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Emergency closure: Ford Bridge

Drivers are advised to take care and only travel if necessary Credit: Cumbria County Council

Ford Bridge in Burneside, near Kendal, has been closed due to public safety issues. Technical teams are assessing the bridge this afternoon.

Diversion signs are currently being installed and drivers are advised to take care and only travel if necessary.

Police investigate alleged attempted abduction

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man from Kendal after an alleged attempted abduction.

A fourteen-year-old girl said a man asked her to get into a car outside Castle Park Primary School in Kendal at around 11.10 on Saturday 14 October.

The man was stood next to a car described as silver, with dark windows.

The girl did not enter the car and there was no physical contact.

Police say a 25-year-old has been arrested and released on bail while enquiries continue.


Dementia-friendly church service celebrates 1st birthday

The service takes place at the town's Parish Church Credit: ITV Border

A church service set up especially for people with dementia is celebrating its first birthday.

The Kendal Tea Service takes place at the town's Parish Church and lasts 20 minutes. The group sing hymns, listen to readings - including poems about dementia - and say prayers.

Churches Together in Cumbria is now aiming to make every church in the county dementia friendly by 2020.

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