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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Martin Lewes


    We've now finished posting news, travel updates, a regular weather forecast and the odd lighter moment, for today.

    Here's a reminder:

    We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow to do it again.

    As always, if you want to pass on news you think we should know, or share a photo with the county, you can email them to us, send them using Twitter where we're @BBC_Cumbria or head to our Facebook page.

    Have a very good evening.

  2. Social media backs the Coniston bells

    This morning we ran the story of the church bell at Coniston that's been silenced overnight because of complaints from a nearby pub that the chimes were keeping guests awake.

    People have mostly sympathised with the bells rather than the guests, but not entirely.

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  3. Power firm brings in a generator while underground fault is fixed

    Electricity North West says 61 customers in the area east of Carlisle are still without power after a fault.

    The problem's now been identified underground, and a generator will be installed to keep the lights on while that is fixed.

  4. Police appeal for soft toy owner

    The emergency services had an open day in South Cumbria last weekend. One of the guests is still in custody...

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  5. Cumbria's weather: Cloud increasing overnight

    BBC Weather

    It should be a dry and fine end to the day.

    Cloud will increase overnight with the risk of the odd spot of light rain for a time, light southerly winds and a minimum temperature of 9C (48F).

    Weather graphic

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

  6. Veteran Kevin takes aim on Invictus Games round

    An army sergeant from Cumbria who was badly hurt in Afghanistan and who also lost his wife to cancer last year is about to compete in the Invictus Games in Canada.

    Kevin Kell, who's also been diagnosed with a brain tumour, will be playing golf at the games in Toronto.

    Kevin Kell

    Kevin, who practices at Barrow Golf Club, still serves with the Royal Engineers and says being back with other service people is what he's looking forward to.

    Quote Message: It's one big family, is the army, and it'll be so good to be back, part of that." from Kevin Kell
    Kevin Kell
  7. Your pictures: Sarah sees the mist as a good omen for the day

    Our thanks to Sarah Anderson who sent us this picture of the mist clearing over her home, with the words: "It's going to be a corker of a day."

    Mist over houses with fells

    If you want to share a photo with the county, you can email it to us, send it using Twitter where we're @BBC_Cumbria or head to our Facebook page.

  8. Firefighters advise 5,000 on how to avoid needing to call them out

    Firefighters in Cumbria say they're halfway through a programme of visiting 10,000 people over the age of 65 in the county to offer fire safety advice and other help.

    The officers involved are trained to spot signs of other difficulties as well, and 267 of the 5,000 people seen so far have been referred on to services such as help to give up smoking, or advice on avoiding falls.

    Steve Healey, the county's fire chief, said it was part of a larger programme of home visits that had helped halve the number of incidents such as fires the service had been called to.

  9. Creamery bosses defend job losses at Aspatria plant

    The managers of the Lake District Creamery where 20 jobs losses have been announced out of the 89-strong workforce say it's about making the plant more efficient.

    Paul Flanagan, the communications director for the plant owners, First Milk, said the company had invested more than £25m at the site.

    Mr Flanagan said the jobs of the remaining workers would if anything be more secure.

    Quote Message: Nobody wants to make anybody redundant but ultimately as a farmer-owned business what we're here for is to maximise the amount of money we can put in the pockets of our farmers." from Paul Flanagan
    Paul Flanagan
  10. Travel: A66 narrowed by lake for crash barrier repairs

    BBC News Travel

    Highways England says one lane will be closed in each direction on the dual carriageway section of the A66 along the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake from tonight for several days to allow crash barrier repairs.

  11. Hospital trust hires dozens of nurses and midwives

    The Morecambe Bay hospitals trust, which runs hospitals in Barrow, Lancaster and Kendal, says it has just held one of its largest induction events.

    The trust took on 75 new starters, including 44 nurses and five midwives, as well as a junior doctor, healthcare apprentices and a number of other staff.

    All the new recruits were from the UK, although the trust has in the past held recruitment events in Greece, Cyprus, India and the Philippines.

  12. Police name man wanted after woman suffers facial injuries

    Police have named a man they want to trace in connection with an attack in which a woman suffered serious facial injuries.

    Curtis Kirkbride

    Currtis Kirkbride, 27, is from Kinniside Avenue in Whitehaven.

    Detectives also want to talk to him about an incident in Windermere Road, Whitehaven, in which a car windscreen was smashed.

    A police spokesman said they wanted to hear from anyone who knows where Mr Kirkbride is, but the public should "exercise caution because of the nature of these offences".

  13. Walker flown to hospital after falling ill

    A walker was flown to hospital after falling ill on the fells above Buttermere.

    Cockermouth MRT at scene

    Volunteers from Cockermouth rescue team assessed the man before asking for support from a coastguard helicopter.

    The casualty was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary at Carlisle.

  14. 'Without volunteers, I'd never have been Olympic champion'

    Get Inspired

    Those are the words of sprint gold medallist Darren Campbell, who has been helping BBC Get Inspired in the search for the Sports Personality of the Year Unsung Hero for 2017.

    Here's more from Darren...

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    Video caption: Darren Campbell - Unsung Hero 2017 call-to-action

    The award recognises the amazing work that volunteers do in grassroots sport and fitness around the UK.

    Last year, Marcellus Baz from Nottingham scooped the award for his work as a community boxing coach. Could it be someone from your region this year?

  15. More than 100 properties still blacked out in power fault.

    More than 100 properties near Carlisle are still without electricity after a power fault early this morning.

    Electricity North West says it's hoping to have supplies restored before 16:00 this afternoon.

  16. The list of Lords that opened Barrows docks

    Martin Lewes


    Barrows main docks were formally opened 150 years ago today by the then Duke of Devonshire, and a host of other worthies, as this document from Barrow Library's collection spells out.

    Barrow docks contemporary report

    At the time, the ambition of many of those present was to challenge the supremacy of the port of Liverpool.

    One of the town's first workingmens' clubs was always known locally as "the House of Lords" because the directors of the docks and steelworks, who included many of the peers listed above, were believed to drop in for a beer occasionally.

  17. Cheese plant sheds more than 20% of jobs after productivity investment

    About 20 jobs are to go at the Lake District Creamery at Aspatria, which makes a range of cheeses.

    The plant is owned by First Milk, a farmers' co-operative, and employs 89 people at present. Ten jobs are going at another plant in Wales.

    A company statement said it was investing in both plants to make more cheese, and needed to increase the efficiency of the factories.

  18. Travel: Coast line trains skip Cark stop

    BBC News Travel

    Trains on the Furness coast line are not stopping at Cark and Cartmel because safety checks are being carried out on the platform there.

    They'll go straight from Ulverston to Kents Bank.

  19. Quintin: Just walking around (Britain) snapping the shoreline

    Photograher Quintin Lake is walking the coast of South Cumbria taking photographs as part of a lengthy project called The Perimeter, in which he'll take hundreds of pictures of the whole coastline of Britain.

    So far he's spent much of the past two-and-a-half years working his way up from the south, and Quintin expects the rest of his circuit to take several years more.

    This is from Lowsy Point, near Barrow.

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