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  1. Through the day: BBC Cumbria Live

    Martin Lewes


    We've now finished posting news, a regular weather forecast, travel reports, and other things that may catch our eye, for today. Here's a reminder:

    We'll be back from 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. Driver who killed pedestrian is jailed

    A driver who ran into two pedestrians at 57mph in a 40mph zone, killing one and seriously injuring the other, has been jailed for almost four years.

    Stephen Alan Farragher

    Stephen Alan Farragher, 47, of Thirlmere Avenue, Workington, admitted causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving in the crash in October last year.

    Carlisle Crown Court heard Audrey Tunstall, 79, and Natalli Fisher were crossing the A596 in darkness near the Dunmail Park shopping centre when Farrgaher drove into them, fatally injuring Mrs Tunstall.

    Jailing him for 45 months, with a further three-year driving ban, Judge James Adkin said: "No sentence I can pass this afternoon can possibly extinguish the sadness, frustration, anguish and distress of members of the family of Ms Tunstall."

  3. Cumbria's weather: Dry but a little cloudier

    BBC Weather

    It will dry for most overnight although it'll turn cloudier with a few clear spells. Temperatures will fall to about 6C (43F).

    Weather graphic

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

  4. Death crash driver: 'I wasn't driving dangerously'

    A driver who lost control of his Mercedes on the M6, crashing into two Highways England officers and leaving one dead and the other disabled, has denied driving dangerously.

    Peter Morrison

    Peter Morrison, 37,of The Warke in Worsley, Salford, (pictured) has pleaded guilty to causing death and serious injury by careless driving. The court has heard how he was communicating by text and driving at more than 80mph before the crash in February 2016.

    But giving evidence in his defence today, Mr Morrison said he'd slowed down and was no longer using his mobile phone when the car felt as if it was "on ice" and he lost control.

    Earlier Mr Morrison had told the court he was "truly, truly sorry".

    The trial continues on Monday.

  5. Business survey: Migrants curb could close Cumbrian firms

    Some businesses say staffing shortages could threaten their existence if stringent migration limits came in affter Brexit, according to a Cumbria Chamber of Commerce survey.

    The chamber believes about 10,000 migrants work in the county, most in the hospitality and food industries.

    The study found many firms which employed migrant labour were already noticing a drift away, while even those that did not feared limits on migration might make recruitment problems worse.

    Rob Johnston

    Rob Johnston from the chamber said the survey had been carried out to provide information to the government's migration advisory committee.

    He said: “Our survey shows that some Cumbrian businesses would struggle to function without migrant workers, and we have made that point very forcefully."

    Quote Message: We have to make it crystal clear to the Government that EU migrants are hugely essential to the Cumbrian economy and without them businesses will close.” from Hotelier quoted in Chamber of Commerce report.
    Hotelier quoted in Chamber of Commerce report.
  6. Man who battered partner is jailed

    A man who attacked his partner at a flat in Carlisle has been sent to prison for almost four years.

    Carlisle Crown Court heard that she was left with serious facial injuries, after the assault by Roger Murphy.

    Murphy, 44, of Mardale Road in the city, denied charges of grievous bodily harm and perverting the course of justice, but was found guilty at a trial earlier this week.

    Murphy, who has a record of more than 80 offences, was sentenced to three years and nine months.

  7. Legion opens Poppy Appeal with bands and a flashmob

    Soldiers and volunteers have been out in Carlisle to support an event for this year's Poppy Appeal.

    It's the first time that Carlisle British Legion appeal has held a day featuring entertainment from military bands and a flashmob by one of the city's schools.

    Ala Whitmore

    Alan Whitmore, the Royal British Legion's community fundraising manager for the north west, said the group's events aren't just about remembering the fallen.

    He said: "We are at the heart of a network supporting service personnel and their families, making sure their unique contribution is never forgotten."

  8. Big bonfire job puts worker in the shade

    Becki Thomas


    Almost hidden by the lid of a giant box of fireworks, the legs of this worker show the scale of the 30ft bonfire being built in Bitts Park in Carlisle for the city's fire show on Saturday.

    Fire show bonfire under construction with worker's legs just visible on ladder

    It's the 30th year the city council has staged the show, which now attracts a 35,000-strong crowd.

    The bonfire will be lit at 19:00 and the display will include 2,000 fireworks.

  9. Education centre ' could ease hospital recruiting'

    The redevelopment of Whitehaven's hospital could help solve the recruiting problems that have put some services at risk, according to the trust which runs it.

    Between £30m and £50m will be invested over the next few years as the rebuilding of the hospital continues, but difficulties attracting medical staff have been cited as in proposals to centralise some consultant specialities such as maternity services in Carlisle.

    Artist's impression of new hospital

    Prof John Howarth from the trust says building a "state of the art facility"should increase confidence in West Cumbria.

    Quote Message: Developing the medical school at Whitehaven is just one element of our plans to create such an exciting model of care there that people want to come and work with us." from Prof John Howarth
    Prof John Howarth
  10. Castle staff dress a tree of Remembrance

    A tree in the centre of the parade ground at Carlisle Castle has been dressed overall in poppies today in preparation for the Remembrance services over the next 10 days.

    Matt Lund got the job this year, the second that crotcheted poppies have been spread over the trunk and branches.

    Man putting poppies on tree
    Quote Message: We did it last year as part of our Somme project and it looked so stunning we thought we'd do it again." from Stuart Eastwood Curator, Museum of Military Life
    Stuart EastwoodCurator, Museum of Military Life
  11. Penrith's new boss May named - as he plays for visiting team

    BBC Cumbria Sport

    Penrith's new manager Kyle May was confirmed in the post during the match last night, at which he was playing for the visitors, Shildon.

    Kyle May

    Shildon beat Penrith 0-4 in the Northern League fixture, in which May started as substitute.

    Jim Nichols, the previous manager, stepped down 10 days ago after what the club describes as a poor start to the season.

    May is best known in the county as a defender for Workington Reds.

  12. Travel: B5305 reopens after crash

    BBC News Travel

    The B5305 in Rosley between Wigton and the M6, which has been closed since 08:00 this morning after a collision, has now been reopened.

  13. Police appeal after motorcyclist dies in crash

    A motorcyclist has died after a collision between a motorbike and a car.

    The crash happened at about 08:00 and involved a Mercedes driven by a 23-year-old man and a Yamaha machine ridden by a 54-year-old man. Both drivers were from the Wigton area.

    The Mercedes driver suffered minor injuries.

    Cumbria Police are investigating what happened.

  14. Death crash driver denies going too fast

    A football agent who crashed into two highways workers on the M6 near Tebay, killing one and injuring the other, has started giving evidence in his trial at Carlisle Crown Court.

    Peter Morrison, 37, of Worsley, Salford, denies causing death by dangerous driving, but admits careless driving, in February 2016.

    He told the jury he took full responsibility for the fatality, saying :"There are no words to describe how bad that makes you feel."

    But he denied driving dangerously or too fast.

    The trial continues.

  15. Police chase ends as Audi hits Penrith bank

    Part of Penrith was brought to a halt today after a driver who'd been followed by police from Scotland ran into the town's HSBC bank on Market Square.

    Police say no one was inured apart from the driver who suffered a minor injury as the red vehicle hit the building at low speed.

    A man has been arrested and Supt Mark Pannone said officers from Cumbria were liaising with their colleagues from Police Scotland.

  16. Cumbria's weather: Plenty of autumn sunshine

    BBC Weather

    There will be plenty of autumn sunshine on offer, although there will always be a little more cloud across the hills.

    Temperatures will be about 11C (52F).

    Weather graphic

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

  17. Travel: B5305 still shut after serious crash

    BBC News Travel

    The B5305 between Wigton and the M6 is still closed after a serious accident involving a car and a motorcycle.

  18. Power firm clocks record on keeping the lights on

    Electricity North West, which runs the electricity network across Cumbria, says it has achieved a record level of reliability over the past year.

    The figures are in an annual report drawn up for the regulator OffGem.

    The technical figures measure how often the power goes off across the 2.4m consumers, and how long the power is off for, and the statistics show a 31% improvement since 2012.

    The company also says it's spending £12m protecting installations against floods, after Storms Desmond and Eva in 2015.

    Engineers working in substation.
  19. Police seek missing Chris, 32

    Police in Barrow say they're concerned about Chris Dixon, 32, who hasn't been seen since Monday 22 October.

    Chris Dixon

    Police in Barrow say any information would be appreciated.