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  1. Olympic swimmer 'indebted' to childhood coaches

    The father of Cumbria's most successful Olympian, swimmer Luke Greenbank, has praised his coaches at Cockermouth Swimming Club where his son started his swimming career.

    The 23-year-old followed up his bronze medal in the 200m backstroke with a silver in the 100m medley at the weekend.

    Luke Greenbank celebrates winning Bronze in the Men's 200m Backstroke Final - Tokyo Olympic Games

    His dad Chris said watching his son compete at 03:30 BST was "a bit surreal" and his family couldn't be happier.

    He said: "We're forever indebted to the coaches at Cockermouth, Sean Balmer and Eleanor Walsh, who set him on this path when he was nine years old and through his formative years until he reached 18."

    Luke Greenbank in Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay at Tokyo Olympic Games

    "They've helped him develop all the skills and training to come through the levels of swimming and he's very much indebted to them and Cockermouth Swimming Club", Mr Greenbank said,

    "It's a small club and to have two coaches like Eleanor and Sean in the same place in a small market town like Cockermouth is really special."

  2. Crackles and hockey squad reach Olympic semi-finals

    Cumbrian hockey star Fiona Crackles - a member of Team GB - is a step closer to winning an Olympic medal in Tokyo.

    The 21-year-old Durham University student from Kirkby Lonsdale was in the side that beat Spain on Monday, in a tense quarter-final that had to be decided by a penalty shootout.

    Fiona Crackles (left) and Netherland"s Margot van Geffen battle for the ball during the Women's Pool A match at Tokyo Olympic Games

    Katie Benter, Crackles' former team-mate at Lancaster Hockey Club, said: "Fiona was excellent and what has been so good about Fiona and the rest of the squad has been the transitions, we have rolling substitutions in hockey so we can switch on as often as we like and every time she was on she just got on with her job.

    "I would love her to score her first international goal when we play the Netherlands tomorrow."

    The semi-final match against the Netherlands is at 02:30 BST on Wednesday.

  3. Weather on the fells: Dry and sunny, possible showers later

    • Temperature at 3,000ft: Around 7C to 9C (45F to 48F) in the morning, then rising to 11C to 12C (52F to 54F) in the afternoon.
    • Winds: Mainly gentle south-westerly winds, with gusts around 15mph to 20mph.
    • Cloud: Mostly clear, but there will be a few patches of cloud at times. Cloud bases will be around the higher fells in the morning, 2,000ft to 2,600ft (600m to 800m). In the afternoon, any cloud will lift above the summits.
    • Weather: Today will be mostly dry with sunny spells. However, there is the chance of a few showers moving in from the west at times. Any showers may be on the heavy side as well
    • Visibility: Excellent, though may become poor in any heavy showers.
    • UV levels: High.
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    Severe disruption: M6 Cumbria southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cumbria southbound severe disruption, between J40 for A66 and J39 for B6261.

    M6 Cumbria - One lane blocked on M6 southbound between J40, A66 (Penrith) and J39, B6261 (Shap), because of a lorry that's broken down.

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

  5. Covid cases fall by two-thirds across Cumbria

    Covid infection rates have fallen by two-thirds in Carlisle, Copeland and Allerdale.

    Carlisle has recorded a drop in cases from 664 two weeks ago to 216 last week.

    Copeland saw 242 cases last week compared to the previous week when the figure stood at 661.

    In Allerdale, cases have fallen from 696 to 261 cases in the week to 28 July.

    Colin Cox, director of public health in Cumbria

    Cumbria's public health director Colin Cox believes there are a number of factors behind the drop in cases.

    He said: "We've got schools closed for the holidays, we've had rising vaccination rates still happening but also it's possible the higher rates we were seeing were being artificially inflated by things like the Euro 2020 football games."

  6. Cumbrian Nick Miller makes Olympic hammer final

    Carlisle's Nick Miller has made the hammer final at Tokyo 2020.

    The 28-year-old qualified third in group A overnight and goes into Wednesday's hammer final with the sixth longest throw in qualifying, registering 76.93m

    Nick Miller
  7. Detailed survey work on landslip gets under way in Parton

    Specialist geo-engineers are starting detailed survey work into the landslip at Parton to try and discover why the hill is moving.

    Last week, residents of 14 houses were evacuated after cracks appeared in the hill behind Main Street in Parton.

    Specialist contractors have spent the weekend clearing vegetation from the hillside to allow engineers to monitor it for movement.

    Vegetation has been cleared on hillside for monitoring to take place

    It's not yet known when people will be able to return to their homes and Main Street remains closed.

    Cumbria County Council says it can't yet confirm how long these arrangements will remain in place.

    Karl Melville, Cumbria County Council's senior manager for highways and transport, said: "Until we do the detailed survey it's very difficult for us to put any time scales on this, but we are trying to keep people as informed as possible but there's many, many questions we still haven't got answers to.

    "Right now, the area is not safe and we're advising the public to stay away from the site," Mr Melville said.

    "But until we've done our surveys we won't know so we've got to ascertain what's happening and if the slope is still moving, and from there we'll come up with a number of options."

    Surveys will be carried out on hillside behind houses, playpark and school

    The steep hill where the cracks appeared is directly behind a row of homes, a play park and the village school, St Bridget's, which is attended by 99 children.

    The county council said planning is ongoing to "look at options if school is not able to safely reopen in September".

  8. Weather on the fells: Dry, with sunshine and cloud

    • Temperature at 3,000ft: Around 8C to 11C (46F to 52F).
    • Winds: Gentle south-westerly winds throughout. Gusts around 15mph to 20mph.
    • Cloud: Some patches of cloud around the higher fells in the morning, with bases around 1,300ft to 2,600ft (400m to 800m). The patchy cloud will lift above the summits in the afternoon.
    • Weather: Mostly dry with sunny spells and a few patchy clouds. But there's the chance of a few isolated showers for eastern fells at times.
    • Visibility: Generally very good, but reducing above the cloud bases on the higher fells in the morning.
    • UV levels: Moderate.
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    Severe accident: M6 Cumbria southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cumbria southbound severe accident, at J39 for B6261.

    M6 Cumbria - M6 partially blocked southbound at J39, B6261 (Shap), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M6 Cumbria northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cumbria northbound severe disruption, at J39 for B6261.

    M6 Cumbria - M6 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J39, B6261 (Shap), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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