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Competition for amateur snappers

Credit: Lake District Hoteliers Association

A competition has begun to find the best photographs of the Lake District in winter. The competition is part of campaign to drive tourism to the region. Entrants are being asked to submit the best snaps.

Credit: Lake District Hoteliers Association

The competition is open to photographers of all ages and split into two categories: over 18s and under 18s. So If you've got some Lake District photos you're particularly proud of and you want to enter the competition.. then click herefor more details.

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WATCH: Young shepherdess supporting Lake District World Heritage bid

A young shepherdess from Croglin near Carlisle has been nominated as an ambassador for the Lake District's bid for World Heritage status.

Twenty-four-year old Hannah Jackson is already one of 12 national ambassadors for the sheep association, because of her passion for encouraging young people into farming.

Fiona Marley Paterson went to meet her.

Footage shows fast moving floodwater in Stalybridge

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Footage shows fast moving water in the town centre. Greater Manchester Fire service are warning people about the danger. They're advising people to take great care.

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Bramhall Hall to reopen after £1.6million revamp

Bramhall Hall Credit: Stockport MBC

Bramhall Hall is re-opening after a huge restoration project, thanks to a £1.6m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The historic grade I listed building closed at the end of September 2014 to undergo major transformation.

The restored drawing room at Bramhall Hall Credit: Stockport MBC

New visitors will see changes to the historic rooms and the Hall’s features and architecture.

Two additional rooms have been opened up to the public. These are a Victorian butler’s pantry and a dining room that's been furnished with period pieces.

Villagers protest at loss of bus service

A protests been held in the Lancashire village of Sabden which has lost its bus service. The service operator has withdrawn the service after Lancashire County Council withdrew financial support due to cutbacks. The council says it looked for alternatives but could not afford to provide a replacement.. Paul McKenna heads a pressure group in the village desperate to get the service re-instated.

Hedgehogs are under threat after December floods has devastating effect

England's national treasure the hedgehog is under threat Credit: ITV Border

One of our most beloved wild animals is under threat.

The once common hedgehog is facing extinction if its population continues to decline. That's the warning from one environmental group who say help is urgently needed to save them.

Cumbria wildlife trust say lack of habitat and food are partly to blame, but the floods across Cumbria and Lancashire last year have had a devastating impact.

If you want to find out more about how you can help save hedgehogs visit Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Helen McNulty reports.

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