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  1. Updates on Monday 4 January 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Martin Lewes


    We've now finished updates for today but we'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow.

    If you've got any pictures or news you'd like to tell us about, you can contact us via Twitter @BBC_Cumbria, by emailing us at or via our Facebook page.  

    See you tomorrow.

  2. Stokes reflects on batting triumph

    Martin Lewes


    The England cricketer Ben Stokes, who grew up in West Cumbria, has been reflecting on his record-breaking stand at the wicket in South Africa.

    Ben Stokes

    Ben's 258 was the fastest 200 in Test cricket for England, the highest individual score for England against South Africa; it included the most individual runs by any batsman before lunch on any day of a Test, and the fastest 250 in Test history.  

    He said: "It's a surreal feeling. It hasn't sunk in, and I don't think it will until the test match has finished, but proud is definitely a world I'll use for how I'm feeling right now."

  3. Main headlines today: Cumbria counts cost of floods in repairs and lost visitors, and Lakes GP practices merge to save surgery

  4. Police seek help on sex attack 'aftermath'

    Police in Barrow say they're trying to trace what happened after a sexual assault in the town early yesterday.

    Detectives say a 20-year-old woman was unhurt but distressed by the incident, which they believe happened in a house in the Harrogate Street area.

    Det Sgt Mike Wallace said they want to hear from anyone who'd seen or heard a man and a woman in the area after about 0430. 

    He said they are trying to find out more about what he described as "the aftermath of this incident".

    A man's been arrested and released on bail until next week.

  5. Flooding cost 'to total £600m'

    BBC Cumbria

    Labour Cumbria County councillor Keith Little's told BBC Radio Cumbria the estimated cost of flood repairs is about £600m. 

    River Eden flooding

    Councillor Little's one of four people who'll be giving evidence about the county's floods to members of Parliament on the environment, food and rural affairs committee on Wednesday.

    The committee will also hear from Rob Johnson, who's chief executive of the county's chamber of commerce, the chair of the Keswick Flood Action Group Lynne Jones, and Heather Shepherd, a community support and flood recovery specialist with the Flood Forum.

  6. BreakingMan caught during floods with burglary gear jailed

    A man who was stopped by police in Carlisle during the floods carrying a metal bar, gloves and a torch has been sent to prison. 

    Daniel Thomas Dixon, from Marks Avenue in the city, pleaded guilty at Carlisle Crown Court to a charge of going equipped for burglary after being found by an officer on Lowther Street on 6 December. 

    The 28-year-old's defence barrister said Dixon should be spared an immediate jail term. 

    But Judge Peter Davies said there could be only one sentence for "this dreadful offence" and jailed him for 16 months. 

  7. School stays closed for repairs after flooding

    St James C of E Infants School in Whitehaven will be closed tomorrow and Wednesday for repairs to storm damage.

    The situation will be re-assessed on Wednesday.

  8. Travel: Traffic lights fail on Carlisle junction

    BBC Travel

    There's queuing traffic on the A7 Scotland Road in Carlisle at the Etterby Street junction because of a traffic light failure.  

    The latest travel news can be found here.

  9. Inspectors say Kendal Care Home is inadequate

    One of the biggest care homes in Kendal has been rated as inadequate, according to the report from the Care Quality Commission.

    Kendal Care Home in Burton Road cares for up to 120 elderly people, some with dementia.  

    Inspectors say they visited twice last year. Problems discovered in an inspection in February had not been properly addressed by the second review in September, and other breaches of regulations were found.

    The report says the service at the home, which had 75 residents at the time, was caring.  

    But it was graded inadequate for issues such as the management of medicines, the training of staff and the home's management.

    So far no one from the home has been available for comment.

  10. Lakes 'could lose overseas visitors' because of floods

    Cumbria Tourism officials say they're contacting travel businesses as a matter of urgency to make sure those offering package deals to overseas visitors don't drop Cumbria from their tours.

    Ian Stephens, the managing director of Cumbria Tourism, told BBC Radio Cumbria this morning that fewer people visited the county than usual over Christmas and the new year. 

    He said: "We're talking to coach operators and the travel trade people in the UK to make sure they don't change their itineraries. 

    "There's a great danger of them saying we'll wait and go somewhere else in the UK until things are better in Cumbria and we then lose a huge number of bookings."

  11. Police renew Millom attack appeal

    Detectives have renewed their appeal for information about an alleged attack in Millom on New Year's Eve.

    Det Con Richard Melton said: “The assaults were severe and left the victim with serious facial injuries as well as the psychological effects of such an ordeal.”

    A man has been charged with two counts of assault.

  12. Sedbergh's wicket up there with Cape Town

    BBC Sport asked for suggestions for the world's most picturesque cricket grounds. 

    The one where fielders get distracted by a view of a 1,500ft (457m) hill called Winder got a mention...

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