Sellafield

England, United Kingdom

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  1. Weather on the fells: Showers and cloud, clearing later

    • Temperature at 3,000ft: Around 4C to 5C (39F to 41F).
    • Winds: Brisk westerly winds, with gusts peaking at 35mph to 40mph.
    • Cloud: Variable cloud today, with bases around 1,700ft to 2,300ft (500m to 700m). Locally, the bases may be lower in any showers and will become increasingly broken into the afternoon.
    • Weather: Variable cloud with the odd scattered shower. The cloud will become increasingly broken in the afternoon with some sunny spells.
    • Visibility: Poor above the cloud bases and within any showers. Otherwise, it will be good.
    • Freezing level: Above the summits.
  2. Video content

    Video caption: Three dads cross finish line on £400k suicide awareness walk

    They walked 300 miles for a suicide prevention charity after their daughters took their own lives.

  3. Children and teens urged to get Covid jab

    Cumbria's director of public health is urging children and teenagers who didn't have a Covid vaccine at school to do so over the half term.

    All children aged 12 to 15 in the UK are being offered one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab.

    Colin Cox said: "Anybody who missed their jab at school or has had other problems getting access to their jab or didn't get the consent form in on time can now recover that and you can get your jab over half term."

    Teenage girl gets Covid vaccine

    The government's national booking service for Covid jabs is now open for 12 to 15-year-olds.

    What difference will jabbing young teens make?

  4. Weather on the fells: Cloudy with scattered showers

    • Temperature at 3,000ft: Around 3C to 4C (37F to 39F).
    • Winds: North-westerly winds will gradually weaken throughout the day, with gusts reaching 40mph to 45mph in the morning, but easing to 30mph to 35mph in the afternoon.
    • Cloud: A mostly cloudy day with cloud bases around 1,300ft to 2,000ft (400m to 600m).
    • Weather: Mainly cloudy, with just the occasional sunny spell. Scattered showers are also expected to drift in from the north-west at times.
    • Visibility: Generally very good, but reducing during any showers or above the cloud bases.
    • UV levels: Low.
    • Freezing level: Above the summits.
  5. GP joins call for compulsory mask wearing

    A Cumbrian GP is urging everyone to wear masks.

    Dr Mark Alban, who works in Brampton near Carlisle, is among a growing number of doctors who want Covid restrictions re-introduced.

    The number of people testing positive for Covid in the UK has risen to more than 40,000 daily cases in recent days.

    Woman putting on mask

    The British Medical Association has accused ministers of being "wilfully negligent".

    On Wednesday, Health Secretary Sajid Javid said "at this point" the government would not bring in its Plan B measures- which include compulsory face coverings and Covid passports for entry to nightclubs and large events, as well recommending working from home.

    Dr Alban said: "Often it strikes me that it is the elderly and vulnerable people who are wearing masks when I go shopping and it's the younger lot who aren't going to get seriously ill from Covid who aren't.

    "I'd really encourage them to reconsider that even if we're not getting government direction to do so."

  6. Weather on the fells: Bright and chilly start, strong winds

    • Temperature at 3,000ft: Around -1C to 1C (30F to 34F) in the morning, rising to 2C to 3C (36F to 37F) in the afternoon.
    • Winds: Strong north-westerly winds with gusts reaching 50mph.
    • Cloud: Mostly cloudless in the morning. Later in the afternoon, patchy cloud will move in with bases around 2,400ft to 3,000ft (800m to 900m) or above the summits.
    • Weather: Dry with plenty of sunshine in the morning. The afternoon will see a few patches of cloud move in, along with the odd scattered shower. These could possibly fall wintry at the peaks.
    • Visibility: Very good or excellent, but reducing during any afternoon showers or above the cloud bases.
    • UV levels: Low.
    • Freezing level: Around 800m in the early morning, gradually lifting to above the summits later on.
  7. Video content

    Video caption: Three dads joined by families on 300-mile suicide awareness walk

    The three dads have been joined by families across the country who have all lost someone to suicide.

  8. Plans for Carlisle's Garden Village on display

    Plans for the creation of a new village and link road on the outskirts of Carlisle have gone on display.

    An exhibition on the proposed St Cuthbert's Garden Village and Carlisle southern link road is being held at the racecourse until 19:30 on Tuesday.

    Under the plans 10,000 new homes will be built on the southern edge of the city.

    Graphic of the location of the St Cuthbert's Garden Village

    The scheme was awarded £320,000 by the government at the beginning of the year.

    Cumbria County Council and the city council has pledged £10m towards the scheme.

    The government announced the creation of 14 Garden Villages, described as self-contained communities throughout England, in 2017.

    Caldew Crossing bridge on the Carlisle Southern Link Road

    Proposals include a southern link road which will link the M6 at Junction 42 to the A595.

    An artist's impression of the Caldew Crossing bridge can be seen above.

  9. 'Daft' comet-chasing driver lied about speeding

    A "daft" driver lied after being caught speeding during an early-morning trip to see a comet.

    Kyle Walton from Chesnut Court in Toft Hill near Bishop Auckland was clocked doing 35mph in a 30 zone in Warwick Bridge, early one morning in July last year, Carlisle Crown Court heard.

    He was sent a notice that he would be prosecuted for a road traffic offence - which he disputed and claimed his car had not been in Cumbria at the time.

    Walton's barrister said his client had initially “forgotten” being in the area - but now recalls he was travelling to Alston looking for a comet which above Cumbria over on that date.

    Kyle Anthony Walton

    Walton was given a 12-month community order and told he must complete 200 hours of unpaid work and pay £300 costs.

    Judge Guy Mathieson said Walton had told a “flat out lie”, and would have to pay for that mistake.

    “It was a daft line to take, it was a stupid line to take and one that you now know wasn’t worth the risk,” said the judge.

  10. Weather on the fells: Overcast with strong winds and rain

    • Temperature at 3,000ft: Around 8C to 9C (46F to 48F) in the morning, rising to around 10C (50F) later.
    • Winds: Winds will be southerly and strong at first, becoming south-westerly and very strong later. Gusting up to 35mph to 40mph.
    • Cloud: Overcast throughout, with cloud bases around 300ft to 1,000ft (100m to 300m) at first in the morning, rising to just 1,300ft to 2,600ft (400m to 800m) for a time in the afternoon.
    • Weather: It will be another dull day with overcast skies, and outbursts of heavy rain will push in from the west throughout. There will be hill fog in places too, due to the presence of low cloud.
    • Visibility: Poor above the cloud bases and during spells of rain, but good otherwise.
    • UV levels: Low.
    • Freezing level: Above the summits.