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  1. Weather: Today's fells forecast

    BBC Weather

    If you're thinking of heading out on to the fells today, here's the forecast:

    • Temperatures at 3,000 feet: Around 4C (39F)
    • Winds: Southwest winds 25mph gusting 35mph, easing to 15mph in the evening.
    • Cloud: Persistent at 700m/2300ft
    • Visibility: Generally good, but becoming moderate to poor in rain.
    • Freezing level: Above the summits
  2. Lorry driver, 43, killed in A66 crash

    A lorry driver has been killed in a crash on the A66 near Keswick, police say.

    It happened in the early hours of this morning, near Thornthwaite. The police say the man was 43 and his family have been told.

    No other vehicle was involved.

    The A66 is closed in both directions between the B5292 junction in Braithwaite and the B5291 junction in Dubwath.

  3. Explosive experts could return to Sellafield to deal with hazardous chemicals

    Bomb disposal experts could return to Sellafield to deal with more chemicals that could pose a hazard.

    The team went to the nuclear site last Friday to dispose of several canisters that had been stored there for decades.

    The company says there are now more chemicals that need to be disposed of safely.

    Sellafield Ltd has stressed that it's a "common procedure" and the bomb team deal with redundant chemicals including from schools, universities and hospitals, hundreds of times a year.

    Operations in the laboratory complex have stopped to enable these further technical assessments.

    You can read the full statement here.

    Sellafield
  4. Travel: Two lanes closed on M6 northbound

    BBC News Travel

    Two lanes are closed on the northbound carriageway of the M6 between the Shap (J39) and Penrith (J40) this morning.

    This is because of a crash involving two lorries. One was carrying cattle and the animals are now being transferred to another vehicle.

  5. Welcome to BBC Cumbria Live

    Nell Dunn

    BBC Cumbria

    Good morning. We'll be posting the news, a regular weather forecast, travel reports, and maybe the other odd thing that catches our eyes from around this county through today.

    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.