Woman dies falling into water at Force Forge in Ulverston

A 60-year-old woman has died falling into water in Cumbria.

Emergency crews were called to Force Forge at Ulverston at 10:45 GMT and the woman was rescued about 15 minutes later.

She was taken to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary where she later died.

Officers said they believed the woman had fallen into the water and got into difficulty. Police said the woman's identity would not be released until formal identification had taken place.

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    That's all from Local Live today. We'll be back from 08:00 on Friday. Matt Bland sent us this picture of the sun setting at Redcar beach.

    Redcar Beach

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    Durham seal first victory 17:58: Martin Emmerson BBC Newcastle

    Durham have beaten Warwickshire in their 50-over game at South Northumberland Cricket Club.

    It was their first victory in the competition this season after two defeats on the road at Somerset and Kent. Durham all-rounder Paul Collingwood top-scored with 77 as they chased down 264 with five wickets and 3.5 overs in hand.

    There was also 50 for Mark Stoneman. Earlier Jonathan Trott made 106 for the visitors, while John Hastings took a career-best 5-46 with the ball for the hosts.

    Aimee Willmott on BBC Tees 17:53: Rob Law BBC Tees

    I'll be speaking to Commonwealth Games silver medallist Aimee Willmott from Middlesbrough on BBC Tees Sport tonight after 18:00.

    Aimee Willmott
    Doing their bit 17:46: Lloyd Watson BBC News

    People of the North East have taken the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation to their hearts when raising money for the charity, helping it hit £7.3m total so far.

    Run Geordie Run, AKA Mark Allison, has raised more than £54,000 by taking on numerous challenges around the world, including a 2,400 mile (3,862 km) trek across Australia. Tony the fridge from Hebburn has also run 40 marathons in 40 days carrying a 40kg fridge.

    Tony the Fridge Phoenix-Morrison

    In his testimonial match, former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper raised £300,000 for two charities including the foundation in 2013. And Telegraph writer Henry Winter swum across the River Tyne after losing a bet - raising £1,490.

    Elsewhere, Jose Mourinho donated his FIFA Coach of the Year award from 2010 and David Beckham donated a signed LA Galaxy shirt and a football in an online auction. You can donate here.

    Mostly dry tonight 17:41: Paul Mooney BBC Weather presenter

    There's still a risk of the odd shower this evening but for most places it will be a dry night with some prolonged clear spells. Winds will remain light.

    Weather forecast

    Minimum temperature: 9C (48F). Check the forecast near you.

    On tonight's Look North 17:34: Jeff Brown BBC Look North

    Five years ago today, the region lost one of its best-known and best-loved gentlemen. Sir Bobby Robson made his name as a footballer, and then as a coach and manager - of England, of the Spanish club Barcelona, and of his beloved Newcastle United, among others.

    Having fought several battles with cancer, in his final days he set up a charity to help fellow-sufferers in his native North East.

    Theresa Harrison

    On BBC Look North at 18:30 on BBC One, we'll speak to a North East lady, Theresa Harrison, who has been receiving weekly treatment at the Sir Bobby Robson Centre and she's been told her tumour is under control.

    Scott keeps eye on Sunderland 17:24: Andy Lamb BBC Tees Sport

    Jill Scott says she "can't wait" for the local support to turn out in force as England Women play Sweden in an international friendly at Hartlepool's Victoria Park on Sunday.

    The midfielder, who spent time at Sunderland and now plays for Manchester City, said working with Sunderland manager Mick Mulhern has helped her development.

    Jill Scott

    She told me: "He really helped develop me as a player and I still look out for their results. The league is getting better all the time which will have a knock on effect for England. Hopefully Sunderland can win FAWSL2 and gain promotion this season."

    Making a difference 17:15: Lloyd Watson BBC News

    Some of the £7.3m raised by the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation has funded new equipment being used in the fight against cancer in the North East.

    In 2010, the foundation paid £20,000 to pay for a microscope to help with leukaemia research to be used at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary as well as donating £30,000 to the hospital's teenage cancer unit.

    In 2012, The foundation contributed £625,000 for the cyclotron the first of its kind in Europe and one of two worldwide. It is used to detect the size and location of a cancer.


    In 2013, it bought the ImagestreamX worth £438,000 which can analyse 4,000 individual cells a second and sees how cancers can spread around the body.

    Moving the centre of Britain? 17:04: Stephanie Finnon BBC Newcastle

    If Scotland votes for independence on 18 September there might be cause for special sadness in one little town in Northumberland.

    Haltwhistle currently claims to be the centre of Britain but that title might no longer apply if the Scots leave the union.

    Our political reporter, Matt Cole, has been travelling around the UK examining issues affecting the rest of the UK if Scotland leaves. He will be live on BBC Newcastle at 17:08.

    News on the hour 16:57:

    The top local headlines at 17:00 include:

    • BBC Tees: A major attraction for Whitby tourists is set to close after nine years in the town.
    • BBC Newcastle: Anne Leuchars and Stephanie Finnon have a round-up of the day's news.
    Missing teenager in Sunderland 16:44:

    Police are appealing for help to locate a missing teenager in Sunderland. Claudia Fernandes, who is 14 and originally from Portugal, is staying with family in the Grindon area of Sunderland and has not been seen since 15:00 on Wednesday, police say.

    She is about 5' 4", of medium build and has brown eyes. She is believed to be wearing bright blue leggings, a black jacket and black and pink Vans trainers.

    Claudia Fernandes

    She does not speak very good English and officers are carrying out inquiries to try and locate her.

    Durham's Lumiere to return in 2015 16:33: Jordan Allen BBC News

    It's been announced that Durham's Lumiere light festival will return in 2015.

    Durham County Council has agreed to provide more than £500,00 in funding, to match the amount offered by Arts Council England, to ensure the event can go ahead.

    Durham City

    The event, which was held over four nights last November, featured 27 light installations beamed on to buildings, including the city's Norman cathedral, and brought in £5.8m to Durham's economy. There will be more on this on BBC Newcastle tomorrow morning.

    Council workers announce strike 16:20:

    Council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are to stage a fresh strike on 14 October in a dispute over pay, unions announced today.

    Rutherford to compete on Tyneside 16:13:

    Commonwealth Games long jump champion Greg Rutherford will compete in the Great North CityGames on Saturday 6 September on Tyneside.

    He added the Commonwealth crown to his 2012 Olympic title in Glasgow on Wednesday night.

    Greg Rutherford

    He said: "I love competing in the Great North CityGames so much because of the interaction you get with the public. We get such incredible support from the people of the North East and all the runners in town ahead of the Bupa Great North Run on Sunday."

    News on the hour 15:59:

    The top local headlines at 16:00 include:

    Remember those terriers? 15:48: Russell Ward BBC Newcastle

    Scottish terriers who starred at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony included Solo and Blake from Consett in County Durham.

    Here they are with owner Carol Rutherford in the clothes she wore for the parade.


    They led out The Solomon Islands, Grenada, The Norfolk Islands and Jamaica. You can hear my chat with Carol on BBC Newcastle after 16:00.

    More on out of date drugs 15:37:

    About 75 doses of out-of-date drugs were administered by 26 paramedics and given to patients, the North East Ambulance Service has confirmed.

    It says no lives were put at risk and controls have been tightened.

    The Care Quality Commission says it is reassured by an action plan put in place by the service, and says it will inspect how the trust keeps drugs when it visits.

    Cloudy at times 15:25:

    There'll be some sunny spells and it'll feel pleasantly warm in light winds. However, it'll become rather cloudy at times with a chance of heavy, potentially thundery showers.

    Weather forecast

    Maximum temperature: 20C (68F). Check the forecast near you.

    HQ plan approved 15:12:

    Plans for a new multimillion-pound headquarters for Cleveland Police have been approved by the area's police and crime commissioner.

    Barry Coppinger said the force's current base at Ladgate Lane in Middlesbrough was too expensive to run. A new 5,000 sq ft (465 sq m) "community hub" will be built at nearby Hemlington Grange and is due to be completed in 2016.

    Cleveland Police HQ

    The new site will be funded by the sale of the current headquarters, which have been in use since the 1970s.

    News on the hour 14:59:

    The top local headlines at 15:00 include:

    Pardew still interested in Remy 14:43:

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew remains interested in France striker Loic Remy after the striker's move to Liverpool from Queens Park Rangers collapsed.

    Remy, 27, scored 14 goals on loan with the Magpies last term, prompting a bid from the Anfield side this summer.

    Loic Remy

    However, the transfer fell through, leaving the ex-Marseille forward to return to QPR for pre-season. "It's a straightforward deal if Loic and QPR decide to do business with us," Pardew told BBC Newcastle.

    Police website down 14:31:

    Northumbria Police tweets: Our website is currently unavailable for technical reasons. We are working to resolve this & will post any urgent updates on Social Media.

    Patients receive 'out of date' drugs 14:20: Jordan Allen BBC News

    The North East Ambulance Service has confirmed that 75 doses of out-of-date drugs were administered by 26 paramedics and given to patients.

    The medicines were morphine and Diazemuls (diazepam). It's believed no lives were put at risk although the pain relief drugs may have been less effective.

    Since the error the service says it has tightened controls and referred the matter to the health watchdog the Care Quality Commission.

    News on the hour 13:59:

    The top local headlines at 14:00 include:

    • BBC Newcastle: Ukraine's parliament has given its approval for an armed international police mission at the crash site of flight MH17, which killed two Newcastle fans.
    • BBC Tees: North Yorkshire Police has announced a U-turn over controversial plans for a new police HQ.
    Perez nets for NUFC 13:50:

    Ayoze Perez scored the only goal as Newcastle United edged out Sheffield Wednesday in a pre-season friendly at Hillsborough last night.


    The victory was the third in eight days for Alan Pardew's side.

    Share your views 13:37:

    We've introduced BBC Local Live to bring you the latest news, sport, travel and weather all in one place. Tell us what you think.

    Historic aircraft to visit 13:26: Neil Green BBC Tees

    On BBC Tees after 16:00 today we'll be finding out why one of the most historic aircraft in the world will be flying into Durham Tees Valley Airport.

    Sir Bobby in focus 13:12:

    As events today mark five years since Sir Bobby Robson died, we look back on his legacy.

    Sir Bobby Robson graphic
    News on the hour 12:59:

    The top local headlines at 13:00 include:

    • BBC Newcastle: Ukraine's parliament has given its approval for an armed international police mission at the crash site of flight MH17, which killed two Newcastle fans.
    • BBC Tees: North Yorkshire Police has announced it's scrapping plans for a new head quarters - and will instead move some of its operations to Middlesbrough.
    Boro fans make up 58% of crowd 12:49:

    Middlesbrough FC tweets: Hartlepool have confirmed that there were 2,330 Boro fans in a crowd of 4,015 last night. Thank you to all who travelled! #UTB

    Durham v Warwickshire 12:36: Martin Emmerson BBC Newcastle

    Durham host Warwickshire in the one day cup in Gosforth today to mark South Northumberland Cricket Club's 150th anniversary.

    You can listen to full match commentary or keep up with the latest using the live scorecard.

    Delays on Metro 12:21:

    Tyne and Wear Metro tweets: Major delays to trains from Chichester - St James due to an ambulance attending.

    Domestic abuse service to close 12:08:

    A domestic violence support service in Northumberland will close next month after running out of council funding.

    Cease 24 had been part-funded by Northumberland County Council. Local charities and an MP have warned that survivors of domestic abuse could be at risk as a result.

    It is run by the charity Victim Support with a mixture of public donations and council funding.

    News on the hour 11:54:

    The top local headlines at 12:00 include:

    Wall trust to close 11:39: Cara Thorpe BBC Newcastle

    Responsibility for marketing, managing and maintaining Hadrian's Wall will change hands from tonight.

    That's because the Hadrian's Wall Trust is closing due to an "unsustainable" funding shortage. Seven staff will lose their jobs.

    Hadrian's Wall

    A partnership including eight local councils, Natural England, English Heritage and the Northumberland National Park Authority will take over.

    Treasure put on show 11:25: Newcastle Chronicle

    A soldier's legacy goes on show at South Shields as part of The Glory of Rome: Arbeia's Greatest Treasures exhibition.

    Technical fault on Metro 11:12:

    Tyne and Wear Metro tweets: No trains Airport - Kingston Park due to a technical fault. More info to follow. Noda Taxis are running a shuttle service between stations

    News on the hour 10:58:

    The top local headlines at 11:00 include:

    Gannet spotted on Farne Islands 10:41:

    Head ranger for the Farne Islands, David Steel, tweets: Not every day we get adult Gannets resting on the Farnes #impressive #NTNature


    He says Gannets only visit the Farnes about once a year.

    Charity calls for living wage 10:26: The Journal Newspaper

    A children's charity has called for government bodies to implement a living wage to help lift North East families out of poverty.

    Sir Bobby's legacy 10:14: Jonathan Miles BBC Newcastle

    Today marks the anniversary of the death of local legend Sir Bobby Robson. Can you believe it's been five years?

    After 11:00 on BBC Newcastle, we'll hear more about his legacy - the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, which has now raised more than £7m for cancer treatment and research, and hear my chat with his wife Lady Robson.

    News on the hour 09:59:

    The top local headlines at 10:00 include:

    Mum slams killer's sentence 09:41: The Gazette Newspaper

    Clare Conroy has slammed the 18-month sentence given to Ashley Lindo after a high-speed chase, and warned that he could do it again.

    Pub bought by charity 09:27: Cara Thorpe BBC Newcastle

    A historic pub has been bought by a charity as the starting point for a £10m cultural quarter in Sunderland.

    The Edwardian Dun Cow pub, which is next door to the Sunderland Empire theatre, has been snapped up by the Mac Trust.

    Dun Cow pub

    The trust is also submitting a Heritage Lottery bid to turn the neighbouring derelict fire station into dance and theatre studios with a restaurant.

    Give us your feedback 09:14:

    What do you think of BBC Local Live? We'd like your feedback about this service.

    News on the hour 08:59:

    The top local headlines at 09:00 include:

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    Overturned vehicle on A66 08:51:

    One lane is closed and there's queueing traffic on the A66 eastbound in Sadberge between the Stockton Road junction and the Darlington Road junction because of an overturned vehicle. There's congestion to Great Burdon Roundabout. More on BBC Travel News for Teesside and Tyne and Wear.

    Attempted armed robbery 08:43:

    An man armed with a handgun demanded cash from a shop in Elswick Road, Washington, police have said.

    The man entered Cash in a Flash, with another man at about 14:35 yesterday before they were disturbed by a second member of staff. They left empty-handed.

    One man wore a green hooded top, dark tracksuit bottoms, white trainers and white gloves. He had a scarf covering his face. The other man wore a dark coloured hooded top and a mask. Police are appealing for witnesses.

    Sir Bobby would be 'astonished' 08:30:

    Five years on from the death of Sir Bobby Robson, his widow Lady Elsie Robson says he would be "astonished" at the legacy he has left.

    Sir Bobby Robson

    The former England, Ipswich and Newcastle United manager died on 31 July 2009, aged 76, after his fifth battle against cancer.

    Sir Bobby won the FA Cup with Ipswich in 1978, followed by the Uefa Cup in 1981. He took England to a World Cup semi-final in 1990, which is still the country's best finish since 1966.

    Feeling pleasantly warm 08:21: Keeley Donovan BBC Look North Weather Presenter

    Some good spells of sunshine and feeling pleasantly warm in light winds but also some cloudy periods with a chance of heavy showers, these perhaps thundery.

    Weather Forecast

    Maximum temperature: 21C (70F). Check the forecast near you.

    Busy but moving in Sunderland 08:11:

    The A183 The Broadway in Sunderland is busy but moving in both directions at the Holborn Road junction. More on BBC Travel News for Teesside and Tyne and Wear.

    Good morning 08:00: Lloyd Watson BBC News

    Welcome to BBC Local Live. I'll be bringing you news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the North East, as well as reflecting on the life of Sir Bobby Robson, who died five years ago today.

    If you'd like us to feature your comments, pictures or memories of the former Newcastle and England boss, send them to us by email, tweet us @BBCNewsNE or join our Facebook page.



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