Just to prove winter isn't always dreadful, here's a picture Patrick Neaves took of Blencathra yesterday. Cumbria's motto - lift up thine eyes until the hills...
- Updates on Monday 14 December 2015
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I will be a cloudy and mild night with rain persistent for a time this evening, but turning light later. Temperatures will fall to around 41F (5C). You can find your local forecast here.Copyright: BBC
BBC Look North
It's a critical time of year for the NHS, and all this week Look North is bringing you a series of reports on how the health service across the region is preparing for winter.
It's forecast to be one of the toughest yet for them, and already the pressures are apparent.
I'll be looking at the pressures on hospital beds, accident and emerhency departments and the ambulance service.Copyright: BBC
Join me on Look North at 18:30 pn BBC One all this week.
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Staff and volunteers moved exhibits upstairs as water flooded into the basement of the Abbot Hall art gallery in Kendal.Copyright: Lakeland Arts
Because of the flooding risk next to the river, the gallery keeps its treasures in secure conditions. But a few oil paintings did make contact with water and are being assessed by experts.
On the top floor, currently home to a exhibition of the work of the Italian painter Canaletto, various design features kept the air dry and protected the paintings. Below, the gallery's cafe was badly flooded and will be closed for some time.
South Cumbria's hospitals have come out top in a survey of 45 health trusts for the care of cancer patients.
The survey was carried out by iWantGreatCare, a website that gathers patient reviews of health services. The views of more than 100,000 patients were included.
- Appleby's bridge has been reopened after being declared safe following last week's flooding
- The Army has cleared the way for earlier repairs on the A591
- A £50,000 grant has been awarded for new Grange pool 'development brief'
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People in Pooley Bridge have been told it could take until Easter to install a temporary river crossing.Copyright: BBC
Colin Hindle, who runs a tea shop in the village, told BBC Radio Cumbria: "It's made us close to being a ghost town, apart from one or two BT engineers and hardy regular visitors. It's cut us off quite significantly.
"There's a big detour, for anyone coming from Penrith it's four miles further and for farmers who've got land on both sides of the river it's 28 miles there and back. It's taken the heart out of us."
The A65 Burton Road in Oxenholme, just outside Kendal, is still blocked between the Helmside Road junction and the Oxenholme Lane junction, because of an accident.
There's now a diversion in operation via Natland Road.
Engineers who've been inspecting the underwater parts of the main road bridge in Appleby have declared it safe to reopen from 16:00 this afternoon.Copyright: BBC
Local people had faced an eight-mile diversion to get from one side of the river to the other.
Jamie Wilson, 26,of Dowbeck Road, Carlisle, smashed his way into the 88-year-old man's Belle Vue house in Carlisle during the summer while the victim was in hospital.
Jailing Wilson for 16 months after he admitted burglary, Judge Peter Hughes QC said he had deliberately targeted the elderly man.
The A 592 is now open for its whole length through the Lake District - from near Penrith to Newby Bridge - leaving the A591 as the main closure.Copyright: Google
The road had been cut by flooding in the Glenridding area, and the surface damaged.
But across the county 15 bridges remain closed because they're damaged or have collapsed, and a number of others are still to be inspected. The main bridge across the River Eden in Carlisle is still closed, awaiting inspection by divers.
Carlisle United will play their first match of 2016 against Plymouth Argyle at Blackburn's Ewood Park, as Brunton Park recovers from flood damage.Copyright: Getty Images
The League Two club's ground, close to the rivers Petteril and Eden, was flooded following Storm Desmond.
Championship side Blackburn have agreed to host the fixture on 2 January while flood recovery work takes place.
A £50,000 Government grant is going to South Lakeland District Council for the derelict swimming pool at Grange-over-Sands.Copyright: BBC
It will be used to pay for a development brief to bring it back into use - but not as a pool, which has already been ruled out as too expensive.
The pool has been closed since the early 1990s, and numerous schemes to renovate it, or find another use, have come to nothing.
Over the weekend it was announced Environment Secretary Liz Truss had set up a group to work on new flood protection measures for Cumbria in the wake of Storm Desmond.
The Cumbrian Floods Partnership group will look at how defences can be improved in the communities worst-hit by record rainfall in recent weeks.
It will be made up of community groups, the Environment Agency and local authorities.Copyright: PA
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Boxer Amir Khan brought volunteers from his own trust and the charity Penny Appeal. They served hot meals at a community centre, handed out presents to children and delivered food parcels.
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A week on from the devastating flooding which hit Cumbria, many roads are still closed - including the A591 - a crucial route linking the tourist towns of Keswick and Grasmere.
It's been so badly damaged in parts it may take until Easter to repair. As Peter Marshall reports those most affected say urgent action is needed.Copyright: BBC
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