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  1. Updates on Monday 24 July 2017

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  1. Our live coverage throughout the day

    Martin Lewes

    Reporter

    We've now finished posting news, travel reports, a regular weather forecast and the odd (sometimes very odd) item from around the county.

    A reminder of the main points today:

    We'll do it all again tomorrow, starting at 08:00.

    Until then, if you want to pass on news you think we should know, or share a photo with the county, you can email them to us, send them using Twitter where we're @BBC_Cumbria or head to our Facebook page.

    Have a very good evening.

  2. Saxophonist Jess, 18 'just enjoyed' Proms debut

    The saxophonist from Ulverston, Jess Gillam, has been talking about her debut in the Proms in the Albert Hall.

    Jess Gillam

    Jess, who's 18 and the first saxophonist to become Young Musician of the Year, says about six thousand people were in the hall to hear her performance.

    "Looking out, knowing I was going to play to that many people, was quite nerve-wracking, but it was such an amazing atmosphere, and the hall is such an iconic hall, such a prestigious event, that I just enjoyed it."

  3. Duke sees Cumbria, from blowing glass to puffing steam

    Martin Lewes

    Reporter

    Cumbria had a royal visitor today.

    The Duke of Gloucester was at Ulverston's Cumbria Crystal, the Dalton Community Centre and at Alston to open the next stage of the South Tynedale Railway.

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  4. Cricket: County match halted by rain with Cumbria ahead

    BBC Radio Cumbria Sport

    Rain's stopped play for the day at Norfolk, where Cumbria bowled out their hosts for 162 on the opening day, and then scored 219 for their first innings.

    Norfolk are 16 for no loss.

  5. Cumbria's weather: A dry clear night

    BBC Weather

    It'll be a clear dry night, although cloud could develop on the fells.

    Temperatures could fall to 12C (54F).

    Weather graphic

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

  6. Travel: A595 blocked in Whitehaven

    BBC News Travel

    An accident between Ribton Moor Side and the West Cumberland Hospital has closed the A595 in both directions.

  7. Power cut blacks out 682 customers in Whitehaven

    Electricity North West says engineers are tracking down the cause of a power cut affecting 682 properties in the Whitehaven area.

  8. Courier who packed drug packages in trousers is jailed

    A drugs courier caught with 60 small packages of cocaine down his trouser leg near Kendal has been jailed for two years at Carlisle Crown Court.

    Police found another 49 wraps of heroin hidden in 23-year-old Zak Brown's boxer shorts.

    Zak Brown

    Brown, from Osborne Road in Manchester, claimed he was carrying the drugs to pay off a drugs debt, and he'd been warned he'd have his fingers cut off if he didn't make the run.

    He admitted possessing both drugs with intent to supply.

  9. Flood-prone cricket club builds pavilion 'on stilts'

    Work has finally started on building a new pavilion at Appleby Cricket Club following the flooding caused by Storm Desmond.

    Digger at cricket club

    Ernie Brabbis is the ground and pavilion co-ordinator, and was the club chairman during the floods in 2015.

    He says the new pavilion has been designed to withstand any future flooding. It should be finished next year.

    "It'll be 1.8m higher than it is at the moment which we're assured will be sufficient to protect the soft furnishings."

    Quote Message: It'll be, for want of a better term, on stilts." from Ernie Brabbis Appleby Eden Cricket Club
    Ernie BrabbisAppleby Eden Cricket Club
  10. Impaled farmer who got himself to surgery is flown to hospital

    A farmer from Kirkoswald near Penrith, who impaled himself on a spike on his tractor, was flown to hospital after making his own way to the local doctor's surgery.

    The man, in his 60s, is said to have suffered significant, but not life-threatening, injuries to his chest and lung.

    The Great North air Ambulance was called and flew the man to the Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment.

    Helicopter on football ground
  11. Police warn farms after spate of crimes

    Police say tools, quad bikes, and a car have been stolen in a spate of burglaries on farms, with some victims getting hit more than once.

    Farms around Wigton, Cockermouth and Little Orton are among the premises broken into.

    They've warned landowners to step up security with better locks, lighting and alarms.

  12. Travel: Caravan breakdown slows A66 traffic

    BBC News Travel

    There are delays on the A66 between Appleby and Brough because of a broken-down caravan.

  13. They came, swam, ran, cycled... and spent 'an estimated £1.5m'

    The Lakesman triathlon in Cumbria last month is estimated to have added nearly £1.5m to the county's economy, bosses claim.

    Triathlon swimmers

    More than 390 competitors took part in the gruelling event which includes a marathon, a swim and more than 100 miles of cycling.

    Figures from Allerdale council suggest most of the athletes came from outside the county, and each family group spent just more than £1,100 during the weekend.

  14. New buses offer topless tours in Lake District

    Seven new open-top buses are now operating in the Lake District.

    One of the new buses

    The bus company Stagecoach says the £1.5m fleet will run between Grasmere and Bowness-on-Windermere, replacing older vehicles that have offered open-top trips for a number of years.

    Passengers will be able to use free wifi and USB charging points, and there will be space for bicycles and pushchairs.

  15. Police commissioner seeks visitors to check the cells

    Cumbria's police and crime commissioner, Peter McCall, has put a call out for volunteer custody visitors for the area, including Carlisle's main police station at Durranhill.

    Police cell door

    The visitors make unannounced calls, in pairs, on police stations once a week to check on the welfare of detainees and conditions in the custody suite.

    You can find out more here.

  16. Barrow 'need more quality' says Cox

    BBC Radio Cumbria Sport

    Barrow manager Paul Cox says he needs to add "more quality to his squad" if the team is to challenge for promotion from the National League this season.

    The Bluebirds' new midfielder Bedsente Gomis scored in Saturday's 1-1 friendly draw against Nottingham Forest.

    Paul Cox
    Quote Message: It's a waste of time just having 22 players, we need 22 that are all going to put pressure on each other, but all have an understanding of what's expected." from Paul Cox Manager, Barrow AFC
    Paul CoxManager, Barrow AFC
  17. Vandal snaps tree planted in memory of shooting victim

    A tree planted in memory of one of the victims of the West Cumbria gunman, Derrick Bird, has been snapped by a vandal.

    Tree snapped in half.

    Police say the sapling, in Wyndham Place in Egremont, was attacked by one of a group of young people at around 22:00 on 20 July, and this morning they appealed for witnesses.

    The tree was dedicated to Isaac Dixon, and it's the second time it has been attacked.

    Mr Dixon, 65, was one of 12 people shot by Bird before the gunman took his own life in June 2010.

  18. Cumbria's weather: A dry and sunny afternoon

    BBC Weather

    It'll be a mostly dry afternoon with the best of the sunshine across Cumbria lifting temperatures to 21C (70F).

    Weather graphic

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

  19. Meals service appeals for volunteers as demand grows

    Neil Smith

    South Cumbria journalist, BBC Cumbria

    The meals on wheel service based at Furness General Hospital in Barrow is appealing for more volunteers.

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    The service sends out around 50 hot meals a day but wants to service a wider area.

    Hospital staff say the service helps increase the number of people who can be treated at home, which frees up beds in the hospital, and the volunteers making daily visits can sometimes spot a client's health deteriorating.