We've now finished posting news and other useful or interesting items from around Cumbria for today and for what's been a busy week.
Here's a reminder of some of today's developments:
- Political repercussions of your votes at council elections in May were making a difference in Allerdale, with the end of hopes for Rugby League World Cup fixtures, and Eden with the scrapping of the Penrith Masterplan
- We heard from the Longtown badminton star Lauren Smith, as she came home from the European championships with gold and silver medals
- And walking guides Beth and Steve Pipe continued their three-week ramble round the Lake District's breweries, working up a thirst by carting an empty barrel with them. We hope they were well-lubricated at each stop.
We'll be back at 08:00 on Monday.
Have a very good weekend.
Police in Carlisle say they've found a quantity of material believed to be cannabis after raiding an industrial unit in Carlisle.
Officers were called to Port Road Business Park this morning and say officers are still on scene.
They've appealed for anyone with information to come forward. No arrests have been made.
It will be cloudy this evening with spells of rain gradually working their way in from the north, although perhaps dry again towards dawn.
Winds will continue to be gentle to moderate and lowest temperatures will be from 8C to 11C (46F to 52F).Copyright: BBC
You can always find the latest, detailed, BBC weather forecast for where you are, here.
This week saw the train company Northern deploy the first of its new sets of locomotives and carriages on the Manchester Airport run from Barrow and Windermere, giving Chris Coates the chance to catch it crossing the Arnside viaduct.Copyright: Chris Coates
Our thanks to Chris for sending it to us by Twitter.
Attendances at https://www.theforumbarrow.co.uk/ were 63,000 in the last financial year, surpassing a council target.
Barrow Borough Council hoped for 60,000 people to attend the council-run venue.
The performance in 2018-19 has been attributed to a string of crowd-pulling acts such as the Tina Turner tribute act, Totally Tina; stand-up comedians Tim Vine and James Acaster; and Vampires Rock, a concert starring 2013 X Factor winner Sam Bailey.
A builder who repeatedly requested high prices for roofing work to a house in south Cumbria which was so bad it had to be redone has been jailed for two months.
Daniel Austin-Ward, 33, of Windsor Grove, Morecambe, was demanding £2,500 for a job that should have cost only £750, Carlisle Crown Court was told, and one day, while the customer was away from his property, Austin-Ward "extracted" a cheque for £1,000 from the householder's elderly mother.
Austin-Ward admitted two fraud charges and three offences of unfair trading, and Judge Brian Cummings added the jail term to a 37-month sentence imposed at Preston Crown Court in March for other unfair trading offences, and a n attack committed in Lancashire.
Judge Cummings said: "It is a very alarming situation to be dealing with someone who, of necessity, knows where he (the customer) lived, in an air of menace and improper insistence when that person is violent by nature."
A survey of Cumbrian visitors showed one in five overseas visitors were influenced in their choice of the Lake District for a visit, by it having the status of a World Heritage Site.Copyright: BBC
The national park was given the status by Unesco, the cultural arm of the United Nations, in 2017, adding it to a list including historical icons such as the Taj Mahal, and landscapes such as Yosemite valley in California.
Last year saw a very slight decrease in visitor numbers, but a study for Cumbria Tourism suggested 47m people came for at least a few hours.
In a separate survey 61% of businesses thought WHS helped their business, and 48% planned to use it in marketing.
A591 Cumbria southbound severe accident, from A6 to A590.
A591 Cumbria - A591 closed, queues and it's heavy southbound from the A6 junction to Brettargh Holt Roundabout, because of an accident involving two vehicles. Congestion to Windermere Road roundabout. Diversion in operation - via Crooklands.
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Penrith still needs a plan to address the challenges the area faces, according to the Conservative Kevin Beaty who, until May, was the leader of Eden Council.
The council's new leadership, a coalition of Independents and Liberal Democrats, says it is abandoning the controversial Penrith Masterplan developed by the Tories, which identified land for thousands of homes and business use over 30 years.
But Mr Beaty says the problems remain, and answers will have to be found.Copyright: GoogleQuote Message: Penrith in particular has very low wages, we have unaffordable housing, and businesses struggle to expand or stay in the area.Quote Message: One of the problems they have is no employment land available, the other problem they have is no houses for their employees to live in." from Kevin Beaty
Farmers across England, including a number in Cumbria, are opening up to the public tomorrow to show off how they are helping to bring back wildflower meadows.Copyright: BBC
One is Frank Hunter, of Piper Hole farm at Ravenstonedale, whose flower-rich fields were the first in Cumbria to be recognised as "coronation meadows" under a scheme promoted by the Prince of Wales.
There has been a 97% reduction in the area of such meadows since the 1950s, because many farmers prefer grass, but Frank says the mix of plants is better for his sheep, cattle and goats.
Frank will be leading walks from 10:30 to 18:00, and you can find out more here.
Beth and Steve Pipe, two Lake District bloggers who write about walking on the fells, are continuing their latest trek in which they are touring Cumbria's breweries on foot, towing an (empty) barrel.Copyright: Cumbrian Rambler
The two are also raising money for the county's rescue teams as they meet up with various characters, some well-known and others less so.
You can read more about it here.
Allerdale council has suspended some recycling collections after refuse crews could not complete some rounds in time.
The rounds were brought in by contractors FCC Environment on 1 April, using new lorries with in-cab technology, but today the council said crews had not been able to make it to some properties on the scheduled day.
From Monday 8 July, garden waste collections, and recycling collections for glass, cans and plastic will be suspended for two months.Copyright: Allerdale BC
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The A591 is closed between the Brettargh Holt interchange and Kendal on the northbound side, heading towards the Lake District, after a two-vehicle crash.
It will be rather cloudy through this afternoon, and whilst mainly dry at first, some patchy rain is likely from the northwest towards evening.
There will be a gentle to moderate breeze and highest temperatures from 15C to 18C (59F to 64F).Copyright: BBC
You can always find the latest BBC weather forecast for where you are, here.
Two rescue teams were called to help a 70-year-old woman who fell and broke her arm near the summit of England's highest mountain.Copyright: Wasdale MRT
The Wasdale team was called at first, asking for assistance from Duddon and Furness because of the location on Broad Crag scree.
The two teams treated the walker at the scene and then carried her down over loose rock to below the cloud where a Coastguard helicopter could collect her for transport to hospital.
BBC Cumbria Sport
The Cumbrian Badminton star Lauren Smith is back in Cumbria with silver and gold medals after the European championshipsCopyright: Badminton England
Lauren took gold in the mixed doubles with Marcus Ellis, beating fellow British players Chris and Gabby Adcock, and silver with her women's doubles partner Chloe Birch, in the European Games in Minsk.
Lauren says playing mixed doubles with Marcus Birch has taken her game to a new level after nine years training at the national centre in Milton Keynes.Quote Message: There's a lot more to it like the mental side and the small tweaks and things like that that make a difference to your game, and that makes competition that little bit harder and tougher, but I think I'm growing into it well." from Lauren Smith
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Barrow are the first of Cumbria's senior football sides to get their pre-season campaign underway when they host Blackburn Rovers at Holker Street tomorrow.Copyright: BBC
Twenty years after the UK banned asbestos, the government's being asked to give more help to people with the cancers caused by it.Copyright: BSIP/UIG/Getty Images
Barrow has the highest number of asbestos-related conditions for men in the UK, because the substance was widely-used at the shipyard and steelworks.
Graham Dring, who chairs the Asbestos Victims Support Groups’ Forum says the dangers were known in the 1960s and action should have been taken sooner...Quote Message: Many of the people we see today with mesothelioma were exposed in that period after 1960. from Graham DringQuote Message: We believe that if the government at the time and subsequent governments had taken action to ban asbestos, we wouldn't see the levels of mesothelioma that we see today." from Graham Dring