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  1. Updates on Friday 11 November 2016.

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  1. Our live coverage throughout the day

    Martin Lewes


    Our news, travel updates, a regular weather forecast and a general eye on what's going on around the county is now over for today, and this week.

    We'll start again on Monday at about 08:00.

    As always, if you've got a story or a picture to share with us you can email ustweet us or get in touch through our Facebook page.

    Have a good weekend.

  2. Carlisle United say plan to move has ground to a halt

    Carlisle United have revealed full details of a long-debated plan to move from their Brunton Park home to a new stadium in the city centre; but only to say it's now collapsed.

    Brunton Park

    Today the club said a secrecy clause in the deal between them and their partners, Caldew Riverside Developments Ltd had prevented disclosure until now.

    The site was to have been close to the city's Victoria Viaduct, but Project Blue Yonder, as it was called, is now shelved because Caldew Riverside is now dissolved, and no other obvious sites are available in the city

  3. Rugby internationals get a special trip round the bay ahead of match

    Up to 8,000 rugby league fans are expected at Derwent Park in Workington this evening to watch the international game between Scotland and New Zealand.

    Workington Lifeboat

    Some of the team had a trip out ahead of the match on the Workington lifeboat, courtesy of the RNLI. 

    Danny Ferris was kind enough to send in this picture to us.

    The match is live on BBC 5 Live Extra.

    If you've got a story or a picture to share with us you can email ustweet us or get in touch through our Facebook page.  

  4. Carlisle midfielder says team should share his his 'month' honour

    BBC Radio Cumbria Sport

    Carlisle midfielder Jason Kennedy says he's "over the moon" to have been named League Two player of the month, but says the award should also be shared by his United team-mates. 

    Jason Kennedy

    The player scored five goals in October as United won all five of their games. 

    The run also earned Keith Curle the manager of the month award.  

  5. Extra help for former soldiers caught in criminal justice system to start next year

    Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner is backing a project to help veterans readjust to civilian life.

    Project Nova starts next year and aims to stop them getting into trouble with the law.

    Peter McCall

    The Conservative PCC Peter McCall served with the Royal Logistics Corps and he told BBC Cumbria that making a life away from the forces is not easy:

    Quote Message: It's very difficult and particularly for soldiers who aren't quite sure what they're going to do, with young families perhaps, sometimes with trauma, sometimes with injuries. It can be really difficult."

    The project is due to start in early 2017.

  6. Police seek phone snatcher in Barrow

    Police say they need help from the public to track down a man who tried to snatch a mobile phone from a woman in Abbey Road in Barrow this morning.

    He failed to get the phone and made off through the Furness General Hospital staff accommodation.

    The white man was about 5ft 6in, wearing blue jogging bottoms and a grey hooded top.  

    The woman, who's 23, was left shaken and bleeding.  A local man was arrested, and later released without charge.

  7. It's cold, wet, and home

    Martin Lewes


    Cumbria's tweeting hill farmer James Rebanks, known to his worldwide flock of 87,000 followers as Herdy Shepherd, has been on a book-signing tour to the United States.

    Now he's home with his other flock, and loving every minute.

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  8. New appeal after missing teenager is seen again in Barrow

    A teenager missing form his Carnforth home since 25 October has now been seen in Barrow and is strongly believed to be staying in the town or a regular visitor, police said today.

    Jake (Jack) Rayner

    Jake Rayner, who's also known as Jack, is 15 and was last seen in Lancaster city centre.

  9. Director General congratulates BBC Radio Cumbria for floods coverage

    More on the story that BBC Radio Cumbria has won an outstanding contribution award for its work in covering the Winter floods a year ago and ever since. 

    In a video played at the Frank Gillard Awards, the Director General of the BBC, Tony Hall, said he was "hugely impressed by the commitment not only to telling the story but also telling the story in some of the most difficult conditions imaginable - namely that your own house is being flooded, your own street is overwhelmed by water".

    BBC Radio York, BBC Radio Lancashire and BBC Radio Leeds were also honoured for their work covering flooding in their areas. 

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    BBC Radio Cumbria also won a regional O2  Highly Commended award in Chester.  

    Editor Mark Elliott said all the awards were on behalf of the team and dedicated to the people affected by the floods.

  10. Priest rescued as winter grips Hevellyn gullies

    Martin Lewes


    A priest who left his ice axe and crampons in the car when he went fell-walking on Helvellyn this morning was rescued from one of the gullies on Catstye Cam by Patterdale Mountain Rescue team.

    Rescue team member and dog on mountain

    Team leader Mike Blakey said it was an understandable mistake because it was impossible to tell from the valley, but full winter conditions now dominated the upper slopes with ice and deep drifts.

    Mr Blakey said volunteers helped the priest  who's from the north east of England, to safety and he was none the worse for his adventure. He was an experienced fell-walker.

  11. BreakingFive hurt in police car crash

    Five people have been hurt this afternoon in a crash involving a marked police car.

    The accident happened at the junction with Hutton Place and blocked the A596 at Maryport.

    Two pensioners from one of the cars involved were taken to the West Cumberland Hospital.

    Their injuries are not thought to be serious. Another driver and the officer driving the patrol car were also slightly hurt.

  12. Jail for 120mph driver over crash which injured friend

    A driver who raced along a country road near Kendal at speeds of up to 120mph before crashing into a field has been jailed for nine months at Carlisle Crown Court.

    Recorder Philip Curran was told Kerrith Rowe, 27, from Harcourt Road, Lancaster, narrowly avoided a head-on crash before his Seat Leon flew over a hedge and into a field.

    Rowe's friend, Jack Payne, who'd asked him to slow down, suffered multiple injuries that needed lengthy hospital treatment and could leave him with a permanent limp.

    Rowe, who admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving, will be banned from driving for two years after his release.

  13. Number of Cumbrians 'have sought help over child sexual images'

    A national charity says 13 men from Cumbria have called them for help because they're attracted to sexual images of children on the internet.

    The Stop it Now! confidential helpline is run by child protection charity the Lucy Faithfull Foundation.

    It says that a further five adults called from Cumbria to raise concerns about others.

  14. Sharp response to Farron's call for second referendum

    A government minister has rebuked the Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron for calling for a second referendum once the terms for leaving Europe are ready to be signed off.

    David Jones MP

    David Jones, who's a minister at the department for exiting the EU, said MPs had voted by six to one to have the referendum, and the Liberal Democrats were trying to thwart the decision.

    He said: “Now, because they didn't like the first answer, Liberal Democrat and Labour MPs seek to put the question all over again in hope of a different answer."

  15. Homes evacuated in South Cumbria due to gas leak

    People have been evacuated from five homes in Ulverston after a gas leak.

    The National Grid says a crack in a gas main on Birchwood Drive in the town has now been repaired and that the cause is still unclear. 

    We'll update this story with more as we find it out. 

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  16. Listen: Cumbrian MP and Lib Dem leader says there must be a second referendum on Brexit terms

    BBC Radio 4

    More on today's story that a number of MPs have told BBC News that they intend to vote against any trigger to Article 50 in Parliament.

    The Liberal Democrat leader and MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale Tim Farron told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the Brexit process must not end up in a "stitch-up" with "a deal being imposed on the British people that absolutely nobody voted for."

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    Video caption: Lib Dem leader says there must be a second referendum on Brexit deal
  17. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A596 Cumbria both ways

    BBC Travel

    A596 Cumbria both ways severe accident, between Glasson Industrial Estate and Grasslot Street.

    A596 Cumbria - A596 in Maryport closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Glasson Industrial Estate junction and the Grasslot Street junction, because of an accident.

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