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  1. Updates on Wednesday 18 October 2017

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  1. Through the day: BBC Cumbria Live

    Nell Dunn

    BBC Cumbria

    We've now finished posting news, travel and weather for today.

    We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow to do it all 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. Boulders used to protect Settle to Carlisle railway line

    Large boulders are being used to protect the Settle to Carlisle railway from the worst of the weather.

    In February 2016 there was a landslip just north of Armathwaite near Carlisle, which meant that stretch of line was closed for more than a year. The repairs cost £23m.

    The track runs above the River Eden, and the final phase of work involves packing 20,000 tonnes of rock into the riverbank, to protect against erosion caused by heavy rain.

    River Eden
  3. History of Barrow's market to be uncovered

    Neil Smith

    South Cumbria journalist, BBC Cumbria

    The history of Barrow's market will be told thanks to funding from the Lottery.

    The charity, Signal Film and Media, says the market's story has not been properly told and it wants to use the money to produce a film, book and play.

    You can find out more about the project here.

    Archive photo of Barrow market
    Archive photo of Barrow market
    Archive photo of Barrow market
  4. Cumbrian hotel judged 'most romantic' in the UK

    A Cumbrian hotel has been judged to be the most "romantic" in the UK.

    Forest Side has been given the award by the Good Hotel Guide.

    It praises the hotel's grounds, friendly staff, bedrooms and Michelin-starred meals.

    Forest Side hotel
  5. Your photos: Reflections on Grasmere

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We're getting some beautiful images from around the county from our BBC Weather Watchers today. Thanks to Graham for this photo taken at Grasmere.

  6. Engineers from the region to help restore power in Republic of Ireland

    Engineers from Electricity North West are now helping to restore to power to people in the Republic of Ireland following Storm Ophelia.

    A team of more than 30, including engineers and overhead lines people, will be helping to repair damage and restore power to the thousands still without power.

    Hundreds of properties in Cumbria lost their supplies earlier this week, because of the strong winds, but the situation has been much worse in Ireland.

  7. Weeping Window poppy display coming to Carlisle

    The Weeping Window sculpture by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper will be installed at Carlisle Castle from 23 May - 8 July next year.

    It is one of two sculptures from the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation, originally displayed at the Tower of London in 2014.

    The original artwork consisted of 888,246 poppies, one to commemorate every British or Colonial life lost at the Front during World War One.

    You can find out more information here.

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  8. Your photos: Sunny Keswick

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's looking much brighter around the county today.

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Graham from Keswick for sharing this photo he took this morning.

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

  9. Mum-of-four died after routine op because of 'lack of oxygen'

    News and Star


    Pathologists claim that a mum-of-four who was treated at the Cumberland Infirmary died of a lack of oxygen to her brain. Read the full article here.

  10. Video: Wind forces waterfall to flow uphill

    Nell Dunn

    BBC Cumbria

    Jonty Wilson shared this video he took yesterday - a waterfall going uphill on Mallerstang Edge. It's breathtaking.

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  11. Power restored to 20,000 properties affected by storms

    Electricity North West has restored power to all properties that were affected by Storm Ophelia.

    Last night 5,000 properties on the west coast were without power and the firm sent food vans to Cleator and Watermillock to feed people and provide hot drinks.

    In total 20,000 properties in the region have been affected over the past couple of days.

  12. BreakingCarlisle cycle track more than 100k over budget

    Bob Cooper

    Political reporter, BBC Cumbria

    Work to create a cycle racing track in Carlisle is more than £100,000 over budget.

    The closed circuit track is being built in the Harraby area of the city.

    A grant of up to £650,000 from the sport's governing body, British Cycling, is paying for most of the work.

    But the track failed load-bearing tests this summer, and the city council has had to release emergency cash to address the problems.

    Site of cycle track
  13. Young people to help Nepal recover from 2015 earthquake

    Young people from Cumbria are going to Nepal to help to rebuild the country after the earthquake in 2015.

    The Juniper Trust is taking 10 volunteers to the country early next month. They include former Keswick School pupils, who are now aged between 19 and 24.

    The group will spend two weeks finishing the 11th school to be built by the charity and is hoping to raise £5,000 thousand pounds to pay for uniforms and school equipment.

    Thousands of people lost their lives and thousands more were injured in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal's capital Kathmandu and its surrounding areas on 25 April 2015.

    Photo of the aftermath of the eatherquake in 2015
  14. NHS Tracker: Check NHS cancer, A&E and operations targets in your area

    BBC News Health

    The NHS is under unprecedented pressure.

    Rising numbers of patients need hospital care - whether in an accident and emergency department, for cancer treatment or for planned operations and care, such as knee and hip replacements.

    For each there are strict targets local services are expected to meet across the UK. But what are the chances of being seen in time where you live?

    Use our interactive tracker to find out.

  15. Weather: Today's fells forecast

    BBC Weather

    If you're planning on heading back out on to the fells after the past few stormy days, here's the forecast:

    • Temperatures at 3,000 feet: Up to 6C (43F)
    • Winds: Moderate to fresh southeasterly gusting 20mph
    • Cloud: Patchy cloud above 800m (2,600ft) this morning, becoming fog free for a time this afternoon
    • Visibility: Good
    • Freezing level: Above the summits