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  1. Updates on Wednesday 25 October 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Nell Dunn

    BBC Cumbria

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

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

    In the meantime, 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. Pair killed in carbon monoxide alert named

    Police have named the two people who died in a suspected carbon monoxide incident in High Seaton on Sunday

    They are William Reid, 67, and Katherine Workman, 70.

    The deaths are not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

  3. Police concerned for missing 82-year-old Carlisle man

    Police say they're concerned about an 82-year-old Carlisle man who's gone missing.

    Maurice Griffiths was last seen in the Cumwhinton area at 17:30 yesterday.

    He's described as white, of slim build, with short grey hair, and was last seen wearing glasses, a flat cap, a grey bomber jacket, grey trousers, and dark brown trainers.

    Maurice Griffiths
  4. Travel: Delays and cancellations on trains between St Bees and Whitehaven

    BBC News Travel

    There are delays of up to 60 minutes and some cancellations on Northern trains between St Bees and Whitehaven due to a faulty train at Corckickle.

  5. Improvement work complete on a key road in Whitehaven

    Major improvement works to one of Whitehaven's main roads is now finished.

    The county council spent £900,000 on Homewood Road, which is between the A595 and Richmond Hill Road.

    The authority says the resurfacing work began in July and was completed on schedule last week.

  6. Young people could be banned from certain areas of Wigton

    Young people in Wigton could end up being banned from certain areas of Wigton if they continue to cause trouble.

    The police are leading a campaign to crack down on anti-social behaviour after complaints from people living in the town.

    Officers have been gathering evidence against the worst offenders with the aim of securing Criminal Behaviour Orders. Anyone who is subject to such an order is subject to strict rules, which could ban them from certain areas of a town, or going into some businesses. Officers have also been visiting the homes of ring-leaders, to talk to their parents.

    The police are also working with the Wigton Youth Station, the local councils and housing agencies.

    Wigton Town Centre
  7. BreakingWoman, 70, is second person to die after carbon monoxide alert

    A second person has died after a carbon monoxide alert in West Cumbria, police say.

    The police and ambulance service were called to a property at High Seaton just after 12:30 on Sunday where a man and woman had become unwell.

    The 67-year-old man died at the scene, but a woman was taken to the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

    Today police said the 70-year-old woman died in hospital. Both deaths are now being investigated by the police.

  8. Police name lorry driver killed in A66 crash

    Police have named the lorry driver who died when his vehicle crashed on the A66 as Darren Moore, 43, from Whitehaven.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene near Thornthwaite in the early hours of this morning.

    His family are being supported by specially-trained officers.

    Police are appealing for witnesses.

  9. Ulverston goalkeeper starring for England against Brazil

    Ulverston goalkeeper Curtis Anderson is currently playing for England in today's Under 17's World Cup semi-final against Brazil in India.

    You can follow all the action here.

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  11. Your photos: Dappled sunlight at High Newton

    Nell Dunn

    BBC Cumbria

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Pricey from High Newton who shared this photo this morning.

    I think the clouds look a little like a Constable painting.

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

    High Newton
  12. Keswick woman shortlisted for 'local hero' award for flood work

    A woman from Keswick has been shortlisted for a local hero award for her work during the floods.

    Lynne Jones, who chairs the Keswick Flood Action Group, helped to secure flood defences to protect homes and businesses in the area.

    She's one of six finalists in Flood Re's Local Heroes award and could win £10,000 to invest in the town.

    Lynne Jones
  13. What do you have planned for Children in Need day?

    Children in Need Day is fast approaching and, as always, you'll soon hear some amazing stories about how the money you've already donated to the charity is being used to help young people across Cumbria.

    We'd love to hear what fundraising events you've got planned to raise money for Pudsey this year - however big or small, crazy or traditional. Get in touch here.

    Pudsey
  14. Travel: M6 has re-opened

    BBC News Travel

    The M6 northbound has fully re-opened between J39 and J40 after the earlier accident.

  15. Fire at former Brampton school being treated as arson

    Cumbria police say a fire at a former school in Brampton yesterday is being treated as arson.

    Officers are working with firefighters to discover the cause of the fire at the building on Moat Street.

  16. £200,000 given to Cumbria's hospitals to help prepare for flu season

    An extra £200,000 has been made available to Cumbria's hospitals, as health officials warn that a flu epidemic could spread through the UK this winter.

    Australia and New Zealand have already been affected.

    The money will be spent on measures to free up beds more quickly, and to support people in their own homes as much as possible.

    Generic image of someone receiving flu vaccine