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Summary

  1. Barrow councillors struggle with financial cuts
  2. Shipyard boss welcomes MPs' Trident Successor vote
  3. Carlisle group travels to migrant camp
  4. Updates on Tuesday 19 July 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Martin Lewes

    Reporter

    We've now finished updates on Cumbria's news, travel and weather for the day. We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow morning.

    As always - we'd like to hear your stories and see your pictures.  Email us, tweet us @BBC_Cumbria or contact us via Facebook.    

  2. Weather: A warm and cloudy night with showers moving in

    It's forecast to get cloudier into the evening and the earlier hours of tomorrow morning, with heavy showers and thunderstorms moving in by morning. It'll be very warm tonight, with temperatures no lower than 19C (66F)

    There's a severe weather warning for thunderstorms with the  possibility of large hail and strong winds tomorrow.

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

  3. Two face jail after cocaine haul found in car near kendal

    Two men from North Wales have been told they face prison terms after cocaine with a street value of £10,000 was found in a car on the M6 near Kendal.

    At Carlisle Crown Court, David Williams, 45, and Andrew Jones, 27, both from Chirk in North Wales, admitted possessing the drug with intent to supply.

    Lawyers representing the men asked Judge Peter Davies to adjourn sentencing to allow them time to put their affairs in order before starting "inevitable" custody.

    Judge Davies agreed and adjourned the case until 12 August.

  4. BAE boss confirms 1,000 more jobs to come at Barrow yard

    A thousand more jobs could be created at the Barrow shipyard, as work continues on the new submarines to carry Britain's nuclear deterrent.

    MPs have voted to go ahead with the contract for four submarines, at a cost of more than £30bn.

    Successor artist's impression

    About 1,700 people are already working on designs for the new submarines, out of the 8,000 currently employed at the shipyard.

    Tony Johns, the BAE Systems MD in charge of the shipyard, says that construction work should start soon, and more people will be taken on as the workload increases.

    "We've grown by 3,000 people in the past five years so yes, we'll grow by another 1,000."

  5. Kingsmen march through Barrow

    Soldiers from the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment were exercising their Freedom of the Borough of Barrow today by march through the town.

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    The parade was supposed to take place this morning, but was delayed by traffic hold-ups.

  6. Body found by River Eden 'not suspicious'

    Police say a man was found dead near the River Eden at Armathwaite, near Penrith, this morning.

    A number of officers were called to the scene earlier today, but police now say they don't think anyone else was involved.

    Police say he was 63, and his family's been informed, but his name has not yet been made public.  The coroner's been informed.

  7. Cumberland and Cambridshire run tight on time in minor counties tie

    Cambridgeshire were on 202 for 4 in their second innings, leading Cumberland by 89 runs, on the final afternoon of their three-day match at Netherfield in Kendal.

    You can hear commentary on the match here.

  8. Financial axe to swing at Barrow council

    Neil Smith

    South Cumbria journalist, BBC Cumbria

    People in Barrow are being warned that new spending cuts at the town hall are likely to mean increased charges, fewer services, and the outsourcing of the town's Forum entertainments venue, the leisure centre and the kennels.

    Barrow Town Hall

    Some playgrounds and public toilets could also be closed, as the borough council responds to a further £2.3m cut in its grant from central government, on top of an earlier cut of £5m since 2010.

    Phil Huck, the executive director of the council, says there is very little scope for efficiency savings because of the previous cut backs.

    He said: "We've been through a cost code by cost code assessment of every single thing the council does and asked ourselves could we do it differently, could we do it better, could we produce more income, could we do it more cheaply and so on."

  9. Penrith MP excited about new foreign aid role

    The MP for Penrith and the Border Rory Stewart says he's honoured and excited to take up his new job at the Department for International Development.

    Rory Stewart

    Mr Stewart said he'd be looking very carefully at where and how money was spent.

    "I will do my best to continue in the tradition of those who believe that meeting our responsibilities to the world's poorest, is in the interests of our own standing and security in the world," he said.

  10. Derwentwater takes in the sunshine

    There are few better places to enjoy this weather than down on the lake shore.  Christine Duff was kind enough to share her view.

    If you've been out, show us what it was like where you were.

    Email us, tweet us @BBC_Cumbria or contact us via Facebook.    

    Derwentwater
  11. Concert raises cash for Keswick flood appeal

    A concert at Keswick school this evening will raise money and offer support to people in Keswick whose homes and businesses were flooded.

    The group that is organising the concert has already recorded a charity album called "CA12 and Friends". 

    The audience will be encouraged to buy CDs, with the proceeds going towards a flood appeal.

  12. Carlisle United directors will face the fans

    Carlisle United's owners will face supporters questions at an event to be held at Brunton Park on Tuesday 2 August.

    United owners John Nixon and Andrew Jenkins will be joined by the new chief executive Nigel Clibbens, along with fellow directors Suzanne Kidd and Phil King and a representative of the Carlisle United Official Supporters Club.

  13. Labour activists leaflet shipyard staff

    Labour activists were leafleting Barrow shipyard workers as they arrived to clock on this morning.

    Activist leafleting worker

    The leaflets, headed "Shipyard safe", said Labour MPs had helped secure the support of the House of Commons for the Successor programme, as the renewal of the UK nuclear deterrent is known.

    The last time the Labour party was led by a politician committed to nuclear disarmament, Michael Foot, in the 1980s, the constituency returned the Conservative MP Cecil Franks at two elections.

  14. Sunny day will end with storms, says Met Office

    The Met Office has updated its weather warning for thunderstorms, saying they'll last longer into tomorrow evening than first thought.

    The yellow warning says up to 50mm (2in) of rain could fall in the storms, which are expected to start over Northern Ireland and Scotland this evening, before moving into Cumbria.

    The heavy rain could be accompanied by frequent lightning, large hail, and strong winds. 

    The storms should move eastwards afterwards.

  15. Driver cut from car after A590 crash

    Firefighters freed a driver from a car after a three-vehicle crash on the A590 at Newby Bridge this morning.

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    The driver was checked over by a doctor from the Great North Air Ambulance, and found to have escaped with cuts to his head. 

    The road was blocked for an hour.

  16. Weather: Sunny and unusually hot

    BBC Weather

    We don't get to say this very often...

    Temperatures are expected to soar and reach 29C (84F) in some places, so it will feel very hot with a light south-easterly breeze.

    Prolonged spells of sunshine and clear blue skies will continue for much of the day.

    Weather graphic

    You can see how long this weather's going to last here.

  17. Cumbria's Labour MPs attack party leader Corbyn

    The county's Labour MPs were harshly critical of the party's leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who voted against the renewal of Britain's nuclear deterrent in the Commons debate last night.

    Jamie Reed MP

    Jamie Reed, the MP for Copeland, branded Mr Corbyn's opposition "juvenile" and "narcissistic" and said shadow cabinet members who voted against Trident should resign and return to the backbenches because they would be voting against Labour Party policy.

    And John Woodcock, the MP for Barrow and Furness, said: "There has long been a principled tradition of unilateralism in the Labour Party, I myself was born into it.

    "But what Labour's front bench is currently doing is not principled. It shows contempt for the public, for party members and, often in what they say, for the truth."

    John Woodcock
    Quote Message: For the official opposition to have a free vote on a matter of such strategic national importance is a terrible indictment of how far this once great party has fallen." from John Woodcock MP for Barrow and Furness
    John WoodcockMP for Barrow and Furness
  18. Kingsmen on parade through Barrow

    Soldiers from the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment will parade through Barrow shortly to exercise their Freedom of the Borough.

    The Band of the Kings Division will lead the 2nd Battalion through the streets from the Army Reserve Centre on Holker Street, up Dalton Road and round to the Town Hall.

    The Mayor, Anita Husband and Colonel Ray Hughes will take the salute there from the regiment.