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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Martin Lewes


    We've now finished posting the news, travel reports, a regular weather forecast and other nuggets that we notice about the county, for today.

    Here's a reminder:

    We'll be back to do it again from 08:00 tomorrow. If you've got any stories or photos to share let us know by sending us an email or getting in touch via Facebook or Twitter.

    Have a very good evening.

  2. Conservatives attack Kendal car park closure

    Conservative opposition councillors have attacked the closure of the New Road car park in Kendal.

    South Lakeland councillors closed the area of open land, which has been used for decades as an unofficial free car park, because a report from safety experts said it was dangerous.

    Councillor James Airey, who leads the opposition group on the council, said the council was using the report, which had been in the administration's hands since April, as an excuse for closing "what is a lifeline for people who don't have anywhere else to park in Kendal".

    Quote Message: The council should be looking at minimising the risk to people using New Road car park, not closing it." from James Airey Opposition leader, South Lakeland council
    James AireyOpposition leader, South Lakeland council
  3. The mountain rescue 'shout' that set a social network alight

    Martin Lewes


    A Facebook post about a mountain rescue call-out to help down five members of a large walking group who got separated without a torch has been shared more than 2,000 times.

    Nearly 5,000 people reacted to the Patterdale team as they described how they went to seek more information from the leader who'd dialled 999 to call them out, and found him in the pub, tucking into a meal, and more than 500 commented.

    Here's a short selection of the more publishable ones...

    Quote Message: They should be fined for endangering rescue services who risk their lives helping clowns!" from Bob Tiplady
    Bob Tiplady
    Quote Message: I'd have made the team leader get out of bed and told the guy who was eating his dinner that they were helping in the search!" from Clare Harvey
    Clare Harvey
    Quote Message: What a bloody joke, how you keep your cool in situations such as this I'll never know, thank you for all you do, on behalf of those that haven't the decency to." from Joey Hannah
    Joey Hannah
    View more on twitter
  4. Holker Street decision looms on Moore's future at Barrow

    BBC Cumbria Sport

    Barrow's director are expected to announce this week whether Mickey Moore, the interim manager, will carry on or even be confirmed in post.

    The Bluebirds drew 1-1 with Torquay at the weekend, meaning they've won one, drawn two and lost two since Moore took over.

    Holker Street
  5. Police warning after frozen lamb is stolen

    Police have warned people to look out for frozen lamb being offered under suspicious circumstances after a large quantity was stolen from a Carlisle-based wholesaler.

    The meat, packed in white, labelled boxes was taken from West Scottish Lamb Ltd on Brunthill Road early this morning

  6. Maryport cocaine man 'may face jail'

    A man from Maryport has been told he may be sent to prison after admitting supplying cocaine and other drug offences.

    Karl Moore, 43, admitted supplying cocaine between 27 April and 16 May this year and possessing the class A drug with intent to supply on 8 July. He also pleaded guilty to possessing diazepam and amphetamine.

    Moore, from Sycamore Road, will return to Carlisle Crown Court for sentencing on 9 November.

  7. Cumbria's weather: Showers clearing southwards

    BBC Weather

    Showery outbreaks of rain will clear southwards through the night. Later, mist or fog patches are possible. The lowest temperatures will be about 8C (46F)

    Weather graphic

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

  8. From the Carlisle dig: The face of a man who ruled 2,000 years ago, and other trinkets

    The teams of professional and amateur archeologists who've been digging into the remains of a Roman bath house found at Carlisle Cricket Club have already started turning up finds.

    Various finds from the dig.

    They include (clockwise) a coin, a hairpin, a ring with a key for a trinket box and a bone needle.

    The bath house was found earlier this year, and the new project is to dig down through the remains to see if anything is beneath them.

  9. Your pictures: Sunny intervals and showers, in one shot

    The commonest weather forecast for weeks has involved variations on the theme of showers and sunny intervals.

    If you're wondering what that looks like, photographer Malcolm Bawn spotted a sunny interval and a shower passing over Ennerdale Water at the same time, and was kind enough to send us the result.


    If you've got a photo you'd like to share with the county, you can send us an email or get in touch via Facebook or Twitter.

  10. Yes: Every now and then, firefighters really do still rescue a cat from a tree

    After an early shout to help their colleagues at Appleby this morning, Sedbergh's retained firefighters got called out again.

    One of their followers was quick to illustrate the encounter!

    View more on twitter
  11. Travel: A684 closed tonight near Sedbergh for resurfacing

    BBC News Travel

    Advance warning for tonight: The A684 between Marthwaite, west of Sedbergh, and Lincoln's Inn Bridge will be closed from 19:00 until 05:00 tomorrow for resurfacing.

    It'll be closed at the same time for the next two nights as well, with traffic diverted around Four Lane Ends.

  12. Police probe blaze in former school

    An investigation is under way to find out what caused a fire at a former school in a village near Appleby.

    Firefighters from Appleby and Sedbergh were called to Edenfold in Bolton just after 06:30. Police officers have also inspected the site.

  13. Joy and relief over Zeus the puppy's rescue

    It was sad story with a very welcome ending - as we told you on Friday, Zeus the dog was found safe and well after going missing in the Lake District for two weeks.

    The 10-month-old Bordeaux Mastiff fled after being spooked on Place Fell on 31 August, but was found by fell walkers Jez Starkey and Adam Briggs after a social media appeal raised awareness of his plight.

    Zeus is owned by Tony McDougall, of Middlesbrough, who had been visiting the Lakes on a day trip.

    His brother, David, told us: "He's a keen walker and had taken Zeus with him for company to Place Fell. He was devastated went he went missing and spend as much time as he could looking for him."

    Rescuers Adam Briggs (left) and Jez Starkey with Zeus
    Quote Message: We didn't give up on finding him, but we were starting to think the worst. When the call came to say he'd been found it was amazing." from David McDougall
    David McDougall
  14. The Lakes 'locals only' homes rule that can leave out locals

    Chris Jackson

    BBC Inside Out

    Lake District planners admit some restrictions aimed at reserving homes for local people aren't working as well as they should.

    Keswick new homes with fell behind

    New homes in the Lake District are usually only given planning permission with a local occupancy restriction, meaning they must be a main residence rather than a second or holiday home.

    But a BBC investigation has found that while some local people say they have benefited because it has helped them to buy a home, others say the rules have stopped them moving just 10 miles down the road.

    You can hear more on Inside Out tonight in the north of the county at 19:30 on BBC One, or on the BBC iPlayer.

  15. Carlisle attacker 'could face life sentence'

    A Carlisle man who admitted taking part in trouble at Carlisle Conservative Club could face a life sentence because of his previous record, the city's crown court has been told.

    Martin Woodhead, 32, of Chatsworth Square, his 31-year-old broiher David Woodhead, of Parkside, and his sister Samantha Woodhead, 30, also of Parkside, all admitted various assault charges after the attack on 12 August.

    The two men were remanded in custody to await sentence, with their sister given bail.

    The court heard that because Martin Woodhead had served an indeterminate public protection sentence for violence in the past, he was a "candidate" for a life term.

  16. Car park row: Top councillor promises search for alternative

    John Bowness

    BBC Radio Cumbria reporter

    A leading South Lakeland councillor has promised a search for alternatives for commuters whose free parking on a town centre site has been closed.

    Barriers at New Road

    Barriers went up on the area next to New Road, which has been unofficially used as a car park for decades, this morning after a report to South Lakeland council said it wasn't safe to use.

    But councillor Giles Archibald, the Liberal Democrat leader on South Lakeland council, told BBC Radio Cumbria that he accepted there'd been a lot of public opposition, and there would be be more consultation about what happens next on the land.

    You can hear the full interview here.

    Quote Message: I am personally committing to recommending to council that we use money that we get from the development of houses in Kendal for infrastructure, that we use that money to build a new car park and it should be free." from Councillor Giles Archibald Leader, South Lakeland District Council
    Councillor Giles ArchibaldLeader, South Lakeland District Council
  17. Cumbria's weather: Sunny spells and showers

    BBC Weather

    Sunny spells and showers will drift down from the north in a light breeze, but it will feel pleasant in the sunshine with temperatures of 14 C (57F)

    Weather graphic

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

  18. Travel: Tractor fire closes A75 near Annan

    BBC News Travel

    A tractor on fire means the A75 has been closed just over the border into Scotland, between the A7020 Powfoot, and the B725 at Carrutherstown.