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  1. Updates on Monday 28 November 2016

Live Reporting

By Martin Lewes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Through the day: BBC Cumbria Live

    Martin Lewes


    We've now finished this service of news, travel reports and a regular weather forecast, and, today, some lovely pictures of the Lake District, for the day.

    We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 to do it again.

    In the meantime, if you've got a story we should know about or a picture to share, you can email ustweet us or get in touch through our Facebook page.    

    Have a very good evening.

  2. Cumbria's weather: Clear, cold and frosty

    BBC Weather

    Patchy cloud will quickly disperse, leaving a clear night with very light winds. Temperatures will rapidly fall and a widespread moderate frost will develop, along with patchy freezing fog. temperatures will fall to about -3C (27F). 

    Weather graphic

    You can find the latest forecast for where you are here.

  3. No charges over Poppi Worthington death

    The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said it will not be bringing any charges over the death of Poppi Worthington, following a review of evidence.

    The 13 month old was found with serious injuries at her home in Barrow in December 2012, and a family judge later ruled that, on the balance of probabilities, she had been sexually assaulted by her father Paul Worthington.

    He was questioned on suspicion of sexual assault but never charged with any offence. He denies any wrongdoing.

    The CPS had previously said there was insufficient evidence to bring charges, then in September it announced there would be a review.

    This has now been carried out and a spokesman said the decision not to charge was correct.

    Poppi Worthington
  4. Roads minister sinks £2m into Cumbrian potholes

    The government's announced it's giving Cumbria County Council £2m to spend filling potholes, estimated as enough for 38,000 repairs.

    Andrew Jones in the Commons

    The roads minister Andrew Jones said the government was trying to catch up on maintenance that had been neglected since severe winters a number of years ago.

    He told BBC Radio Cumbria: "There's money this year, money next year and money the year after that. It's about helping local highways authorities with some extra cash so they can do more work."

    The money was in a large bundle  of announcements, which included confirmation that ministers intend to complete turning the A66 into dual carriageway from Scotch Corner to Penrith.

  5. Commissioner appeals for specials to boost beat patrols

    Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall says he's planning to recruit more special constables to make his force more visible on the county's streets.

    Mr McCall published his aims for his four-year-term this morning. They also include targeting online and sexual crime.

    He said people want to see officers in uniform, particularly in rural areas.

    Quote Message: There are people out there who are keen to give to the community and be a special constable and that, I'm hoping, will address that need and perception about visible presence." from Peter McCall Police and Crime Commissioner
    Peter McCallPolice and Crime Commissioner
  6. Jail for drugs courier caught on the M6

    A drugs courier caught driving up the M6 with heroin with an estimated value of up to £30,000, has been sent to prison by a Carlisle Crown Court judge for three years and four months.

    Trevor Holt

    Judge Peter Davies was told that Trevor Holt agreed to carry the drugs for £500, because he was in debt.

    Police stopped his car in October because of the way he was driving, and found 90 wraps of the drug in the boot.

    Holt, 63, from Higson Court, Dingle, Liverpool, admitted possessing heroin with intent to supply, and the possession of cannabis.

  7. Bus firm commended for Storm Desmond response

    Stagecoach Cumbria's staff have been commended for their work during the floods of last winter, in the 2016 UK Bus awards.

    Bus crossing temporary bridge

    The company laid on a special bus service to make up for the closure of the A591 in the Lake District, and during the flooding itself, made major changes to services and worked extra hours to get around flooded roads.  

  8. Your pictures: The glory of late autumn Lakeland

    Martin Lewes


    Cumbria really has laid on a show for us this year, with a long calm autumn leaving the leaves on the trees, following by a swift transition into a snow-capped winter.

    Here are a few of the best.


    Derwentwater seldom disappoints, as Keith Yeoman, above, and Sandra Brown, below, demonstrate.

    More Derwentwater

    The hills always look a little higher with a dressing of snow, here caught by Geoffrey Carter


    But best of all has been a succession of glorious sunsets. This one's from Patricia Bradley. Thanks to all the photographers.


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

  9. Grants will help Cumbrian youngsters

    Two organisations in Cumbria will benefit from a share of more than £700,000 to support young people. 

    Youth Zone

    Carlisle's Youth Zone and Inspira will use the money from the Careers & Enterprise Company to help students who aren't fulfilling their potential at school. 

    The money is part of £3.5m being distributed across the country.  

  10. Campsite named as best in region

    Castlerigg Hall has been named by the AA as the best campsite in the North West.

    Castlerigg Hall campsite

    The judges praised the facilities, the "idyllic" setting and the shop selling local specialities.

    The site also kept its gold level conservation award from Dr David Bellamy

  11. Gold and handbags taken in Carlisle burglary

    Gold rings and necklaces were stolen in a burglary in Carlisle at the weekend, police said.

    Kingstown Road/Lowry Hill junction

    It happened on Saturday, between midday and 21:20, at a home on Kingstown Road near the Lowry Hill junction.

    Police say the haul included gold wedding and engagement rings, a black digital camera and a number of handbags.

  12. Police commissioner mulls using civilians to track web criminals

    The Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall says he wants the force to target online and sexual crime over the next four years.

    Mr McCall launched his plan for his term of office this morning.

    Other aims include putting victims first, ensuring offenders face the consequences of their actions, and more visible policing.

    The commissioner says there may be scope to free officers up by having civilian specialists to do some of the legwork investigating online crime.

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    Video caption: Cumbria PCC announces plan to target online criminals
  13. Travel: Broken down lorry blocks A69

    BBC Travel

    The A69 in Haltwhistle is closed and slow traffic in both directions near the B6322 Tyne View Road junction, because of a broken down lorry.  

    The latest travel reports are here.

  14. Watch: Film explores year since flooding hit Cumbria

    Last winter flooding devastated thousands of lives and homes across Cumbria. 

    Storm Desmond battered the county on 5 December 2015, depositing a record month's worth of rain in just one day. 

    Over the past 12 months there has been been a lot of hard work and heartache as people rebuild their homes and their lives. 

    After the Deluge is on BBC One in the North East & Cumbria and the North West at 19:30 on Monday 28 November.  

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    Video caption: Cumbria flooding: One year on from Storm Desmond
  15. Your pictures: Colourful cloud is ice catching the sun

    Sian Harris captured a photograph of this prismatic or nacreous cloud near Grasmere at the weekend.

    Nacreous cloud

    The BBC weather forecaster SaraThornton said: "It's a nacreous cloud, which is caused by ice crystals refracting the sun's rays. You get them at high altitudes, mainly as you go into the winter period as you need quite cold air. 

    "They're not that rare, but they're beautiful when you see them and capture them in photographs."

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

  16. Cox eyes transfer market as Bluebirds close on top spot

    BBC Radio Cumbria Sport

    Manager Paul Cox says Barrow need to be "greedy" in the January transfer window if they want to continue their push for promotion to the Football League. 

    The Bluebirds moved to third in the National League with Saturday's fine 4-1 win at Dagenham, and could go top with a win at Macclesfield tomorrow night.

    Paul Cox
    Quote Message: We're massively further ahead than I expected us to be and that's something we need to get across to everybody. These boys have worked extremely hard, but the Lincolns, the Forest Greens, all these clubs, the size of their squads, the quality of their squads, so outweigh ourselves. from Paul Cox Manager Barrow AFC
    Paul CoxManager Barrow AFC
  17. Paul Nuttall wins more than 62% of support from UKIP party members

    Paul Nuttall, one of Cumbria's representatives on the European Parliament, has been elected leader of the UK Independence Party, replacing Nigel Farage.

    The 39-year-old MEP for the North West, who served as UKIP's deputy leader for six years, won 62.6% of support among party members.

    Mr Nuttall defeated former deputy chairwoman Suzanne Evans and ex-soldier John Rees-Evans.

    It is UKIP's second leadership election this year, previous winner Diane James having quit after 18 days in the role.

    Paul Nutall
  18. Travel: Submarine moves will slow traffic in Barrow

    BBC Travel

    BAE is moving bits of submarine between shipyard buildings on Barrow Island this afternoon, and the extremely large loads will cause disruption between 14:30 and 14:50.

    You can find the latest travel reports here.