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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.

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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.

Cumbria Police: Drivers can travel with caution

Credit: Drew Geddes

Drivers in Cumbria are now being advised they can travel on roads in the county with caution.

Back roads and high roads should still be avoided where possible.

The speed restrictions on the M6 have also been lifted, while many roads in the region remain closed.

Police Scotland are still advising motorists in the south of Scotland to think before they travel.

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