Journalist, BBC Cumbria
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Here's a recap:
- Conservationalists and farmers are divided after the government agreed to extend the badger cull to Cumbria
- A Northumbria police sergeant was jailed for two-and-a-half years for assaulting a Workington man
- Thousands are expected at Kendal's Torchlight Carnival tonight
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Breezy this evening with one or two showers across the county.
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Cumbria's farming community appears divided from animal and environmental groups following a decision by the government to allow badgers to be culled in the county.
Ministers say the cull has been extended in an effort to stop the spread of bovine TB.
This is disputed by Cumbria Wildlife Trust which doesn't think it will work.
Eden Valley farmer Les Armstrong is in favour of the cull but says that stricter rules on cattle movement should also be enforced.
He says that people shouldn't assume that farmers are "anti-badger":Quote Message: You know there's a lot of hysteria about this argument. We have badgers on our farm and we don't want them culled unless we actually get TB on our farm then we want to see everything taken out, basically, to find out exactly where it was." from Les Armstrong Farmer
Campaigners are planning to hold a demonstration tomorrow on Millom School field opposing a county council plan to demolish the town's swimming pool.
They say that the pool can be renovated at no extra cost than knocking it down, but this argument has been rejected by councillors.
Here's what the building looks like now, based on pictures taken for a survey report commissioned by the campaign group Save Millom Pool.
A Cumbrian conservation group has strongly criticised a decision to allow badgers to be culled in the county to try and stop the spread of bovine TB.
The government says that the disease is one of the greatest animal health threats to the UK.
Bovine TB was found in badgers in the area around Shap village last year.
However, speaking on Mike Zeller at Breakfast this morning, David Harpley from Cumbria Wildlife Trust argued that culling would not be very effective.
The Met Office has issued a weather warning for strong winds along much of the Cumbrian coastline from 18:00 on Monday until 12:00 on Tuesday.
The yellow warning coincides with Storm Helene reaching the UK.
Forecasters expect large waves to hit coastlines with road and rail travellers also likely to be affected.
Final preparations are being made in Millom where campaigners are holding a demonstration this weekend against the demolition of the town's swimming pool.
In a letter to campaigners last week, Cumbria County Council said it would seek permission to knock down Millom Pool after rejecting their alternative cost assessment for repairing and reopening it.
It has infuriated campaigners who say they were promised that any demolition would be stalled for a year.
In the letter, Cumbria County Council rejected claims that the pool could be fixed for the same cost as knocking it down. Campaigners
Campaigners will hold a demonstration on Millom School field on Saturday at 10:00.
A woman has been taken to hospital after the car she was driving left the road and ended up on its side in a beck near Kendal.
Firefighters and an ambulance crew rescued the woman from her car at Gatebeck at 08:47.
She was taken to the Westmorland General Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Organisers expect thousands of people to attend a night time carnival in Kendal.
Kendal Torchlight Carnival takes place tonight with a mixture of floats, walkers and bands parading through the town from 19:30.
Organisers expect between 25,000 to 30,000 people to attend.
A7 Cumbria both ways severe accident, at the Low Harker turn off.
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Here's something we spotted on social media.
Whitehaven's West Cumberland Hospital is showing off its latest unit to be redeveloped today.
Last month, a new chemotherapy unit opened at the hospital.
Police have made a new appeal for help to find a teenager who has been missing since Monday.
Jamie Lawrence, 15, was last seen in Carlisle on Monday night at about 21:30.Copyright: Cumbria Police
Officers are asking for anyone with information about the boy's location to contact police on 101.
Some heavy showers across Cumbria this afternoon.
A mix of sunny spells and blustery downpours the rest of the time.
Highs around 13C (55F).Copyright: BBC
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Some more reaction now to the two-and-a-half year sentence handed down to a Northumbria Police sergeant who attacked a Workington man with a metal kitchen roll holder.
In a statement, the Crown Prosecution Service has said that as a police officer Stephen Light, 44, would have been "well aware of what is considered to be acceptable and lawful behaviour".
He was found guilty last month of hitting Andrew Grant on the back of the head at Mr Grant's home on Fountains Avenue in Workington.Quote Message: The CPS and police have worked together closely in this case, recognising the need to robustly prosecute those who abuse their positions as officers of the law, in order to maintain public confidence in the criminal justice system.” from Gerard Rogerson Crown Prosecution Service
for BBC Look North at Carlisle Crown Court
A Northumbria Police sergeant has been given a two-and-a half-year jail sentence for unlawfully wounding another man.
Stephen Light, 44, from Bede Close in Newcastle, (pictured at a previous hearing) was found guilty last month of hitting Andrew Grant on the back of the head with a metal kitchen roll holder at Mr Grant's home on Fountains Avenue in Workington.
Carlisle Crown Court heard the incident in April happened after Light's father and step-mother were involved in an alleged noise nuisance dispute with Mr Grant who lived next door to them.
The jury was told Light, who was off duty at the time, had drunk 10 pints of beer before the incident and was "boiling over with anger and resentment".
He was found not guilty of an additional charge of criminal damage.
Light, who has been a neighbourhood sergeant and police officer for more than 20 years, was dismissed by Northumbria Police last week.Copyright: CRAIG MCGLASSON