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  1. Cumbria's weather: Fine with some warn sunshine

    BBC Weather

    It should be a fine afternoon with lengthy spells of warm sunshine.

    Winds will remain light and highest temperatures will be from 15C to 18C (59F to 64F).

    Weather graphic
  2. Walkers found off-course on three peaks route

    Two walkers trying to complete the challenging 25-mile three peaks walk on the Cumbria-Yorkshire border were found after reporting themselves caught out by darkness.

    After attempts using mobile telephone apps failed to find where the walkers were, volunteers from the Cave Rescue Organisation used information from one of the walkers to locate the pair on the flanks of Pen-y-ghent, some distance off the normal route.

    The team told an outdoors news website that the walkers were well-equipped and had tried to get themselves out of trouble, and the team wished them well.

  3. Police concerned for missing Whitehaven man

    Police in Whitehaven say Peter Smith, 48, has now been missing for four days.

    Peter Smith

    Officers say he left home at 09:40 on 15 September, carrying a number of items including a walking stick and a bag.

    He may be using public transport and has links to the Doncaster area.

  4. Greenbank picked for European championships

    BBC Cumbria Sport

    The Cumbrian swimmer Luke Greenbank has been named in the Great Britain team for the European short course Championships in Glasgow in December.

    The 22-year-old from Cockermouth is selected alongside fellow world swimming gold medallists Duncan Scott and James Guy.

    Luke Greenbank
  5. Weather on the fells: Improving

    • Temperatures at 3,000ft (900m): 10C to 12C (50F to 54F)
    • Winds: Westerly 5mph to10mph with gusts to 20mph
    • Cloud: Around 1,000ft to 1,650ft (300m to 500m) initially, but rising above the summits through the afternoon
    • Visibility: Poor at the summits initially, but turning good to excellent later
  6. Cumbria's weather: Mist and fog clearing to a dry day

    BBC Weather

    Mist and fog patches at first this morning could be dense in places but these will clear to give a dry day with sunny periods.

    It will feel warm with light winds and highest temperatures from 15C to 18C (59F to 64F).

    Weather graphic

    You can always find the latest, detailed, BBC weather forcast for where you are, here.

  7. Councillors 'saddened' by objections to children's home

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Ellis Butcher

    A new children’s home has been granted planning permission in Kendal after a councillor said local people who feared it might become a "magnet’ for trouble" should be ashamed of themselves.

    Oak Tree Road, Kendal

    Cumbria County Council's planning committee agreed plans to convert a large detached family home at Oak Tree Road, into a "six-bed facility to provide medium and long-term" accommodation for four children aged eight to 17.

    Although the house would be staffed around the clock, an objector said the facility would disrupt life on the street and prove a drain on police resources, saying the children would be "difficult to care for, cause noise and disruption and pose risks to residents and young people".

    But the Conservative deputy leader on the council, Hilary Carrick, said she was "saddened" by the comments.

    "These children have potentially been subject to any number of adverse childhood experiences and this gives them an opportunity to live in a really nice, secure environment,” she said.

    And the committee chairman, Labour’s Alan McGuckin said: “Hopefully on reflection, they (the objector) should be rightfully ashamed by those conclusions and prejudices.”

  8. Travel: Vehicle fire shuts link road

    BBC News Travel

    The road from Burneside to Skelmsmergh, near Kendal, is closed because of a vehicle fire.

  9. Good morning and welcome to BBC Cumbria Live

    Martin Lewes


    We'll be posting the news, travel reports, a regular weather forecast, and other things that may catch our eye 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.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: Cumbria both ways

    BBC News Travel

    Cumbria both ways severe accident, from Haile to Haile.

    Cumbria - Hardgates Road in Blackbeck blocked, queues and delays in both directions from the Haile junction to the Haile junction, because of an accident involving one vehicle. Congestion to all roads leading up to trhe junction.

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

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    Severe accident: A595 Cumbria both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A595 Cumbria both ways severe accident, around Beckermet turn off.

    A595 Cumbria - A595 in Beckermet closed and queues around the Beckermet turn off junction, because of an accident involving.

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

  12. Across the day: BBC Cumbria Live

    We've now stepped back to let the technology post breaking major news or travel reports through the night.

    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. Police still investigating Grange bank card scam

    Officers are continuing their investigations into a bank card scam which happened in Grange over Sands.

    Several bank cards were stolen from someone at The Grange Hotel between 31 May and 1 June.

    The victim then received a call from a male pretending to be from the fraud team, who asked for the pin code following suspicious activity on the card.

    One of the stolen cards was then used at Barclays in Hanley, Stoke on Trent, where a large amount of money was withdrawn.

    Man wanted in connection with bank card scam

    Cumbria Police would like to speak to the man pictured and ask anyone with any information to call 101.

    People are being reminded not to give out personal bank details over the phone to anyone they don't know.

  14. Man wanted on suspicion of breaching sex offenders licence

    Police are searching for a man who's wanted on suspicion of breaching the terms of his sex offenders licence.

    Cristian Abu-Shaer, 29, has links to Windermere, Lancashire and Manchester.

    An appeal for information on his whereabouts was broadcast on the BBC’s Crimewatch Roadshow yesterday.

    Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

    Picture of Cristian Abu-Shaer
  15. Maryporters awarded for transforming railway station

    A group of volunteers called The Maryporters have been given an award for their work transforming the town's railway station into an oasis of plants.

    They were given the It’s Your Neighbourhood award by Britain in Bloom.

    Volunteers, The Maryporters, holding plants and smiling
  16. North West Air Ambulance called out to 200 incidents

    The North West Air Ambulance Service responded to nearly 200 incidents in Cumbria in the last year.

    The service, which has helicopters in Greater Manchester and Preston, covers the south of the county - but has been as far north as Carlisle in the last 12 months.

    James, who's a helicopter pilot, says the aircraft make a big difference to patients in need.

    Quote Message: If it's an hour-and-a-half or two-hour drive, we can be there in 20 minutes and that can make a real big difference to that patient."