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  1. Updates on Friday 3 March 2017

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Belinda Artingstoll

BBC Cumbria Live

We've now finished this service of news, sport, weather, and other things that take our fancy around this county for today. We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday.

As always, if you have a photograph you'd like to share, or you have news you think we should know, you can  email ustweet us , or get in touch  through our Facebook page

Have a relaxing weekend.

Magic moments from FA People's Cup


Cheeky chips, celebrations and managerial sackings - watch 10 magic moments from the first round of the FA People's Cup...... 

More than 6,000 teams signed up for the 2017 FA People's Cup, which has 16 separate categories

You'll be able to watch a highlights programme from the first round of the nationwide five-a-side competition on the iPlayer from 06:00 GMT Saturday, 4 March and on the red button from 14:10 GMT on Saturday and throughout the weekend.

Weather: Rain tonight, cloudy but mainly dry tomorrow

BBC Weather

Rain will be fairly steady through the night, but will start to ease by dawn. Minimum temperature 4C (39F).

A cloudy, grey start to the weekend. While most places will stay dry, it will be a damp-feeling day with perhaps a few spells of rain at times. Maximum temperature 9C (48F).

See the details for your area here.

Weather chart

Cumbrian band cancels gigs after gear is stolen in Paris

A Cumbrian band has taken to Facebook to tell fans it's had to cancel upcoming gigs in Europe after their van was broken into, and all their equipment stolen, in Paris.

The Lucid Dream's four members are all from Carlisle, and they've featured on Radio One, Radio Two, Six Music, and BBC Introducing in Cumbria.

A show in Amsterdam tonight, and one in Brussels tomorrow have been called off, and the band say they're devastated.

Lucid Dream with DJ Marc Riley

Rural GP urges more doctors to think about working in Cumbria

One of Cumbria's rural GPs says the job is about "the lifestyle, not the money".

Latest figures show a shortage of 30 GPs across the county.

But Dr Andrew Wilson, who runs the Duddon Valley Medical Practice, says: "You need to get people to see that general practice is fun, enjoyable and sustainable in the countryside. It's not all about the money."

Doctors surgery
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Driver admits killing pedestrian in Penrith

A motorist has admitted causing the death of an 82-year-old man by careless driving in Penrith.

At Carlisle Crown Court, Peter WIlkinson pleaded guilty to driving along King Street without due care and attention, causing the death of Lawrence Cherry in 2015.

The 23 year old, who lives in Clifton, will be sentenced at the end of next month.

Tom Jones to perform in Cumbria this summer

Sir Tom Jones is to perform in Cumbria this summer.

The singer has agreed to appear at Cartmel Racecourse during a race day on 30 June.

Tickets go on sale on Monday.

Tom Jones

Your pictures: Waxwings here for the winter

Thank you to Helen Tuck for this great photo of a couple of waxwings taken near Rockcliffe in north Cumbria today.

They winter in the UK every year, along with 11,000 of their waxwing friends. Not all of them in Cumbria obviously!

As always, if you have a photograph you'd like to share, you can  email ustweet us  or get in touch  through our Facebook page .

Helen Tuck

Cumbrian MPs react to latest report on Poppi Worthington death

The MP for Barrow and Furness, John Woodcock, says lessons must be learnt after a report criticised the way Cumbria Police investigated the death of a toddler in his constituency.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission found that officers did not adequately investigate whether Poppi Worthington had been abused . She died in 2012.

Mr Woodcock said: "There needs to be real ongoing scrutiny of Cumbria Police so that the safeguards they say they have put in really do stand up."

Lib Dem leader and MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, Tim Farron, said: "This report sets out an unacceptable catalogue of failure by Cumbria Police and is rightly damning."

Poppi Worthington
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Cumbrian doctor takes part in special forces reality TV show

John Bowness

BBC Radio Cumbria reporter

A GP from Cumbria says his fear of the sea made filming for a TV programme about special forces recruitment training "even harder".

Stuart Allan, from Allithwaite near Grange-over-Sands, joined a group of volunteers to be filmed for Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week on BBC Two.

One of the challenges was based on a beach and in the surf. He said: "One of my fears is the ocean, so the day the truck drove towards the ocean, which is famous for its big fish and sharks, I was very concerned."

Stuart Allan

Cumbria's chief constable accepts Poppi report findings

Cumbria's Chief Constable says he "unreservedly accepts" the findings of a highly critical report into the way officers handled the death of a Barrow toddler .

Poppi Worthington died in 2012 and although a judge ruled she'd been sexually abused by her father Paul Worthington - a claim he denies - no-one has even been charged with her death.

Jerry Graham said signs that she may have been abused were missed: "It's very hard to explain why, for seven months, the investigation stood still. My own conclusion is that is was poor judgement by a very experienced senior investigating officer."

Poppi Worthington
Family photo

Weather: Wet this afternoon, more rain overnight

BBC Weather

Turning wet for all areas through the afternoon with some heavy bursts over the Lake District and other areas of high ground, and it will feel chilly in the rain. Maximum temperature 9C (48F).

Rain will be fairly steady through the night, but will start to ease by dawn. Under all that cloud and rain it will remain frost free. Minimum temperature: 4C (39F).

See the details for your area here.

Weather chart
IPCC has laid bare catalogue of police failures over death of 13-month-old girl
The police commissioner for Cumbria says they will ensure nothing like the Poppi Worthington case happens again.

Man falls 130ft (40m) on Blencathra

A man in his 60s has been seriously injured after falling 130ft (40m) while walking on Scales Fell on Blencathra.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was already on the scene on Thursday afternoon where the man was found to have sustained serious head and chest injuries.

After being assessed, the patient was carried about three miles down to the helicopter.

He was said to be in a critical condition on arrival at the RVI in Newcastle.


Man who started taking cannabis at 12 sentenced

A man from Carlisle who started taking cannabis at the age of 12 has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Daniel Zilka's home in Lightfoot Drive was raided by the police in July, who found drugs with a street value of £4,000, Carlisle Crown Court heard.

The 36-year-old, who had initially denied a charge of possessing the class B substance with intent to supply it, changed his plea to guilty during the trial.

He was given a 12-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, and ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work.

Poppi Worthington

Officers failed to properly investigate claims Poppi Worthington was sexually abused, the IPCC says.

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Weather: Rain at first, dry and brighter later

BBC Weather

Rather cloudy with some patchy rain in places at first but soon becoming dry for most.

Some brighter spells at times through the day before cloud thickens from the south later.Top temperature 8C (46F).

See the details for your area here.

Weather chart

Police investigation into toddler's death was 'not fit for purpose'

An investigation into the death of a Barrow toddler in 2012 was "not fit for purpose", according to a report by the police watchdog.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said the role of Cumbria Police in determining how 13-month-old Poppi Worthington died was "unstructured and disorganised".

Carl Gumsley from the IPCC said the force lost "vital evidence" and failed to investigate "significant suspicious circumstances".

Cumbria Police Chief Constable, Jerry Graham, said he "unreservedly" accepted the criticisms.

Poppi Worthington
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Severe accident: A5284 Cumbria both ways

BBC News Travel

A5284 Cumbria both ways severe accident, between Busher Walk and A591.

A5284 Cumbria - A5284 Windermere Road in Kendal closed and slow traffic in both directions between the Busher Walk junction and the A591 junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Good morning and welcome to our live coverage

Belinda Artingstoll

BBC Cumbria Live

Good morning! A dreich morning where I am, as the Scots would say! Wet and murky.

I'll be posting news, travel reports, a regular weather forecast and other things that take our fancy from around the county, until about 16:00.

As always, if you have a photograph you'd like to share or you have news you think we should know, you can  email ustweet us  or get in touch  through our Facebook page .