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  1. Cancer care centre almost ready to open

    The keys to a new cancer centre at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary have been handed over, meaning it won't be long before patients can receive treatment there.

    It's hoped the Northern Centre for Cancer Care will improve services for people with the disease across north Cumbria, providing treatment closer to home rather than having to travel to Newcastle.

    It is due to open by July offering radiotherapy and a chemotherapy day unit.

    Phil Powell, manager for cancer services and clinical haematology at Newcastle Hospitals, which will be jointly running the service, said: “We are sure the environment will be a calming and reassuring place for our patients to receive treatment."

    Inside view of the Northern Centre for Cancer Care
  2. Weather on the fells: Cloudy with rain

    • Temperature at 3,000ft: Around 7C to 9C (45F to 48F).
    • Winds: A moderate southerly wind through the day, with gusts only up to 20mph.
    • Cloud: Overcast throughout with cloud bases above the summits.
    • Weather: Cloudy with outbreaks of patchy rain for much of the day.
    • Visibility: Moderate, but poor during any spells of rain.
    • UV levels: Low.
  3. Investigation after mass brawl in Kendal

    A man is in hospital after a fight involving around 20 people erupted in Kendal on Wednesday night.

    Cumbria Constabulary is investigating after the violence began at the junction of Finkle Street and Highgate at around 23:20.

    It's believed those fighting were aged between 19 and 30.

    A 39-year-old man from Cheshire suffered a leg injury and is being treated at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

    Scene of fight in Kendal town centre
  4. Stanway named in Team GB for Tokyo 2021

    Georgia Stanway has been selected the Team GB women's football squad for the Tokyo Olympics.

    The Barrow-born 22-year-old Manchester City and England forward makes her Olympic debut among the 18 players representing Great Britain.

    Stanway, the 2019 PFA Women's Young Player of the Year, is one of 11 Man City players named in the squad.

    The Tokyo Games are due to be held from 23 July to 8 August.

    At the London 2012 Olympics Team GB reached the quarter-finals, with the United States the eventual winners after beating this summer’s hosts Japan 2-1.

    Georgina Stanway with Player of the Match Award during the Women's FA Cup Final match between Manchester City Women and West Ham United Ladies, May 2019
  5. Weather on the fells: Patchy cloud and sunshine, gentle winds

    • Temperature at 3,000ft: Around 5C to 7C (41F to 45F) in the morning. Rising to 7C to 10C (45F to 50F) in the afternoon.
    • Winds: Gentle westerly to south westerly winds, with gusts only up to 20mph.
    • Cloud: Patchy cloud for much of the day, with cloud bases above the summits.
    • Weather: A dry and calm day with plenty of sunny spells, with just a few patches of cloud around.
    • Visibility: Good.
    • UV levels: High.
  6. Robert Rinder

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    Video caption: Robert 'Judge' Rinder follows the story of his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor.

    Robert 'Judge' Rinder follows the story of his grandfather, a Holocaust survivor, as well as investigating the dark mystery surrounding his great-grandfather.

  7. Cumbria hospitality industry struggles to recruit

    Cumbria Tourism says many pubs and hotels in the county are short of staff and struggling to recruit.

    Dan Visser, who is a director of Cumbria Tourism and the sales and marketing director of the Langdale Estate, says it's a "huge problem across Cumbria", with staff who've been furloughed making different career choices as well as issues with Brexit.

    Mr Visser said: "Recruitment is a challenge and we're getting low levels of applications, much lower than we'd normally expect in a pre-Covid world and it puts pressure on the rest of the team when you are short-staffed and visitor demands are at the highest levels we've seen."

    Lesley Wheeler, who co-owns the Bay Horse hotel and restaurant near Ulverston, is trying to replace two members of staff who've returned to Poland and has to temporarily replace another member of her team who is recovering from an operation.

    She said: "I can't ever remember it being like this, when I started you got a job in catering and you worked hard and played hard."

    Bay Horse Hotel at Ulverston
  8. Weather on the fells: Wet with brief sunny spells

    • Temperature at 3,000ft: Around 3C to 4C (37F to 39F).
    • Winds: Fresh north-westerly breezes, gusting up to 30mph to 35mph, slowly easing throughout the day.
    • Cloud: Patchy cloud can be expected through the day, with bases around 1,600ft to 2,300ft (500m to 700m) under any shower.
    • Weather: A wet day, with showers throughout. Showers will be locally heavy at times, with a risk of hail and thunder. However, there will still be a few brief spells of sunshine in between.
    • Visibility: Poor during showers, but good during periods of sunshine.
    • UV levels: Low, but briefly moderate during sunshine.
  9. Fewer loos means more waste worries

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    Concerns have been raised about a reduction in the number of public loos across Cumbria.

    According to a BBC Radio Cumbria survey, 20 years ago there were 152 loos - now there are 111.

    During the same time the number of visitors has risen from nearly 38 million to 48 million in 2019.

    It comes at a time when litter pickers say they are finding increasing evidence that people are using the Lake District as a toilet.

    Raymond Martin from the British Toilet Association said: "It's extremely worrying, we're finding what we're calling 'lemonade bottles' in hedgerows and 'Christmas puddings' everywhere across the countryside.

    "It's an absolutely disgusting situation and a crisis."

    Public loo

    Running costs for public toilets has been issue for some time as they have always been liable for business rates and for some local councils it meant it wasn't affordable to keep them open.

    However, that changed with the passing of a new law earlier this month which means business rates will no longer be applicable for public loos.

    It applies to both publicly and privately owned loos, whether they are free to use or charge for entry.

  10. Weather on the fells: Sunshine and showers, heavy at times

    • Temperature at 3,000ft: Around 2C (36F) at dawn, rising to 4C to 5C (39F to 41F) in the afternoon.
    • Winds: Gentle to moderate westerly breezes, gusting up to 20mph to 25mph.
    • Cloud: Patchy cloud at times throughout the day. Cloud bases will be around 1,000ft to 2,000ft (300m to 600m) in the morning, rising to 2,600ft to 4000ft (800 to 1,200m) during the afternoon.
    • Weather: A mixture of sunny spells and showers throughout the day, with showers locally heavy at times with a risk of thunder.
    • Visibility: Good, but poor above the cloud bases and during showers.
    • UV levels: Generally low, becoming more moderate during sunshine.