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  1. Wednesday 13 July 2016

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  1. Our live coverage throughout the day

    Belinda Artingstoll

    BBC Cumbria Live

    Our live updates have now finished for today. We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

    If you see something you think we should know about, you can send in news and pictures using Twitter @BBC_Cumbria, by emailing us at or by posting on our Facebook page.  

  2. Weather: Any showers dying out, dry and bright tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    Any lingering showers will tend to clear tonight. Temperatures will  drop to 10C (50F). 

    A very similar day tomorrow, it'll be dry with some brightness. Highs of sunshine of 20C (68F).  

    See what the weather is like in you area here.

    Weather chart
  3. Union calls on government to act over Trident

    The government needs to "get on" with a vote on whether or not to renew the Trident nuclear submarine fleet, the GMB union says. 

    Before stepping down as Prime Minister today, David Cameron announced a vote would be held on Monday. 

    The GMB says it's had enough of politicians "playing politics" with tens of thousands of jobs linked to building new submarines. 

    Trident submarine
  4. Burglar jailed after coming face to face with victim in her own house

    A prolific criminal has been jailed for four years for committing a daytime house burglary which brought him face to face with his victim.

    Thomas Edward Morton, 39, from Grasslot Street, had denied the crime which took place in Maryport in March.

    But after a trial at Carlisle Crown Court, Morton was today found guilty.

    Jurors heard the victim was left "absolutely traumatised" after being confronted by Morton in her hallway. 

    The court was told Morton had 123 dishonesty offences and a criminal record which stretched back almost 25 years. 

    Thomas Morton
  5. Police chase ends with car squashed between police vehicles

    A police chase through Carlisle has been brought to a safe end.

    The Ford car was pursued through the streets by officers.

    Two people have been arrested.

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  6. Man jailed after threatening to stab railway employee

    A man from Millom who threatened to stab a member of staff at a railway station has been sent to prison.

    Furness Magistrates' Court heard that Martin Gott, from Grammerscroft, reacted in a violent and aggressive manner when the woman, who had seen him spitting, shook her head as she walked past.   

    He was found guilty of causing fear or provocation of violence and criminal damage, and sentenced to four months in prison. 

  7. Police appeal for help in finding missing Whitehaven woman

    A woman has gone missing in Whitehaven.

    Linda Liddell, 45, was last seen in James Street by her family at 10:30 yesterday. 

    It's thought she could now be in the Carlisle area.

    Anyone who has seen her or has any information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101. 

    Linda Liddell
  8. Midwife suspended over second Furness hospital baby death

    A baby died in the care of a midwife already under investigation into her role in the death of another child.

    Lindsey Biggs was awaiting a hearing into the 2008 death of Joshua Titcombe when a second child died in March of this year.

    Last week a hearing ruled Ms Biggs, along with a colleague, caused Joshua to lose a "significant chance of survival" at Furness General Hospital.

    She has now been given a suspension order in relation to the latest death.

    Read the full story here.

    Joshua Titcombe
  9. Call for more foster carers in Cumbria

    Cumbria is always in need of people who are prepared to foster a child, according to the county council.

    The authority says 12% of the county's foster parents retire every year. 

    The Labour county councillor with responsibility for children's services, Anne Burns, says:  "If you think you can help change a child's life please get in touch with us. Get the necessary information and think about what you can do and what you can offer."

    Child holding adult's hand
  10. More nuclear waste is being sent back to Japan from Cumbria

    More radioactive waste is going to be returned by ship to Japan from Sellafield in the next few weeks. 

    It will be the sixth time that waste has been sent back to Japan under a plan to repatriate highly active waste. 

    Sellafield says that more details will be released closer to the move date.  

    Nuclear Waste being unloaded
  11. Evidence of life in Morecambe Bay 300 million years ago

    Boreholes being drilled in Morecambe Bay have brought up samples dating back to the last Ice Age and as far back as 300 million years ago.

    The surveying is being done to find the best route for a tunnel to carry electricity cables under the bay as part of work to connect the new power station at Moorside in West Cumbria to the national network. 

    The National Grid project manager Robert Powell says: "“We’re also delighted to be able to share our findings with the British Geological Survey. We hope that they provide an interesting and valuable insight into the bay.” 

    Men looking at soil samples
  12. Cumbria School Games won by Furness

    In case you missed it, Furness have been crowned the overall winners of the 2016 Cumbria School Games.

    More than 600 school children from across the county represented the six districts in a range of sports including football and mini tennis.

    Richard Johnston from Active Cumbria says: “The students who took part represented their areas with pride and enthusiasm. The various venues in Carlisle were hives of competition and there was a real sense of enjoyment amongst those taking part."

    Netball players at the school games
  13. Lake District is officially the most popular place for walkers

    The Lake District is officially the most popular destination for walking in Britain, according to a new survey by Ordnance Survey.

    Their OS Maps service analysed more than 500,000 routes over 10 years and revealed that the Lake District tops the league table, with Keswick and Ambleside being the most popular locations for walkers.

    Eighteen of the 20 most popular walking locations in Britain are in the Lake District National Park. 

    Ariel view of the Lake District
  14. Cumbrian lifeboat crews who helped in the floods are on TV tonight

    A programme that shows how RNLI crews rescued people trapped by rising flood waters in Cumbria will be broadcast on BBC One this evening.

    Saving Lives At Sea is about Britain's lifeboat volunteers. It's on at 21:00 and you can catch up if you miss it here.

    Tim Chittenden, from the RNLI in Workington, is hoping that the programme will encourage people to make a financial donation.

    He said: "All of our funding comes from donations from members of the public and it's particularly important for the Workington team as we are launching an appeal for the final £150,000 that we need to buy a new boat."

  15. Cumbrian Hairy Biker heads for the building site for new series

    Dave Myers, who's from Barrow, is appearing in a news series on BBC2. 

    He's following the renovation of historic buildings around the country. 

    You can watch below:

  16. Barrow Raiders Super 8s fixtures revealed

    Paul Newton

    Sports Editor, BBC Cumbria

    Barrow Raiders will open their League One Super 8s fixtures at home to Rochdale next Sunday. 

    The games decide the final standings at the end of the season.

    Barrow travel to Doncaster the following week, with three more fixtures to play before finishing with a trip to the south of France to take on Toulouse Olympique on Saturday 10 September. 

    Barrow rugby ground