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Summary

  1. Wednesday 28 December 2016

Live Reporting

By Martin Lewes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage throughout the day

    Belinda Artingstoll

    BBC Cumbria Live

    We've now finished our coverage for today. We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00.

    If you have a picture to share or some news you think we should know about, you can email ustweet us or get in touch through our Facebook page.  

    Have a very good evening.

  2. Weather: fog and frost overnight, similar tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    It should stay mostly dry overnight, although cloud will probably increase with further fog patches forming too. Winds will remain light, and frost will form where the skies clear. Lows of -1C (30F).

    Another cold and frosty start tomorrow with overnight fog slowly clearing, although some may persist for much of the day. Remaining rather cloudy in some parts, with the light rain possible. Remaining cold with highs of 7C (45F) in Cumbria.

    See the forecast in your area here.

    Weather chart
  3. Your pictures: a misty morning near Penrith

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thank you to BBC Weather Watcher Pearsy for this lovely atmospheric shot taken near Penrith this morning.

    If you have a picture to share, you can email ustweet us or get in touch through our Facebook page

    Tree in a misty field
  4. Police appeal again for help in tracing missing man

    Police are appealing again for the public’s help in locating David Richardson, who's missing from Sedbergh.

    Mr Richardson, 65, was last seen on 16 December in Sedbergh but it's believed he may have travelled to Yorkshire around the 23 December.

    Anyone who has any information should call Cumbria Police on 101. 

    David Richardson
  5. Your pictures: the Borrowdale Valley

    Thank you to Tracey Laing for this lovely early morning shot of Borrowdale, taken while she was out walking today.

    If you have a picture to share or some news you think we should know about, you can email ustweet us or get in touch through our Facebook page

    Rural scene
  6. Cat rescue makes top 10

    The rescue of a Cumbrian cat from a stairlift is one of the RSPCA's top 10 of the year.

    Kendal tabby cat Maggie May got wedged under the stairlift while following her owner down the stairs in October.

    She was rescued with the help of a vet, RSPCA officer, engineer and a car jack to lift the seat off her.

    Maggie May the cat
  7. Man to appear in court charged with rape

    A man from Workington will appear in court next month charged with rape and sexual assault.

    Turgay Denli, 28, of King Street in Workington, was charged after a woman was raped in Whitehaven on 23 December.

    He was charged on Christmas Eve but police only released details today. 

    He was remanded in custody and will appear at Carlisle Crown Court on 23 January.

    The victim, aged 44, is being supported by specialist officers.

  8. Health partnership to get more money

    A partnership that's trying to improve the way health services in south Cumbria are run is to get more money.

    Better Care Together, which involves NHS trusts, GPs and local authorities, will get £5m next year. 

    The partnership's main aim is to reduce the number of people needing to go to hospital and increase the amount of care given closer to, or at home.

    Its successes include a computer system allowing GPs to talk online to hospital specialists and get real-time advice about a patient's condition. 

    That resulted in 1,600 fewer outpatient appointments over the last year.

  9. Couple rescued from fell after getting stuck

    Two fell-walkers and their dogs have been rescued after getting stuck on a steep slope on a Cumbrian mountain.

    The couple had tried to descend from Blencathra down Doddick Gill near Threlkeld, when they became crag-fast yesterday.

    Nine volunteers from Keswick Mountain Rescue team used search dogs to find them, and with help, the couple were able to walk off the mountain.

    Blencathra from the air
  10. Your pictures: Glenridding at Christmas

    Thank you to Peter Williams for this gorgeous photo of Glenridding taken over Christmas.

    If you have a picture to share or some news you think we should know about, you can email ustweet us or get in touch through our Facebook page

    Glenridding
  11. Dead swans dumped in north Cumbria

    Five dead swans have been found dumped in north Cumbria.

    Cumbria Police says they were left in a black bin bag in woodland beside a road near Longtown.

    Officers say each one had significant injuries.

  12. Weather: Dry and bright this afternoon, frost and fog tonight

    BBC Weather

    Fog may persist all day in some spots. Elsewhere it should be dry and bright with light winds and a maximum temperature of 5C (41F).

    Remaining dry with some clear spells overnight, allowing a widespread frost and fog to develop once again. Lows of -1C (30F).

    See the details for your area here.

    Weather chart
  13. Police looking for Carlisle man

    Cumbria Police have appealed again for information about a man they want to talk to about what have been described as "dishonesty offences".

    Patrick Young, 28, is believed to be in the Carlisle area.

    At present officers aren't revealing any more details but they want to talk to anyone who knows where he is.

    Patrick Young
  14. Woman sexually assaulted in Barrow

    A woman's been sexually assaulted while walking her dog in Barrow.

    The 57-year-old was attacked by a man on a footpath off Solway Drive at about 04:30 on Christmas Day.

    The attacker's described as white, in his early 20s, and of medium build. He was wearing dark jogging bottoms and a dark hoodie.

    Officers say although the woman fought him off, she received a minor injury and was badly shaken.

  15. Oldest commercial railway carriages used in Cumbria

    A Cumbrian railway line regularly carries the oldest British train carriages that are still in commercial use.

    New figures from the Office of Rail and Road show the average age of trains in Britain is 21 years old.

    But the oldest rolling stock, at 41 years old, is found on the Caledonian Sleeper service on the West Coast Mainline between London and Scotland, that stops at Carlisle.

    Railway carriage
  16. Cumbrian whiskey 'now less than a year away'

    Whiskey drinkers in Cumbria have less than a year to wait for the county's first single malt to fully mature.

    The first distillation of The Lakes Spirit began in December 2014 and will legally become a whiskey on 17 December next year, after maturing for exactly three years and one day.

    The first commemorative release of The Lakes Single Malt will be available to order from September 2017.

    Whiskey vats
  17. Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Carlisle United

    More from the Boxing Day matches if you missed it:

    Promotion chasers Carlisle have to settle for a draw after George Cooper cancels out Shaun Miller's effort at Crewe.

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    Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Carlisle United

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  18. Missing boy found safe and well

    Missing Alfie Mitchell, 13, has been located safe and well this morning in Workington.

    Cumbria Police thanked everyone who helped in the search.