Bereaved children, who are spending the week at Howtown Outdoor Bound Centre with peers who have also lost a family member in the forces, say it is like being in a different world.
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A child sex offender who surrendered after seeing himself on a crime programme has been handed a lengthy jail term.
The 58-year-old was found at a residential site north of Carlisle in a raid last October.
The RSPCA rescued 90 exotic pets and 10 exotic fish last year in the county - two racoons were amongst the animals found.