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  1. Our live coverage across the week

    Lee Macaulay

    Journalist, BBC Cumbria

    Our updates have now ended for the week.

    We'll be back on Monday from 08:00 with more of the county's news, sport, weather and travel but probably a little bit less cycling.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. New county councillor elected in Carlisle

    A new Labour county councillor has been elected for Denton Holme in Carlisle.

    A by-election was held yesterday for a seat on both Cumbria County Council and Carlisle City Council.

    Labour's Karen Lockney won the county council election with 625 votes and a majority of 333.

    Here are the full results:

    • Karen Lockney – Labour – 625
    • Geoffrey Osborne – Conservative – 292
    • Helen Davison – The Green Party – 94
    • Phil Douglass – UKIP – 46
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  3. Labour defend seat on Carlisle City Council

    Voters have chosen a Labour city councillor to represent Denton Holme.

    A by-election was held yesterday for a seat on both Cumbria County Council and Carlisle City Council.

    Lisa Brown was elected with 647 votes.

    The turnout was 22%.

    Full results

    • Lisa Brown – Labour – 647
    • Syed Ali – Conservatives – 254
    • Robin Morrison – The Green Party – 78
    • Phil Douglass – UKIP – 57
  4. Tour of Britain: Green jersey changes hands

    Julian Alaphilippe from Team Quick-Step Floors has claimed the overall tour leader's green jersey after coming second in today's stage.

    Julian Alaphilippe
  5. 'Wolves' to roam Cumbria this weekend for arts festival

    John Bowness

    BBC Radio Cumbria reporter

    Fell runners dressed as wolves are going to roam across south Cumbria this weekend for the Lakes Alive arts festival.

    The game Wolves Live is asking people to join in by tracking the pack using an online map on a smartphone, finding them and taking a picture of them.

    The chase began this morning at Humphrey Head near Allithwaite because, according to legend, it is where the last wolf in England was killed in 1390.

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    The game has been set up by Bristol artist Ruth Essex and Simon Evans for the Lakes Alive festival which also begins today.

  6. Tour of Britain: Stage Six and final Whinlatter King of the Mountain result

    1. Wout Poels – Team Sky
    2. Julian Alaphillipe – Quick-Step Floors
    3. Hugh Carthy – EF Education First-Drapac
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  7. Tour of Britain: Who is the mouse?

    We mentioned this earlier.

    An enthusiastic fan ran up Hawkshead Hill alongside the leading riders while dressed in a mouse onesie.

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  8. BreakingTour of Britain: Stage Six result

    Wout Poels (Team Sky) wins Stage Six of the Tour of Britain

  9. Tour of Britain: Breakaway group has rejoined the peloton

    With less than 4km to go, the peloton has caught the breakaway group.

    It looks like it could be close between the top two in the general classification: Primoz Roglic and Julian Alaphillippe.

  10. Tour of Britain: 5km to go

    The gap has fallen to under +0:20 between the peloton and the breakaway group of four riders: James Shaw, Connor Swift, Vasil Kiryienka and Tony Martin.

  11. Tour of Britain: Stage Six 'going to be a big test' for riders

    Paul Braithwaite

    speaking on BBC Radio Cumbria from the finish line at Whinlatter

    Anybody who wants to win today's stage when they come into Braithwaite for the second time [around 15:00], they are going to have to be at the front.

    I imagine the pace of the peloton will be very, very, high because everybody who is anybody who wants to win today's stage will need to be at the front.

    Because if you're not, you'll get caught behind slower riders.

    It's extremely steep, it's extremely twisty, there's not a lot of places to overtake.

  12. Tour of Britain: The gap is closing

    With around 10km to go, the gap between the four leading riders and the peloton is down to around +1:10.

    Next up, the race will pass through Keswick again before heading towards the final stretch on Whinlatter.

  13. Tour of Britain: Cockermouth sprint result

    Connor Swift (Madison Genesis) wins the final intermediate sprint by crossing the line on Cockermouth's Main Street.

    The peloton is around +1:30 behind the breakaway group.

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