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  1. Updates on Wednesday 24 February 2016
  2. News, sport, weather and travel updates return from 08:00 on Thursday

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  1. Our live coverage throughout the day

    Thanks for all the photos you've shared with us today.

    Updates have now finished. We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel from 08:00 tomorrow. We hope you can join us then.

    In the meantime, if you've got news or a picture you'd like to share with us, you can contact us via Twitter @BBC_Cumbria, by emailing us at or via our Facebook page.

  2. Weather: Clear, cold and dry night with a widespread frost

    BBC Weather

    A few, largely light, wintry showers are likely at first, but these will generally clear away.  It will be a largely clear, cold and dry night with a widespread frost. Lows of -3°C (27°F).

    weather graphic

    You can see a detailed weather forecast for where you live here.

  3. Workington's flood-damaged police station to reopen

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    Workington's flood-damaged police station will reopen but the force hasn't ruled out a move away from its building on Hall Brow in the long term. It was flooded for the second time in six years in December. 

    Speaking on BBC Radio Cumbria in the last half hour, Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes said the station's custody suite is in use once again and the repairs are continuing.

    You can hear the full interview on the BBC iPlayer here.

  4. Tomorrow's fells forecast: Very cold with poor visibility in isolated snow showers

    If you're thinking of heading out on to the fells tomorrow, here's the fells forecast:

    • Temperatures at 3000 ft (900m): Minus 6°C
    • Winds: Moderate northwesterly
    • Cloud: Patchy cloud around 1600 ft (500m)
    • Visibility: Good, locally very poor in isolated snow showers and in hill fog patches
    • Freezing level: Low levels, rising to 650 ft (200m) for a time during the day
  5. Can you spot the stag?

    Thanks to Jim Gordon for this photograph he took today at Blea Tarn - can you spot the stag?

    A stag

    If you have any photographs you'd like to share, you can email them to

  6. New interim director of nursing for hospital trust

    A registered nurse with 30 years experience in the NHS will take on the top nursing job at the trust running hospitals in north and west Cumbria. 

    Maurya Cushlow

    Maurya Cushlow will take up the post of interim executive director of nursing and midwifery at North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust in April. 

    She's replacing Gail Naylor who is leaving to take up the same position with a hospital trust in Lancashire.

  7. Your photos: A snowy morning on Blencathra

    Nell Dunn

    BBC Cumbria

    Loving all the photographs being shared today. We really do live in the most beautiful part of the world. Thanks to Stuart Goodman for these stunning photographs he took this morning on Blencathra.

    Snowy blencathra
    Snowy blencathra

    If you have any photographs you'd like to share, you can email them to

  8. Council tax to rise next year

    People living in Cumbria will pay more council tax after the county's Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes, agreed Cumbria Police's latest budget. 

    The average Band D house will pay £4.05 more per year for the policing part of their council tax bill next year.

    Mr Rhodes says the increase allows police office numbers to remain at current levels.

  9. Your photos: Horses in the snow

    Thanks to John Phipps for this photograph he took on the golf course in Appleby earlier today.

    If you have any photos you'd like to share, you can email them to      

    Horses on a snowy golf course
  10. Man 'critical' after double fatal A595 crash near Carlisle

    An elderly man is in a critical condition in hospital following a crash in which two women died.

    It happened on the A595 near Newby Cross, Carlisle, at about 15:30 on Tuesday.

    The 74-year-old driver of a Kia Picanto and a rear seat passenger, a three-year-old boy, were flown to hospital by air ambulance. Two women aged 29 and 71, who were front and rear seat passengers, were pronounced dead at the scene.

    All of the car's occupants were from Carlisle.

  11. Stunning photographs of the Langdales

    Thanks to Andrew Read for these fabulous photographs which he took whilst walking in the Langdales yesterday.

    Langdales scenery
    Langdales scenery

    If you have any photographs you'd like to share, you can email them to

  12. Fells Forecast: Cold with very poor visibility in snow showers

    Here's today's fells forecast:

    • Temperatures at 3000 ft (900m): -4°C
    • Winds: Fresh or strong north to northwesterly, gusts 35mph
    • Cloud: Patchy cloud around 2600 ft (800m), lowering to 1000 ft (300m) in any snow showers
    • Visibility: Good, locally very poor in any snow showers and in hill fog patches
    • Freezing level: Low levels at first, and in any snow showers, but generally around 1000 ft (300m)
  13. New safety measures for powered boats

    Naomi Cornwell

    Reporter, BBC North West Tonight

    New safety measures will be introduced for powered boats in the Lake District following the deaths of a mother and daughter from carbon monoxide poisoning. 

    Kelly Webster and 10-year-old Lauren Thornton died in Bowness Bay three years ago. Last year Kelly Webster's partner Matthew Eteson was found guilty of their manslaughter.

    In future, all powered boats will have to have public liability insurance.

  14. Plans to improve skills level for future jobs

    There's a new drive to ensure that people in Cumbria have the necessary skills to fill future job vacancies.

    The Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership says that by 2021, more than 80,000 jobs will be available in the county, but it's concerned that too few people of working age will have the necessary qualifications. 

    A Skills Investment Plan has now been drawn up which involves employers and local colleges. It aims to increase the number of apprenticeships on offer and to target training more effectively.

  15. A595 crash: Update from Cumbria Police

    A 74-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash near Carlisle which claimed the lives of two women yesterday afternoon.

    The man, from Carlisle, was driving a car which collided with a Ford Transit van at Newby Cross. A toddler who was in the car was also taken to hospital in Newcastle. His condition has been described as "serious but stable".

    The police say the women who died were also from Carlisle. They were 29 and 71. Both were travelling in the car. 

    The van driver, a 51-year-old man from Aspatria, has minor injuries.

  16. Weather: Bright day, cloudy at times with a chance of snow

    BBC Weather

    Most of us will enjoy plenty of bright winter sunshine today, although it will cloud over at times this afternoon with the risk of a few wintry showers.

    Weather graphic

    Light north-westerly winds with highs today of 5°C (41°F).

    You can see a detailed weather forecast for where you live here.

  17. Chief Constable to return to work following ill health

    Cumbria Chief Constable Jerry Graham will be returning to work on 1 March after being off because of ill health.

    Jerry Graham

    He's been off since December and Cumbria Police say he'll return on a "phased basis" because of the length of time he's been away.

    He says: “I am pleased to be returning to work.  I would like to thank everyone for their kind messages and support during my illness."