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Summary

  1. Monday 24 April 2017
  2. Fundraiser's 100 marathons in 100 days
  3. Carlisle teenager says GPs should be more aware of cancer risk
  4. £1.7m jobs drive begins in west Cumbria

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  1. Through the day: BBC Cumbria Live

    Martin Lewes

    Reporter

    We've now finished posting news, travel reports and one or two other nuggets from around the county, for today.  Here's a reminder: 

    We celebrated Gary McKee's achievement of raising £60,000 for a charity by running 100 marathons in 100 days, finished with London

    We heard how a Carlisle teenager's written to every GP in the county about the need to be aware that young people can also suffer bowel cancer

    And record numbers of people are now coming to Cumbria up the West Coast Main Line by train

    We'll be back to do it again from 08:00 tomorrow.  As always, if you want to pass on news you think we should know, or share a photo with the county, you can email them to ussend them using Twitter where we're @bbc_cumbria or head to our Facebook page.  

    Have a very good evening.

  2. Weather: Chance of a wintry shower, then a frosty night

    BBC Weather

    One or two wintry showers are likely this evening, but these will soon stop leaving a clear and frosty night for most of us. The temperature will drop to 0C (32F).

    Weather graphic

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

  3. China Forum pipped at post for award

    Bad news about the Lake District China Forum, which as we told you earlier was shortlisted for a national award.

    It lost out to Blenheim Palace for a marketing prize given by Visit England.

    Jennifer Cormack from the forum said they were still delighted with the national recognition of being shortlisted.

  4. Travel: Signals hitch delays southbound trains

    BBC News Travel

    Trains running south out of Scotland through Cumbria are about 15 minutes late because of a signalling problem between Carlisle and Carstairs.

  5. Copeland mayor 'impressed with St Bees School plans'

    The mayor of Copeland, Mike Starkie, says he's impressed with the plans to reopen St Bees School, which closed in 2015 after a cash crisis.

    Mr Starkie pictured centre with Mark George, chair of governors (left) and Danny Wang, of Funding Circle Education

    Mr Starkie pictured (centre) with Mark George, chair of governors (left), and Danny Wang, of Funding Circle Education, was at an open day at the weekend to meet the school's new Chinese partners. 

    The mayor said: "I believe St Bees can come back stronger than ever, and become one of the pre-eminent independent schools in the north."

  6. China visitors drive shortlisted for national award

    A marketing campaign to bring more Chinese visitors to the Lake District could win a national award later.

    The China Forum, which involves 10 hotels and attractions, was set up two years ago.

    It now employs Chinese-speaking experts in marketing and social media and is one of four finalists in the Visit England awards, which will be announced in London.

    China Forum logo
  7. See yourself finish the London Marathon

    Did you, or a friend, run the London Marathon?

    This shows all the finishers from 2hrs 30min to 6hrs.

    To see yourself or someone you know, all you need is to set it running and spin forward to their finishing time...

  8. Travel: Crash slows southbounders on M6 near Carlisle

    BBC News Travel

    Police say they're responding to reports of an accident on the southbound M6 between junctions 44 and 43.

  9. Your photos: Cherry blossom in Whitehaven

    Derek Sykes was kind enough to send us this picture of cherry blossom at Whitehaven's St Nicholas church. We're grateful.

    Cherry blossom

    If you'd like to to share your stories and photos, you can email them to ussend them using Twitter where we're @bbc_cumbria or head to our Facebook page.     

  10. Travel: Congestion builds at Penrith M6 crash

    BBC News Travel

    Police say the northbound slipway onto the M6 from Penrith at junction 40 is now completely blocked while they deal with a crash involving two heavy goods vehicles.

    Delays are expected for some time and drivers are being asked to avoid the area.

  11. Manager Curle takes rap as time runs short for Carlisle United

    BBC Radio Cumbria Sport

    Keith Curle says he takes all responsibility for Carlisle United's dramatic dip of form in 2017. 

    United were challenging for the League Two title at the turn of the year, but they are now a point below the play-off places with just two games of the season remaining. 

    A series of 12 games with only one win led to some fans calling for Curle to be sacked.

    Keith Curle
    Quote Message: I can handle pressure, I can handle stress, lay everything at my door. I'm the manager of this football club from Keith Curle
    Keith Curle
  12. Police dementia training wins praise

    A training programme bought in by Cumbria police to help officers deal with calls involving people with dementia has won a regional award.

    A two-year programme has meant the majority of front-line officers and control room staff are now trained to deal with incidents where people go missing or are otherwise in distress.

    The course, provided by the charity Dignity in Dementia, came second in the NHS Northern Lights Dementia Awards.

  13. Skipper who crashed boat into wind turbine is fined

    A fishing boat skipper whose boat crashed into a wind turbine off the coast of Barrow has been fined for misconduct.

    Jack Graham

    Jack Graham, who was 21 on the day of the crash in May 2016, had left the 10m-craft Daybreak on an autopilot system aiming to go round the wind farm, Carlisle Crown Court heard.

    Graham, his uncle and his father, who was injured, had to be rescued by lifeboat. Daybreak was recovered but suffered damage costing £90,000 to repair.

    Graham, from Eskdale Avenue in Seascale, admitted misconduct of a master of crew likely to endanger ships, structures or individuals, and was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £2,000 costs.

  14. Travel: Police warn of delays at M6 Penrith junction

    BBC News Travel

    Police say the northbound M6 entry sliproad is partially blocked and there's queuing traffic at junction 40, Penrith

  15. Reds head south for play-off

    BBC Radio Cumbria Sport

    Workington Reds take on Stourbridge later in their Evo-Stik Northern Premier play-off semi-final.

    League rules say the tie must be played when the home side usually play, so it's tonight rather than tomorrow.

    It means joint-manager Dave Hewson's side will have played five games in 10 days, which he says is ridiculous but unavoidable.

    Quote Message: We won't use it as an excuse. We're going to go and give it a right good go." from Dave Hewson Manager, Workington Reds
    Dave HewsonManager, Workington Reds

    There's full match commentary tonight from 19:00 on BBC Radio Cumbria AM and online.

  16. Weather: Sunny spells and showers, getting colder

    BBC Weather

    There will be sunny spells and maybe a few showers, wintry over the hills. Winds will become strong and gusty, and temperatures will drop away sharply from a high of 10C (50F). 

    Weather graphic

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

  17. Blazing grass keep firefighters busy

    Cumbria's firefighters dealt with grass fires in Broughton Moor and Workington yesterday as well as a reedbed on fire in Barrow.

  18. The smile that says 'I can stop now - after 100 marathons'

    When Cleator Moor's Gary McKee crossed the finishing line in the London Marathon yesterday he'd completed 100 marathons in 100 days.

    His efforts - 26.2 miles daily - have seen him raise around £60,000 for the McMillan Cancer Support charity.

    He finished the London course in three hours and 32 minutes.  

    Gary McKee
    Quote Message: I just saw it as 100 marathons and that was going to take me 100 days to do. I didn't see it as a big picture, I just saw it as a day at a time." from Garry McKee.
    Garry McKee.
  19. When Walney's your bolthole from the Westminster bubble

    Isabel Hardman's day job is as assistant editor of The Spectator, one of Britain's top political magazines.

    But in recent times, suffering from poor health, she's found a refuge on windy Walney and over the weekend she posted some very pretty pictures.

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  20. Megan warns doctors of teenage cancer risk

    A Cumbrian teenager's writing to every GP in Cumbria to alert them to the danger of missing cases of bowel cancer because doctors don't expect to find the disease in younger patients.

    Megan Pryde

    Megan Pryde was at first thought to have appendicitis when she suffered severe stomach pains.

    Doctors found a tumour on her bowel and she's now helping the charity Bowel Cancer UK raise awareness.

    Dr Theo Weston, a GP from West Cumbria, says he's come across fewer than a handful of people Megan's age with the condition in 25 years of practice, but that shouldn't be a reason not to ask for tests.

    Quote Message: It's important not to be put off by the costs of tests and what's in our normal diagnostic range from Dr Theo Weston Cumbrian GP
    Dr Theo WestonCumbrian GP