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  1. Your coronavirus information round-up

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    The Sedbergh Covid Support Group says it'll be closing down by the end of the month, as demand has fallen for its services.

    The community food cupboards will also be stopping, but do get in touch with the group through their Facebook page if you need help in finding alternative support.

    They want to say a big thank you to all the volunteers who've helped out over the past few months.

    If you're struggling with lack of sleep, anxiety, loneliness, low mood or stress, you can find expert advice and tips on dealing with life's ups and downs at this website.

    In south Cumbria, the trust that provides mental health services has just renamed its Big White Wall service, Togetherall.

    You can find all sorts of help and contacts on the new website, with a community around the clock.

    Kirkby Lonsdale guided walks are starting again.

    The tours will take place on the first and third Friday and Saturday of each month, beginning this Friday and Saturday at 11:30.

    Booking is essential, through the Visitor Information Centre, and it's £5 for adults and free for children.

    It's not a health walk but it could be a good way to start getting out and about a bit more.

    You can find contacts for all the local groups and a lot of other information on the BBC Cumbria Make a Difference website, and Cumbria County Council's pages, and there’s lots more national information on the BBC News website and app.

  2. United bring 'versatile' Riley into squad

    BBC Cumbria Sport

    There's been another signing at Carlisle United, with free agent Joe Riley, who has played both at the back and in midfield, joining on a one-year deal.

    Joe Riley

    Riley, 23, learned the ropes with Manchester United as a youngster, making the first team squad under Louis van Gaal.

    He joined Sheffield United, and then Bradford, but suffered injury with both clubs, but Brunton Park manager Chris Beech says he is now fit and wants to make a name with Carlisle.

    Quote Message: At 23 he’s the right age, in the right place, at the right time.” from Chris Beech
    Chris Beech
  3. Covid-19 'leaves borough with range of problems'

    Food poverty, mental health problems and debt management are among the key issues facing Copeland in its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, a report has warned.

    A report to Copeland Council’s overview and scrutiny committee tomorrow includes 11 areas that it says have been highlighted or exacerbated by the pandemic.

    Mike Starkie

    Elected mayor Mike Starkie (pictured) said the council was ready to tackle challenges arising from the pandemic and admitted some of the biggest issues may not be obvious yet.

    He said: “The effects aren’t over yet and this pandemic is far from over, but we have got to be adaptable, flexible and address known and unknown issues as they arise.”

  4. Barrow sign midfielder Callum Gribbin

    BBC Sport

    League Two newcomers Barrow have signed former Manchester United and Sheffield United youngster Callum Gribbin.

    The 21-year-old midfielder came through the junior ranks at Old Trafford before moving to the Blades last summer.

    Gribbin, who is yet to make a senior appearance, has agreed an initial one-year contract, with the option of a further 12 months, with the Bluebirds.

    Barrow won promotion to the English Football League for 2020-21 after being crowned National League champions.

  5. 'Luckiest walker' visits volunteers who helped him

    A walker described by his rescuers as "the luckiest man in England" after he fell 800ft (250m) down a snow-filled gully and stopped just before a huge plunge down a frozen waterfall, has returned to meet the volunteers who saved him.

    Richard with team members

    The walker, Richard, pictured centre, was well-equipped and experienced but slipped from close to the top of Pillar last March, tumbling down the ravine until he was stopped by avalanche debris.

    Cockermouth team members said they were pleased to see he had recovered from his injuries and was back out on the hills.

  6. Loan striker back as United skipper praises fitness

    BBC Cumbria Sport

    The Rotherham striker Joshua Kayode's back at Carlisle United, on a one-year loan.

    The 20-year-old scored three goals in just five games on loan before coronavirus ended last season early.

    The new captain Nick Anderton says the pandemic's spurred the United players on to arrive back for pre-season in even better shape than usual.

    Nick Anderton
    Quote Message: The uncertainty has been a bit of a switch for a lot of players who've thought, 'I need to look after myself', and I think a lot of lads who have signed have really looked after themselves." from Nick Anderton
    Nick Anderton
  7. Boy, nine, badly hurt in Maryport crash

    A nine-year-old boy suffered what police call "significant injuries" when he was hit by a silver Rover saloon in Maryport this morning.

    It happened just after 10:30 in Mealpot Road, which has just been reopened after being closed for investigations.

    The boy was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle for treatment.

  8. Two more arrests as police investigate Carlisle death

    Police have made two more arrests as they continue a murder investigation into the death of 25-year-old Lee McKnight from Carlisle, whose body was found in the River Caldew last month.

    Detectives say the two are a 25-year old man and a 17-year old boy, both from the city.

    Police vehicles in Blackwell Road

    The arrests were made in the area of Blackwell Road (pictured) and Howe Street this morning.

    Police say anyone with information about the violent death of Mr McKnight can all them on 101, or report it on a special website here.

    Two woman and two men have already appeared in court charged with Mr McKnight's murder.

  9. Your coronavirus information round-up

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    Extra measures are being put in place at Keswick Market from tomorrow, following concerns about social distancing in the town centre.

    Allerdale Council says the number of stalls will be reduced at the Thursday and Saturday markets and the layout will be amended to help the current one-way system work better.

    Extra marshals will be brought in and traders and visitors will be advised to wear face coverings. The town council says it wants to welcome everyone but it must be in an environment that's safe.

    Keswick Market spaced out

    Cumbria Chamber of Commerce says: "It beggars belief but official figures show there are 2,061 businesses in Cumbria that haven't claimed the coronavirus grants they're entitled to.

    "Some are missing out on £25,000. These are grants, you don't have to repay the cash."

    There are more details in their Restart toolkit.

    The Bowness and Windermere Community Care Trust is still planning to run its twice weekly Winder-meals service during August and September.

    But a lot of their volunteer delivery team are now going back to their day jobs so they need some more helpers.

    If you can volunteer for about an hour on a Tuesday and/or Thursday afternoons, they would be grateful if you called on 07849 080709.

    You can find contacts for all the local groups and a lot of other information on the BBC Cumbria Make a Difference website, and Cumbria County Council's pages, and there’s lots more national information on the BBC News website and app.

  10. Cumbria's weather: Showers, with more rain later

    BBC Weather

    This afternoon will start cloudy with a few showers, some heavy, before further showery rain pushes in on a brisk south-westerly wind, again with some heavy bursts of rain.

    It will be rather warm, with highest temperatures from 17C to 20C (63C to 68F).

    Weather graphic

    You can always find out when it's going to stop raining where you are by searching for your location here.

  11. Travel: Hardkott Pass closed for vehicle recovery

    BBC News Travel

    The Hardknott Pass, between the Duddon Valley and Eskdale, has been closed while a vehicle is recovered.

  12. Walkers lost in August downpour treated for hypothermia

    Two walkers were treated for hypothermia by volunteers from the Patterdale mountain rescue team, after they got lost between Stony Cove Pike and High Street in the central Lakes.

    Ten members used mobile phone technology to locate the couple, who were very cold and wet, and walked them down.

    Yesterday's bad weather was well-forecast, and a team member afterwards urged walkers to follow the advice on sites like Adventuresmart and check weather predictions before setting off.

    Patterdale MRT Land Rover
  13. Student Ismat: Learning on the Covid front line

    A student radiographer from the University of Cumbria has been talking about how she carried on with her work placement, even though it meant stepping into the heart of the battle against Covid-19

    Ismat Khan

    Ismat Khan was one of four students who made video diaries for the BBC, which you can see here.

    She said much of her work was x-rays to check for the effects of Covid, and some of the protective equipment was so heavy that her back hurt after half an hour.

    Ismat has no regrets about such a start to her career, and she says her parents eventually came round to it as well.

    Quote Message: Obviously I was scared, my parents were really, really scared, said 'no, not happening, you're not going back', but when I spoke to them they came around and really understood that I was passionate about it and this was something I really wanted to take on." from Ismat Khan
    Ismat Khan
  14. Triathlete George claims lakes swimming record

    A 20-year-old triathlete has swum the 13 main lakes in the Lake District in just three days, claiming what he says is a new record and raising about £2,000 for a charity providing safe water and sanitation, Just a Drop.

    George Tapling in water

    George Tapling, from Buckinghamshire, swam for up to 13 hours a day to cover 71km (44.1 miles) in all, supported by his family and girlfriend to provide safety cover and the necessary calories.

    Quote Message: It really bought home the fact that these types of endurance challenges are never a solo effort and require a committed and enthusiastic team around you.” from George Tapling
    George Tapling
  15. Health chief calls on pub customers to leave trace details

    Cumbria's director of public health has been explaining why another Cumbrian pub has been named, after one of its customers was found to have coronavirus.

    Last week, Cumbria County Council said it would stop naming businesses linked to possible infections, as long as they had recorded customers so any contacts could be traced.

    The landlord of the Station Hotel in Penrith, mentioned yesterday in an appeal to customers to get tested if they had not already done so, said on social media that being named could make landlords think twice about contacting the authorities.

    Colin Cox
    Quote Message: Despite the best efforts of the Station Hotel, which has done a really good job here, what became clear to the environmental health staff who were managing this situation was that a lot of people had not been using the apps the hotel had available, correctly.
    Quote Message: I don't want to damage the pubs in any way in this, what I want is for people to fill out the forms accurately or use the apps accurately and enable us to do the tracing of people that we need to to in order to hound the virus out of Cumbria." from Colin Cox
    Colin Cox
  16. Extensive cloud cover and fog on the fells

    Temperatures at 3,000ft: 10-14C (50-57F).

    Winds at 3,000ft: A brisk southwesterly wind, with 35-45mph gusts, but sudden gusts could exceed 45mph locally. Winds easing in the evening.

    Cloud: Extensive cloud cover and hill fog throughout the day, particularly during times of rain, with cloud bases falling below 1,000ft (300m) at times. Cloud bases occasionally lifting to 2,600ft (800m) in eastern parts of Cumbria.

    Freezing level: Above the summits.

    Visibility: Mostly poor with the rain and hill fog.

  17. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M6 Cumbria southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cumbria southbound severe accident, from J40 for A66 to J39 for B6261.

    M6 Cumbria - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J40, A66 (Penrith) to J39, B6261 (Shap), because of an accident.

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