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  1. Across the day: BBC Cumbria Live

    Martin Lewes

    Reporter

    We've now finished posting news, travel reports, and other points of interest from around the county for today and this week.

    Here's a reminder of some of today's main developments:

    We'll be back on Monday at 08:00.

    If there's news you think we should know, or if you want to share a photo you've taken in the county, let us know by sending an email, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

    Have a very good weekend.

  2. Care home's post about staff in pyjamas inspires thousands

    A Facebook post for Dementia Week by a south Cumbrian care home about why its staff wore pyjamas when on night duty reached three million people, and was shared more than 230,000 times.

    Some of the comments sent to the Old Vicarage at Allithwaite were from other care homes, where workers hoped to adopt the idea.

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    The charity's offer of 50p for every share of the post was fortunately limited by the owner, Kamal Siddiqi, to £200.

    The pictures also received thousands of comments, according to the home manager, Charlotte Gregson: “Many of the comments are from people whose loved ones are living with dementia, saying how confused they get at night, and that this simple idea can make such a huge difference."

  3. 'Holiday cover' drug dealers are jailed

    Three young West Cumbrians who planned to sell cocaine after they heard a regular local dealer was taking a 12-week break in Europe have each been jailed for more than three years.

    Police discovered 20-year-olds Tommy Lee Whitehead, of St Paul's Avenue, Seaton, and Jack Rumney, of Corporation Road, Workington, and James Murray, 21, of Primrose Terrace, Harrington, in a car with bagged cocaine deals and cash.

    Whitehead, Rumney and Murray

    At Carlisle Crown Court, all three admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine and other drug dealing charges.

    After hearing all were of previously good character, Recorder Alex Leach jailed Whitehead for 45 months, and Rumney and Murray, both apprentices, for 40 months.

  4. Cumbria's weather: Continuing wet, breezy and cool

    BBC Weather

    It will continue wet, breezy and cool at first this evening.

    During the night, winds may ease for a time with some drier interludes anticipated, before winds strengthen again to bring further showers later, and lowest temperatures of 5 to 8C (41F to 46F).

    Weather graphic

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

  5. Lollipop patrols unstaffed for years are axed

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Ellis Butcher

    A shortage of lollipop men and women in South Lakeland has led to three school crossing patrol sites being axed due to a lack of interest.

    The patrol at Burlington School, Kirkby-in-Furness, has been vacant for nearly five years, while Broughton-in-Furness Church of England School and Heron Hill in Kendal have not had a lollipop person since 2015, according to the county council.

    Council figures show that of 58 schools in South Lakeland, eight had a dedicated school crossing patrol, yet five were vacant, and of a budget of £32,000, only £11,756 had been spent.

    Lollipop patrol
  6. Delays in central Lakes after car crash with pedestrian

    There are traffic problems in and around Ambleside after a collision involving a car and a pedestrian in Lake Road, close to Hayes Garden centre.

    Police say the A591 Lake Road is likely to remain closed for some time, and drivers should avoid the area.

  7. Police seek cars information in Carlisle robbery probe

    Police have appealed for information about two cars as they investigate a robbery yesterday afternoon at a jewellery shop in Carlisle in which a worker suffered facial injuries.

    The attackers arrived in a blue Ford Fiesta, registration FM 66 RYB, which was later abandoned at the rear of Spencer Street, and detectives would like to hear from anyone who has seen it in the past few days.

    It's also believed the two men in the Fiesta then got into a black Audi A3, and that they may have abandoned clothing in gardens or domestic bins in the area around Chatsworth Square, Warwick Road and Victoria Place.

    Police say two men from the Bolton area, arrested yesterday afternoon, are still in custody.

    Quote Message: The city centre was busy yesterday and we would ask anyone who saw anything out of the ordinary to contact us." from Det Ch Insp Helen Harkins
    Det Ch Insp Helen Harkins
  8. Traffic: Crash closes key road through Lakes

    BBC News Travel

    The A591, the main road through the Lake District, is closed outside Hayes Garden Centre in Ambleside after an accident. There is congestion from Grasmere to the north, to Eccleriggs, near Brockhole, to the south.

  9. Cumbria RU team heads to Twickenham for county final

    BBC Cumbria Sport

    Cumbria take on Dorset and Wiltshire in the Bill Beaumont County Championship Division Three Final at Twickenham tomorrow.

    It's their third trip to the home of English rugby union since 2013, having lost in their previous two visits.

    The Cumbria head coach Dan Bowman says that even players tired by a long season will find a new lease of life in such a match.

    Quote Message: I know when I used to play Cumbria Rugby, I used to look forward to the end of the season, because it was just different, it was exciting, it was new, it was a different environment." from Dan Bowman Cumbria head coach
    Dan BowmanCumbria head coach
    • BBC Radio Cumbria Sport will have full-match online commentary on the game from 10.50 tomorrow morning for the 11.00 kick-off.
  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cumbria southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cumbria southbound severe disruption, from J42 for A6 to J41 for B5305.

    M6 Cumbria - One lane closed on M6 southbound from J42, A6 (Carlisle South) to 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

  11. Heavy rain may stop Appleby fair tradition

    Heavy rain may mean one of the traditions of Appleby Fair, washing horses in the River Eden, may have to be suspended for a day or two.

    Horses in river

    The chairman of the Appleby Horse Fair co-ordinating Group, Matthew Neal, said: "This decision would only be taken if the rain was so heavy it made the river unsafe to enter."

    Police have also repeated the usual warning about the dangers of the Flashing Lane, where people wanting to sell horses show off their paces to potential buyers.

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  12. Cumbria's tourism income 'hits £3bn for first time'

    The latest statistics show Cumbria's tourism industry brought in £3bn for the first time last year, employing one in every five workers in the county.

    Windermere steamer

    The annual assessment has been carried out by the ScarboroughTourism Economic Activity Monitor for the past 20 years.

    It suggests an overall 3.7% increase in the value of tourism compared to the previous year, with the biggest increases in value in Eden with 8.6%, South Lakeland, 5.6%, Barrow, 4.2%, and Copeland, 4.1%.

    South Lakeland district accounts for the greatest share of £3bn tourism revenue at 44%, followed by Carlisle with 18%.

  13. Cumbria's weather: Heavy rain moving in

    BBC Weather

    Heavy rain will gradually encroach from the south, leading to a particularly wet afternoon.

    It will feel breezy and cool for the bulk of the day with highest temperatures from 14C to 17C (57F to 63F).

    Weather graphic

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

  14. Kendal bakery rises to top national honour

    A bakery at Plumgarths, just outside Kendal, has won the top honour of Baker of the Year at a new set of national awards.

    Lovingly Artisan, owned by Aidan Monks and Catherine Connor, picked up the award, and the North West title, at the Bakery Business awards in London.

    It is the second national award the firm has won this year

    Cateriune Connor and Aidan Monks with award
    Quote Message: We can’t get over it, it’s such a huge pat on the back for all of us." from Aidan Monks
    Aidan Monks
  15. Bay barrage 'will take on environmental concerns'

    The company promoting the latest plans for a Morecambe Bay crossing which will also generate power, says concerns about the environment will be taken into account.

    Morecambe Bay

    The executive chairman of Northern Tidal Powers Gateway, Alan Torevell says the £10bn proposal for a barrage across the bay would create enough power for two million homes.

    He says they have asked the Natural Environmental Research Council and the Council for Ecology and Hydrology to compile reports.

    Quote Message: Our proposals will include their recommendations of what we can do to certainly not harm, but hopefully improve, the environmental situation.” from Alan Torevell
    Alan Torevell
  16. South Atlantic conflict remembered, 37 years on

    It is 37 years since the Falklands conflict claimed the lives of 255 UK servicemen, an estimated 650 Argentines, and three Falklands civilians.

    Kevin Porter and Rachel Simons

    Rachel Simons, who now lives in Carlisle, grew up on the Falkland Islands, and was 11 years old at the time, while Kevin Porter, from Millom, was just 18 years old and serving on board HMS Fearless, and both spoke ahead of memorial events this weekend.

    Quote Message: There was no doubt about it when Belgrano went down on 3 May and then Sheffield on 4 May that this was really serious.” from Kevin Porter
    Kevin Porter
    Quote Message: We watched Royal Marines fighting like tigers, I said at the time, against the invading Argentines on the playing fields in front of our house.” from Rachel Simons
    Rachel Simons