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  1. Updates on Wednesday 2 November 2016.

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  1. Our live coverage throughout the day

    Nell Dunn

    BBC Cumbria

    Our updates have now finished for the day.

    We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow. If you've news we should know about or a picture you'd like to share, you can email us, tweet us or get in touch through our Facebook page.

    Have a very good evening.

  2. Weather: A cold night with widespread frost

    BBC Weather

    It'll be another cold night, with a widespread frost, particularly in rural areas.

    We'll have clear skies initially, but becoming cloudier from the north-west later in the night. We could have a little light rain by dawn.

    Lows of 4C (39F).

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

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  3. Your photos: Picture perfect Cumbria

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher 'Kev' from Baycliff for this stunning photograph taken this afternoon.

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

  4. Mother accused of trying to kill son gives evidence

    A mother accused of trying to kill her son has denied playing any part in an attack he suffered inside her Whitehaven home. 

    Alison Murphy, 52, is on trial at Carlisle Crown Court having pleaded not guilty to attempted murder. The allegation relates to the stabbing of her eldest son, Tony, 26, who was stabbed in the neck by his younger brother in April.

    Jurors have heard that Gary Murphy, 22, has already admitted the attempted murder charge. But Alison Murphy maintains she had nothing to do with the attack, nor any plot which is alleged to have been hatched beforehand.

    She is accused of sending text messages to Gary Murphy, one of which read: "I definitely think he should be killed." 

    But today, she gave evidence and denied texting any such comment. Her barrister asked her if she had sent texts asking Gary to kill her other son. She told the barrister "no".

    The trial continues.

  5. Cumbria Police is still expected to go over budget this year

    Bob Cooper

    Political reporter, BBC Cumbria

    Cumbria Police is still expected to overspend this financial year, despite an improvement in their finances.

    It's mainly because of increased spending on payments to officers, particularly for overtime, which led to a predicted overspend of about £880,000. But that's an improvement on earlier this year, when forecasts suggested the overspend would be more than £1m.

    The county's Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, says he expects the force to spend within the limits that have been set.

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  6. Planners refuse permission for extension at tourist attraction

    National park planners have refused permission for a new building at a South Lakeland tourist attraction.

    The Predator Experience at Ayside near Newby Bridge lets visitors walk with a golden eagle or a cross-bred wolf.

    Eight voted against the plan, while one person abstained from the vote.

  7. Your photos: Derwentwater and Keswick from Latrigg

    Thanks to Christine Duff for sharing this photo she took this morning of Derwentwater and Keswick from Latrigg.

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

  8. Football Association chairman Greg Clarke visits Cumbria

    Representatives of Carlisle United FC today met Chairman of the Football Association Greg Clarke as he visited the region to observe developments within local football. 

    Clarke visited the Sheepmount Stadium and Brunton Park as part of the visit. Both were badly damaged during Storm Desmond. 

    Ben Snowdon is Chief Executive Officer of the Cumberland FA and says he feels that the club's work after the floods deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated. 

    Carlisle were forced to play a string of home games at Preston and Blackburn's grounds after the devastating floods last December 

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  9. Watch: A handmade bamboo bike

    A bike made from bamboo is the chosen mode of transport for a Cumbrian woman who wants to raise awareness of the plants and animals struggling to survive.

    Dr Kate Rawles from Ulverston, who has made the bike frame using bamboo grown in the UK, will use it to ride across South America next year.

    She wants to raise awareness of biodiversity loss and the impact on wildlife.

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  10. Police concerned for missing Frizington woman

    Police are concerned for a missing west Cumbrian woman. Officers are appealing for help to find 40-year-old Emma Pawsey from Frizington.

    They say she was last seen on Monday in the Cleator Moor area wearing a black jacket, dark jeans and black leather boots.

    Emma Pawsey
  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A590 Cumbria both ways

    BBC Travel

    A590 Cumbria both ways severe accident, near Newland Garage.

    A590 Cumbria - A590 in Ulverston blocked and queuing traffic in both directions near the Newland Garage junction, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

    Check local traffic and travel reports for:

  12. Woman given suspended sentence for sexual activity with 14-year-old boy

    A 37-year-old woman who admitted sexual activity with a 14-year-old boy has been given a suspended prison sentence.

    Angela Gatt, from Ayrshire, pleaded guilty to the offence which took place in North Cumbria in June last year.

    At Carlisle Crown Court today, she was given a 20-month sentence, suspended for two years. She'll also be made the subject of a supervision order in Scotland.

    The court was told that Gatt had no recollection of the incident as she had been drinking. She must sign the sex offenders register for 10 years and was ordered to pay costs of £1,145.

  13. Your photos: Glorious autumnal reflections

    Nell Dunn

    BBC Cumbria

    The colours around the county at the moment are just breathtaking. Carolyn Farthing-Dunn sent us this photo she took whilst walking around Rydal Water.

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

    Reflections on Rydal Water