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  1. Monday 24 April 2017
  2. Fundraiser's 100 marathons in 100 days
  3. Carlisle teenager says GPs should be more aware of cancer risk
  4. £1.7m jobs drive begins in west Cumbria

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  1. Kirby Lonsdale celebrate promotion and a clean-sheet season

    BBC Radio Cumbria Sport

    Kirkby Lonsdale captain Ben Walker says his team are are excited and proud to be playing national league rugby union next season. 

    Saturday's 23-7 win against Blackburn meant they they won every game of the North One West season on their way to promotion.

    Team celebrating after match
    Quote Message: We see next season as a challenge and we're really looking forward to it." from Ben Walker Kirkby Lonsdale RUFC
    Ben WalkerKirkby Lonsdale RUFC
  2. Record numbers let train take strain to Cumbria

    The number of people travelling to Cumbria by train has risen over the last five years, according to one of the main rail operators. 

    Virgin Trains says it has set a new record for the number of passengers it carries up the West Coast main line from London.  

    Virgin says it carried people on more than 500,000 West Coast Main Line journeys starting or ending in Cumbria, during the 12 months to the end of March.

    Oxenholme, marketed as the station for the Lake District, is Cumbria's most popular, seeing 55% of journeys, followed by Carlisle at 30%, and Penrith welcoming 15% of travellers to the county.   

    Station sign
  3. After the lambs, the calves...

    James Robinson's organic dairy herd on his family farm near Kendal has grown by one. Warning; it's rather cute...

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  4. Repaired Wainwright path reopens

    A stretch of Alfred Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast footpath where walkers were becoming trapped in a bog has reopened following a £44,000 renovation.

    The project to repair the path at Nine Standards Rigg on the Cumbria and North Yorkshire border began four years ago.

    The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership led the project which was financed in part by crowdfunding.

    Almost 1,300ft (400m) of flagstones were laid.

    The flagstones
    Image caption: The new flagstones were flown to the site by helicopter
  5. Weather on the fell tops: Much colder with snow showers

    • Temperatures at 3,000ft: -2C or -3C becoming -5C later. 
    • Winds: Westerly winds becoming northwesterly during the day - strong breeze with gusts 45mph, but near gale to gale with gusts 55mph at times from mid-afternoon. Winds turning northerly later. 
    • Cloud: Extensive fog above about 1,900ft during the morning with patches lower down, especially across western fells. Fog mostly dispersing by midday, though broken down to 1,600ft late afternoon with lower patches across more northern fells. 
    • Visibility: Moderate or poor at first, but very poor in snow. Visibility improving to become very good by the afternoon but marked reductions to very poor as snow showers pass by and moderate or poor, occasionally very poor for a time late afternoon and early evening. 
    • Freezing level: 3,600ft gradually lowering to 1,600ft.
  6. New scheme starts to help 'difficult cases' find work

    Hundreds of people in West Cumbria will be offered help to get jobs, through a £1.7m scheme involving 12 voluntary and community organisations.  

    The Lottery-funded project, called Choices is to support 450 people such as those leaving care, former carers, recovering addicts, and people with learning difficulties, who'll be offered one-to-one sessions in health, wellbeing, finance, and digital training. 

    Organisers say circumstances like these make it particularly difficult for people to find work.

    Choices is being led by the charity Groundwork North East and Cumbria, and it's due to run until September 2019. 

  7. Cumbria's weather: Rain clearing, colder

    BBC Weather

    Cloud and patchy rain will quickly clear south during the morning introducing brighter but colder conditions. Winds will become strong and gusty with highs of 10C (50F). 

    Weather graphic

    You can find the latest weather forecast for where you are here.

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