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  1. Updates on Tuesday 21 June 2016

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  1. As it happened: BBC Cumbria Live

    Live updates have finished now for the day. We'll be back at 08:00 tomorrow with news, travel reports and the weather forecast.

    You can send in news and pictures using Twitter where we're @BBC_Cumbria, by emailing us at or by posting on our Facebook page.  

  2. Drivers told: No parking at Rod Stewart concert

    There's a park-and-ride service offered for people going to the Rod Stewart concert at Brunton Park in Carlisle this evening - there is no parking at the event itself.

    It's at the H&H Rosehill car park from 17:45 and costs £2, but there is no return service because the roads around the stadium will be closed after the concert.

  3. Weather: A fine evening for a rock knight

    The weather forecast is good for Sir Rod Stewart's concert at Brunton Park in Carlisle this evening. The prediction is for a fine mild evening, with temperatures falling only slowly towards 14C (57F)

    Weather graphic

    You can get the latest forecast for where you are here.

  4. Police: Fell-top exposure man 'is regular visitor'

    Police say they've been told that a walker who exposed himself to a woman at Orrest Head near Windermere at the weekend is a regular visitor to the area.

    Earlier today officers appealed for witnesses to the incident, which is said to have left the woman shaken and upset.  

  5. EU Referendum: Your questions answered

    If you're looking for information ahead of Thursday's vote on whether to whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union - the BBC has a site which should give you all you need to know.

    Among the informationt here is an explanation of what's happening, what both sides claim on the big issues the latest from the campaigns, and the BBC Reality Check.

    Ballot box
  6. Violent burglars face jail, says judge

    Two men who admitted a violent house break-in in Workington have been told to expect prison sentences at Carlisle Crown Court today. 

    Peter Lowrey, 24, and 37 year old Colin Thompson from Workington both pleaded guilty to one count of entering a dwelling with intent to commit grievous bodily harm. 

    The judge adjourned the case until 30 June, when Lowrey, of Winifred Street, and Thompson, of Harcourt Street are due to be sentenced.

  7. Dean of Carlisle on plans for redevelopment at cathedral

    Here's what the Dean of Carlisle has to say about the £3m project to extend Carlisle Cathedral's Fratry with an accessible entrance and a teaching centre.

    The Dean of Carlisle leads the group of people who run Carlisle Cathedral day-to-day. 

    Smirke Doorway
    Quote Message: The architects have answered the brief wonderfully and have created an accessible link building which brings the Fratry back to life for those people who could not otherwise easily use it. At the same time they have also designed a way of creating a dedicated teaching and learning space in the building’s undercroft and the new link building has a very welcoming feel and openness about it. from the Very Rev'd Mark Boyling Dean of Carlisle
    the Very Rev'd Mark BoylingDean of Carlisle
  8. Police hunt fell-top flasher

    Police have asked for help from walkers who were on Orrest Head near Windermere on Sunday at lunchtime, after a man indecently exposed himself to a woman there.

    They say the man is white, of medium build with short greying hair and spoke with a non-British accent. He was wearing shorts and a T-shirt and was carrying a green rucksack.     

    The woman wasn't hurt, but officers say she was upset and shaken. They say they'd like to hear from anyone who was there at the time, including another woman, whose black hair was tied into a ponytail, who was seen running in the area.

  9. Penrith stabbing: Attacker admits wounding

    A man admitted stabbing another man in the chest in a late night incident in Penrith in February.

    Paul Davies, 47, from Whitstable, in Kent, admitted wounding Joseph Ball. Carlisle Crown Court heard he was previously of good character.

    Judge Peter Davies called for reports on Davies' background, and adjourned the case for three weeks. 

    Judge Davies said all sentencing options, including custody, remained open.

  10. Cumbrian booksellers say sales are rising after years of decline

    After years of competing with the rise of ebooks, some of the county's independent bookshops say that customers are returning to their stores.

    According to the organisers of Independent Bookshop Week, it follows a national trend when sales by independent retailers rose for the first time in seven years in 2015.

    Books in a bookshop

    Liz Tipping runs the New Hedgehog bookshop in Penrith and says they try to stock physical books that offer something which ebooks can't replicate.

    She said: "We go for non-fiction largely and it's the quality of the book and the feel of the book. Nice natural history books, map books, atlases, that sort of thing [they] all sell very well."

  11. Video: When Rod Stewart played for the BBC last year

    If you're one of the people who are lucky enough to have tickets for tonight's Rod Stewart concert in Carlisle, or even if you haven't, here's a taste of what's in store.

    The performer was one of the big acts who performed at BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park last year.

    Here are some of the highlights of his set:

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    Video caption: Highlights of Rod Stewart's set at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park 2015
  12. Multimillion-pound plan to develop county's cathedral

    The design of a new teaching centre at the Carlisle Cathedral Fratry has been unveiled.

    The £3m project would refurbish the existing 15th century building and crease a new accessible entrance. 

    The west approach to the redesigned Fratry at Carlisle Cathedral

    According to the Church of England in Cumbria, plans for the project will be submitted to Carlisle City Council for approval in August.

  13. Behind the scenes at Rod Stewart

    Mike Zeller

    Presenter, BBC Radio Cumbria

    I got the chance to go backstage as the finishing touches were being made to turn Carlisle United's home ground Brunton Park into a music venue where 16,000 people are expected to see the performer this evening.

    It's a different look to the pitch as green seats replace corner flags and touchlines. 

    Brunton Park

    Of course, it wouldn't be a Rod Stewart show if there weren't a few footballs to kick out to the crowd... 

    Footballs backstage at Rod Stewart in Brunton Park
  14. Police investigating cat shooting

    Cumbria Police say they're investigating reports of a cat being shot in the face.

    Officers believe it happened at Temple Sowerby between 15 June and 16 June and that an air weapon could have been used for the attack. 

  15. Weather: Fells forecast

    BBC Weather

    • Temperatures at 3,000 ft: About 7C. 
    • Winds: Moderate southwesterly increasing fresh, gusts 35mph during the afternoon. 
    • Cloud: Patchy cloud around 2,300 ft (700m) early and late. 
    • Visibility: Good, locally moderate in any showers and poor in hill fog patches. 
    • Freezing level: Above the summits.
  16. Thousands expected to see Rod Stewart in Cumbria

    About 16,000 people are expected to see one of the biggest names in music performing in the county this evening. 

    Rod Stewart on stage

    Rod Stewart was recently knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

    He'll be taking to the stage at Carlisle United's home ground Brunton Park.