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  1. Updates on Wednesday 14 September 2016

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Nell Dunn

    BBC Cumbria

    Our live updates have finished for the day. 

    We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow with news, travel reports and a regular weather forecast.

    If you've a photograph you'd like to share with us or news we should know, you can email us, tweet us @BBC_Cumbria or contact us via Facebook

  2. Weather: Mild and muggy night

    BBC Weather

    Widespread sunshine continues through the afternoon, although there may be the odd isolated shower.

    It will be a mild and muggy night with patchy cloud and occasional clearer spells. Some mist and fog patches are likely over hills.

    You can see a detailed weather forecast for where you live here.

    Weather graphic
  3. Listen: Settle to Carlisle Railway

    BBC Radio 4

    Matt Baker visits one of the most beautiful yet hard to build railway lines in the country, from Settle to Carlisle.  

    Listen here:

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    Video caption: Matt Baker visits England's most scenic railway line, from Settle to Carlisle.
  4. Travel: Advance warning of slip road closures on M6

    BBC Travel

    The entry and exit slip roads at Junction 38 southbound will be closed tonight for resurfacing work. They'll be closed from 20:00 to 06:00.

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  5. Police appeal for family of man found dead in Barrow

    Cumbria Police are trying to trace the family of a man found dead in Barrow.

    The body of Paul Hawkrigg, 60, was found in shrubland off the footpath through Haven Park, on 12 September. He was recently discharged from hospital. 

    Extensive enquiries to make contact with any family members have been unsuccessful.

    Anyone with any information or thinks they may know Mr Hawkrigg is asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

  6. New leisure centre to open this weekend

    Workington's new leisure centre will now be opened on Saturday, a fortnight later than it was originally planned to be

    Allerdale Council had to delay the opening of the £11m facility after technical issues were discovered. 

    The council's leader has promised the public they won't be getting 'a stereotypical Council leisure centre'.

    New pool
    reception area
  7. Nature loss linked to farming intensity

    Claire Marshall

    Environment correspondent, BBC News

    More than 50 conservation groups say the "policy-driven" intensification of farming is a significant driver of nature loss in the UK.

    The State of Nature report assessed 8,000 UK species and found that one in 10 are threatened with extinction.

    More than half of farmland birds (56%) including the turtle dove and corn bunting are in danger of extinction.

    The National Farmers Union said the report ignored progress made by farmers on conservation in the last 25 years.

    You can read the full article here.

    Skylark
  8. Watch: RSPB says St Bees Head needs better protection

    Sara Dumbell

    Journalist, BBC Radio Cumbria

    Birds and insects that should be common in Cumbria are in danger of becoming extinct, according to a new report.

    More than 50 groups have taken part in the research and 8,000 species were studied. The report says more than half have declined since 1970 and more than one in 10 is at risk of disappearing.

    The RSPB says St Bees Head needs better protection for the 10,000 seabirds that breed on its cliffs, here's a short video I took this morning:

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  9. Your photos: Whitehaven harbour

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher 'Shankwood Wanderer' from Whitehaven for this photograph he took this morning.

    If you'd like to be a BBC Weather Watcher you can join here.

    Whitehaven
  10. Cumbrian holidays for people living with dementia

    People living with dementia are being offered week-long holidays in Cumbria. 

    Fraser Dooley has set up Amy's Care, a community interest company, which is based in Ireby, in memory of his grandmother. Activities on the holidays include sailing and mountain climbing.

    This week he led a group on a walk up Latrigg near Keswick.

    Guided walk up Latrigg
  11. Slight fall in latest jobless total for Cumbria

    There was a slight fall in the number of people in Cumbria claiming Job Seekers Allowance or Universal Credit last month.

    There are now 4,515 claimants in the county, 25 fewer than last month. The figures also show that the number of new businesses starting up in the first six months of the year is at its lowest since data was compiled in 2008. This reflects the national trend.

  12. Travel: Train delays affecting Appleby

    BBC Travel

    There are delays of up to 45 minutes on Northern between Skipton and Appleby due to signalling problem at Ribblehead.

  13. Your photos: Atmospheric Derwentwater

    Thanks to Carolyn Farthing-Dunn for this stunning photograph she took yesterday at Derwentwater.

    If you have any photographs you'd like to share you can email them to us.

    Derwentwater
  14. 'Communication error' likely to blame for stranded ship

    A ship that became stranded on a sandbank at the entrance to the Port of Silloth has now been moved. 

    She was carrying molasses when she ran aground yesterday morning.

    Silloth RNLI were part of the operation and took advantage of the high tide last night to help refloat the vessel.

    The grounded ship

    Andrew Stanley was on the RNLI boat and says it's likely that a "communication error" was to blame for what happened.

    Business at the Port was not disrupted yesterday.

  15. Your photos: This morning's sunrise

    Nell Dunn

    BBC Cumbria

    What a glorious morning in Cumbria. I've really enjoyed looking at all the photos uploaded this morning by our BBC Weather Watchers. Here's a selection of them:

    Sunrise
    Morning sky at millom
    Sunrise at Baycliff
    sunrise in Egremont