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A Kendal cub scout leader's taking his pack through the first badge in flood awareness.Copyright: BBC
Rhuari Bennett designed the badge and drew up the programme.
He says four of the first cubs to study the programme hadn't realised they lived in a flood risk zone until they lookedat the Environment Agency website.
Cumbria's schools are ranked 82nd out of 150 council areas in the annual Ofsted report, compared with 105th this time last year.
Fewer of the county's schools are in special measures, or suffering serious weaknesses.
The report says children in the south of England are more likely to go to schools that are good or outstanding, than youngsters in the north..
North West Evening Mail
Three men from Carlisle have been jailed for their involvement in a plot to supply heroin that was masterminded from prison.
Carlisle Crown Court heard that Robert Smith, 30, led the conspiracy while he was in Haverigg Prison. It also involved his father Steven Smith, and Scott Croxford.
All three admitted conspiring to supply heroin. Robert Smith, 30, was sentenced to eight years in prison. Steven Smith, 55, from Weardale Road was given four years and eight months, and Croxford, 27 and from Cant Crescent, was given four years.
People in West Cumbria are being assured the police will still have a strong presence in the area following the sale of Wigton police station.Copyright: Google
The base at Wigton is one of a number of stations across Cumbria that have been sold to raise money.
Ch Insp Matthew Kennerley says the police will continue to deploy officers from three main centres in west Cumbria - at Workington, Whitehaven and Cockermouth.
A former police officer's been jailed for 21 months for fraud.
Joel Williams admitted five charges at an earlier hearing at Preston Crown Court.
Afterwards Cumbria Police said he'd been dismissed for gross misconduct at a hearing in October.
It'll remain cloudy with drizzle tonight, and towards dawn the wind will increase from the south-west. It'll be relatively mild, with temperatures falling to about 52F (11C)Copyright: BBC
A cyclist from Carlisle who crashed on the way down from Hartside pass has visited air ambulance staff to thank them for rescuing her.Copyright: Great North Air Ambulance
Judith Bradshaw's injuries were stabilised by the ambulance crew, including paramedic Andy Dalton, before she was flown to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
Ms Bradshaw spent three days in intensive care. Mr Dalton said: “We were extremely worried about her, it’s brilliant to see her up and about and doing so well.”
Here's the top stories so far today:
- Police say a body found in Workington last night is that of Rory Woodhall, last seen alive a month ago
- Fire crews had to be called to clear the A590 near Barrow after it was closed by flood water
Amber Maxfield, who's nine and lives in Carlisle, has helped design a Christmas livery for a train.Copyright: Virgin Trains
Amber's picture of a penguin is now adorning one of the Pendolinos serving the West Coast Main Line.
Her picture was one of two chosen after a national primary schools competition. The other is on the East Coast line.
Traffic's now flowing in both directions on the A590 at Lindal, between Barrow and Ulverston, after firefighters and Highways England staff pumped away flood water.
It will stay cloudy and drizzly, but milder this afternoon. The wind will increase this evening but it will stay mild, with temperatures around 54F (12C).Copyright: BBC
More than 1,200 people have responded to a survey on maternity services in Cumbria.
Healthwatch Cumbria - which represents patients - also held drop-in sessions around the county.
It wanted to hear from women who have used maternity services in the last five years, women hoping to have children, their partners and families.
Healthwatch will now analyse the results and report back to NHS organisations.
Police say the body of a man found in Workington yesterday is that of Rory Woodhall, who's been missing for about a month.
Mr Woodhall was 36 and lived in Harrington Road.
Police say there are no suspicious circumstances over his death and they've passed details on to the coroner.
BBC Radio Cumbria
Highways England says one lane of the A590 is now open at Lindal, and it hopes to have both lanes open soon after flood water was pumped away by firefighters.
Police are now directing traffic to get past the affected area.
A Highways England spokesman says the rain the area was heavy even by Cumbrian standards.
The A590 is now closed in Lindal-in-Furness, between Ulverston and Barrow, because of flooding.
BBC Radio Cumbria reporters
The cost of providing employees with a pension is causing financial problems for some of Cumbria's smaller companies.
The government introduced new rules in May, which mean employers must enrol anyone over the age of 22, who is earning more than £10,000 a year, on a pension scheme.
Andy Walsh from Coffee Kitchen in Cockermouth will have to join the scheme by October and he says this, coupled with a rise in the minimum wage, will increase his business costs considerably.
North West Evening Mail
Sports Editor, BBC Cumbria
Kendal Town manager Mike Stringfellow says he's been left frustrated by a cut to his playing budget - but accepts the reasons behind it.Copyright: Kendal Town FC
The club last week announced a revised budget which will see some players leaving the club, with more emphasis on youth.
While nationally a number of routine operations and other treatments had to be cancelled, in North Cumbria's hospitals a long-arranged training day meant less activity than usual was planned anyway.
The Morecambe Bay trust, which runs hospitals in South Cumbria, did not release information on how managers had planned for the walk-out.
Some outpatients clinics in mental health, which are run by the Cumbria Partnership Trust, had been postponed.
The winning ticket, 225EP035620, is part of a holding totalling just over £27,500, but the name of the winner hasn't been released.
The death of 13-month old Poppi Worthington from Barrow was not caused by sexual abuse, according to a doctor who disputes the conclusions of a pathologist who carried out the post-mortem examination of the baby's body.Copyright: BBC
Poppi died on 12 December 2012, but her death was unexplained and many of the circumstances remained confidential until legal hearings started last week.
Dr Alison Armour carried out Poppi's post-mortem exam, and alerted Cumbria Police to the possibility of sexual abuse.
But yesterday at Liverpool family court Dr Armour's conclusions were questioned by a forensic physician, Dr Victoria Aziz.
She said that had Poppi been sexually assaulted, she'd expect more significant injuries. But she said she couldn't explain some of the bleeding.
Hazardous driving conditions are reported on the A590 at Lindal-in-Furness, because of surface water.
The fells forecast for daylight hours today:
- Temperatures at 3,000 feet: Up to 5C.
- Winds: Southwesterly gale force, gusts 55-60mph.
- Cloud: Extensive cloud around 1,600 feet (500m) during the morning with patches on western slopes down to 650 feet (200m), becoming more scattered at 1,600 feet (500m) through the afternoon.
- Visibility: Moderate or poor in rain, very poor in hill fog, but improving good in places later.
- Freezing level: Above the tops.Copyright: BBC
There'll be heavy rain first thing, with even some snow possible at first on the northern Pennines.
But the wet weather will clear to the north east, leaving a cloudy drizzly day. It'll feel a little milder with the temperature rising to 54F (12C).Copyright: BBC
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