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  1. Friday 25 August 2017

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Our live coverage across the day

Lee Macaulay

Journalist, BBC Cumbria

Our updates have now come to an end for this week.

We'll be back on Tuesday morning from 08:00.

Here's a recap:

Have a good weekend.

Weather: Cloudy with some patchy rain

BBC Weather

A rather cloudy night with patchy rain and drizzle, especially over higher ground. Lows of 12C (63F).

Any patchy rain should clear on Saturday for some warm sunny spells and light winds. Highs tomorrow around 18C (64F)

Get the latest weather where you are with BBC Weather.

Former Cumbrian student will start for England in Rugby World Cup final

Abbie Scott will start on England's second row as they defend their title in the Women's World Cup final in Belfast on Saturday.

The former Keswick School and Sedbergh School pupil has been named in the opening side to face New Zealand by England Rugby.

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Speaking to BBC Radio Cumbria's Caroline Robertson, she explained her hope that the support for women playing rugby will continue to grow.

Hopefully we can show like through our previous games and in the final, that we can put on a show and it is entertaining. Get people watching, get people playing and participating and keep growing that support

Abbie Scott

Thirty years of support for children in Cumbria from NSPCC

A charity says it has dealt with 144 cases of child sexual abuse in the county over the past five years.

The NSPCC's centre in Carlisle is one of just 18 in the country that runs a special service to help children recover from the trauma of child abuse.

It's important to involve the adults who play a major part in the child's life, according to Iain McKay from NSPCC Cumbria:

If we work alongside them they can help include things like the child's mood, their confidence, help the child to be less withdrawn and certainly one of the big things is to try and reduce any guilt and self-blame the child has

Iain McKayService manager, NSPCC Cumbria

Sport: Barrow owners to stay quiet on Paul Cox departure

BBC Cumbria Sport

Barrow AFC say they won't be commenting any further on the departure of manager Paul Cox following a request in his letter of resignation.

The club says assistant manager Micky Moore will take charge of Barrow as interim manager during their game against Maidenhead tomorrow.

Speaking to BBC Cumbria Sport, Managing Director Andrew Casson said that fans shouldn't be worried:

It's always scary because we entering a position where we had a great manager. There's no doubt about Paul Cox. He was a very good manager at this level.

He added that there's always a "bit of a risk" and a "bit of an unknown" when clubs change managers:

But we've got great options currently and, you know, let's not forget that the chairman brought in Paul Cox so he clearly has the vision and the ability to go get another great one if necessary.

County council talking to landowners about new road for Carlisle

Plans "exploring the possibility" of a road linking the M6 to the A595 to the south of Carlisle are now in their "early stages", according to Cumbria County Council.

The authority says the Southern Link Road would tie in with its St Cuthbert's Garden Village project which will see thousands of homes built to the south of the city.

Discussions have started with landowners along possible routes for the road which would connect M6 Junction 42 to the A595 near Peter Lane.

Cumbria County Council says that a public consultation will take place before any decisions are taken.

Map of south Carlisle
Ordnance Survey

Listen: 'Hundreds of hours' spent tidying up after wild campers

Speaking to BBC Radio Cumbria's Neil Smith earlier, National Trust ranger Simon Hill explained that 'wild camping' was allowed in the Lake District but that campers need to show respect to the environment:

National Trust spends 'hundreds of hours' tidying up after wild campers

Your reaction to campers dumping their equipment in the Lake District

Earlier we told you how National Trust staff were said to be spending hundreds of hours tidying up after so-called 'wild' campers had dumped their equipment or rubbish after they left some of the Lake District's most beautiful places.

Well, it's had a lot of you talking on the BBC Cumbria Facebook page:

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Severe accident: A69 Northumberland both ways

BBC News Travel

A69 Northumberland both ways severe accident, between B6318 and A6071.

A69 Northumberland - Queuing traffic and delays on A69 in both directions between the B6318 junction in Blenkinsopp and the A6071 junction in Milton, because of an accident involving car and motorcycle earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Weather: Cloudy with a bit of drizzle

BBC Weather

Staying rather cloudy with some outbreaks of rain or drizzle, especially over the hills.

Some brightness at times with highs reaching 17C (63F).

Afternoon weather for Keswick
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Sport: Micky Moore to take charge of Barrow as interim manager

BBC Cumbria Sport

Barrow AFC assistant manager Micky Moore is stepping up to take charge of the club as they face Maidenhead in the National League on Saturday.

Yesterday, the club accepted the resignation of manager Paul Cox.

Holker Street
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'Self-driving' lorries to be tested on UK roads

BBC News UK

The technology has already been trialled in the Netherlands using two lorries, with the lead truck having control

Small convoys of partially driverless lorries will be tried out on major British roads by the end of next year, the government has announced.

Last year, it was suggested that the M6 in Cumbria could be used to try out the technology but a trial did not take place when some European lorry makers did not want to be involved.

National Trust staff spending hundreds of hours tidying up after 'wild' campers

Equipment left behind by wild campers
National Trust

The National Trust says its rangers and volunteers are having to spend hundreds of hours a week dealing with people who camp illegally in the Lake District.

It fears that the way people regularly abandon camping gear at music festivals is being copied by some of those who search for somewhere to camp outside traditional campsites.

In the last month, the Trust says it has been forced to clean up entire camps including tents, chairs, fires, litter, cans and even the supermarket trolleys used to make it easier to transport the gear.

Wild campers should take all their litter away, bury their 'business', not light fires and only stay a night to avoid disturbing wildlife and to allow the ground to recover.

John PringNational Trust Ranger

Children's charity deals with over one hundred cases of child sexual abuse in five years

The Cumbrian branch of the children's charity the NSPCC says it has dealt with 144 cases of child sexual abuse over the past five years.

The charity has developed a therapy course called Letting the Future In which is being used at its Carlisle centre.

The Cumbrian centre is one of only 18 the charity runs in the country that offers a dedicated service helping people to recover from the trauma of child abuse.

It's now been 30 years since the centre opened in the city.

Cumbria's morning headlines

Lee Macaulay

Journalist, BBC Cumbria

Here are the headlines from across BBC Cumbria this morning:

  • Thirty years since a centre was set up in Cumbria, the NSPCC is warning that many children are still suffering sexual abuse in the county
  • Parts of the Lake District are starting to resemble the end of a music festival because of rubbish dumped by some 'wild campers', according to the National Trust
  • The RAC expects that engineering work on the West Coast Main Line will lead to more traffic on the roads in Cumbria over the Bank Holiday

Former Cumbrian school pupil in squad for Women's Rugby World Cup final

Abbie Scott runs with the ball while England face USA in the Women's Rugby World Cup
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A rugby player who went to school in Cumbria will be part of the England squad which faces New Zealand in the Women's Rugby World Cup final tomorrow.

Second row Abbie Scott is a former pupil of both Keswick and Sedbergh Schools and now plays club rugby for Darlington.

The 24 year old also played in England's semi-final victory over France.

Weather: Broken cloud on the fells

BBC Weather

Here's the fells forecast for daylight hours on Friday 25 August 2017:

  • Temperatures at 3,000ftt: Around 9C.
  • Winds: Moderate or fresh southwesterly.
  • Cloud: Broken cloud at 2,600ft (800m), occasionally dropping to 1,600ft (500m).
  • Visibility: Good, falling moderate in showers, very poor in hill fog.
  • Freezing level: Above the tops.
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Weather: Cloudy with some light rain

Owain Wyn Evans

BBC Look North weather

Cloudy across the county with some light rain to start.

Drier and brighter for a time with a few bright spells before some more patchy light rain in the afternoon.

Highs of 20C (68F)

Weather: North East and Cumbria

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Lee Macaulay

Journalist, BBC Cumbria

Good morning and happy Friday.

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