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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live coverage here has finished here for the day and the week.

    We'll be back with more live updates from 08:00 on Monday.

    If there's news you think we should know or you want to share a photo you've taken in the county, let us know by sending an email, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

    Have a very good weekend.

  2. A few scattered showers but most places dry

    A few well-scattered showers this evening and overnight, but most places should remain dry.

    A generally cloudy night, but there will still be clear spells. A few mist patches may develop.

    Minimum Temperature: 5 to 8C (41 to 46F).

    weather graphic

    Tomorrow should remain dry, with cloud breaking up to allow for a good deal of afternoon sunshine.

    A cooler day to come however, in the light northerly breeze.

    Maximum Temperature: 13 to 16C (55 to 61F).

  3. Couple donate to mountain rescue team 50 years after rescue

    A couple from Cheshire have made a donation to a Cumbrian mountain rescue team more than 50 years after they needed its help.

    Eric Ward used to go camping and climbing in the Lake District with two friends, but in June 1967 he fell from Tarn Cragg.

    He was rescued by volunteers from the Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team.

    And now, Mr Ward and his wife Jean, who have recently celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary, have made a financial contribution to help the team carry out its work.

    Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team truck
  4. Volunteers needed for census trial

    People are needed to help run a census rehearsal that will take place in Carlisle next month.

    The Office for National Statistics is preparing for the first digital census in 2021 and the systems will be tested by people living in Carlisle.

    A range of roles need to be filled, including census officers. They will work with residents, helping them to fill in the online forms.

    A census is held every 10 years and its findings help to shape future services.

    Anyone interested in getting involved can find out more online

  5. Showery rain moving away to leave some sunshine

    Showery rain in places early this afternoon but this will move away to leave spells of sunshine. A breezy day.

    Maximum Temperature: 13 to 16C (55 to 61F).

    weather graphic
  6. University to offer tourism degree

    BBC Cumbria

    The University of Cumbria will be one of the first in the country to offer a masters degree in business administration in tourism.

    The industry is worth about £3bn a year to the county and from September 2020 the course will be offered from the Ambleside campus.

    Principal lecturer in tourism, Dr Angela Anthonisz, says the course is aimed at people who are already working in the industry:

    Lake District
  7. Work under way to prevent power cuts

    Jennie Dennett

    BBC Cumbria

    Work to minimise the risk of powercuts is being stepped up, along with investment of more than £90m in Cumbria's electricity network.

    Teams are pruning and sometimes felling trees at risk of pulling down lines and are also being put on call in response to any bad weather forecasts.

    The company which manages Cumbria's network, Electricity North West, says it's all part of work to improve resilience and minimise the chances of power cuts.

    It's part-way through a £91m investment programme with its latest project, a £2m flood-proofing upgrade of Carlisle's substation due to finish next month.

  8. Fell forecast for Friday

    Temperatures at 3,000ft: 6-8C (43-46F)

    Winds over the summits: Westerly backing to northwesterly at 25-35mph, gusting up to 45mph. Winds easing slightly in the afternoon.

    Cloud base: Cloud bases will initially be at 1,300-2,000ft (400-600m), before rising to 2,300-3,000ft (700-900m), or above the summits in the afternoon.

    Freezing level: Above the summits.

    Visibility: Moderate at first, rising to good in the afternoon. Low in any low cloud around the summits.

    Pollen: Low UV: Moderate

  9. Conservative candidate wins by-election

    Conservative Helen Fearon has been elected as the new councillor for the Penrith South ward on Eden District Council.

    The by-election was held following the death of the independent councillor, Paul Connor.

    Helen Fearon polled 222 votes, Lee Quinn, the independent, got 189, Labour's Dave Knaggs was third with 46 votes and Kerryanne Wilde, for Putting Cumbria First, got 23.

  10. Overnight rain clearing to leave a dry day

    Lingering overnight rain will soon clear to then leave most places dry with brighter spells, though a few well-scattered showers are still possible. A breezy day.

    Maximum Temperature: 13 to 16C (55 to 61F).

    weather graphic
  11. Welcome to BBC Cumbria Live

    Good morning. We'll be keeping you up to date with the news and other interesting information from around the county through the day.

    If there's news you think we should know or you want to share a photo you've taken in the county, let us know by sending an email, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

  12. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live coverage has finished here for the day but this feed will continue to be updated with any breaking news and sport stories as well as travel updates.

    We'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow.

    If there's news you think we should know or you want to share a photo you've taken in the county, let us know by sending an email, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

    Have a very good evening.

  13. Cumbria's weather: rain and wind

    BBC Weather

    A dry evening with some cloud. Overnight, cloud will thicken further and some heavier spells of rain will push south-eastwards across the region. A windy night to come.

    Minimum temperatures will reach 7 to 10C (45 to 50F).

    Carlisle weather forecast

    Find out what the weather's like where you are, here.

  14. Busy Carlisle junction now open

    A busy junction in Carlisle is now open after months of disruption caused by roadworks.

    United Utilities roadworks

    Unitied Utilities, which is carrying out water pipe works along Warwick Road, says temporary traffic lights have been removed from the turning into Victoria Place.

    The road was meant to open back in June, but in August it was revealed that it could stay closed until November because of problems with a newly fitted pipe lining.

    The water company says the pipe lining doesn't need to be replaced there and it's now carrying out tests further down the road between Botcherby Bridge and Greystone Road.

    Temporary traffic lights are in place.

  15. Top award for Kendal brewery

    A Cumbrian brewery has been given a top award in the Good Pub Guide 2020.

    The Beer Hall at the Hawkshead Brewery in Kendal has been named the own brew pub of the year.

    The 38th edition of the guide is published today.

    The title of pub of the year went to The Inn at Whitewell in Clitheroe in Lancashire.

  16. Cumbria in Bloom awards ceremony gets under way

    The awards ceremony for Cumbria in Bloom is taking place in West Walls, Carlisle.

    Thirty prizes will be given to green fingered groups across the county for gardening achievements.

    Part of the criteria the awards are judged on is community involvement and environmental benefits.

    Organisers say more than 100 entries were received this year.