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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    We've now finished posting news and other useful information from around the county for today, although major breaking developments and traffic reports will be posted automatically.

    We will be back from 08:00 on Monday, and if you want to get in touch with news or send us a photo you can email us, or tweet in our direction.

    Have a very good weekend, and stay safe.

  2. Cumbria weather: Cloudy and breezy, rain to come tonight

    BBC Weather

    It stays cloudy this evening and turns breezy.

    Outbreaks of rain will start to spread from the east later on.

    Temperatures tonight will fall to lows of 9C (48F).

    And you can keep a check on the BBC Weather forecast by searching for where you live, here

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  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Cumbria both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cumbria both ways severe disruption, at J37 for A684.

    M6 Cumbria - One lane closed on M6 at J37, A684 (Kendal), 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

  4. Mine approval is not final decision

    Bob Cooper

    Political reporter, BBC Cumbria

    For the third time Cumbria County Council has approved this highly controversial mine.

    But the story does not end there.

    The council cannot issue an approval notice until the Housing and Local Government Secretary has decided whether to call the decision in.

    Robert Jenrick has the power to overrule local planning authorities.

    He has previously rejected a request to do this with respect to the west Cumbria mine.

    He is now considering new requests by campaigners to rule on the matter.

    But any move by the government to scupper the mine would not go down well with local MPs.

    Conservative MPs in seats like Copeland and Workington strongly support the mine, including Trudy Harrison, who is Boris Johnson’s right-hand woman in the Commons.

    These seats were until recently part of Labour’s “red wall”.

    It would be hard for ministers to make any decision that would anger MPs in these areas.

    But it does present a challenge to the government, which is trying to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and sell its green credentials.

    If the mine finally does get planning permission, campaigners could still try to challenge it in the courts.

  5. Councillors vote to approve coal mine in west Cumbria

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    Councillors have voted to approve a controversial coal mine in west Cumbria.

    At the development control meeting 12 of the 18 county councillors voted in favour of the proposal.

    It means the government will now have to decide whether to call the decision in and overrule the council.

  6. Cumbria weather: Turning cloudy, showers later

    BBC Weather

    Throughout the afternoon mostly sunny skies will see cloud gradually thicken, bringing the chance of a few showers later.

    Turning breezier too, with temperatures pegged to 14C ( 57F).

    Tonight will stay cloudy and breezy, with outbreaks of rain starting to spread from the east later on.

    And you can keep up-to-date with the BBC weather by searching for your location here

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  7. Controversial mine proposals discussed

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    Arguments for and against a controversial mine proposal have been aired on the day it could be approved by Cumbrian councillors.

    The company West Cumbria Mining wants to build an undersea mine off the coast near Whitehaven, which would supply coking coal for the steel industry.

    The Conservative MP for Copeland, Trudy Harrison, is behind it, but opponents claim it would harm the environment.

    Although Cumbria County Council is discussing the plans today, ministers could intervene to make the final decision.

  8. National Trust suffers 'worst year' for ash dieback

    The National Trust has said it has experienced the worst year on record for ash dieback on its estates.

    It says a combination of the coronavirus lockdown and the driest spring on record created a "perfect storm" for the disease to spread.

    The charity says it will have to spend £2m on felling infected trees this year - four times more than the average cost of felling trees.

    Sites affected include Beatrix Potter's Troutbeck Farm in the Lake District.

    Ash tree
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    Severe accident: M6 Cumbria northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M6 Cumbria - The road is temporarily closed and stationary on M6 northbound from J39, B6261 (Shap) to J40, A66 (Penrith), because of an accident.

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

  10. Voluntary guidance published for Cumbria on social mixing

    Everybody living in Cumbria has been asked not to mix in groups made up of more than two households.

    The voluntary guidance has been issued by Cumbria County Council, in response to the local infection rate doubling in the last week.

    It's hoped that enough people stick to the recommendation, to help avoid the need for a government-enforced local lockdown.

    View more on twitter
  11. Cumbria weather: Bright and breezy, showers possible

    BBC Weather

    After a chilly start in places, there will be a few bright or sunny intervals for a time.

    However, clouds will gradually thicken, bringing the chance of a few showers.

    Turning breezier too, with temperatures reaching highs of 14C (57F).

    Tonight outbreaks of rain are likely to spread from the east and it'll remain breezy.

    You can follow the latest forecast by searching for where you live here

    Weather graphic
  12. Welcome to BBC Cumbria Live

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    If you want to get in touch with any news or send us a photo you can email us, or tweet in our direction.

  13. Our live coverage across the day

    We've now finished posting news and other useful information from around the county for today, although major breaking developments and traffic reports will be posted automatically.

    We will be back tomorrow from 08:00, and if you want to get in touch with news or send us a photo you can email us, or tweet in our direction.

    Have a very good evening.

  14. BreakingCumbria 'strongly advised' not to mix in more than two households

    BBC Cumbria

    The whole of Cumbria is being "strongly advised" not to mix in groups of more than two households.

    Cumbria’s director of public health, Colin Cox, says the number of Covid-19 cases in the county has doubled in a week and more people are in hospital.

    More with BBC Radio Cumbria’s Adam Powell click here to listen in.

  15. Fiona Bruce: 'I've fallen in love with Windermere'

    Fiona Bruce

    The BBC's Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team have been filming at Windermere Jetty Museum, valuing family heirlooms and missing masterpieces.

    The show filmed over two days this week on a closed set with a small invited audience only, to ensure the safety of guests, production and the wider public.

    Presenter Fiona, who is filming her 13th series of Antiques Roadshow, said she was delighted to be at the museum.

    Quote Message: We have seen Windermere at its utter best I have to say and I have spent very little time at Windermere before but I have fell in love with it. I'm late to the party but what a fantastic place." from Fiona Bruce Antiques Roadshow Presenter
    Fiona BruceAntiques Roadshow Presenter
  16. Barrow woman Eleanor Williams faces further charge

    Preston Magistrates

    A Barrow woman accused of making false statements to the police has appeared before Preston magistrates to face a new charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice.

    Eleanor Williams, 19, is expected to stand trial in 2021 accused of falsifying evidence against five men between October 2017 and October 2019.

    The charges relate to claims of sexual assault, rape and trafficking made by Williams.

    She hasn't formally entered a plea, but at a previous hearing her defence barrister said she denied the charges.

  17. Cumbria's weather: Sunny this evening, turning cold tonight

    BBC Weather

    It will be a sunny evening overall.

    Tonight will be mostly dry with only a few patches of cloud for some. Some patchy fog may form too.

    A cold night, minimum temperature 2C (36F).

    Tomorrow, it will be dry with some sunny spells at first. Into the afternoon it will become breezy with more in the way of cloud.

    And you can keep up to date with the BBC Weather forecast, by checking for your location here.

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  18. GP practice in Windermere could be saved

    Goodly Dale GP practice

    Thousands of patients in South Cumbria have been told their local GP surgery could be saved from closure.

    The Goodly Dale practice was under threat because the provider running it has pulled out of its NHS contract.

    However, at a meeting of Morecambe Bay CCG’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee this morning, members of the committee unanimously agreed to start the procurement process for the surgery rather than to close the practice.

    Tim Farron, Lib Dem MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, has strongly welcomed the news:

    Quote Message: I’m really glad that local health bosses have voted unanimously to find a new provider to take over the running of the Goodly Dale surgery, rather than close the surgery.
    Quote Message: However, we have only cleared the first hurdle – we now need a new, local and reliable provider to take over the services.
    Quote Message: I will continue to work closely with the CCG and local patient groups to get the best possible outcome and I will also be lobbying the government to reverse cuts to rural GP surgery funding which have led to many of the problems at Goodly Dale.”