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Coronavirus: Clap for carers projected on to Angel of the North
Artist Ian Berry created the images to thank key workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Your coronavirus information round-up

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Eden District Council has set up a £150,000 fund to support people experiencing hardship because of the pandemic.

The fund is for local organisations and charities that are helping families through the crisis. For more details, go to their website.

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce says more than 500 businesses have filled in their Coronavirus survey.

They're using the results to lobby for more help for businesses to get through this and you can go to the website for more details.

Bulky waste collections are to be re-introduced in a limited form in South Lakeland after they were suspended at the end of March.

Bookings will be taken by calling 01539 733 333 from Monday, and the service is subject to a number of conditions.

Carlisle City Council is ending free use of car parks from Monday, except for health service workers and volunteers and care workers, who can get a pass to retain the concession from their employer.

If you're being advised not to leave the house at the moment and you have no local support, you can contact one of the many local groups set up to help with shopping, collecting medicines, dog walking and phone befriending.

Cumbria County Council has a list of contacts and large amounts of information and advice here.

BBC Radio Cumbria also has a lot of information and contacts here, and you can also ring 0800 111 4950 to add to it, or see if we have more information.

You can go to the BBC website or app for the latest news, advice and information

Weather on the fells: Sun cream essential

  • Temperatures at 3,000ft (900m): 9C (48F) in the morning, rising to 16C (61F) in the afternoon
  • Winds: Light to moderate southerly, with gusts generally around 10mph to 20mph
  • Cloud: Above the summits
  • Weather: It will be another dry day with plenty of sunshine and just a few patches of fair weather cloud
  • Visibility: Very good or excellent throughout
  • UV index: 7 (High)

Cumbria's volunteer mountain rescue teams say that Covid-19 precautions would make any call-out far more difficult, and they have appealed for walkers to stay well within their limits to reduce the number of accidents.

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Cumbria's weather: Sunny again, and getting warmer

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High pressure will lead to a largely dry day with lengthy sunny spells and just the occasional area of patchy cloud.

There will be light winds and it will feel a little warmer, with highest temperatures from 21C to 24C (70F to 75F).

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You can always find the latest, hour-by-hour, BBC weather forecast for where you are, by looking for your location here.

Hornets win World Cup legacy grant for new training space

Wath Brow Hornets have won a share in a £2m grant given out by the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.

The £100,000 grant will pay more than half the cost of a 20m by 25m (21 yard by 27 yard) indoor training space with an artificial playing surface, to improve training for all age groups and allow daily community exercise sessions as well.

Ian Rooney, vice chairman of the Wath Brow Hornets ARLFC, said: "The whole community will benefit on countless fronts, it will not only allow for retention in sports but generate great interest, new participants and ensure a really positive effect on health and wellbeing for all."

Wath Brow hornets ground
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