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Love heart lambs born in Cumbria

Sarah Kendall and Paul Holmes Credit: ITV Border

Two lambs have been born in Cumbria just in time for Valentine's Day with ready made hearts on their fleeces.

Sarah Kendall and Paul Holmes, from Low Hesket, were expecting Floppy the Jacob ewe to have three lambs, but when five arrived - two with perfect hearts on their coats - the couple had even more reason to fall in love with them.

Police appeal after Wigton sheep theft

The sheep are Texel (pictured) Credit: PA

16 Texel sheep have been stolen from the Glasson Village area of Wigton. The incident happened between 3pm on Sunday 24 September and 4pm on Monday 25 September.

Anyone with information should email or call 101 quoting incident number 169 of 26 September. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.



WATCH: Cockermouth hosts NSA sheep show

Thousands of farmers from across Britain descended on Cockermouth today for the National Sheep Association's largest event of the year.

Paul Crone was there.

Cockermouth hosts NSA North Sheep show

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More than seven thousand people are expected to attend today's National Sheep Association North Sheep show in Cockermouth.

Over two hundred trade stands and all of the UK's major sheep breed societies are planned to be present for the event at Millston Moor Farm.

It's the first time it has been staged in Cumbria for five years.

Bringing NSA North Sheep back to Cumbria is a great choice for us, as it's one of the country's most renowned sheep producing areas.

"NSA North Sheep will be focusing on the current challenges and opportunities in the industry, and we are expecting visitors from all over the UK to make the trip to the Marston's fantastic livestock farm for this important industry event."

– Julie Sedgewick, event organiser

Sheep worth £50k stolen from Cumbrian farm

Swaledale sheep stolen from Long Marton Credit: NFU

The National Farmers Union is asking farmers to be vigilant after nearly £50,000 worth of sheep were stolen from a Cumbrian farm.

Twenty-six pedigree Swaledale breeding sheep were taken from an eight acre field at Long Marton near Appleby. It's thought the thieves must have experience rounding up livestock.

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