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  1. Monday 15 May 2017

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  1. Our live coverage has finished for the day

    John Bowness

    BBC Radio Cumbria reporter

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

    Here are the main stories we have covered today:

    • Health services in the county have been continuing to work on recovering from a cyber attack
    • Precautions continue to protect against bird flu, as restrictions are lifted elsewhere
    • And a man from Cumbria has been taking part in the final of national radio quiz Brain of Britain.

    We'll be back with more from 08:00 tomorrow.  

    As always, if you have a photograph you'd like to share or you have news you think we should know, you can email us,  tweet us or get in touch through our Facebook page

  2. A cloudy night with further rain

    It will be a cloudy night with further outbreaks of rain, especially across the west.

    There will be a bit of a breeze, but it will remain mild, with temperatures around 13 C (55 F).

  3. Health staff 'went above and beyond' to restore services

    Health bosses in Cumbria have thanked staff who worked "around the clock" over the weekend to restore systems hit by Friday's cyber attack.

    NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group said that all GP surgeries across the west, north and east of the county were able to open and see patients today.

    Dr David Rogers, the group's medical director, said: “NHS staff went above and beyond to try and return services to normal. 

    "It may take a while for all our systems to get back up to speed, and because of this there is a backlog causing delays in making some results available to GPs, so it's important patients continue to use NHS services wisely.”

    Compromised computer
  4. Map showing continued avian flu restrictions in Cumbria

    John Bowness

    BBC Radio Cumbria reporter

    This interactive map on the DEFRA website shows part of South Cumbria where owners of poultry must continue to observe special rules aimed at stopping the spread of bird flu.  

    The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) (shown in purple) replaces one covering the whole of England that's now been lifted.  

    Within the zone, birds must be fed indoors, poultry gatherings are banned and birds can't be taken out of the area to gatherings elsewhere.  

    interactive map showing zones in South Cumbria

    The risks in Barrow and South Lakeland are considered higher because the area has significant populations of wild water birds, and there have been previous outbreaks of H5N8 in neighbouring counties.

  5. Community orders for would-be burglars

    Two would-be burglars who tried to kick their way into a flat on Christmas Day have been given community orders.

    Leon Joseph Joubert, 21, and 19-year-old Jordan James Black, left a hole in the front door of the empty property in Cockermouth.

    Appearing at Carlisle Crown Court, the pair admitted attempted burglary and were each handed 12-month community orders with attendance centre and rehabilitation requirements.

    Recorder David Swinnerton described their break-in bid, which was in search of a phone charger and caused £300 worth of damage, as "reckless and stupid".

  6. What a difference a day makes!

    BBC Weather Watchers

    After a long stretch of mainly fine weather, most parts of Cumbria are getting a bit of a drenching today. 

    This shot from BBC Weather Watcher "Graham" shows the post-sunset glow last night at Keswick:

    boats and lake with sunset

    Whereas today, BBC Weather Watcher "Cumbrian Stargazer" is gazing out at rain on the window in Haile. 

    rain on window

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  7. Tribute paid to former Cumbria High Sheriff

    The life of a former High Sheriff of Cumbria will be celebrated at a memorial service next month. 

    James Carr, who held the role in  2010-11, died peacefully at home on 10 May, surrounded by his family.

    He was chairman of the Cumbria Community Foundation charity, and was recently awarded an OBE for his contributions to conservation, education and the community.   

    Portrait photo of James Carr
  8. Patients' data in Cumbria said to be safe after cyber attack

    Health officials in Cumbria are seeking to reassure patients in the county that their personal data has not been compromised by Friday's cyber attack.

    However the Cumbria Partnership Trust, which which runs community services including mental health, is asking people to treat the NHS wisely today, and only go to Accident and Emergency units or make new family doctor appointments if it's absolutely necessary. 

    Picture of screen with warning messages
    Quote Message: Patient records have not been accessed or damaged by this. The incident has really affected the computer systems and the networks, but it hasn't actually affected personal data relating to patients. from Dr Craig Melrose GP, and Associate Medical Director at the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
    Dr Craig MelroseGP, and Associate Medical Director at the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  9. Rest of the day: rain, rain and....more rain

    BBC Weather

    The rain affecting Cumbria is due to continue overnight.

    It may ease a little in the afternoon, but skies will stay rather cloudy and it'll feel quite humid. 

    Weather graphic for Grasmere
  10. Power back on in North Cumbria

    The electricity supplier Electricity NorthWest says all 281 people in the Brampton area who lost mains power this morning have been reconnected.

    View more on twitter
  11. Strong auction interest for historic Cumbrian rail poster

    A poster to advertise the post-war delights of travelling by train to Grange-over-Sands goes under the hammer today. 

    Picture of the rail poster

    It includes a picture of the town's open air swimming pool, which has been closed for decades. It was discovered in an attic, and it's being sold at 1818 Auctioneers near Crooklands who say it could make up to £500.   

    Quote Message: It's survived in such good condition, but they were behind glass on the local railway stations. Anyone would just change them over, take them down and roll them up and put them away, like this one has been. from David Hunter Auctioneer and Valuer
    David HunterAuctioneer and Valuer
  12. Power cut for hundreds in Cumbria

    A power cut is affecting almost 300 customers in North Cumbria. 

    The network supply company Electricity NorthWest says its engineers are on their way to the Brampton area.  It's not yet known what's caused the fault, or how long it'll take to restore supplies to the 281 properties.  

    View more on twitter
  13. Cumbrian hoping to take Radio 4 quiz final crown

    BBC Cumbria

    A former Mastermind champion from Wigton has made it through to the final of one of radio's longest-running quizzes. 

    Michael Penrice is one of the contestants on BBC Radio 4's Brain of Britain programme this afternoon. 

    Logo of Brain of Britain

    He told Mike Zeller on BBC Radio Cumbria that one of his secrets is thorough preparation - you can catch the interview here.

    Quote Message: You always have to know who's in the cabinet, who's won Oscars, who's won Booker Prizes, things like that. Because if a question like that comes up and you DON'T know it, you feel pretty stupid! from Michael Penrice Former Mastermind champion
    Michael PenriceFormer Mastermind champion
  14. Witness appeal after motorcyclist left seriously hurt

    View of Lowther Street

    Police have renewed an appeal for witnesses to a collision involving a car and a motorcycle.

    The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in the incident in Lowther Street, Carlisle, on Friday morning.

    Anyone who saw the crash is asked to contact Cumbria Police.

  15. Rail fare increases, but same-day discount tickets going online

    Ticket prices are rising for some rail passengers in Cumbria. 

    Journeys between Windermere, Kendal and Oxenholme are going up by 50p, but the train operator Northern says most ticket prices in Cumbria aren't changing.  

    It's also announced that from the end of May, people can book off-peak advance purchase tickets online, on the day they travel.  

    A "Northern" train
  16. Avian Flu protection rules continue in South Cumbria

    Some parts of Cumbria will remain under quarantine for bird flu from today, despite a prevention order being lifted for most of England. 


    Cumbria County Council says a new Avian Influenza Prevention Zone will be put in place today covering Barrow in Furness and South Lakeland

    The areas are considered a higher risk than the rest of the county and most of the rest of England, because they each have large populations of wild waterfowl. 

  17. Weather: Rain for most of the day, easing later and poor visibility on the fells

    There will be outbreaks of rain through the day which will become persistent over high ground at times.

    Rain may ease a little in the afternoon, but skies will stay rather cloudy and it will feel quite humid too. 

    Maximum Temperature: 15C (59F).

    weather graphic

    And here is the fells forecast:

    Temperatures at 3,000ft: 10C rising 17C. 

    Winds: South or Southeasterly 50 gust 65mph, but gusts 75mph over the peaks, later becoming Southwesterly 40 gusts 55mph 

    Cloud: Descending quickly to blanket cover 300-450m, some banks 100-150m on south facing aspects in heavy rain and later on western fells. 

    Visibility: Quickly reducing to poor or very poor as heavy rain sets in. During the afternoon some temporary improvements to good on lower eastern slopes. 

    Freezing level: Above the tops. 

  18. Work to help Cumbrian flood victims considered for national award

    A Cumbrian charity has been shortlisted for a national award for its help with flood victims. 

    The Cumbria Community Foundation is one of three organisations shortlisted in the 'Grantmaking and Funding' category in the 2017 Charity Awards

    It has so far given £10.3m to about 6,000 affected homes and businesses.