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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Martin Lewes


    We've now finished posting the news, travel reports, a regular weather forecast and one or two other things that might catch our eye, for today and this week.

    Here's a reminder:

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday 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 weekend.

  2. Kendal specialist food firm wins awards for creating jobs

    Kendal Nutricare, which took over a baby food factory and developed a new infant formula, has won two honours at a food industry awards night.

    Kendamil, the formula developed specifically for the Chinese market, was praised for the way it was based on milk from local dairy farms and didn't use ingredients such as palm oil.

    When the chief executive Ross McMahon set up Nutricare and took over the factory from Heinz, there were 88 people working there, a number that's now increased to 125.

    Kendal Nutricare
  3. Water engineers review Kendal main after another leak

    United Utilities says its staff will look at what can be done to stop a water main in Burton Road in Kendal, repeatedly bursting.

    Temporary traffic lights were delaying traffic on the main road into Kendal for the second time in less than a fortnight today, and local people were not amused.

    Stu Cleasby said he believed the pipeline had leaked about seven times in 18 months.

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  4. How police dog Alfie earned his retirement

    Martin Lewes


    Cumbria police were tweeting the praises of one of their dogs today, as he went off, one hopes to collect a pension in biscuits.

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  5. Horse fair drink-driver crashed uncle's Range Rover after 13 pints

    A visitor to Appleby Horse Fair stole the keys to his uncle's Range Rover and crashed the vehicle when he got back to his caravan after drinking 13 pints, Carlisle Crown Court was told.

    He ran the £23,000 vehicle into another car, which was pushed into another caravan.

    Daniel Callum McGinty, 25, of Smith Street, Brierley, Bradford, admitted aggravated vehicle taking, drink driving, no insurance and driving on a provisional licence.

    Recorder Andrew Jeffries QC suspended a six-month prison sentence, but he handed down a three-year driving ban, a curfew, rehabilitation and treatment orders, and told McGinty to pay his uncle £1,000 compensation.

  6. Burglar with 99 crimes on record jailed

    A burglar with a record of 99 crimes was caught stealing a bike and a tent after a woman heard him break into the family's garage next to their home in Workington.

    Gary Petre, 42, of Newland Gardens in the town, admitted burglary and theft from a shop, and being in breach of two community orders at the time.

    Recorder Andrew Jeffries QC jailed him for 19 months.

  7. Fellsides project gets big cash boost

    A four-year project costing more than £3.4m to help the landscape and communities of the Pennine fellsides between Hallbankgate and Melmerby has won a significant grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    The money will be spent on a wide range of work including archaeology, caring for woodlands, looking after historic buildings and a series of public events.

    The £162,000 announced today is to develop the project, and puts the work in line for a further £2m once the whole scheme gets going.

  8. Firefighters deal with house blaze in Grange

    Firefighters from Grange-over-Sands and Kendal were called to a house fire in Witherslack this morning just before 10:30.

    No one was hurt.

  9. Borderway show brings out the best

    Adam Powell

    Journalist, BBC Radio Cumbria

    Carlisle's hosting one of the biggest events in the farming calendar today as some of the best cattle and sheep from across the UK go on show at the Borderway Agri Expo.

    Rosette at ringside

    Around 12,000 people are expected to watch hundreds of farmers from all over the UK march their stock around the ring.

    Quote Message: It's a shop window for you - it's a bit of a trip up here but it's worth it." from Tecwyn Jones Cattle breeder, North Wales
    Tecwyn JonesCattle breeder, North Wales
  10. Police tell Fireshow fans: Leave drones at home

    Police have told people coming to the Carlisle Fireshow tomorrow not to bring drones to film the event.

    Last year, one of the flying devices was used at Bitts Park, breaking a number of laws.

    Civil Aviation Authority rules say drones should not be flown within 150m of a crowd of 1,000 or more.

    Quote Message: The legislation is clear on the use of drones and anyone who would fly one at the Fireshow will be committing a criminal offence." from Sgt Chris Blain
    Sgt Chris Blain
  11. Final day of breaking records on Coniston Water

    Dozens of power boats and motorboats of all shapes and sizes have taken to Coniston Water for the annual records week.

    Power boat on water

    Competitors have included this prototype gas turbine vessel developed by Julian Clegg, who has pushed his world record for the class to nearly 105mph.

  12. Travel: Roadworks slow traffic in South Cumbria

    BBC News Travel

    Roadworks are causing congestion in South Cumbria.

    There are 25-minute delays on the A590 between Greenodd and Haverthwaite, and at Meathop.

    And on Burton Road in Kendal, water main repairs are causing congestion.

  13. RL clubs get busy with transfers

    BBC Cumbria Sport

    Cumbria's two main rugby league clubs have been busy signing new players.

    Whitehaven have signed winger Dave Thompson from Leigh. He made 17 appearances on loan for them last season, scoring five tries.

    But 'Haven have also seen two players, Elliott Miller and James Newton, move to rivals Workington Town.

    Town's other new signing, Jamie Foster, who came out of retirement after 100 appearances with Super League teams, says it was Workington's young manager Leon Pryce who reawakened his hunger for the game.

    Leon Pryce and Jamie Foster at Workington
    Quote Message: My best moments in my career were with Leon Pryce at St Helens and he promised that he's going to bring that back." from Jamie Foster
    Jamie Foster
  14. Haverigg prison encourages inmates to run for it...

    Martin Lewes


    Staff at Haverigg Prison have set up what's thought to be the first "parkrun" inside a prison.

    The Cumbrian jail has extensive grounds, and the aim is to encourage prisoners to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

    Parkruns are a type of mass run, typically over 5km, with timing facilities.

    Shane Spencer outside prison gate
    Quote Message: Our aim is to target the people who don't come to the gym for whatever reason and get them involved in developing their own fitness and goals." from Shane Spencer Physical education supervisor
    Shane SpencerPhysical education supervisor
  15. Cumbria's weather: Cloudy and dry at first

    BBC Weather

    It will be largely cloudy and dry across Cumbria, but later this afternoon a few outbreaks of rain are expected, mainly over the Lake District. Temperatures could rise to anout 11C (52F).

    Weather graphic

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

  16. Travel: M6 closed in Lancashire

    BBC News Travel

    There's congestion from junction 30 southwards on the M6 after the motorway was closed in both directions earlier today.

    Diversions have been set up with southbound traffic following the hollow square.

  17. Video content

    Video caption: Carlisle Castle poppy trees honour World War One heroes

    The poppies were created to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.