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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.


Emergency services tackle crane fire on the M6

The road was closed in both directions between J36 and 39 Credit: Cumbria Police

Emergency services are dealing with a crane fire on the M6. The road was closed both directions between J36 and 39 for a number of hours.

Police were called at 7.39am following reports of a crane on fire on the hard shoulder of the northbound carriageway between J36 and 37.

Recovery work is underway on the M6 Northbound carriageway at J36 and one lane is still closed. Diversions are in place.

There are no reports of any injuries.

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Update: Road closures

Scottish Borders

  • B712 at Stobo closed in both directions due to flooding.
  • A68 at Camptown, traffic lights in both directions due to landslip.

Dumfries and Galloway

  • B6318 closed in both directions between A7 junction at Langholm and B6357 junction at Rowanburn, due to landslip.
  • B7068 Lockerbie closed in both directions between Corrie Road and B722 in Waterbeck due to unsafe bridge.


  • A592 closed between Glenridding and Pooley Bridge due to flooding.
  • A6 closed at Eamont Bridge between Skirsgill Lane and Lowther Glen.
  • A5086 at Cockermouth closed between Derwent Street and Wakefield Road.
  • B5291 closed between Peil Wyke Castle Inn Dubwath and A591 Bewaldeth.


Road closures update: Cumbria

  • Derwent Street, Cockermouth - bridge closed for emergency repairs.
  • Pye Lane, Grasmere - road closed due to landslip.
  • Greenside Road, Glenridding - road closed due to flooding.
  • Skirsgill Lane, Eamont Bridge - road closed.
  • B5291, Bassenthwaite - road closed.
  • Peil Wyke Castle Inn, Bassenthwaite - bridge closed.
  • A592, Pooley Bridge - bridge closed.
  • Beehive Lane, Garths - bridge closed for emergency repairs.
  • A7, south of Langholm - road closed due to landslip.
  • Littlebrow/Papcastle Road, Broughton - bridge closed.
  • Burneside Road, Burneside - bridge closed due to flooding.

For more information and travel updates, visit Cumbria County Council website.

English Street in Dumfries closed due to unsafe building

Police Scotland close the road Credit: Rosie Bunney

One of the main town centre roads in Dumfries has been closed due to an unsafe building.

English Street has been shut by police after a building between Newall Terrace and Shakespeare Steet was found to be unsafe.

Police Scotland and the fire service are currently at the scene and traffic is being diverted.

Police and firemen on the scene Credit: Rosie Bunney
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