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Race is on to stop deadly tree disease in the Lake District

Landowners in the Lake District are having to fell hundreds of trees in an effort to control the largest outbreak of disease in living memory.

Phytopthora Ramorum - commonly known as Sudden Oak Death - is carried by larch trees.

It thrives in wet and windy weather, so the race is on try to clear infected forests before it spreads further.

Reflecting on the Lakes: new poem celebrates Lake District's outstanding beauty

The tranquility of Buttermere Credit: PA

Tony Walsh the poet who rose to prominence during the Manchester Arena bombing has composed a poem to celebrate the beauty of the Lake District.

His new verse on the Lakes has been comissioned to mark the national park becoming a world heritage site.

Sheep graze happily in the sunshine Credit: PA


WATCH: Hunt is on for best Lake District winter photos

Coniston Credit: Paul Crone

The hunt is on to find the best photo of the Lake District in the winter.

The Lake District Hotels Association, made up of 34 hotels and 20 attractions throughout Cumbria, has launched the competition as part a campaign to drive tourism to the region.

Entries can be sent to

And you can find out more about the competition at

Watch Paul Crone's full report below where we'll give you a few pointers on taking the perfect pic!

Harrop Tarn, Thirlmere Credit: Paul Crone
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