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  1. Updates on Friday 2 June 2017

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Lee Macaulay

    Journalist, BBC Cumbria

    Our live updates have now come to an end for today and for this week.

    Here's a recap of what was covered today:

    We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel updates on Monday from 08:00.

    If you've got a story to tell or photo to share you can email them to us, send them using Twitter where we're @BBC_Cumbria or head to our Facebook page.

    Take care.

  2. Appleby man accused of chainsaw offence to go on trial later this year

    A man from Appleby who has been accused of behaving violently with a chainsaw in a Cumbrian town will face trial in July.

    Mitchell Darren Tutty, 49, pleaded not guilty to affray and denied having an offensive weapon in a public place while appearing at Carlisle Crown Court using a video link.

    Both charges are said to relate to an alleged incident in Appleby on 27 April.

    Mr Tutty, of Bridge Street, Appleby, was remanded into custody until his trial which is expected to start in the final week of July.

  3. What do you put on your fish and chips?

    BBC Radio Cumbria

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    Video caption: On national fish and chip day, BBC Radio Cumbria's Kerry Parvin asked people how they eat theirs.
  4. Security top priority ahead of weekend's Brunton Park gigs, says club

    Ged Mills

    Journalist, BBC Radio Cumbria

    The stage set at Brunton Park in Carlisle for UB40, Level 42 and Olly Murs

    There'll be armed police present at two concerts taking place in Carlisle this weekend.

    UB40 and Level 42 will play at Carlisle United's home ground Brunton Park tonight while Olly Murs will play the stadium on Saturday.

    While there are still tickets available for both events, Carlisle United expects at least 11,000 people to come to either of the shows this weekend.

    Quote Message: It's very much just about reassurance, being seen to be there and for event goers safety as well." from Phil King Sales and marketing director, Carlisle United
    Phil KingSales and marketing director, Carlisle United
  5. Polling suggests some tight races in store for Cumbrian constituencies

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    The polling company YouGov is hoping a new system will shed light daily on how people intend to cast their ballots.

    As of this morning, it's estimating that Workington is likely to be held by Labour, Westmorland and Lonsdale would lean towards the Liberal Democrats and Penrith and the Border is a safe Conservative hold.

    The three other Cumbrian seats, Carlisle, Copeland and Barrow and Furness, are all suggested to be a tossup between Labour and the Conservatives.

    The company does say that they shouldn't be taken as predictions for the final outcome and that the figures don't take local campaigning or issues into account.

    Quote Message: It is only looking at where we are at the moment. We have a number of days left in this campaign and as we've seen so far things can move around an awful lot. But also it's not just about whether people choose one party over another, the crucial other aspect is whether they choose to vote or not." from Joe Twyman Head of political and social research, YouGov
    Joe TwymanHead of political and social research, YouGov
  6. Copeland candidates promise transport improvements during debate

    BBC Radio Cumbria

    Candidates debating at the Florence Arts Centre in Egremont

    The candidates hoping to become the next MP for Copeland have been explaining what they would do to improve transport links in the area.

    Regular users of the A66 and A595 have been calling for upgrades alongside new infrastructure projects such as a proposed nuclear power plant at Moorside.

    Quote Message: We need to invest much more heavily in infrastructure. It is a priority in the Lib Dem manifesto, I'm very proud and pleased about that, so there will be a lot more money in the pot to draw on. from Rebecca Hanson Liberal Democrat candidate, Copeland
    Rebecca HansonLiberal Democrat candidate, Copeland

    The Labour candidate Gillian Troughton says that more investment is the answer: "We need it to underpin things like the Moorside new build which is essential for this country to keep the lights on. We have not had any commitment from this government for that and it is absolutely vital.

    Quote Message: If we are going to secure nuclear and also diversify the economy towards more industry, we must have the investment in our roads. from Trudy Harrison Conservative candidate, Copeland
    Trudy HarrisonConservative candidate, Copeland

    UKIP candidate Herbie Crossman said that too much money was been spent on projects like the High Speed 2 railway network which could be better spent in Cumbria: "You know, they pay the same money into the same pot but it's never used. Why isn't it being distributed more? I don't know why the previous people here have not gone down to Westminster and insisted that they do something for Cumbria."

  7. Weather: Some patchy rain but turning dry with bright spells

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    A fairly cloudy afternoon with some patchy rain but turning dry with some bright spells.

    Light winds with highs of 18C (64F).

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    Video caption: Weather: North East and Cumbria
  8. Call to keep Lakes tidy after rangers rescue trapped owl

    This is something that rangers looking after the Lake District National Park have had to deal with so far today.

    They've had to rescue an owl that got its wing caught in a fishing line left at the lakeside near Ambleside.

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    Severe accident: A591 Cumbria both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A591 Cumbria both ways severe accident, between Old Lake Road and Old Lake Road.

    A591 Cumbria - A591 Lake Road in Ambleside closed in both directions between the Old Lake Road junction and the Old Lake Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  10. Sport: Kendal rugby talent prepares for England call up

    BBC Radio Cumbria Sport

    Earlier this week, Newcastle Falcons back-row forward Mark Wilson from Kendal was named in England's 32-strong squad for this month's tour to Argentina.

    Here he is taking part in a training session as the squad get ready for the tour and his club have praised him on social media too.

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    Quote Message: Standard. Mark Wilson smashing it on the sled." #grafter from Newcastle Falcons on Twitter
    Newcastle Falcons on Twitter
  11. Missing Kirkby Stephen woman found

    Cumbria Police says Alison Pedley, who had been reported as missing, has been found in the Kirkby Stephen area.

  12. Cumbrian Conservative candidate blasts teaching unions for putting out false figures

    Bob Cooper

    Political reporter, BBC Cumbria

    The Conservative candidate for Copeland has accused teaching unions of giving misleading estimates of supposed cutbacks faced by schools by citing a website called

    Speaking in a debate on BBC Radio Cumbria, Trudy Harrison said: “The figures that have been put out by the NUT and are false, they're misleading, they're damaging and we've taken great care and time to write to every single school in the constituency to provide the accurate facts.

    "That was before the General Election.”

    Labour candidate for Copeland Gillian Troughton and Conservative candidate for Copeland Trudy Harrison
    Image caption: Labour candidate Gillian Troughton (left) and Conservative candidate Trudy Harrison (right)

    But Labour's candidate defended the unions, saying that they were trying to protect children's education by drawing attention to a lack of funding in the system:

    Gillian Troughton said: “Are you just saying that those unions of education professionals are just there to undermine the Conservative Party?

    "I think they're just there to protect our children's education and they see cuts in funding coming along the line that are going destroy that for a whole generation.”

    There's a full list of candidates standing in the Copeland constituency on the BBC News website.