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  1. Updates on Friday 24 June 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    John Bowness

    BBC Radio Cumbria reporter

    Live updates have finished on the historic day on which we learned the result of a far-reaching decision made by British voters. 

    We'll be back at 08:00 on Monday with news updates for Cumbria, as well as 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. No temporary bridge for Staveley

    County highways engineers in Cumbria say they don't plan to put up a temporary bridge in Staveley near Kendal, after the existing one was damaged by flooding.  

    Councillor Stan Collins had called for a temporary bridge to be built once the damaged structure is demolished over the next three weeks.  

    Damaged bridge in Staveley

    But walls and barriers will then be put up across both access roads, and Cumbria County Council says preparation work for a new permanent bridge next summer will need access to the site on both banks.  

    That will mean closing Kendal Road and Gowan Terrace during what the council calls "the low season" at the start of next year, before construction of a permanent single-span bridge begins in June 2017.  

  3. Your photos: Sun, showers and a rainbow at Shap

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher "Waddo" from Shap, for sending in this attractive photo showing a mixture of Cumbrian weather conditions all in one shot. 

    Find out more about Weather Watchers here.

    Fields and stone wall with showers and rainbow
  4. Boxing champion injured in Lake District

    Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has revealed his fight against Vladimir Klitchsko has been postponed after he suffered an injury in the Lake District.

    The undefeated 27-year-old, who took the WBA and WBO heavyweight titles from Klitschko in their first bout, says he went over his ankle while running in The Lakes.

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    Their rematch was scheduled for 9 July but will now be sometime in October.

  5. EU Referendum: Opinions in Barrow

    People in Barrow have been giving their reaction to the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

    Bob Maltman runs the Bob In cafe in Barrow, and voted to leave.

    He said: "There's too much legislation coming from Brussels." 

    Daphne Quinn, who also runs the cafe, was in favour of the status quo.

    She said: "Economically, for such a small island the government was doing a fantastic job - keeping the status quo was important, now we are going into the unknown."

    Bob In cafe
  6. Traffic problems on A66 near Appleby

    BBC Travel

    An accident involving two vehicles on the A66, between its junctions with the B6542 at Appleby and Hayber Lane at Warcop, is causing delays.  

    The road's partially blocked, with police directing traffic and reports of stationary vehicles as far as Appleby and the A685 junction at Brough.  

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  7. Reassurance sought for EU students

    Universities have pledged to pressure ministers to ensure European staff and students can still work and study in the UK after the vote to leave the EU.

    Vice-chancellors from the Universities UK umbrella group say the decision to leave will create "significant challenges" for higher education.

    They are already in talks with EU commissioners, it is understood.

    The Russell Group of top research universities says it will work with ministers to safeguard research funds.

    It represents Durham University, Newcastle University, the University of Glasgow and 21 other universities.

    Image caption: More than 125,000 EU students are currently studying at UK universities
  8. Cumbrian holidaymakers warned to expect to pay more

    Paul Cusak from Cockermouth Travel told BBC Radio Cumbria that people going on holiday should expect to see an increase in costs, because of the biggest one-day fall ever seen in the value of the pound. 

    At one stage this morning it reached $1.3236 which was its lowest level since 1985. 

    Graph showing how the pound fell overnight

    Paul Cusak says people should expect that a planned £1,500 trip next year will cost them about £150 more.  

    And he says people holidaying sooner than that will also face increased costs:   

    Quote Message: If you haven't already bought Euros and you're travelling this summer, and you're going to be dining out or you've got things like hotels or car hire to pay for overseas, then your costs will increase." from Paul Cusak Cockermouth Travel
    Paul CusakCockermouth Travel

    A weaker pound buys fewer dollars or other foreign currencies, which makes it more expensive to buy products from abroad. However, it should benefit exporters as it makes their goods cheaper abroad.  

  9. What will life after Brexit be like?

    Francesca Williams

    BBC News

    During the EU referendum campaign there was the obvious question of what would happen if we voted to leave.

    Would the warnings of disaster prove to be unfounded? Or would it be the optimistic hope for a new golden era that would unravel?

    Only hours in, we still don't really know. But this, written by BBC political correspondent Carolyn Quinn in January, on what happened when Greenland voted to leave - by the same percentage - is interesting to read now.  

  10. Cumbria's Weather: Sunshine with some heavy showers

    BBC Weather

    The county will have a day of sunshine and showers, some of which will turn heavy and thundery as daytime temperatures rise. 

    There will be some dry weather around too, where it will feel warm in the sunshine. 

    Here are the figures for Aspatria today, and you can get more details on the BBC Weather website.  

    Graphic showing Aspatria's forecast figures for today
  11. EU Reaction: young Cumbrian Conservative councillor

    John Bowness

    BBC Radio Cumbria reporter

    At 26, Barrow Conservative councillor Levi Gill is one of the county's youngest elected members, and he was among those campaigning for Britain to leave the EU.  

    He says although many European laws are voted on by MEPs, who are themselves elected, they're not the ones who actually propose them.  

    Levi Gill
    Quote Message: Rules are proposed via unelected European officials, and I think people have decided that we have an elected parliament for a reason." from Levi Gill Conservative councillor in Barrow
    Levi GillConservative councillor in Barrow
  12. EU reaction: Jamie Reed 'proud to be Cumbrian' as he thanks Tim Farron

    Copeland Labour MP Jamie Reed has praised the Liberal Democrat leader and MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, Tim Farron, for the campaigning he did in support of the Remain campaign.  

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  13. EU Reaction: Polish builder in Cumbria says he already feels less welcome

    Neil Smith

    South Cumbria journalist, BBC Cumbria

    After the UK's decision to leave the EU, a Polish man living and working in Ulverston has been telling BBC Radio Cumbria that he feels less welcome in this country already. 

    Mihal is a builder who says he pays his taxes and has never claimed any benefits during the eight years he's been here. 

    He says he never stops working, and wants to carry on. He points out: "I don't send money abroad to Poland, because I live here."  

    Mihal, from Poland, who lives in Ulverston
    Quote Message: It's not my fault I was born in Poland... I feel like the country doesn't want me any more." from Mihal Polish builder from Ulverston
    MihalPolish builder from Ulverston
  14. Reaction in Barrow: EU exit 'will restrict education choices'

    In Barrow, Rebecca Allen-Cavanagh who voted for Remain, was hoping to take advantage of EU citizenship to access free university courses in France or Belgium.  

    But she's told BBC Radio Cumbria her plans are now "chucked in the bin".

    Quote Message: I'm mostly crying for any young people I know, who now have zero options for university unless you have rich parents." from Rebecca Allen-Cavanagh Remain voter & would-be masters student
    Rebecca Allen-CavanaghRemain voter & would-be masters student