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Social media hunt for bear's owner

Charlie was left behind at Electric Fields Credit: Electric Fields

A teddy bear left behind after a music festival has been re-united with his owner following a social media appeal.

Charlie Bear was discovered, alongside a book about his adventures, on the site of the Electric Fields Festival at Drumlanrig Castle.

The festival took place between Thursday and Saturday.

When Charlie was found, the Electric Fields organisers took to Facebook and Twitter to trace his owner.

And they reported this afternoon that the appeal had been successful.

A book of the bear's adventures was also discovered on site Credit: Electric Fields


Cumbrian teenage violinist bags place on National Youth Orchestra

A young violinist from Stainton near Kendal has landed a place in the National Youth Orchestra.

It means Alistair Burton will be playing with some of the best young musicians in the country:

Weeping poppies on display at Sorbie Tower

Credit: Chris Hanna

A weeping window of poppies is on display at Sorbie Tower near Wigtown.

The display has been organised by tower warden Steve Hanna, with all proceeds going to the Poppy Scotland Appeal.

Visitors to the tower are able to buy a hand-knitted poppy and add it to the hundreds of others which are attached to the walls and windows.

Credit: Chris Hanna

The crocheted and knitted poppies have come from the Women's Institute and Cumbrian Museum, and are available to buy at the tower.

The poppies will be sent to their owners after the display comes down, following Remembrance Sunday.

The tower will be open to visitors wishing to purchase poppies on Sunday 5th November, Saturday 11th November and Sunday 12th November.

Credit: Chris Hanna
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