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Summary

  1. Latest updates on Tuesday 23 May 2017
  2. Vigil for victims of Manchester bombing
  3. Schoolgirl speaks of moment the attack happened
  4. In other news: Bug-hit hospital ward reopens

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By Martin Lewes and Lee Macaulay

All times stated are UK

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  1. Weather: Mostly cloudy overnight with warm sunny spells tomorrow

    BBC Weather

    Turning cloudier overnight with a chance of fog over the Lake District hills.

    Mild with light winds and highs of 13 C (55 F).

    Evening weather for Carlisle
  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A684 Cumbria both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A684 Cumbria both ways severe disruption, at M6 J37.

    A684 Cumbria - A684 closed and slow traffic in both directions at Kendal, because of a car fire.

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

  3. Watch as Cumbrians gather for Manchester attack vigil in Carlisle

    Ben Maeder

    Journalist, BBC Radio Cumbria

    Here are the moments that followed a ceremony in Carlisle this afternoon to show solidarity with those affected by the terror attack in Manchester last night.

    The short service was led by Canon Michael Manley from Carlisle Cathedral and Abdur Rashid, the imam of Carlisle Mosque.

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  4. BBC North West Tonight to be aired nationally on BBC News Channel

    BBC News UK

    There'll be an extended BBC News at Six tonight with the latest on the Manchester arena attack.

    BBC North West Tonight will also be shown nationally on the BBC News Channel, which would include viewers in North Cumbria.

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  5. Manchester attack: Wigton school girl on moment the blast happened

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    Abbie Kirkbride was inside the arena in Manchester with her friend at the moment the attack happened.

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    Video caption: Abbie Kirkbride, who's 13 and from Wigton, was inside Manchester Arena during the attack
  6. Manchester attack: Imam calls for unity

    The Imam of Carlisle Mosque, Abdur Rashid, calls on people from all faiths to unite in love against the hate shown by those behind the attack.

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    Video caption: Carlisle Mosque imam, Abdur Rashid, calls on all to unite against hate shown by terrorists
  7. Winter vomiting: West Cumbrian hospital ward reopens

    The trust that runs hospitals in Carlisle and Whitehaven says that a ward has fully reopened to visitors following an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

    The North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust says that Ward 4 at West Cumberland Hospital has now reopened to visitors following an outbreak of norovirus.

    The Willow C ward at Cumberland Infirmary is still closed due to an outbreak of the illness.

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  8. Carlisle council leader thanks citizens for attending vigil for Manchester attack

    The leader of Carlisle City Council has thanked people for coming to a vigil held in the city earlier this afternoon for people affected by the Manchester arena attack.

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  9. Arriva Rail North strike suspended in light of attack

    A strike by rail workers across the country has been called off in light of the Manchester bombing.

    Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMT) members had planned a 24-hour walkout on Southern, Merseyrail and Northern (Arriva Rail North) on 30 May.

    The union's general secretary Mick Cash said: "Our thoughts and solidarity are with the people of Manchester."

    Picket at rail strike
  10. Police pursuit driver handed suspended term

    A driver who led police on a daytime pursuit along residential roads has been given a suspended term.

    Samuel Paisley, who was already subject to a driving ban, reached speeds of more than 40mph in a 20mph zone in Kendal, on 30 January, ignoring the lights and sirens of a police vehicle.

    Appearing at Carlisle Crown Court, he admitted dangerous driving, driving while disqualified and without insurance, and failing to stop for a police officer.

    Carlisle Crown Court

    The 24-year-old, of Acre Moss Lane, Kendal, was described as being "almost terrified" of prison.

    Recorder David Swinnerton handed him a nine-month jail sentence suspended for 18 months, ordered him to do 150 hours' unpaid work, and banned him from driving for two years.

  11. Strangers 'there for each other' after Manchester attack

    BBC Cumbria

    A schoolgirl from Wigton has told BBC Cumbria that people were quick to offer help to those leaving Manchester Arena following the attack.

    Abbie Kirkbride was at the concert with a friend from school.

    The 13-year-old said: "We stood outside and two lovely people comforted us and so many strangers just came up to us and gave us a hug.

    "We were all just there for each other."

  12. Manchester: Sixty ambulances used by service that covers Cumbria

    The North West Ambulance Service said it worked through the night with at least 60 ambulance crews to treat victims of the Manchester attack.

    In a statement released online, it said it treated more than 100 people, taking 59 of them to nearby hospitals.

    Ambulance at scene of Manchester attack

    Derek Cartwright, the service's chief executive, said: "No matter how much we train our staff for incidents such as this, nothing can prepare you for the shock and sadness when tragedies like this occur. This is, indeed, a very sad time for Manchester.

    "We would also like to thank the public for being patient with us yesterday as we attended the incident and would like to assure people that as always we are available to anyone who urgently needs our help."

  13. Carlisle Imam: We must fight this heinous crime together

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    Carlisle's Imam Abdur Rashid was among those taking part in the service and minute's silence at the city's Market Cross earlier.

    He said he prayed for peace within the community and throughout the globe.

    "We pray that we can stay together and fight this heinous crime", he added.

    Abdur Rashid

    Afterwards he told BBC Radio Cumbria: "I was disgusted at the criminals, the perpetrators of such a crime, and deeply saddened for the victims."

  14. Manchester: Local authority leaders pass on thoughts

    The leader of Barrow council, Councillor Dave Pidduck, has written to Greater Manchester's Mayor to express condolences to the families who "lost loved ones and those who suffered injuries".

    At the Town Hall the flag is flying at half mast and the Mayor, Councillor Tony Callister, said the "cowardly" attack had left the UK in a "state of shock".

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  15. Manchester: Cumbrians send their love to victims of attack

    Ben Maeder

    Journalist, BBC Radio Cumbria

    A banner signed by people in Carlisle who attended a vigil for victims of Manchester Arena attack

    A service took place in Carlisle at lunchtime as an act of "remembrance and solidarity" for the victims of the Manchester attack.

    It took place outside the Old Town Hall and was led by Canon Michael Manley from Carlisle Cathedral - the Imam of Carlisle Mosque, Abdur Rashid, also spoke.

    Those who took part were also asked to sign a banner saying they 'choose love not hate'.

    It's planned for the banner to go on display in Carlisle Cathedral at a later date.

  16. Manchester: Farron says children's friends were at concert

    The Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron, says the horror of the Manchester attack was brought home to him by his children.

    Mr Farron, who is bidding to retain his Westmorland and Lonsdale seat, said: "It's utterly heart breaking.

    "It's been all the more clear to me as I spoke to my kids - each had a friend or more at the gig."

    He went on to condemn the attack as "beyond wicked".

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  17. Cumbria's weather: Staying dry and fine

    BBC Weather

    The day should continue dry and fine with patches of cloud and sunny spells.

    There will be gentle westerly winds. and a maximum temperature of 20 C (68 F).

    Weather graphic

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

  18. Manchester: Threat level unchanged at Sellafield plant

    Sellafield Limited has said that the threat level at the West Cumbrian nuclear site remains unchanged in light of the attack in Manchester.

    This will be reviewed in line with guidance from national counter terrorism agencies, it added.

    The company also said that its thoughts were with those affected by the attack.

    Sellafield