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WATCH: Hunt is on for best Lake District winter photos

Coniston Credit: Paul Crone

The hunt is on to find the best photo of the Lake District in the winter.

The Lake District Hotels Association, made up of 34 hotels and 20 attractions throughout Cumbria, has launched the competition as part a campaign to drive tourism to the region.

Entries can be sent to hello@reallakedistrict.co.uk

And you can find out more about the competition at http://www.reallakedistrict.co.uk/photo-competition.aspx

Watch Paul Crone's full report below where we'll give you a few pointers on taking the perfect pic!

Harrop Tarn, Thirlmere Credit: Paul Crone

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Storm Desmond clean-up continues

School playground flooded in Lancashire Credit: Photo: ITV News

People in Cumbria and Lancashire are continuing efforts to clean up their communities after the devastation caused by the flooding following Storm Desmond.

Photos show a school playground in St Michael's on Wyre completely flooded with equipment strewn around as a result of the storm.

School playground flooded in Lancashire Credit: Photo: ITV News

Lakeland maze marks First World War anniversary

A Lake District attraction has planted a large "poppy" to mark the anniversary of the start of the First World War.

The Lakeland Maize Maze, at Sedgwick near Kendal in Cumbria, measures 150 metres by 175 metres and has been created in a maize crop.

Aerial view of "poppy" maize.

Officals from the attraction expect more than 18,000 visitors to walk through the maze this year.

Owner, Graham Wadsworth, says: “Our poppy design is the most poignant we have had as the theme for our maze and we hope that families will reflect on the sacrifices made by great-great grandparents and other relatives who perhaps fought in World War 1.”

For more information, www.lakelandmaze.co.uk

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