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Badgers close road in west Cumbria

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A road in west Cumbria is closed until further notice because of badgers.

Multiple dens have caused damage around the U4279 near Eskdale. The extent of the damage suggests there is a significant number of badgers in the area, including young cubs.

Cumbria County Council says it's working alongside Natural England to protect the animals while repairs are carried out.

A diversion is in place via A595 and Irton.


PHOTOS: L'aal Ratty

L'aal Ratty Credit: ITV Border

Locals and railway enthusiasts are coming together to celebrate 100 years of the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.

A cake to mark the 100th anniversary of L'aal Ratty Credit: ITV Border
L'aal Ratty Credit: ITV Border

It is often referred to as L'aal Ratty and this year marks 100 years of it becoming a narrow gauge railway.

L'aal Ratty Credit: ITV Border

ITV Border's Kate Walby went along with Cameraman Steve to see what was going on.

Tune into Lookaround at 6pm tonight to see the full report.

Kateand Steve at the 100th anniversary celebrations Credit: ITV Border