cumbria.

This prediction comes in the week that the summit in Yosemitie National Park was scaled by free climbers for the first time ever.

Neil Gresham, who's from Kendal, has said that Cumbrian born Leo Houlding shows most promise to take the crown of Brit who reaches the top first.

Exporting haggis to USA would 'make Borders butchers millionaires'

Exporting Haggis to the USA and Canada has been banned since 1971 Credit: ITV Border

The ability to export haggis to the USA and Canada would make independent Scottish Butchers millionaires, claims a champion haggis making butcher from Hawick.

Lindsay Grieve supplies his family recipe haggis around the world, but exporting haggis to the USA and Canada is prohibited due to an import ban on sheep lung products.

Conservative peer Lord McColl raised the issue during Question Time in the House of Lords today, calling for the Government to put pressure on the American administration to lift the ban, which has been in place since 1971.

Lindsay Grieve makes haggis in his Hawick Butchers shop Credit: ITV Border

Border's butcher Mr Grieve says removing the ban would open up a huge market.

"I've been in business for 26 years and during that time we have been trying to get haggis into America and Canada, but it's not allowed.

"There are some communities where the population is bigger than Scotland and to get haggis into them could make us millionaires, it could be our saviour."

– Mr Grieve, Borders Butcher
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