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  1. Wednesday 10 May 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our updates here have now finished for the day, thank you for joining us.

    Here are some of the stories we have covered today:

    We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with news, sport, travel reports and weather forecasts.

    If you have a photograph you'd like to share, or you have news you think we should know, you can email ustweet us,or get in touch through our Facebook page.    

    Have a very good evening. 

  2. Your photos: Keswick views

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher 'Jackdog' from Keswick for this photo uploaded today.

    If you'd like to become a BBC Weather Watcher you can sign up here.

    Views over Keswick
  3. Weather: Sunny evening, staying dry and clear overnight

    BBC Weather

    It will be a dry and fine evening with plenty of sunshine, staying dry and clear tonight. 

    There will be light and variable winds which will allow a little patchy mist to form. 

    Minimum temperature of 3C (37F). 

    You can see a detailed weather forecast for where you live here.

    Weather graphic
  4. Boy, 5, bitten by dog in Silloth

    Police say they're looking for witnesses after a five-year-old boy was chased and bitten by a dog at the Solway Holiday Park in Silloth at the end of last month. 

    The boy was playing with another child when he was attacked by the large brown dog on 27 April.

     Anyone who saw the incident and knows the whereabouts of the dog or its owner should contact police.

  5. Cumbrian man wins TV's 'Tattoo Artist of the Year'

    A south Cumbrian man has been recognised as the best tattoo artist in the UK by a national broadcaster.

    Luke Sayer, 24, from Kendal, was given just four hours to cover up an unwanted tattoo - and seven hours to work on his own masterpiece in the final of E4's Tattoo Artist of the Year 2017.

    The cover-up tattoo
    Luke's 'masterpiece' tattoo
  6. New Staveley bridge to open next week

    A South Cumbrian village is just a week away from being properly reconnected by road for the first time since the 2015 winter floods. 

    Cumbria County Council says it will officially open the new bridge at Staveley near Kendal next Thursday. 

    These pictures are from earlier this year as construction began.

    Construction of the bridge at Staveley
    Construction of the bridge at Staveley
  7. Scientists warn of tick bite risk

    People in Cumbria are being warned of the long term health consequences of being bitten by a tick. 

    The insects lurk in woodland and heath and can latch on to people or passing dogs.


    This is Tick Awareness month - and events are taking place to inform people about Lyme Disease, which can result from a bite.     

    Quote Message: You can get symptoms between days and months later, and if that's missed the disease can get serious, cause muscular skeletal problems, heart problems, all sorts of things." from Dr Chris Newton Biomedical research scientist
    Dr Chris NewtonBiomedical research scientist
  8. Cumbrian B&Bs recognised in friendly service award

    Five Cumbrian B&Bs have collected awards for being finalists in the AA's industry awards. 

    They are: Grizedale Lodge in Grizedale; Riverside B&B at Under Loughrigg; Amble House and The Edwardene, both in Keswick; and Rockside Guest House (pictured) in Windemere.

    Rockside Guest House
  9. Marathon man to be awarded Freedom of Copeland

    A west Cumbrian man who ran 100 marathons in 100 days, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity, is going to be given the Freedom of the Borough of Copeland. 

    Gary McKee from Cleator Moor raised more than £300,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, and his last run was the London Marathon. 

    He's been described as a "role model for Cleator Moor and Copeland."

    Gary McKee
  10. Your photos: Reflections on Ullswater

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher 'Ullswater Paul' for this photograph he uploaded this morning at Glenridding.

    If you'd like to become a BBC Weather Watcher you can sign up here.

  11. Council chamber honour for former mayor

    A former Mayor of Copeland is to have a council chamber named after him.

    Oswald Coyles – known as Ossy – twice held the post during a 30-year career on the borough council.  

    He was an original member when it was formed in 1973, and prior to that served as an Ennerdale Rural District councillor for 18 years,  

    He died late last year at the age of 97, and councillors have now voted unanimously to rename their chamber in the Copeland Centre after him.  

    Ossy Coyles
    Quote Message: Ossy was a mentor to me and a mentor to others - he didn’t care about what political flag anyone flew, he cared about what was right for the people of Copeland." from George Clements Copeland Alderman
    George ClementsCopeland Alderman
  12. Your photos: Derwentwater and Catbells

    Thanks to Christine Duff for this stunning photograph she took this morning of Derwentwater and Catbells from Castlehead.

    We love to see your images of our beautiful county- if there's any you'd like to share you can email them to us.

  13. Man who punched 60-year-old woman spared immediate jail term

    A Carlisle man who punched a 60-year-old woman before dragging her from a car has been given a nine month prison sentence, suspended for two years. 

    Michael Hutchinson, 26, from Nelson Street had admitted a charge of affray, and was said to be "very remorseful and sorry" for the attack, which followed earlier disagreements about their dogs. 

    The judge at Carlisle Crown Court also ordered him to complete 180 hours unpaid work and pay £600 compensation. 

  14. Election expenses - Reaction from John Stevenson

    BBC Cumbria

    The Conservative candidate for Carlise has said he is "not wholly surprised" that no charges will be brought over campaign expenses.

    The Crown Prosecution Service said it had examined files from 14 police forces and while there was evidence of inaccurate spending returns it did not "meet the test" for further action..

    John Stevenson said he always thought they had done nothing wrong.

    He added: "Nevertheless it's a relief that this matter is now behind us and we can get on with the campaign."

  15. Top family business hope for local firm

    A Cumbrian family firm is in the running for a top business accolade.

    Grasmere Gingerbread, which was originally founded in 1854, is one of four UK regional finalists in the Federation of Small Businesses awards. 

    The winner will be announced at a ceremony at London's Globe Theatre tonight. 

    Grasmere Gingerbread
  16. 'No criminal charges' over Conservative battle bus spending

    No criminal charges will be brought over fourteen police inquiries - including one by the Cumbria force - into Conservative Party election spending, the Crown Prosecution has confirmed. 

    The inquiry comes after complaints a Conservative "battle bus" visited marginal constituencies, including Carlisle.

    The CPS said one file, from Kent Police, remained under consideration, due to the lateness of its submission.