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Serious collision closes main A7 road in Cumbria

One driver involved in the collision had to be cut free from their car Credit: ITV Border

The main A7 road in Cumbria was closed for several hours after a serious accident near Longtown.

A car and a recovery vehicle collided between the A6071 Albert Street and Sandysyke.

Fire crews were called to the scene to free a trapped driver. There is yet to be an update on the conditions of those involved.

Police have confirmed the road is now clear and has fully re-opened in both directions.

Borders 'snow baby' born amidst the Beast from the East

Muriel Masson and her baby, Aidan Credit: ITV Border

A baby in the Borders has been born on the way to hospital amidst a red weather warning and two feet of snowfall brought by the Beast from the East.

Muriel Masson had planned a home birth from her house in Yarrow Valley in the Scottish Borders, but when baby Aidan decided to come early those plans changed.

Murial had to be picked up by a special Scottish 4x4 ambulance to be taken to Borders General Hospital, but baby Aidan came so quickly she gave birth five miles from her home.

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