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  1. Updates on Monday 19 September 2016

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  1. As it happened: BBC Cumbria Live

    Martin Lewes


    We've now finished our updates here. We'll be back with the news, weather forecasts and travel reports from 08:00 tomorrow.

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

    Have a very good evening.

  2. On tonights Look North: Patients reunited with crews which saved them

    Megan Paterson

    Reporter, BBC Look North

    Last year the Great North Air Ambulance treated almost 900 patients across the region. 

    The team's quick response to all sorts of life threatening emergencies has saved lives. 

    But the charity itself couldn't survive without donations from the public and to mark the start of this year's National Air Ambulance Week the team in the North East and Cumbria met with some of their former patients at the air ambulance base near Penrith.

    Watch my full report on Look North at 18:30 on BBC One.

    Air ambulance
  3. Felltop forecast: Views clear and wind light

    The weather forecast if you're heading out onto the fells tomorrow:

    • Temperatures at 3,000ft: About 6C.
    • Winds: Light & variable.
    • Cloud: Patches above the fells.
    • Visibility: Good.
  4. Health staff in long row for Windermere charity

    NHS staff from across Cumbria rowed the length of England's longest lake, Windermere, and back again, to raise money for a charity based on its shores.

    NHS staff paddling whaler

    Four teams of six rowed one way in whaling boats, before splitting up into four teams of six to return in Voyagers.

    They raised £3,000 for the Brathay Trust, which is based in Brathay Hall but works across the country helping young people.

  5. Police raise money in memory of flood hero Bill Barker

    PC Bill Barker drowned when the Northside Bridge at Workington was swept away in the floods of November 2009.

    His colleagues remember him with an annual football match.

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  6. Sailing under grey autumnal skies

    It may be getting back-endish, as they say, but there's still a fair wind for sailing on Windermere. BBC Weather Watcher David Mark Hudson was kind enough to send us this photograph to prove it.

    Yacht on Windermere

    We always like to see your pictures:  Email us, tweet us @BBC_Cumbria or contact us via Facebook.  And you can find out more about BBC Weather Watchers here.

  7. Residents left star-struck as Hollywood star explores south Cumbria

    North West Evening Mail


    Residents across the area were left star-struck as a Hollywood legend arrived on the shores of south Cumbria this weekend. Daniel Barlow from Windermere Lake Cruises was one of those who met David Hasselhoff.

    David Hasselhoff with Daniel Barlow
  8. 'Desmond' flood charges woman pleads not guilty

    A woman accused of making false claims for financial help after Storm Desmond has been sent for trial at Carlisle Crown Court.

    A barrister told the court that Nicola Moore, 32, from Windsor Road in Workington, was making "very firm" denials of two charges of making false claims for flood-damaged goods to the Cumbria Community Foundation.

    Ms Moore was remanded on bail until her trial in the week of 28 November.

  9. Cumbrian tree nominated for England's Tree of the Year

    A tree in Cumbria is among those shortlisted for England's Tree of the Year award.

    The Umbrella Tree at Levens Hall, Cumbria, is one of 10 trees nominated by members of the public for the competition run by the Woodland Trust charity.

    Others on the list include the Sycamore Gap tree on Hadrian's Wall (pictured).

    Sycamore Gap
    Image caption: The Sycamore Gap featured alongside Kevin Costner in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
  10. Drugs courier jailed for small part in huge plot

    A mother from Carlisle who was caught with drugs given a street value of £240,000 has been jailed for a year.

    Tyler Clark, 24 and from Edgehill Road, admitted conspiring to supply cannabis and cocaine.

    Carlisle Crown Court was told she was a small but "essential" cog in a conspiracy run by a serving prisoner and involving 17 other people who were sentenced in July. Clark was not dealt with at that time because she'd just given birth.

  11. Batten down the hatches for Angus, Barbara, Conor and Doris

    The name Desmond has bad memories for many in Cumbria after a storm with that name dumped more than 12ins of rain across Cumbria and caused serious flooding.

    Here are the names to look out for this winter.

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  12. Counting the cost of casual tipping

    It cost councils in Cumbria and the North East £4m in the year to April 2015 to clean up the mess left by fly-tippers, but some are yet to use new powers to issue on-the-spot-fines to offenders.

    Rubbish in gateway

    Tonight's Inside Out programme on BBC One at 19:30 will report on how local authorities are dealing with the problem, using CCTV cameras in fly-tipping hotspots.

    But some areas are relying on the more traditional detective work, with officers sifting through the waste for clues.

  13. Player 'respects' decision to leave him on bench

    BBC Radio Cumbria Sport

    Luke Joyce says he "fully respects" manager Keith Curle's decision to leave him out of Carlisle United's starting line-up for Saturday's 2-2 draw at Blackpool.

    The 29 year old came on as a half-time substitute, after a number of fans had texted and tweeted BBC Radio Cumbria Sport to point out how much he had been missed in the first half.

  14. Traders told of terror threat in Kendal exercise

    People with businesses in Kendal have been given advice on how to deal with a terrorist incident in a three-hour session at the K Village shopping centre.

    People sitting at desks and looming at computer screens

    Staff from the National Counter Terrorism Security Office were joined by police and local authority staff in the exercise, which took participants through a series of simulated incidents, using video and other multi-media systems.

    Officials say attending the course means people "gain a better understanding of the threat from terrorism and of simple security measures that can be taken to protect a business or an organisation."

    Police say there's no intelligence indicating a specific threat in Cumbria.

  15. Animal rescue charity completing move to new home

    A Cumbrian charity that has been caring for animals for more than 20 years is making its final moves into a new home.


    Eden Animal Rescue takes in hundreds of pets, like Tiddles (pictured), each year. Until now the charity has rented a base at Shap, but £1m has been spent on purpose-built premises at Temple Sowerby near Penrith.

    Cats and kittens were moved to the kennels at Moorlands Head Farm at the start of the month.

     A opening ceremony's planned for 25 September.

  16. Paralympics: Simon Lawson finished 14 in marathon

    Simon Lawson, from Carlisle, finished 14th in the men's T54 marathon at the Paralympics in Rio yesterday.

    The event was held on the final day of competition before the closing ceremony was held.

    Simon Lawson
  17. Crown court date set for man facing murder and rape charges

    A 29-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a woman in her Carlisle home.

    Police found Melinda Korosi, 33, critically injured at her home just after 06:00 last Thursday.  

    Miklos Verebes, of no fixed abode, appeared at Carlisle Magistrates Court this morning where he entered no plea to one charge of murder and three of rape, on dates between 1 October 2012 and 20 July 2016.

    He will appear at Carlisle Crown Court tomorrow.  

  18. Specialist poultry stolen in Penrith raid

    Six showbirds - specially-bred varieties of poultry - have been stolen from their cages in a burglary at Redhills, near Penrith.

    Police say they are a black and red old English cockerel, two old English game hens, a male Buff Serama and two female Buff Seramas.

    The theft happened between 07:00 and 08:00 on Saturday.