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  1. Updates on Monday 15 August 2016

Live Reporting

By Martin Lewes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Martin Lewes


    Live updates have 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

    Have a very good evening.

  2. Coniston team called twice in 24 hours

    Volunteers from the Coniston mountain rescue team have answered two call-outs in the past 24 hours, both involving female walkers with ankle injuries.

    Yesterday lunchtime they helped a woman who'd fallen on Swirl How.  She was flown to the Furness General Hospital in Barrow by the North West Air Ambulance.

    This morning the team helped a woman with a suspected broken ankle after she fell on The Scrow, above Coniston. She was stretched to the team's base and then to an ambulance for transport to Barrow.

    The annual report of the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association shows injuries to the ankle or lower leg are by some distance the most common suffered by people rescued on the fells.

  3. Your pictures: Making hay while the sun shines

    Martin Lewes


    With a weather forecast like the one for the next couple of days, there'll be many scenes like this one near Morland, south of Penrith, caught by Shirley Hudson.  

    Thanks, Shirley

    Tractor turning hay

    If you've got some pictures you'd like to share, you can let us know on Twitter where we're @BBC_Cumbria, email us at or post on our Facebook page.

  4. Travel: Windermere Ferry breaks down

    BBC Travel

    The ferry's not operating on Windermere in Bowness between the Bowness junction and the Far Sawrey junction, because of emergency repairs.Traffic will have to detour around the northern or southern ends of the lake.

    You can get the latest travel news here.

  5. Penrith man 'had hammers in affray'

    A man from Penrith's admitted having two hammers in an incident in the town.

    Zane Aaron Tinkler, of Stricklandgate in Penrith, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court today and admitted affray and threatening behaviour with an offensive weapon on 23 June.

    Judge Peter Davies remanded Tinkler, 24, on conditional bail until he appears for sentencing on 5 September

  6. Travel: Queues after traffic lights fail at Eamont Bridge

    BBC Travel

    There's queuing traffic on the A6 in both directions in Eamont Bridge at the Skirsgill Lane junction because of a traffic light failure. 

    There's congestion to Kemplay Bank Roundabout and to the B6262 junction.

    Among those caught up was the BBC Radio 4 Farming Today presenter Caz Graham.

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    You can find the latest travel reports here.

  7. Bermudan skipper's winner for Carlisle 'just the start'

    James Phillips

    BBC Radio Cumbria Sport

    Manager Keith Curle says there's still more to come from Carlisle United's weekend match-winner Reggie Lambe.

    Reggie Lambe

    The Bermudan captain's goal helped United beat one of the League Two promotion favourites Plymouth at Brunton Park. 

    And Curle says he's enjoying working with Lambe: "There's something that I see in him that he's nowhere near maximised his potential."

  8. Police advisory group seeks younger members

    A group that advises police in west Cumbria says it's trying to recruit new members, especially young people.

    Police logo

    The group helps the police find out more about the impact of their work on the community, particularly at times of serious incidents.

    Young people are under-represented in the group and the West Cumbria superintendent, Gary Slater, says there's an opportunity to extend the membership.

  9. Farmers debate future of subsidies outside EU

    A leading Cumbrian farmer says he and most of his colleagues agree that the current European system of subsidies for farmers will have to change once Britain leaves the EU.

    The National Farmers Union is holding meetings around the country to see what sort of change is called for.

    Quote Message: The one thing that everyone agrees on is that the system we have now is broken. It needs to be better targeted at those who produce the food and the environment." from Les Armstrong Cumbrian farmer
    Les ArmstrongCumbrian farmer

    James Rebanks, whose tweeted explanations of how hill farming works have attracted a huge global audience, has been making his opinions clear.

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    The government has guaranteed the current system of support will be kept until 2020.

    But most farmers would argue they need to be able to see further into the future.

    Quote Message: We've got to understand what sorts of support may or may not be there and I think this is an exciting time, to be honest." from Alistair Mackintosh Ravenglass farmer
    Alistair MackintoshRavenglass farmer
  10. 'No further action' after holiday camp death

    Two men arrested after a man died in hospital following a fight at a holiday park in Cumbria have been told they'll face no further action. 

    Stanwix Park

    Robert Gordon, who was 47 and from Kilmarnock, was critically injured at the Stanwix Park Holiday Centre in March. 

    The men, aged 24 and 47 - both from Silloth - had been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.

  11. Teenager admits Workington sex attack

    An 18-year-old man from Workington's admitted a violent rape in the town last month.

    Jack Ian Walker admitted rape, attempted rape, another sexual assault and causing grievous bodily harm. He also admitted a separate charge of common assault on the same day.

    No further details about the attack were given at the brief hearing this morning.

    Judge Peter Davies remanded Walker, whose address was given as Dean Street in Workington, in custody and asked for background information to be prepared for a hearing on 7 October.

  12. Climbers home after avalanche on 'savage mountain'

    Two Cumbrian mountaineers had to abandon an attempt on the world's second highest mountain after an avalanche swept away their camp.

    Paul Etheridge from Newby Bridge, and Pete Brittleton, who lives near Penrith, were part of the first British team in 12 years to attempt to climb K2, which towers 8,611m (28,251ft) above the border between Pakistan and China.


    The mountain's one of the most dangerous high peaks, known as the "savage mountain", because of its altitude, the difficulty of the climbing, and the risks of bad weather and avalanche.

    You can hear the two climbers talking on BBC Radio Cumbria this morning here.

  13. Last chance to watch: What can go wrong on 'killer summit'

    If you enjoyed listening to the interview with Paul Etheridge from Newby Bridge, and Pete Brittleton, who lives near Penrith, today's the last day you can see this TV documentary about the mountain on iPlayer.

  14. Travel: Roadworks slow A66 traffic

    BBC Travel

    There's queuing traffic on the A66 westbound between the B6412 junction in near Temple Sowerby and Kemplay Bank Roundabout in Penrith in the roadworks area.

    You can find the latest travel reports here.

  15. Union asks farmers for ideas on subsidies after Brexit

    Cumbria's farmers are to be asked how any new subsidy scheme should work, after the UK leaves the European Union.

    The current scheme pays farmers depending on how much land they use, with an extra set of payments if they adapt their methods to encourage natural flora or fauna.

    The government has said it will continue the area payments scheme until at least 2020, and the National Farmers Union is planning meetings all over the country to see whether its members want changes.

  16. Archie's misty morning makes a pretty picture

    Martin Lewes


    Archie Workman may bill himself as "the UK's dullest man" because of his fascination with cast iron drain covers. 

    But when he's out on his rounds as a lengthsman in South Cumbria, he does see some lovely scenery.

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