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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Nell Dunn

    BBC Cumbria

    We've now finished posting the news, travel reports, a regular weather forecast and other things that might catch our eye from around the county, for today.

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

    If you've news we should know, or a photo to share 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. Woman's death 'leaves an immense void'

    The family of a woman who died in a crash yesterday have paid tribute to her.

    Margaret Matthews, 74, died following a crash between a car and a HGV on the A869 between Brampton and Linstock.

    Margaret Matthews

    Margaret’s son Robert and two younger daughters Julie and Pauline paid tribute to their mum on behalf of her husband Phillip.

    They said, "Mum and Dad were inseparable in over 52 years of happy marriage. During that time she was a completely devoted wife and cherished her time with her family and grandchildren.

    "Her sudden and tragic loss - and the sense of humour and kindness she brought into so many people's lives - will leave an immense void in their hearts, none more so than dad's. She will be so, so sorely missed".

  3. Video: How to recognise symptoms of ash dieback

    Earlier today we bought you the story that it's feared one of Cumbria's most common native trees could be wiped out.

    Scientists are meeting in Ambleside to discuss the disease ash dieback. Here's a short video showing how to recognise the symptoms of the disease:

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  4. Your photos: Atmospheric Temple Sowerby

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher 'Terry Filmaker' for this stunning photograph taken at Temple Sowerby.

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

    Temple Sowerby
  5. Council needs to save £1m next year

    Copeland council says it needs to save £1m in the next year because it's getting less money from the government.

    The authority's been explaining changes to its next budget which includes expanding the Distington Hall crematorium, spending £500,000 on IT to improve access to council services online and work to bring empty homes back into use.

    The council also wants to increase its share of council tax by 1.95%.

  6. International doctors recruited to help strengthen mental health care for children

    Three international doctors have started working with the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to help strengthen mental health care for children.

    They'll be working with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service as part of a fellowship that allows overseas doctors to come to the UK to improve their skills.

    The doctors will specialise in helping get the most appropriate mental health care for children and young people. There'll also be some academic study.

    Dr Vinayak Koparde, Dr Joyita Sinha and Dr Sandeep Motichand
  7. Death crash driver 'in text conversation'

    Mark McAlindon

    BBC Look North

    A football agent was involved in text and internet messaging conversations before his car crashed on the M6, killing one man and seriously injuring another, a court has heard.

    Adam Gibb was killed and his colleague Paul Holroyd left permanently paralysed from the chest down when they were struck by a black Mercedes 4x4 on the hard shoulder south of Tebay in February 2016.

    Peter Morrison, 37, from the Warke, Worsley in Manchester, denies dangerous driving.

    The trial at Carlisle Crown Court continues.

  8. Royal Navy ships 'cannibalised for parts', report finds

    A shortage of spares for Royal Navy warships and submarines has forced the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to strip parts from the rest of the fleet, including a boat built in Barrow, the National Audit Office (NAO) has found.

    The NAO said building the third Astute class submarine, HMS Artful, was delayed by 42 days because parts were taken during its construction - adding nearly £5m to the overall cost.

    The vessel, built in Barrow in Cumbria, completed its maiden dive in 2014.

    HMS Artful
  9. Strike at Sellafield next Tuesday because of 'completely unacceptable' pay deal

    The Unite union says more than 1,000 of its members who work at Sellafield are set to strike next Tuesday.

    It says the 24-hour action is because of a "completely unacceptable" 1.5% pay offer. The union has accused managers of going cold on the possibility of a pay deal.

    Sellafield says people should expect traffic problems while pickets are in place but it will take steps to minimise disruption, including opening all access gates.

  10. Cumbria in top ten of worst UK counties for attacks on birds of prey

    Cumbria's one of the worst counties for illegal attacks on birds of prey, the RSPB report has revealed.

    There were 14 incidents recorded in the county between 2012 and 2016 - putting Cumbria eight out of the 10 worst UK counties for reported bird crimes

    Nearly 500 illegal attacks on birds of prey have been reported in the UK over the five-year period with North Yorkshire having the highest number of incidents during the period with 54.

    The charity said the attacks were recorded on raptors, including red kites, peregrine falcons and buzzards, that were shot, trapped or poisoned.

    In Birdcrime 2016, the charity also said there had been 81 offences last year and it was "the first time in 30 years" no prosecutions were brought.

    Bird of prey
  11. Primary school looks set for redevelopment

    Councillors are expected to approve plans to redevelop a primary school in Ulverston later.

    A new single-storey building at Croftlands Primary School would include eight classrooms, a hall and a room that could be used for practical lessons such as cooking.

    Croftlands Primary School
  12. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Cumbria southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cumbria southbound severe accident, between J45 for A74 and J44 for A7.

    M6 Cumbria - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J45 A74(M) and J44, A7 (Carlisle North), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  13. Weather: Dry, mild and bright afternoon

    BBC Weather

    The afternoon will start off dry, mild and bright. Temperatures will be a couple of degrees higher than average for the time of year. Cloud will develop later though and patchy light rain may start around dusk.

    Highs of 13C (55F).

    You can get a detailed weather forecast for where you live here.

    Weather graphic
  14. Future of Cumbria's ash trees to be discussed

    The future of a threatened tree which is part of landscapes across Cumbria will be discussed today.

    Ash dieback, a fungal disease, only arrived in the UK five years ago but has infected trees across Cumbria since then.

    Experts are meeting at the University of Cumbria to consider if disease-resistant trees can be bred and how other species could be used if ash trees disappear from Cumbria.

    Ash pollard, Low Bridge End Farm, St John’s in the Vale.
  15. Travel: M6 lane reopened between J40 and J41

    BBC News Travel

    The M6 northbound has fully reopened between J40 and J41 after an earlier broken down vehicle shut one lane

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cumbria northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cumbria northbound severe disruption, between J40 for A66 and J41 for B5305.

    M6 Cumbria - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J40, A66 (Penrith) and J41, B5305 (Catterlen), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  17. Video: How to check our car tyres are ready for winter

    Drivers in Cumbria are being told to check their tyres to stop potentially fatal road accidents.

    Highways England says defective tyres were responsible for eight deaths and 120 injuries on Britain's roads last year.

    Here's a short video which shows us how to make sure our car tyres are ready for winter:

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