Battle of the Somme: Our region's stories

This week marks 100 years since the start of one of the bloodiest battles of World War One, the Battle of the Somme. We share stories from soldiers from across the south of Scotland Cumbria.

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WATCH: Penrith pupils commemorate the Somme

Pupils from a primary school in Penrith are in France for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

North Lakes School is the only one from the North West of England to be chosen to represent the UK at the official commemorations tomorrow.

Our reporter, Tim Backshall, met the students ahead of their journey.

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