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Summary

  1. Wednesday 16 August 2017
  2. Troubled prison remains shabby
  3. Jeremy Corbyn visiting Cumbria
  4. Man arrested following boat rescue

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  1. As it happened: BBC Cumbria Live

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    We'll start again tomorrow from 08:00 with the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates for Cumbria.

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  2. 'Ulverston's Banksy' donates painting to local hospice

    Artist LoKi has donated a painting to raise funds for the hospice in Ulverston.

    Caroline Welch, from St Mary's, says Loki is "Ulverston's Banksy".

    His image of a young woman is displayed in the window of the hospice's charity shop. It will be sold at auction - people can submit bids online, or in a box at the shop.

    Picture by artist 'Loki'
  3. Penrith woman dies following collision last week

    A woman from the Penrith area has died following a collision on the A6 near Plumpton last week.

    Cumbria Police say Ann Miller, 74, died of her injuries yesterday at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

    Mrs Miller had been the front seat passenger in a car which collided with a white van at about12:30 on Wednesday 9 August 2017.

    The driver of the car was treated for minor injuries in Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary.

    The van driver was uninjured.

  4. Norovirus outbreak closes ward at West Cumberland Hospital

    A hospital trust says that people will still be unable to visit friends or family on a west Cumbrian ward because of an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

    Visiting is still suspended on Ward 4A at the West Cumberland Hospital, in Whitehaven, because of a norovirus outbreak which was first reported on Friday.

    West Cumberland Hospital sign
  5. Photos: Jeremy Corbyn in Keswick

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is in Cumbria today as part of a tour of marginal constituencies.

    Carlisle and Copeland were won by the Conservatives at the general election but by a relatively small number of votes.

    Here he is at Amy's Dementia Day Care and Social Club in Keswick and speaking to the media outside.

    Jeremy Corbyn at Amy's Dementia Day Care and Social Club in Keswick
    Jeremy Corbyn speaking to the media
  6. Cumbrian hospice officially world record holder

    World record certificate for Eden Valley Hospice

    A Cumbrian hospice has officially broken the world record for making pom-poms.

    Carlisle's Eden Valley Hospice asked people to help make poms poms during its 25th birthday celebrations last September.

    Guinness World Records has confirmed that the attempt beat the previous record with 29,312 pom poms made.

  7. Fire at airport owned by Stobart Group

    A fire has broken out at an airport owned by the Cumbrian firm Stobart Group.

    Essex County Fire and Rescue Service says that firefighters found a large hanger on fire at London Southend Airport, which is about forty miles from London.

    The airport says it is still open and operating as normal.

  8. No charges after police investigation into deaths and assaults at Haverigg

    A police investigation into two deaths and allegations of physical and sexual assaults at Cumbria's prison has ended and no charges have been brought.

    Cumbria Police were called into Haverigg Prison last year and then set up Operation Knightsbridge.

    The force has confirmed today the operation concluded without charges, and the relevant files are now with the coroner.

  9. Charity searching for homes for 15 cats found 'living under floorboards'

    A charity is trying to find homes for 15 cats which had been living under floorboards in a house in Carlisle.

    The Oak Tree Animals' Charity says they were all extremely hungry, and some had parasites and matted coats. They have now been given thorough health checks, and are in need of new homes.

    The cats are between 18 months and eight-years-old.

    One of the rescued cats
    One of the rescued cats
  10. Fall in number of people claiming job seekers allowance or universal credit

    There has been a fall in the number of people claiming jobseekers allowance or universal credit in Cumbria.

    Last month there were 5,305 claimants, which is 125 fewer than in June. It fell in all areas of the county except Eden where it was unchanged.

  11. Your photos: Green and pleasant land

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Millomite for sharing this photo taken this morning at Millom.

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    View at Millom
  12. Thousands want change in hospital parking rules

    Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle

    More than 3,000 people have now signed an online petition to change the way parking rules are enforced at two of Cumbria's hospitals.

    At the moment, the private company, UKPC is in charge of parking at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

    The Trust which runs the hospitals said it was having difficulty with people parking outside marked bays, blocking access for emergency vehicles. And, people were parking in disabled spaces without a badge.

    But those who have signed the petition want the Trust to take control of the parking situation again.

  13. Violence 'still too high' at Cumbria's prison

    Levels of violence are "still too high" at Haverigg Prison, according to the latest report by inspectors.

    Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Prisons carried out unannounced visits to HMP Haverigg during March and April of this year.

    They also say the "vulnerable perimeter" fencing is making it too easy for drugs to get into the jail near Millom.

    The report describes some of the accommodation as "shabby and dirty". However, inspectors did find notable improvements in education and rehabilitation, as well as some reduction in violence.

    You can read the full report here.

    Sign at Haverigg Prison
  14. Your photos: Stormy skies

    Thanks to Stuart Goodman from Wetheral who shared this photograph taken last night just beyond Gowbarrow Fell.

    If you have any photos you'd like to share you can email them to us.

    Stormy skies