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  1. Monday 27 March 2017

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  1. Through the day: BBC Cumbria Live

    Lee Macaulay

    Journalist, BBC Cumbria

    That's the end of our news, sport and travel posts for today. 

    We'll be back tomorrow morning from 08:00 but before then here's what we covered today:

    If there's a photo or a story you'd like to share, why not email ustweet us  or get in touch  through our Facebook page .    

  2. Weather: Mostly clear with some mist in places

    BBC Weather

    The county stays mostly clear with some patches of mist forming.

    Dry overnight with lows of 4C (39F).

    A grey start to Tuesday but becoming brighter through the morning. Top temperatures reaching 13C (55F)

    Here's a look at the forecast this evening and overnight for Keswick.

    Evening forecast for Keswick

    Find out more about the outlook in your area with BBC Weather.

  3. Cumbrian teenagers asked to shape work of Cumbria Police

    The county's police and crime commissioner is speaking in two schools this week to mark the creation of a body to give children and teenagers a voice on policing.

    Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall says that establishing the Cumbria Youth Commission was one of his manifesto commitments. 

    Quote Message: So often you hear young folk say 'Oh no one listens to us, you know, why should I bother' and really I want them to feel as though they own this process from Peter McCall Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria
    Peter McCall Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner for Cumbria

    The Police and Crime Commissioner has spoken to students at Workington Academy today and is due to speak to Sixth Form students at Ullswater High School on Wednesday.

  4. Cumbria's headlines this afternoon

    Lee Macaulay

    Journalist, BBC Cumbria

    Here are the headlines across BBC Cumbria this afternoon:

  5. Listen: Fell walkers and bikers on contentious gravel path

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    Earlier on, we were telling you how work to protect a bridleway on Loughrigg Fell near Ambleside had been criticised by some of the mountain bikers who use the trail.

    The Lake District National Park Authority has put down the gravel path to make the fell more accessible as part of a flood recovery project.

    Some of the people using the fell told BBC Radio Cumbria what they thought of the new path.

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    Video caption: A resurfaced bridleway on an Ambleside fell is causing concern for some bikers
  6. Mixed picture for county's tourist attractions says National Trust

    Some of the county's tourist attractions had a good year, according to the National Trust , despite the effects of Storm Desmond and the winter floods. 

    The body says that the Beatrix Potter 150 year anniversary celebrations in particular helped many of its indoor attractions to bring in more visitors. 

    Across the UK, figures from the Association of Large Visitor Attractions show there was a 7% year on year growth in visitor numbers.

    However, the trust says it wasn't as easy for some attractions such as Cockermouth's Wordsworth House:

    Quote Message: It's easy to forget that a year ago the Lakes were cut in two and they really struggled for the first few months because of that problem there. from John Moffatt General Manager of the National Trust in the South Lakes
    John Moffatt General Manager of the National Trust in the South Lakes
  7. Cathedral eagerly awaits reopening of flood-hit railway line

          A test train passes over the repaired Settle-Carlisle railway line

    The reopening of a Cumbrian railway line later this week could provide a boost in visitors for the county's only cathedral.

    Carlisle Cathedral has suffered a drop in visitor numbers since the Settle-Carlisle railway was damaged by a landslip in February 2016.

    One of the cathedral's full-time clergy told BBC Radio Cumbria earlier today that he thought the closure had affected visitor numbers.

    Quote Message: Our big hit was probably the Settle to Carlisle railway. There's no through service so therefore we get quite a lot of people who make the cathedral their prime visit and then go on to the castle. So that's where we feel we were hit. from The Reverend Canon Michael Manley Canon Missioner, Carlisle Cathedral
    The Reverend Canon Michael Manley Canon Missioner, Carlisle Cathedral

    The line is scheduled to reopen on Friday.

    A special service pulled by the Flying Scotsman is due to be one of the first trains to run over the repaired section of track at Eden Brows near Armathwaite. 

  8. Sport: Fine for sent-off Carlisle player and Barrow defender out for at least one game

    BBC Radio Cumbria Sport

    Carlisle United manager Keith Curle says that Shaun Miller will be fined for being sent off in their 2-0 home defeat to Crewe.

    The forward was given a red card for a reckless lunge and the loss saw Carlisle United slip out of the League Two play-off places.

    The FA has confirmed Miller's four match ban.

    Meanwhile, Barrow defender Nick Anderton won't be available for their National League game against Chester tomorrow night and might also be out for Saturday's game at Maidstone after he was sent off during the match against Solihull Moors.

    It's the second time that he's been dismissed for a second-bookable offence which means the ban's expected to be extended to two games.

  9. National park authority responds to concerns over 'urban' path on Cumbrian fell

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    This morning, we've been telling you how mountain bikers are unhappy about a new gravel pathway that's been laid down on Loughrigg Fell near Ambleside.

    Earlier on, the Lake District National Park Authority told BBC Radio Cumbria's Mike Zeller that the new path would encourage more people to use the fell:

    Quote Message: Different routes are designed for different people if you like. I think broadly we are focused on accessibility. So in this case, I think that path has been identified as one which is fairly essential to try and get more people up on the fells. from Ged Acton Flood recovery project manager, Lake District National Park Authority
    Ged Acton Flood recovery project manager, Lake District National Park Authority
  10. Your photos: Place Fell at Patterdale

    Thanks very much to Gillian McDonald who sent in this photo from Patterdale while walking up Place Fell:

    Place Fell in Patterdale

    If you've got a photo you'd like to share with the county, you can email it to us

  11. Mountain bikers criticise new gravel path on Cumbrian fell

    Work to protect a Cumbrian bridleway from the weather and future flood damage has been criticised by the mountain bikers who use it. 

    Gravel pathway on Loughrigg Fell near Ambleside

    A gravel pathway has been laid down on Loughrigg Fell near Ambleside as part of a flood recovery project for the Lake District National Park Authority. 

    Some people say that it ruins the look of the landscape because the pathway looks too urban.

    The national park authority says the pathway helps to make the fells more accessible.

  12. Investigation into peregrine falcon's mysterious death

    The RSPB is investigating the death of a wild peregrine falcon.

    The bird's remains were discovered on a public footpath in Bove Wood near Brampton and an X-ray revealed three lead shot fragments embedded in its neck, knee and hip. 

    But bird charity experts believe they wound may be an old one and are investigating what killed the bird. 

    Cumbria Police's Sarah Rolland said: “The post mortem indicates the fragments may be historic and were not the direct cause of its death. 

     "It is therefore difficult to establish when or where the bird was shot.” 

    Image and X-ray of dead peregrine falcon found in Cumbria

    Peregrines are protected under UK law and anyone found guilty of killing or harming one could be fined £5,000 and sent to prison. 

  13. Workington man charged in connection with stab attack

    A Workington man is due to appear in court charged with grievous bodily harm after a man was found with a suspected stab wound. 

    Officers were called to a house in the town where they found a 31-year-old man seriously injured. 

    Police said an 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with the attack.  

    He is due to appear before North Cumbria Magistrates' Court later. 

    The victim is still in hospital in a serious but stable condition. 

  14. Breaking Man arrested in connection with fatal Kendal fire released on bail

    The scene of the fire on Stramongate in Kendal

    A 38-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder following a house fire in Kendal has been released on bail. 

    The 67-year-old woman who lived at a house on Stramongate suffered serious injuries in the fire on Sunday morning and later died in hospital. 

    Officers say they're not seeking anyone else in connection with the death. 

    The man has been bailed until 14 May. 

  15. Cumbria among worst for share of term-time holidays

    BBC News England

    Term-time holidays accounted for more than 40% of unauthorised absences from schools in Cumbria, according to a BBC News analysis of official figures. 

    For schools in England, the figure is just over a quarter based on data collected by the Department for Education. 

          Chart showing areas with holidays as the highest share of absence

    If a school declares an absence as unauthorised, councils can fine parents £60 per child, which doubles to £120 if not paid within 21 days.

    Teachers said the fines were a "blunt instrument" and the problem was down to the price of holidays.

    The Department for Education said unauthorised absences damage children's life chances.

  16. Motorcyclist killed in crash near Carlisle

    A motorcyclist has died at the scene of a crash at Great Orton, according to Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service. 

    The service says a car was also involved in yesterday afternoon's collision and that it ended up on its side near Village Hall Road. 

    Two people who were trapped inside were cut out of the vehicle by firefighters and taken to hospital. 

  17. Cumbria's morning headlines

    Lee Macaulay

    Journalist, BBC Cumbria

    Here are the headlines from across BBC Cumbria this morning: