A teenager has admitted leaving a man with a badly broken jaw following an attack in a Whitehaven park.
John Charlton's victim needed metal plates inserted after his jaw was broken in three places, at Castle Park on 28 May 2018, Carlisle Crown Court heard.
He was also punched while on the ground.
Charlton, 18, of Ashness Close, Whitehaven, admitted unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm. He was granted bail and will return to the court on 26 February for sentencing.
Judge Peter Davies told him "all options" are open.
Lib Dem MP sings Cumbria's praises on Cumbria Day
House of Commons
Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron used Prime Minister's Questions to sing the praises of the county on Cumbria Day, noting to MPs that there will be "many great Cumbrian delicacies on offer" in Parliament after PMQs.
He said that Cumbria is the UK's second largest tourist destination after London, and suggested the PM might like some of the delicacies on her next walking holiday.
The Speaker commended Mr Farron as a "one man tourist board".
Theresa May said she looks forward to trying samples of what Cumbria has to offer, but reminded Mr Farron that "Berkshire has great delicacies too".
Weather: Cold but fine with sunny spells
Weather Presenter, BBC Look North
A cold but generally fine afternoon with sunny spells and a small chance of a wintry shower or two.
Some freezing fog could linger in one or two places.
Highs of 4C (39F).
Cumbrian academic named on power list
Journalist, BBC Cumbria
A senior academic at the University of Cumbria has been included on a list of 50 nationally influential women.
Employment picture 'positive', say Jobcentre staff
Jobcentre staff in Cumbria say the county mirrors the rest of the country in having a growing number of people in employment, although the numbers without work are largely unchanged.
Nationally, the number
of people at work was estimated to be 32.53m, a rise of 141,000 on the quarter
and 328,000 more than a year ago.
Two thirds of the extra people in work are self-employed, and Cumbria saw 428 business start-ups in the quarter to November last year.
Julie Routledge, a Jobcentre manager with responsibility for west Cumbria and Furness, said people out of work were encouraged to start even if the job involved few hours, or the self-employment income meant they still had to claim Universal Credit.
That expert help that the work coach can give them, to guide them into business and increase that business, so that they are able to deliver and stand alone is something that we've never really done before, and is working very successfully."
Sex offender jailed for grooming teenage boys
A convicted sex offender who groomed three teenage boys by showering them with gifts has been jailed for three years at Carlisle Crown Court.
James McGill, 63, of the Lofts, Lazonby, near Penrith, had been convicted in October 2007 for sexually assaulting boys under the age of 16, and as a result was subject to an indefinite sexual offences prevention order.
But his approaches to boys in 2018 were in breach of that order, and he admitted 14 offences when he appeared before the court, as well as two others involving equipment not loaded with monitoring software.
Judge Peter Davies heard McGill had already served time for breaching the order, and told him: "Despite
the substantial amount of custody you have served, you still persist with
having a latent and patent sexual interest in boys."
Cumbria's police budget has taken a hit because more officers retired through ill-health than was expected, a meeting heard.
The original figures allowed for three officers to leave early, but the eventual figure was eight, the police and crime panel was told.
The Chief Constable, Michelle Skeer, told the meeting that the causes were illness or injury rather than stress, and there was no discernible pattern.
The Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, said that because of the way sick payments were calculated, the result was an overspend of £749,000, and savings would have to be made to bring the budget back in line.
New way of counting jobless shows 7,000 out of work
Unemployment in Cumbria totted up to 7,007 in November last year, only six up from October, government statisticians said today.
The numbers of people out of work are being calculated in a new way, to take account of changes in the benefits system, so no direct comparison is possible, but the officials say they estimate there has been a very small increase, of just over 100, since November 2017.
The number of jobs on offer, the officials said, was 1,976, a rise of 160 on the previous month.
Cumbria's unemployment rate is given as 2.4%, compared with the national rate of 3%.
Drug dealer 'with lab equipment in house' is jailed
A dealer who sold drugs from his home in Kendal has been jailed for more than two years.
Luke Harris, 27, of Garth Bank, sold the drugs over seven months in 2017.
Carlisle Crown Court heard police found drugs worth more than £1,600 in the house, and £310 in cash, along with a ventilation system and equipment commonly found in a chemistry lab.
Evidence of being "actively involved" in dealing was found on his mobile phone and after Harris admitted seven charges of supplying class A and B substances the judge at Carlisle Crown Court sent him to prison for 28 months.
Samantha recovers after second heli-rescue in two years
A Cumbrian cyclist is now wondering whether she should ride again after the Great North Air Ambulance had to fly her to hospital after accidents within two years.
This is Samantha Sugden from Penrith being rescued after her second crash, last October, after an accident with a bus on the Kirkstone Pass near Ambleside.
Just three weeks before she had swum the length of Ullswater in gratitude to the help the Great North Air Ambulance had given her after a crash in August 2017. She suffered head and internal injuries that meant a six-month recovery.
In the latest accident, Samantha broke her collar-bone and injured her spleen so badly it had to be removed, and she is fulsome in the praise of the emergency team that have twice flown her to hospital.
GNAAS saved my life and I’m very grateful for their help, my mum, dad, and kids are also very grateful.
I don’t know if I’ll ride again and my daughters have asked me not to. I’ll probably get back on a bike at some point, but I don’t know whether I’ll race again.”
Tributes to 'family joker' killed in crash
The family of a Lancashire man who died in a crash in Cumbria have paid tribute to the "family joker" who "always had a smile on his face".
Michael Gilgun, 57, of Chorley, died after his van crashed on the A590 in Newby Bridge on Friday.
The grandfather-of-two, know as Mick, worked as a a gas engineer and "took great pride in his work", his family said.
They described him as a "huge Manchester City fan" who "even taught the family parrot to sing Blue Moon - he was that obsessed".
He always had a smile on his face especially when laughing at his own jokes which he was well known for.
He was always first up on karaoke with a Cliff Richard classic. He will be deeply missed by all those that knew him, all the family, friends and work colleagues."
Zoo calls for helping hands for toads on road to breed
People across Cumbria are being asked to give toads a helping hand this breeding season.
The Lakeland Wildlife Oasis near Milnthorpe is one of several organisations looking for volunteers to gather toads into buckets and carry them safely across roads to a breeding site, in the zoo's case at Silverdale.
Some mist and fog will form and it will be an icy night with lowest temperatures from -2C to 1C (28F to 34F).
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Third man traced and jailed for Christmas Eve sex attack
A man involved in a Christmas Eve sex attack in Carlisle, who went on the run after being charged, has been jailed for 10 years.
Mohammed Miah, 38, of The Strand, Exmouth, had raped a woman brought to a flat by two other men, Kabir Hussain, 41, and Marco Martins, 32.
Hussain had already raped the woman twice, and Martins had sexually assaulted her, in what Tim Evans, for the prosecution, described as "a gang assault".
Miah was arrested and then bailed on Christmas Day, but while the other two men were dealt with, he was then on the run for nearly a year before he was caught in Devon because of DNA evidence. He pleaded guilty to rape.
This was a gang rape of a vulnerable woman for whom you showed utter contempt, and you must be severely punished for it."
Waste plant developers hope to change £80m Carlisle plan
Councillors are being asked to approve changes to plans for an incinerator at Kingmoor Park in Carlisle.
Cumbria County Council says its target is to deal with them "immediately".
Cumbrian NHS trust reports 147 cyber attacks in five years
Political reporter, BBC Cumbria
The NHS trust that runs hospitals in South Cumbria, says it's had 147 cyber attacks in five years.
The Morecambe Bay trust said it was not clear whether some of these were the same attack reported a number of times, and the cost of dealing with them was put at £30,000, so not all will have succeeded in doing damage.
The rest of the NHS ins in Cumbria reported just 14 attacks, defined as "malicious attempt to damage disrupt or gain unauthorised access to computer systems, networks or devices".
Experts like Tom Fairfax, the managing director of the cyber security firm SRM in Newcastle, say cyber crime is a huge international menace.
It's a global industry, anecdotally larger than narcotics."
'Go for Sunderland, there'll be drama'
"When we first pitched it Sunderland were in the Premier League...what ended up happening was even more incredible"
Filmmakers David Soutar and Ben Turner speak to the BBC's Luke Jones about their new Netflix documentary Sunderland 'Til I Die.
Cumbria's weather: Rain, sleet and snow edging eastwards