Richard Wilkinson was attacked with a metal bar in a "vicious" attack in Kendal.Read more
Late sunshine this evening will give way to dry and clear conditions tonight, although mist and fog patches will form, becoming locally dense.
Lowest temperatures will be from 6C to 9C (43F to 48F).
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Two young men have been found not guilty of trying to kill a man who was attacked with a metal bar in Kendal and left seriously injured.
Luke Peter Canning, 22, of Bridge Street, Burneside, and 26-year-old Jordan Lee Jenkinson, of Lound Road in Kendal, denied a charge which alleged they attempted to murder Richard Wilkinson following an incident at the town's Waterside.
But after a week-long trial at Carlisle Crown Court Jenkinson was convicted, unanimously, of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, an offence which Canning had already admitted.
Mr Wilkinson suffered facial injuries and broken ribs and lost teeth.
Remanding both men in custody until 14 October, Judge James Adkin told them: "You should both expect long custodial sentences for your involvement."
Workington's football and rugby league clubs have joined council officials to revive plans for a new shared stadium.
Proposals for an 8,000-seater arena which would have hosted rugby league world cup matches in 2021 were abandoned earlier this year after a change of political control at the council.
A statement from the council today said new proposals for the Borough Park site would be for a smaller, more affordable stadium, and that some of the other facilities in the previous proposals would also be developed to try to regenerate the Lower Derwent Valley area.
The previous plan included offices for a large number of NHS and Sellafield staff, to help pay the running costs of the sports facilities, and similar options are being considered.
A project board representing the clubs and the council has been assembled to develop the proposals.
Police in south Cumbria say they are worried about an elderly woman who left her home in Cartmel at about 10:40 this morning and has not been seen since.
Barbara Athorn, 79, was wearing a grey or beige jumper and black trousers, and carrying a handbag.
A driver who led police on a dangerous Carlisle pursuit which ended only when he was rammed by patrol cars has been banned from the road for two years.
Matthew Neale, 43, of St Helen's Road, Carlisle, who admitted careless and dangerous driving, had clipped a moped in a dispute with its teenage rider on Warwick Road.
Numerous attempts to stop Neale ended close to Nelson Bridge, with damage to police cars costing about £9,000 to repair.
After the court heard of Neale's complex mental health history, Judge David Potter imposed a suspended six month prison sentence, along with the driving ban and a rehabilitation order.
A major management shake-up of organisations which run health services in Cumbria has been given the final go-ahead by the NHS.
The North Cumbria Hospitals Trust, which as the name suggests runs the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland in Whitehaven, is merging with the Cumbria partnership trust, which is responsible for a number of community and mental health services.
At the same time, mental health and learning difficulty services in north Cumbria will be passed to the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear trust, and those in the south of the county will transfer to the Lancashire Care trust.
Professor Stephen Eames, the chief executive of the new North Cumbria Integtrated Care trust, said it would improve the way hospital and community services worked together.
A recruitment drive is on to find more foster parents of youngsters over the age of 10 in Cumbria, because 20% of older children in care have to be placed outside the county.
Cumbria County Council's cabinet member for children, Anne Burns, says older children often have the most challenging behavioural needs and the stability of a family home can help young people reach their full potential.
Fostering is not always easy but for doing an extraordinary job, you’ll receive an extraordinary package of emotional, financial and practical support."
The biggest reward is seeing them blossom which can happen surprisingly quickly in a therapeutic environment."
A south Cumbrian sex offender has been jailed for the latest in a series of seven breaches of a court order restricting his use of computers and the Internet.
Andrew Philip Smith, 61, of Killington Drive, Kendal, had denied breaching the sexual harm prevention order twice, but was convicted unanimously by a Carlisle Crown Court jury.
Judge David Potter, jailing Smith for two years, said he had shown no remorse.
"You are a paedophile in the truest sense of the word," he said.
"You have, I am satisfied, shown contempt of an order made for the protection of society and to prevent you from accessing material in support of your perverted beliefs."
It should be a fine afternoon with lengthy spells of warm sunshine.
Winds will remain light and highest temperatures will be from 15C to 18C (59F to 64F).
Police in Whitehaven say Peter Smith, 48, has now been missing for four days.
Officers say he left home at 09:40 on 15 September, carrying a number of items including a walking stick and a bag.
He may be using public transport and has links to the Doncaster area.
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The Cumbrian swimmer Luke Greenbank has been named in the Great Britain team for the European short course Championships in Glasgow in December.
The 22-year-old from Cockermouth is selected alongside fellow world swimming gold medallists Duncan Scott and James Guy.
Mist and fog patches at first this morning could be dense in places but these will clear to give a dry day with sunny periods.
It will feel warm with light winds and highest temperatures from 15C to 18C (59F to 64F).
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A new children’s home has been granted planning permission in Kendal after a councillor said local people who feared it might become a "magnet’ for trouble" should be ashamed of themselves.
Cumbria County Council's planning committee agreed plans to convert a large detached family home at Oak Tree Road, into a "six-bed facility to provide medium and long-term" accommodation for four children aged eight to 17.
Although the house would be staffed around the clock, an objector said the facility would disrupt life on the street and prove a drain on police resources, saying the children would be "difficult to care for, cause noise and disruption and pose risks to residents and young people".
But the Conservative deputy leader on the council, Hilary Carrick, said she was "saddened" by the comments.
"These children have potentially been subject to any number of adverse childhood experiences and this gives them an opportunity to live in a really nice, secure environment,” she said.
And the committee chairman, Labour’s Alan McGuckin said: “Hopefully on reflection, they (the objector) should be rightfully ashamed by those conclusions and prejudices.”
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Police are searching for a man who's wanted on suspicion of breaching the terms of his sex offenders licence.
Cristian Abu-Shaer, 29, has links to Windermere, Lancashire and Manchester.
An appeal for information on his whereabouts was broadcast on the BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow yesterday.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101.
A group of volunteers called The Maryporters have been given an award for their work transforming the town's railway station into an oasis of plants.
They were given the It’s Your Neighbourhood award by Britain in Bloom.
The North West Air Ambulance Service responded to nearly 200 incidents in Cumbria in the last year.
The service, which has helicopters in Greater Manchester and Preston, covers the south of the county - but has been as far north as Carlisle in the last 12 months.
James, who's a helicopter pilot, says the aircraft make a big difference to patients in need.
If it's an hour-and-a-half or two-hour drive, we can be there in 20 minutes and that can make a real big difference to that patient."
A police officer has died in a crash involving two vehicles near Sedbergh.
PC Oli Evans, 27, who was off-duty at the time, was killed in the collision on the A683 at Middleton on Monday at 16:40.
He was pronounced dead at the scene after the Triumph motorcycle he was riding and a Peugeot van collided.
The male driver of the van wasn't injured.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has dashcam footage, should call 101.
It is with deep sadness that I learned of the tragic death of PC Oli Evans. All our thoughts at Cumbria Constabulary are with Oli’s family and friends at this difficult time and our heartfelt condolences go out to them.
Oli was a dedicated, professional officer who was well-liked by his colleagues. Any death within the police family hits us all hard but will have particular impact on those who knew and worked closely alongside Oli.”
A temporary footbridge should be ready to use across the Eamont at Pooley Bridge tomorrow after the basic framework was craned into place.
The footbridge will be the only link between the village and the steamer pier while the road bridge, swept away in Storm Desmond, is replaced over the next year.
Today's weather will see dry and settled conditions with hazy spells of sunshine and some patchy cloud. Winds will be light.
Maximum temperatures will reach 13 to 16C (55 to 61F).
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Firefighters say no one has been injured in a serious fire at Scalesceugh Hall, between Carlisle and Penrith.
The site is in the process of being converted into luxury retirement appartments, and is a Grade II listed building.
No one was in the building at the time.
Ten neighbouring properties were evacuated, and firefighters managed to stop the fire spreading to those buildings.
About 40 firefighters helped to bring the blaze under control from Longtown, Brampton, Carlisle, Lazonby, Wigton, Appleby and Penrith.
It's not known what caused the fire yet, but it is not believed to be suspicious.
Royal Mail says it is going to distribute a number of new post boxes around Cumbria that are large enough to take parcels.
The company says they represent the biggest change to post boxes since the introduction of the plllar box 160 years ago.
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Drivers were issued with 35,000 parking tickets for on-street infractions last year.
The figure was slightly down on the previous year, when 37,324 fines were imposed.
And although the fines brought it £1.3m, the service cost £1.4m to run, according to a report.
A former professional boxer who led police at speeds of up to 60mph while towing a stolen caravan has been jailed for 11 months at Carlisle Crown Court.
The court was told the chase, along the A590 near Kendal, ended when Hugh Fury, 24, of Main Street, Lancaster, careered through a gate into a field.
Fury admitted handling the stolen caravan, and dangerous driving, but the court was told custody while awaiting charge had been "a wake-up call" and he had learned from his mistakes.
Judge David Potter said that after prison, Fury would have a 12-month driving ban, and would then have to take an extended driving test.
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A forum of local people, experts and representatives of the nuclear industry is being set up to research how people react to the idea of having one of the new "modular" nuclear power plants sited near where they live.
The new small generating plants, such as the Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor (artist's impression), are largely built in a facory and assembled on site, making them cheaper and faster to install.
The University of Central Lancashire and the National Nuclear Laboratory are recruiting the forum, which would meet twice over the next couple of months, to assess what local people would want from the development.
Stephen Haraldsen, who is a Conservative county councillor and a research fellow in the nuclear industry, will write a report from the meetings, and is recruiting volunteers, who can contact him by email.
Mr Haraldsen said: “The government seems set to announce that west Cumbria will be one of several sites for the deployment of small and advanced reactors," but added that not enough was known about what the local community would want.
England cricketer Ben Stokes, who grew up in Cockermouth, says the Sun newspaper's front-page story about his family is "utterly disgusting" and the "lowest form of journalism".
Stokes said the newspaper article deals with "deeply personal and traumatic events" that affected his New Zealand-based family more than 30 years ago.
Stokes, 28, who starred as England won the World Cup this summer, called the article "immoral and heartless".
The Sun told the BBC it had received the co-operation of a family member, adding that the events described were "a matter of public record" and "the subject of extensive front-page publicity in New Zealand at the time".
It will be dry and fine with sunny spells and just some patchy cloud building up into the afternoon, with highest temperatures from 13C to 16C (55F to 61F).
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Mountain rescuers from Edale in the Peak District have come to the aid of the Keswick team, whose main Land Rover Ambulance was wrecked when it rolled down a fellside last week.
The Edale team has loaned a Land Rover to replace the Keswick vehicle written off after it came off a steep track during a rescue operation last week, with the five members on board suffering minor injuries.
A team spokesman said a mountain rescue vehicle was impossible to order off the shelf, so they were "hugely indebted" to the Edale team for lending an older Land Rover that was not getting much use at its usual base.
It shows the depth of comradeship within the Mountain Rescue Community.”
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Carlisle United are back in action tonight at home to promotion-chasing Forest Green Rovers.
United will be looking to make it back-to-back victories in the league following Saturday's win at Stevenage.
Also in action tonight are Workington Reds and Kendal Town who play each other in the Integro League Cup first round.
Police say they are concerned about Leanne Smith, 39, who has been missing from her Whitehaven home sincew 18:00 on Sunday.
Officers say they believe she was wearing a blue coat, and carrying a handbag.
Police say jewellery valued at several thousand pounds was stolen from a house on Milnthorpe Road in Kendal.
The break-in happened during the day on Friday 6 September and police have now appealed for witnesses who saw anything suspicious in the area.
Officers say some of the items were of great sentimental value.
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More than 800 men from the Border Regiment who took part in the Battle of Arnhem will be remembered today on the 75th anniversary of the battle.
More than 500 of the men were killed, wounded or captured.
The Battle was part of the famous Operation Market Garden, and was immortalised in the film, A Bridge Too Far.
The late Tom Northgraves from Penrith fought in the battles and this week his son Peter is travelling to the Netherlands for a special event to commemorate the anniversary.
I go back to think of them, to pray for them, they were just ordinary young men who were heroes."
People in Cumbria are again being urged to hand in knives and other weapons to the police, after a "surrender", as officers call it, saw 280 potential weapons anonymously delivered to the county's main police stations in a week last March.
Supt Mark Pannone says the level of knife crime in Cumbria is low, but he says the exercise is still worthwhile.
We had just over 150 incidents last year when a sharp instrument was used in a crime. That was actually down on the year before but we want to keep those numbers low and we want to get them lower."
A "county lines" drug dealer who was driven to Workington so he could peddle heroin to pay off a large drug debt has been jailed for almost four years.
Allan Kinsella, 41, of Greenway Road, Birkenhead, ran up several thousand pounds of arrears with Liverpool crooks after becoming hooked on cocaine.
Carlisle Crown Court was told he was taken to Workington and given heroin to sell. Police found him with 100 wraps of the drug valued at £1,100 and £1,000 in cash.
Kinsella, who was said to have become drug-free while in custody, admitted possessing heroin with intent to supply. He also admitted possession of cocaine and was jailed for 45 months by Judge David Potter.
A dog walker who went into the River Derwent at Workington with his pet was rescued in an operation involving several emergency services.
Maryport Rescue, an independent lifeboat crew, worked alongside the Workington RNLI lifeboat, the Maryport and Whitehaven Coastguards and the fire and ambulance services to bring the casualty back to dry land.
Maryport Rescue says all rescue services worked together to secure a "positive and successful outcome".
Researchers will be visiting fishing ports on the Cumbrian and Solway coasts this week to see how the industry is doing.
Seafish, a government agency supporting the fishing industry, says it is an important survey because of the challenges fishing business face as they prepares for life outside the EU.
Last year's survey showed the UK fishing fleet as a whole turned over £1bn for the second year running.
A sex offender jailed repeatedly for flouting the terms of an indefinite sexual harm prevention order has been sent back to prison again by a Carlisle Crown Court judge.
Gary Crandley, 40, was made subject to the order for possessing indecent pictures of children in 2009, and the court heard he had been given prison sentences in 2013, 2014 and 2017 for breaching its terms while living in the south of England.
Judge Nicholas Barker heard Crandley, latterly of Cumberland Court, Carlisle, was caught again earlier this year, striking up text contact with two 16-year-old girls, and police then found him in breach of the order in several ways.
Despite saying in court he was sorry for flouting the requirement, Crandley was given an immediate 20-month jail term
It should stay dry and mainly sunny through this afternoon.
Despite the sunshine, conditions will feel relatively cool, with gentle northwesterly winds and highest temperatures from 13C to 16C (55F to 61F).
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The Cumbrian haulage firm Eddie Stobart Logistics says it is reviewing operations and financial performance after warning that annual profits will be "significantly below" expectations because of a poor first half of the year.
The distributor said "adverse performance" combined with an ambitious budget, as well as delays on a major project, cut into the company's earnings.
Eddie Stobart said it expects revenue for the six months to 31 May to be about £450m and underlying earnings between £10m and £11m.
Trading in the trucking group's shares remain suspended after the company admitted a £2m accounting error last month.
Work starts today on a £2.5m scheme to improve an important road junction in Whitehaven.
Cumbria County Council says the project, where North Shore Road meets Bransty Row, is intended to improve a main way into the town, ease congestion, improve the flow of traffic and improve road safety.
The aim is also to prepare the junction to cope with building developments that are planned for the North Shore area.