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"28.03.2017 09:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Anyone want to be a banana?!
Ulverston's seeking recruits to wave giant bananas as part of the comedy and music festival Another Fine Fest on June 17.
The event pays homage to Ulverston-born comedy legend Stan Laurel. Last year they broke the World
"27.03.2017 16:59:00" BBC News The new quid on the block - the UK's latest £1 coin is said to be the "most secure in the world".
More here: bbc.in/2opX0O3 There's a new £1 coin in circulation from Tuesday.
"27.03.2017 16:15:00" Harraby under sixes football in need of volunteers. Harraby Catholic Football Club need volunteers to help coach their under-sixes.
The club is dependent on volunteers. Coach Andrew Hewson worries that some children will have to play elsewhere if they don't get the extra help.
If you'd like to help go to
"27.03.2017 15:56:32" Get Creative making a mighty Cumbria quilt Get Creative making a mighty Cumbria quilt To mark the 50th anniversary of BBC Local Radio the regions are uniting in stitch.
The challenge is on to create a 25cm/10" fabric square that best reflects what you treasure about your patch. From castles to cairns, Cumberland sausages to Morecambe Bay Love Cumbria? Say it with stitch!
As part of the BBC's Get Creative weekend on April 8th we're starting work on a mighty quilt for Cumbria.
The challenge is on to create a 10"/25cm block featuring something you treasure about the county, anything from
"27.03.2017 13:06:58" Timeline Photos Silly cow!... how inconsiderate.
a bit of a road block in Buttermere.
Thanks for the photo, Paula!
"27.03.2017 06:59:23" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A giant of Cumbrian judo is hanging up his black belt tonight.
Jim Wood has been with the Furness Judo Club for 52 years, more than forty of them spent coaching juniors twice-a-week.
He joined in 1965 aged 17 and went on to win Bronze in the British
"27.03.2017 06:00:50" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Helpful repair work, or making a wild place less wild?
Some mountain bikers have criticised the new wide, smooth, firm, pale blue gravel surface that's been laid on this bridleway on Loughrigg Fell near Ambleside.
The Lake District National Park
"26.03.2017 19:10:35" Timeline Photos Red sky at night....near Carlisle, bringing a marvellous Cumbrian weekend to a close.
"26.03.2017 11:00:00" Timeline Photos Cumbria's weather today...
Any isolated mist or fog patches will quickly clear this morning, to leave another fine and dry day with long sunny spells. It will feel warm in light winds.
"26.03.2017 06:00:52" Children on what makes their mum special...get ready to say awww!
We're doing a community project on the Salterbeck estate in Workington, so we thought we'd ask the children at St. Mary's RC Primary School.
"25.03.2017 12:21:40" Timeline Photos More than 450 homes and businesses in South Cumbria are being offered a faster broadband connection, as part of a scheme that BT says is its biggest so far in the county.
Fibre optic cables leading right into a customer's own building have been
"25.03.2017 09:22:43" Timeline Photos Cumbria's weather today...
A frosty start but that will clear quickly to leave a dry, sunny and warm afternoon in highs of 15C.
It will be clear overnight with light winds. Temperature falling to 2C though leaving frost and mist in places.
"24.03.2017 15:01:37" Teen boxers fly to Denmark A group of young boxers from the Eden Valley are flying out to Denmark tonight.
Penrith Elite Amateur Boxing Club will compete in the Hvidovre Box Cup.
Here's one of their training sessions.
"24.03.2017 11:05:49" Timeline Photos South Lakes Safari Zoo welcome a new face!
The Kordofan giraffe, which is vulnerable to extinction in the wild, was born on 21 March.
"24.03.2017 08:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The Mountain Heritage Trust has found a new home in Cumbria for its collection of historical mountaineering equipment and documents.
Terry Tasker, whose famous brother Joe died on Everest in 1982, is pictured with his expedition jacket which her family
"24.03.2017 07:00:31" It's Red Nose Day!
As we're spending time on the Salterbeck estate in Workington at the moment, we thought we'd get the children at St.Mary's RC Primary School to tell us their favourite joke!
"23.03.2017 15:22:49" Workington Lifeboat Today was the last launch of Workington Tyne class lifeboat Sir John Fisher.
The hoist is now being adapted for the new Shannon Class lifeboat Dorothy May White which will arrive on the 5th of April.
"23.03.2017 08:45:00" Norman Nicholson *Listen with audio*
The Norman Nicholson Society will publicly launch a project today to buy and renovate the former home of the well known Cumbrian poet.
Nicholson lived in the Millom home for the entirety of his life and the society want to preserve
"23.03.2017 08:00:02" Spot the difference!
Salterbeck in Workington was built in 1920s and 1930s.
We're spending the next few weeks there doing a special community project....talking to the people who live and work there about the past, present and future.
"23.03.2017 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Cumbrian chef Peter Turnpenny is competing today for a place in the finals of the prestigious Roux Scholarship.
The head pastry chef at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House near Windermere overcame serious injury in a road accident to pursue his career and take
"22.03.2017 20:14:35" BBC News Four people have died, including the attacker, after a "terrorist incident" outside the Houses of Parliament in London. This video explains what happened.
"22.03.2017 16:42:57" bbc.co.uk London attack: Woman dies in Westminster 'terror' incident - BBC News Several people struck down on bridge and police officer stabbed at the Houses of Parliament. A Woman dies in Westminster 'terror' incident.
"22.03.2017 15:30:17" bbc.co.uk Police officer 'stabbed at UK Parliament' - BBC News Alleged assailant was shot by armed police following the incident, Commons Leader says. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39355940
"22.03.2017 15:07:31" bbc.co.uk Reports of shots outside UK Parliament - BBC News Reports of shots fired outside UK Parliament, Palace of Westminster reportedly in lockdown http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39355940
"22.03.2017 15:07:26" BBC News Watch LIVE: Security incident at the Houses of Parliament. Breaking news. BREAKING NEWS:
Incident in London, outside the Houses of Parliament.
"22.03.2017 12:59:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Only ducks and geese will be taking to the water in Barrow Park this year - after the closure of the pleasure boat business. Blyth's Boats says it is not viable now a council subsidy has been withdrawn due to Town Hall funding cuts.
"22.03.2017 11:49:15" Timeline Photos Gill Henwood's snow pups exploring Grizedale Forest this morning near High Cross.
The snow was 4-6 inches deep!
"22.03.2017 08:31:27" twitter.com BBC Look North NE&C on Twitter “With both heavy rain and snow in the forecast this morning, here's a quick update from @OwainWynEvans https://t.co/IO6M9VM0wY”
"21.03.2017 14:10:45" BBC News Watch Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second independence referendum at Holyrood. Nicola Sturgeon, calling for another independence referendum for Scotland.
"21.03.2017 10:48:01" bbc.co.uk Lambing in the Spring, Wedding Venue in the Summer, The Lake District, Series 1, Back to the Land with Kate Humble - BBC Two Worthless wool turns a profit as luxury bags and muddy farm barn goes glam for weddings. Kate Humble starts a new series of programmes on BBC2 this evening, with a visit to the Lake District. Here's a taste.
"20.03.2017 17:45:03" Timeline Photos Four kayakers spent the night on an island in the middle of Thirlmere after capsizing.
One of their colleagues managed to get a telephone signal and call emergency services early on Sunday morning.
Fire crews from Keswick and Penrith were called out
"20.03.2017 17:00:06" Timeline Photos Peek a boo!
Many thanks to Amanda Fazackerly who spotted this cheeky chap in Dodd wood, Keswick.
"20.03.2017 15:57:23" Timeline Photos Lakeland Mues is one of several Cumbrian busninesses set to feature on the BBC 2 documentary "Back to the Land".
This series champions the UK's most inspirational rural entrepreneurs and will air tomorrow night at 8pm.
"20.03.2017 12:49:07" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Theatre by the Lake welcomes new comedy 'Silver Lining'.
Written by Sandi Toksvig and directed by Rebecca Gatward, the show opens March 21st following its world premiere on February 8th.
It tells the tale of five extraordinary yet forgotten women, who
"20.03.2017 07:00:00" Timeline Photos A pub in Kendal that's been open for less than 18 months has been named as the best in Westmorland!
Judges from CAMRA - the Campaign for Real Ale - said the Factory Tap was the area's Pub of the Year for being a 'hotshot innovation'.
"17.03.2017 16:31:11" Cumbrian Husky Mushing Meet Blade and Shadow.
The Siberian huskies were adopted by Sonia Gager-Tomkinson who owns Horse and Husky Bootle. She offers mushing sessions to visitors from all over the UK.
The huskies can run for up to 30 miles a day and so 3 apprentices have been
"17.03.2017 13:30:04" Timeline Photos "100 marathons man" has had a limited eddition beer named after him!
Gary Mckee from Cleator Moor is attempting to run 100 marathons in 100 days to raise money for Macmillan Cancer support.
The new beer will be launched March 24th and Ennerdale Brewery
"17.03.2017 12:51:28" Q+A with Terry the Viking.
He's bringing history alive for children at Tullie House in Carlisle this week.
"17.03.2017 07:54:56" Timeline Photos Anyone for a spot of dry-mushing?
Have-a-go sessions at Bootle's Horse and Husky are drawing visitors from across the UK.
It's just taken on two apprentices with support from the Copeland Work and Skills Programme to help manage bookings and look after
"17.03.2017 07:00:00" vimeo.com BCA Super Classic 2016 - CFF A group of cheerleaders from Workington have become so good at their sport they can't afford to compete overseas.
Cheer Fitness and Fun won a national event in Blackpool two weeks ago but couldn't enter another competition in Las Vegas because of the
"16.03.2017 15:51:42" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post They're after our jobs!
Students at Newman School in Carlisle presenting the weather and having a go at sports commentating as part of BBC School Report.
"16.03.2017 13:00:00" Pupils at the Workington Academy have been swapping their textbooks for cameras and microphones as part of BBC School Report.
This is the news bulletin they've put together, and it's great! So if you want to hear about their new school building, local
"16.03.2017 11:41:10" Timeline Photos Miriam Slack has been enjoying the views in the Newlands Valley in the Lake District, and was kind enough to share some of them with us.
With its tumbling waters and towering crags, it's one of the best valleys in the Lake District that doesn't have a
"15.03.2017 21:10:26" Timeline Photos Don't you just love the lighter evenings? ❤️
Skyline of Carlisle, from an unconventional angle. Ace photo Lydia Hulme!
"15.03.2017 15:24:02" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Pupils from Workington Academy are training to become the young journalists of the future by taking part in BBC School Report.
"15.03.2017 11:00:00" This great little film about a lost railway station has won a NATIONAL award for the children who made it at Barrow Island Primary School!
They made it with the help of the Cumbrian charity, Signal Film and Media, and it won its age category at the Into
"15.03.2017 09:24:23" Timeline Photos Nearly seven years since it was discovered in a field near Kirkby Stephen, the Crosby Garrett Helmet will return to Cumbria!
The Roman cavalry helmet was last displayed at Tullie House in Carlisle in 2013, and in April it will go on show there again as
"15.03.2017 07:00:00" Timeline Photos A new report by the University of Oxford has found that Natural Flood Management such as planting trees can help but would have made no real difference when rain fell as heavily and as fast as it did during Storm Desmond. It is now calling for DEFRA and
"14.03.2017 20:11:18" Timeline Photos Spring is in the air? Spring has sprung! It's enough to give you a spring in your step...
okay, I'll stop now...
Nice picture of lambs in the Eden Valley. Thanks Terry Abraham!
"14.03.2017 10:09:48" bbc.co.uk BBC - Trainee schemes and apprenticeships - Careers If you're interested in getting into the BBC, this could be just the thing for you!
"14.03.2017 07:00:00" nestauk.github.io nestauk.github.io Circles represent museums and are colour coded according to their type. When you move the pointer over a circle you can find out the size of the population surrounding a museum. Do you ever visit your local museum? In fact, do you even know where it is, or what you can see there?
Today sees the launch of an interactive map which plots the location of over 1300 accredited museums in England for the first time.
"13.03.2017 17:07:10" Brian Blessed brings Great Knott to life. *Put your headphones on*
Actor Brian Blessed has brought to life an old yew tree in Great Knott Wood.
His voice was recorded by the Woodland Trust and placed inside the tree to educate visitors about the ancient woodland.
When asked to take part he
"13.03.2017 13:58:20" Timeline Photos The northern end of the canal from Lancaster to Kendal may have been closed for decades, and the dream of reopening it apparently unrealisable - but the towpath is about to be restored.
The Lancaster Canal Restoration Project, which brings together a
"13.03.2017 11:56:47" BBC Scotland News Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed she will ask for permission to hold a second Scottish independence referendum, in a live speech from Edinburgh. Does Scotland 'deserve' a second independence referendum?
That's what Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon thinks.
She says Scotland needs to make it's own decision on Brexit and that a second independence referendum is justified.
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"11.03.2017 19:00:43" Northern Sky - Heaven Here Have a listen to these amazing harmonies!
This is Cumbrian band Northern Sky from Kendal, with their original song 'Heaven Here'.
You can listen to their whole session tonight on BBC Introducing in Cumbria from 8pm.
"10.03.2017 14:45:21" The UK's last hand made lead crystal glass - Cumbria Crystal in Ulverston - has ben chosen to provide bespoke champagne flutes for Bentley's new Bentayga Mulliner 4x4. You can only buy these if you pay the £165,000 for the SUV!
"10.03.2017 13:37:17" BBC News When live TV goes wrong...
This BBC guest's children become the stars of the show. We've all had a good laugh at this...
When have your kids embarrassed you?
"10.03.2017 11:05:36" Timeline Photos Many thanks to Stu Harper for sending us this photo of a spectacular halo effect close to sunset last night.
"09.03.2017 16:46:14" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post William would be proud....Wordsworth that is!
The daffodils down by the river in his birthplace of Cockermouth are looking mighty fine today!
"09.03.2017 08:00:00" Ella Gale from Carlisle has a very rare brain condition.
It causes daily problems with walking, talking, and feeding herself. Although, she's very good at the commando crawl says her mum!
Local people are rallying round to raise money for special
"09.03.2017 07:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A project to conserve Hawfinches - that in Cumbria are only known to live in the grounds of Sizergh Castle near Kendal - wants you to report any other sightings.
The brightly coloured birds have incredibly strong beaks.
If you see one elsewhere in
"08.03.2017 17:30:27" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Dazzling pattern and colour on show at the New Quilting exhibition now open at Rheged. If you feel inspired, the BBC Get Creative challenge is on to create a Cumbria quilt! Submissions of 25cm/10" squares featuring something you treasure about the
"08.03.2017 13:44:40" Timeline Photos After months of consultation and campaigning, health bosses have come to some big decisions today about the future of hospital care in North, West and East Cumbria.
They voted to keep a consultant-led maternity unit in Whitehaven BUT this will be on a 12
"08.03.2017 12:51:51" Timeline Photos The children at Grasmere School have been out and about with their cameras today.
This great shot was taken by 9 year old Sylvia!
"08.03.2017 10:42:36" Timeline Photos Well this made us 'awww' this morning...
Harry, at the top of his walk at Ennerdale... Thanks to owner, Lauren Rudd for the photo!
"08.03.2017 08:45:34" Timeline Photos Wow....what wonderful colours!
Thanks to 'ElizaD' from Kendal for this gorgeous photo, posted on the BBC Weather Watchers website this morning.
"08.03.2017 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Organisers of last year's Catbells Festival of Light are running another fund-raising spectacular on the Cumbrian fells.
The Lakeland Festival of Light is due to take place on three mountains near Braithwaite, on the last Saturday of April. It'll raise
"07.03.2017 18:30:01" Timeline Photos This lovely photo is from Jude in Coniston, one of our BBC Weather Watchers.
You can almost feel the warmth in that sunshine!
"07.03.2017 16:05:04" These mums at Cockermouth Baby Cafe have their say on proposed changes to maternity services
"07.03.2017 11:53:23" Timeline Photos Look familiar?
Here's our county.... from space.
Psychedelic views of natural spectacles from around the world have been taken by special satellites sent into orbit by Nasa and the United States Geological Survey.
"07.03.2017 07:00:00" surveymonkey.co.uk Introducing The Lakes Place... Survey Web survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates. The Lake District National Park Authority is rebranding the name of its visitor information centres to 'The Lakes Place'.
Is this a good idea?
"06.03.2017 20:20:46" BBC North West Tonight South Lakes Safari Zoo could close as councillors refuse to issue a new licence http://bbc.in/2mWSJl7 More on the South Lakes Safari Zoo.
"06.03.2017 15:23:25" www.bbc.co.uk South Lakes Safari Zoo: Council refuses owner licence - BBC News In February, a report found 486 animals had died at the zoo in four years. Council refuses David Gill, the owner of South Lakes Safari Zoo, a new licence.
"06.03.2017 07:30:00" Timeline Photos Live in West Cumbria? Know where your water comes from? It'll stop coming from Ennerdale Water soon because United Utilities plan to build a new pipeline to deliver it from Thirlmere instead.
"05.03.2017 20:15:46" Timeline Photos This photo of Prime Minister, Theresa May in Cumbria has been shared thousands of times online!
The picture, taken at Captain Shaw's primary school in Bootle has been used as a 'meme' to convey people's feelings about things.
Here are some other
"05.03.2017 16:37:09" Glorious Glenridding. #OpenForBusiness
"04.03.2017 19:56:16" Timeline Photos (Finally) A sunny Saturday!! ☀️
Windermere from the Newby Bridge end.
"04.03.2017 18:26:48" Timeline Photos Ullswater Yacht Club is the national club of the year!
It was announced at the Royal Yachting Association dinghy show in London. It's the club's second big award in recent months.
Congratulations to all concerned. No doubt they're riding on the crest
"04.03.2017 18:00:01" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It might look basic, but this is where a singer-songwriter from Keswick is recording her new album!
Annemarie Quinn moved to Malawi last August and she's built herself a home-made recording booth. You can hear music from Annemarie and other local
"04.03.2017 15:00:00" West Cumbria's newest school Workington Academy pupils might be EXCITED for this weekend to finish
"04.03.2017 09:00:01" Timeline Photos Welcome to the world little one!
It's the lambing season and Cumbria-based shepherdess Hannah Jackson has very kindly allowed us to share this gorgeous photo of a new arrival.
"04.03.2017 08:11:41" cumbriastop50trees.org.uk Cumbria's Top 50 Trees Cumbria's Top 50 Trees Have you voted for your favourite tree in Cumbria yet?
"03.03.2017 15:23:13" BBC News We were live from the BBC Weather centre looking ahead to the weather for the weekend. Weekend weather report.
"03.03.2017 15:00:01" Timeline Photos Sir Tom Jones is coming to Cumbria this summer!
The singer will perform at Cartmel Racecourse during a race day in late June. Tickets go on sale on Monday.
Let's hope the racecourse has plenty of green, green grass! See what we did there?!
"03.03.2017 13:00:01" Timeline Photos Thank you to Helen Tuck for this great photo of a couple of waxwings taken near Rockcliffe in north Cumbria.
They winter in the UK every year, along with 11,000 of their waxwing friends. Obviously not all of them in Cumbria though - or in Helen's garden!
"03.03.2017 11:15:00" bbc.co.uk Poppi Worthington: Cumbria Police failed in toddler death investigation - BBC News Officers failed to properly investigate claims Poppi Worthington was sexually abused, the IPCC says. A catalogue of police failures over the death of a 13-month-old girl has been laid bare by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
"03.03.2017 08:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Cumbrian GP Dr Stuart Allan is through to the last episode on Sunday of BBC2's "Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week".
He's taken part in a series of challenges like those used to recruit special forces soldiers all over the world.
In this clip he's
"02.03.2017 14:48:48" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Eeeeh....it's not like it was in my day!
Students at Workington Academy have been let into their brand new building today. All the latest tech plus a theatre, and a dance studio.
The headteacher says it's a vote of confidence in local children. The
"02.03.2017 10:30:53" Timeline Photos 'The Girl Who Had a Willy' By 7 year old Dot from Barrow.
Yes, you read correctly.
We've been asking children to share their own stories for World Book Day. This might be the strangest.
"02.03.2017 07:45:25" A thousand members of Cumbria's hospitality industry are expected over the two days of a trade show at Crooklands.
Branding experts are on hand to advise them how to make the most of World Heritage status for the Lake District, if it's granted later this
"01.03.2017 13:35:00" Timeline Photos It's c-c-c-cold! The view up Swirral Edge on Helvellyn today, showing the extent of the snow on the ridge and at the head of Brown Cove.
Thanks to the fell top assessors from the Lake District National Park for allowing us to use this fantastic photo.
"01.03.2017 10:00:00" It's predicted steep increases in business rates are going to hit Cumbria hard, costing jobs and livelihoods.
Some businesses are facing hikes of up to 300% following the most recent revaluation.
"01.03.2017 08:32:13" Timeline Photos Thank you to Gary McKeating for this stunning photo of Venus shining over the Solway Firth in Harrington near Workington.
"01.03.2017 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Meet the new robot that is on its way from America. It'll soon be at The Royal Preston Hospital and could be used to assist surgeons treating cancer patients from South Cumbria. It has five octopus-like arms at the end of which are fully jointed, tiny
"28.02.2017 15:22:46" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The guys at the Great North Air Ambulance base in Cumbria have been getting into the spirit on Pancake Day!
But they've taken it one step further - or maybe higher - and made them in the shape of helicopters! Impressive or what?!
"28.02.2017 13:42:25" Timeline Photos Now you see it, now you don't! Carlisle's city centre bandstand is being dismantled today.
It was used pretty regularly by local music groups, especially during the summer but the city council says it's no longer fit for purpose.
The council is looking
"28.02.2017 11:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It might be snowing in Grasmere but it's not stopped the children practicing for their pancake race later!
Thank you to the school for allowing us to share these great photos.
"28.02.2017 10:00:02" Timeline Photos Workington joined with Whitehaven? Cockermouth and Penrith together? This is how Cumbria could be carved up under changes to constituency boundaries.
Have your say on these proposals and what others have suggested here: http://bit.ly/2lj9Awp
"28.02.2017 06:30:01" Timeline Photos "We are genuinely grateful" - those are the words of Sally Roythorne - who has told BBC Radio Cumbria that her and her partner Rob Plevin's lives were turned around after the couple were stabbed in their sleep back in 2010. House party guest Matthew
"27.02.2017 07:29:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The National Trust now owns another island in the Lake District.
Grasmere Island is thought to have inspired one of the founders of the National Trust to create the organisation.
"26.02.2017 13:27:21" bbc.co.uk Thirlmere reservoir £300m pipeline plans go on show - BBC News The United Utilities project will safeguard drinking water supplies across West Cumbria. Details of a new pipeline to provide fresh drinking water for west Cumbria will be shown in March. United Utilities says most of the pipeline will be sited on agricultural land.
"25.02.2017 11:30:00" bbc.co.uk Maps reveal schizophrenia 'hotspots' in England - BBC News A study of GP prescriptions reveals patterns of the mental illness in England. Areas around Carlisle, Penrith and the Eden Valley are 'hotspots' for schizophrenia, according to a university study.
"25.02.2017 09:00:01" Timeline Photos First light on Blencathra.
Photo: Royce Meckin
"24.02.2017 20:09:56" BBC North West Tonight Grasmere Island has been given to the National Trust http://bbc.in/2mlO4ZQ
"24.02.2017 09:57:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A mother from Barrow has won her campaign for an airline to offer autism-friendly holidays. Deborah Brownson's book He's Not Naughty has persuaded Virgin Atlantic to train its nine thousand staff.
"24.02.2017 07:30:05" Former Blue Tony Hopper and his family are the guests of honour at this weekend's Carlisle United Football Club game.
Fans have raised thousands to help create hoppy memories for his sons following Tony's diagnosis with incurable motor neurone disease.
"24.02.2017 05:45:00" bbc.co.uk Tories win Copeland by-election as Labour holds Stoke - BBC News The Conservatives unseat Labour in the Copeland by-election as Labour holds Stoke-on-Trent Central. In Copeland the Conservative's Trudy Harrison won with 13,748 votes.
Labour's Gillian Troughton came second with 11,601 votes.
"24.02.2017 04:38:54" Timeline Photos The Conservatives have won the Copeland by-election - beating Labour in a seat it has held since its creation in 1983.
Trudy Harrison won with 13,748 votes to Labour's Gillian Troughton's 11,601.
Trudy Harrison hailed the victory as "a truly historic
"23.02.2017 16:40:08" Timeline Photos Virgin West Coast has been forced to stop people travelling by train today.
The company says it's had to suspend trains as Storm Doris brings strong winds and heavy rain to the UK.
Customers with tickets for today will be accepted for journeys starting
"23.02.2017 15:58:06" A flood-hit Cumbrian farmer says the 2015 storms have ultimately had a positive effect on his business.
This year's lambs on Steve Dunning's farm near Tebay have a lovely new home - above any future flood waters.
"23.02.2017 13:05:06" A Cumbrian church which is more than 600 years old is in dire need of help.
Local people are trying to raise thousands of pounds for urgent repair work.
"23.02.2017 10:01:01" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post George Masson's mother Margaret was killed when a Virgin train crashed at Grayrigg near Kendal 10 years ago today.
Speaking at the scene of the derailment, he said even though a decade had passed, it's still as painful: "I've got tears coming out of my
"23.02.2017 07:30:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post On the 10th anniversary of the Grayrigg train crash, BBC Radio Cumbria has reunited three people who say their lives were changed forever by it.
The driver Iain Black, railway engineer David Lewis and George Masson - whose mother was killed - have been
"22.02.2017 15:19:21" BBC News Forecasters have warned #StormDoris is likely to cause travel disruption, damage to buildings and send debris flying. #StormDoris and how it might affect you over the course of the next 24hrs.
"22.02.2017 14:55:16" The home of England's highest mountain and deepest lake...and other interesting facts about Copeland, the place politicians are currently scrapping over.
There's a full list of candidates in the by-election here: http://bbc.in/2mc8Nz6.
"22.02.2017 12:10:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post At least three people have been saved since Great North Air Ambulance helicopters started carrying supplies of blood plasma.
It is an extension of the 'blood on board' technique where blood is transported to the scene of an accident on the aircraft.
"22.02.2017 11:56:24" Timeline Photos Thank you to Robin, one of our BBC Weather Watchers, for this photo of Allonby, taken earlier today.
It's a sign of things to come. There are weather warnings out for strong winds and heavy rain overnight and into tomorrow, plus snow is likely on higher
"21.02.2017 18:00:01" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Storm Doris may be threatening some wintry weather this week, but the signs of spring are still here. Andrew Hetherington found frog spawn in his garden near Carlisle, and Rebecca Atkinson sent us this photo of a spring lamb in her family farm near
"21.02.2017 15:30:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Eden Valley Hospice in Carlisle is on the hunt for students to get involved in their Young Volunteer Programme.
The scheme offers work experience to 17 year olds considering a career in health care.
"21.02.2017 13:58:53" Timeline Photos Meet Paddy!
The young pup who got his name today will be joining Max out in the Lake District at the end of March.
"21.02.2017 10:43:05" Timeline Photos Car in the River Eden at Rickerby Park in Carlisle.
Police were called at 7.30 this morning. Fire Brigade searched the car, no one was found inside. They understand the car was reported stolen earlier this week.
"21.02.2017 08:00:00" BAE Apprentices BAE Systems is investing £25 million into a new training centre for its growing apprenticeship scheme.
It will support almost 1000 craft and technical apprentices during the switch from Astute to Dreadnought class submarines.
"20.02.2017 17:00:03" Timeline Photos Local celebrity Max out in the Lake District has a new friend!
The 4 week old pup will be joining the beloved springer spaniel Max on his adventures across the Lake District.
The name is still a surprise which will be unveiled tomorrow at midday.
"20.02.2017 16:00:00" Cumbria Wildlife Trust Cumbria Wildlife Trust has blocked 20 man made ditches at Eycott Hill Nature Reserve.
The ditches were draining water from the uplands into Naddles Beck.
It's hoped this will reduce the risk of flooding further downstream in Keswick, Cockermouth and
"20.02.2017 14:48:34" Timeline Photos Somewhere over the rainbow...
Wow, thanks for the photo, Marie Johnston!
"20.02.2017 11:24:50" Timeline Photos Theatre by the Lake's Young Company is back on the 28th of February.
The group of 10-18 year olds will meet once a week to explore the world of theatre.
Young Company leader Marion Ward said: “I'm really excited about our new Young Company becoming an
"20.02.2017 09:30:01" Timeline Photos A Steiff teddy-bear's sold for £850 in an auction of vintage toys in Cockermouth.
It was part of a sale at Mitchells Auctioneers on Saturday.
Other lots sold included a model steam engine for £820 and a scale model of the Titanic fetching £150.
"20.02.2017 08:06:02" Timeline Photos The BBC is singing the praises of local music this Summer - and we need your help.
For "BBC Music Day" in June, a local music legend will be commemorated with a special "Blue Plaque".
We need nominations for a musician who's no longer with us or a
"19.02.2017 22:54:11" bbc.in Britain's first scheduled steam train service in 50 years used by 5,500 people woo woo...
"19.02.2017 16:39:02" Timeline Photos The first west Cumbrian derby of the new rugby league season: Whitehaven v Workington Town
"19.02.2017 15:04:19" Missing or out of date medicines have delayed kickoff between Whitehaven and Workington Town on BBC Radio Cumbria Sport
"18.02.2017 13:45:37" Carlisle United are at Wycombe Wanderers in today's League One football - and we're live here from 2pm:
"17.02.2017 12:02:44" Viking Hoard on display Will you be going to see the Beckermet Viking Hoard at The Beacon, Whitehaven?
"17.02.2017 11:49:57" Timeline Photos Pet's behaving badly...
Here's a photo of guide dog, Bertie from Carlisle, taken by his owner Lydia. Oh dear....
Name and shame them!! What's the worst thing your pet has done?
"17.02.2017 09:00:00" Timeline Photos Western Dales Bus Service run a Saturday link between Sedbergh, Dent, Kendal, Kirkby Stephen and Hawes. It's proved so popular they've had to turn passengers away. After an anonymous donor gave them £5000, community volunteers have now raised enough to
"17.02.2017 07:00:56" Ever wondered how a hill farmer rescues a sheep from a ledge halfway down a cliff? It's just one of the things you can learn from a new BBC documentary “The Lake District: A Wild Year”! It's on BBC Two tonight at 9pm.
"17.02.2017 05:00:00" There's some brilliant time-lapse photography in a new BBC documentary about Cumbria. “The Lake District: A Wild Year” uses fixed cameras to capture all aspects of life in England's largest national park. It's on BBC Two tonight at 9pm. Here's a taste…
"16.02.2017 17:00:07" Timeline Photos Thanks to Pat Jones from Finsthwaite for this photo of a great display of snowdrops.
The nights are getting lighter and spring is definitely on the way! What's not to like?!
"16.02.2017 14:17:37" Tornado crossing Ribblehead Today is the last of three days' scheduled service on the railway from Settle to Appleby hauled by the steam locomotive Tornado. More than 6,000 people are thought to have bought a ticket to ride. This is probably the most magnificent minute.
"16.02.2017 08:00:02" 'Music brings them alive' - the Sunbeams Music Trust has been offering music therapy to children and adults with disabilities - including dementia - for 25 years.
The Cumbrian charity has just moved into a gorgeous new building near Penrith.
"15.02.2017 20:00:03" If you like nostalgia, this is fabulous!
A fifties promotional film about the Lake District has been recovered by the Brathay Trust. It's from their series "Holidays with Purpose" ☀️ If you recognise anyone in the film email email@example.com
"15.02.2017 18:00:01" Timeline Photos These two brave teenagers are still smiling, despite what happened to them.
Imogen and Amy were attacked by a man with a knife as they walked next to the River Derwent near Workington in June. Imogen suffered a punctured lung and spent nearly a week in
"15.02.2017 14:55:53" Timeline Photos Thanks to Jen Spiers for this beautifully atmospheric photo of Ullswater.
If you're having a stressy day, just stare at it for a while and feel your shoulders drop!
"15.02.2017 12:00:16" A Cumbria firefighter lived with the memory of being abused as a child for decades. He hopes his story encourages other victims to get help.
"15.02.2017 07:00:02" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A Cumbrian mountain's been fitted with high-tech temperature sensors to help winter climbers avoid damaging rare plants living in crevices and on rock ledges.
The devices, on Great End, show on the British Mountaineering Council website whether it's cold
"14.02.2017 18:33:04" Timeline Photos Youngsters from Grasmere C of E Primary School entertained guests for afternoon tea at somewhere rather special for Valentine's day. They served couples at the Michelin-starred Forest Side Hotel, as part of the Bright Stars programme. The first customers
"14.02.2017 15:41:45" Tornado's afternoon departure. We thought you might like one more shot of Tornado in steam, pulling out for another run along the line between Appleby and Settle.
You might notice, almost hidden in the steam, what looks suspiciously like a diesel unit behind the steam loco. It
"14.02.2017 10:20:56" BBC News Watch the Tornado - the first timetabled steam service in England since 1968! A part of history is coming to life in Cumbria today, with the return of steam train services on the Settle to Carlisle line.
"14.02.2017 09:40:01" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Has the Valentine's Day postbag brought you anything? If you need some love letter-writing inspiration, here are some lovely letters from the archives of Barrow Library.
"14.02.2017 09:26:52" bbc.co.uk Toshiba shares plunge as it delays crucial earnings report - BBC News The Japanese firm is set to report on a multibillion writedown, with investors worried about the future of the company. Uncertainty is surrounding the future of the planned Moorside nuclear plant in west Cumbria as Japanese firm Toshiba delays an announcement on its finances.
"14.02.2017 06:00:00" Timeline Photos Happy Valentines Day! Michael Neat, whose sister Rosie lives in Penrith, met his wife Debbie 25 years ago on the Australian version of Blind Date! They say talking is the key to their marriage and they are still best friends all these years later ❤️
"13.02.2017 15:16:44" BBC North West Tonight Don loves fell-walking and he's not letting a small thing like turning 94 get in his way ❤️ Remember 94 year old, Don who loves walking the fells?
Here's more of his story... ❤️
"13.02.2017 12:42:20" What's thought to be Cumbria's only Scalextric night begins this evening at Ulverston's Virginia House restaurant with rooms.
"13.02.2017 09:35:16" Does this busy Cumbrian road need an upgrade? Sixteen people were killed between 2004 and 2013 on the A595 and many think it needs improvements.
The Transport Secretary Chris Grayling and Shadow Transport Secretary Andy McDonald are both coming to look
"13.02.2017 08:34:53" One act of kindness that changed a homeless Carlisle man's life.
See more on this story at 19:30 on Inside Out.
"13.02.2017 07:00:07" Timeline Photos A Cumbrian solicitor says the law must change to better protect unmarried couples who live together.
Julian Nelson from Cartmell Shepherd in Carlisle spoke out after Denise Brewster - a woman from Northern Ireland whose long term partner suddenly died -
"10.02.2017 12:57:32" I think we could all learn from her philosophy!
We invited Margaret from Penrith, a widow in her 80s, to our studios.
She's alone, but not lonely. And this is no sob story! She smiles and says good morning to everyone she meets.
The impact of
"10.02.2017 12:00:32" Timeline Photos An eerie shot of the lone tree at Buttermere.
Wonderful in winter. Thanks to Adrian Harrison for the photo.
"10.02.2017 11:00:08" Timeline Photos 'Absolutely disgusting' - the words of the council officer who's having to tackle flytipping like this in Barrow.
Some of those responsible have been tracked down....using gift tags, bills and even bank statements found in the rubbish... and fined £400
"10.02.2017 08:00:06" Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Dust off your telescopes because tonight is a penumbral lunar eclipse.
The Moon will be partially covered by the Earth's outer shadow creating a dark shading on its face.
The change is so subtle that it is often mistaken for a normal full moon.
"10.02.2017 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Cumbria's tree population is getting a boost today.
About 90 volunteers and school pupils are helping the National Trust plant 1,400 trees on five sites in the Lake District. The Trust says it's the first time it's organised a mass planting on this
"09.02.2017 15:30:00" Timeline Photos Kendal's Market Place is getting a makeover!
As part of a £200,000 revamp by South Lakeland District Council, this pair of trees will be taken out and another planted instead, streetlights will be moved, there'll be a new water supply and better power
"09.02.2017 15:02:30" Timeline Photos Thanks to Graham from Stirling in Scotland for this gorgeous photo of Derwentwater at dusk.
Do you wish you were there now?!
"09.02.2017 14:16:03" End of life care is one of the services at the hospital in Barrow now labelled "outstanding" by the Care Quality Commission.
The Furness General is one of few NHS hospitals to have wards accredited for the Gold Standard in end of life care.
"09.02.2017 12:44:56" Tommy the pub tortoise. Happy New Year to Tommy the pub tortoise who has just come out of hibernation.
"09.02.2017 09:31:23" The A66 east of Penrith is closed following an earlier accident. Road closed from Kemplay roundabout just outside the town. Diversions in place. Three vehicles involved and the road is likely to be closed for a while.
"09.02.2017 06:37:01" Timeline Photos The Trust that runs hospital services in south Cumbria has achieved a "truly remarkable turnaround" says the Care Quality Commission today - rating the Morecambe Bay Hospitals as "good" - with some outstanding features, including in parts of maternity
"08.02.2017 22:39:19" BBC North West Tonight Don loves fell-walking and he's not letting a small thing like turning 94 get in his way. Turning 94, Don from Windermere still loves going up the fells.
"08.02.2017 16:21:17" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Well done to all the winners and finalists at the first Beatrix Potter Awards!
Farmers, volunteers and business people were honoured by the National Trust....and local children were asked to re-design the cover for any book about nature or animals.
"08.02.2017 14:58:00" Mental Health First Aiders at school A North Cumbrian school is training more than 20 of its staff to be mental health first aiders.
It's as a national charity suggests that two thirds of children feel worried every day about home life, schoolwork or themselves.
"08.02.2017 11:00:07" Timeline Photos Tullie house Museum and Art Gallery Carlisle was presented with the Best Museum award at the Cumbria Life Culture Awards.
Andrew Mackay, Director of Tullie House said "we are absolutely delighted to be crowned the best museum in Cumbria."
"08.02.2017 08:30:00" Figures suggest that every day up to 22,000 children in Cumbria feel anxious or worried about something.
To try and support its pupils, William Howard School in Brampton is giving mental health training to 20 members of staff.
"08.02.2017 07:00:01" Timeline Photos Wool from Cumbrian Herdwick sheep is now being used to make mattresses!
The Herdy Company that's behind "Herdysleep" says the idea is to pay farmers more for the wool than the very low prices it normally fetches.
How would you fancy a night's sleep
"07.02.2017 19:15:00" Timeline Photos Dark skies but bright rainbows over parts of Cumbria this afternoon!
"07.02.2017 17:02:36" All-terrain mobility scooters have been trialled today in Cumbria in the hope they could be deployed across the county to give people with disabilities much more access to the outdoors - and bring in new"purple pound" revenue to the tourist economy.
"07.02.2017 15:19:37" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A photo of Castlerigg near Keswick has come a close second in the annual Wainwright Society photographic competition.
But the winner was a picture of Gordale Scar in the Yorkshire Dales.
The judge, Derry Brabs, who worked with Alfred Wainwright said
"07.02.2017 10:20:30" Second attempt for a rocket launch.
"07.02.2017 10:15:34" Attempting a rocket launch from Carlisle Castle with Newtown Community Primary School.
"07.02.2017 10:10:07" Timeline Photos Beautiful, whatever the weather....Ullswater taken from Pooley Bridge this morning.
Thank you to BBC Weather Watcher 'David E'.
"07.02.2017 07:00:03" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A veterinary practice in Carlisle wants to make Cumbria the first county in England to be free of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea.
The disease costs the farming industry millions of pounds a year and can be potentially deadly for calves.
The Paragon Veterinary
"06.02.2017 14:04:06" BBC North West Tonight Spectacular pix of a murmuration (and what a great word that is..) of starlings at Sunbiggin Tarn in the Lakes this weekend.. Spectacular pix of a murmuration (and what a great word that is..) of starlings at Sunbiggin Tarn in the Lakes this weekend...
"06.02.2017 12:09:00" Timeline Photos Barrow's Age UK is the only branch of the charity in the country running a scheme to help people over 50 back into work - and it says it's proving a success, with five people getting jobs last month alone.
Today the Government's Business Champion for
"06.02.2017 09:31:01" Timeline Photos If you're a Little Mix fan then get ready, because the girls are coming to Cumbria this summer!
They'll perform in Carlisle's Bitts Park on Sunday 16 July, the day after Bryan Adams plays the same venue.
Tickets for Little Mix go on sale on the 10
"06.02.2017 08:00:38" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It should soon be a bit easier to enjoy the superb views from Kendal Castle.
Many of the steep paths up its grassy slopes, that get very muddy after rain, will have a new surface after work that's beginning today.
If the weather allows, it'll be
"06.02.2017 07:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A letter written by Beatrix Potter is part of a set of papers which is going up for auction today.
The letter is to the Mayor of Kendal Henry Airey, dated 30 August 1937.
It's estimated the set could sell for as much as £1,500.
"05.02.2017 20:13:25" Timeline Photos Cumbria Police say following a post mortem examination this afternoon, the death of a 41 year old woman in Aspatria is not being treated as suspicious. The pathologist found her death was due to 'natural causes'.
A 50 year old man who was arrested has
"05.02.2017 12:10:09" Timeline Photos Communities in south Cumbria are being given self help kits to set up No Cold Calling zones.
Cumbria Trading Standards have come up with the kit which includes leaflets and signs to warn door-to-door salesmen that they're not welcome.
The officers say
"05.02.2017 08:57:24" BBC Stories "He found our old fridge in a tree" - One year on from devastating flood damage, Mike Stubbs has finally been able to move back home.
"04.02.2017 14:34:51" Carlisle United passing drill #zip
"04.02.2017 11:44:18" Timeline Photos Businesses in the South Lakes are being offered grants to provide extra facilities for cyclists.
South Lakeland Council is offering firms up to £1,000 to install bike stands and other cycling storage.
The council's hoping it will persuade more people to
"04.02.2017 09:06:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Girls from Ulverston Victoria High and Millom Schools will play rugby at Twickenham today as a curtain raiser to the Six Nations opener, England versus France.
"03.02.2017 15:00:32" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Young chef Poppy is cooking up a storm.
The 13 year old from Brampton is going to the regional finals of the national Springboard Future Chef Competition in Liverpool on Monday.
Her mum said she has been cooking since she was 2!
"03.02.2017 13:00:37" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The Ullswater Yachting Association has been nominated for their second award in a year!
The club has been shortlisted for the Royal Yachting Association Club of the Year Award as the winner of the 'Increasing Participation' category.
The overall winner
"03.02.2017 11:37:45" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Island evolution.
The renovation work on hundreds of Barrow Island's iconic tenement flats is now two-thirds complete.
Barros Trading bought-up 318 flats in 2014, 80 per cent of them empty.
It's now renovated Ship Street, Barque Street and Brig Street
"03.02.2017 07:00:46" 2000 Cumbria pupils are taking part in Young Voices - a series of concerts this month billed as the world's largest children's choir. Barrow's Sacred Heart Catholic Primary is amongst the first to sing this year.
"02.02.2017 18:32:49" One of the country's most famous walks has turned into a treacherous bog - so they're airlifting in flagstones to make it safe again.
"02.02.2017 17:16:34" Timeline Photos Ward 4 at the West Cumberland Hospital has been closed to visitors because of an influenza outbreak.
Visitors won't be allowed in for the next 48 hours unless they have prior approval from the ward matron, and they'll have to wear a personal protective
"02.02.2017 15:30:19" Timeline Photos Now here's a story....
A controlled explosion was carried out on a "suspicious" car outside Workington Police Station (on a Vauxhall Corsa, not pictured here...)
Cumbria Police have now confirmed that it had been parked outside the station by police,
"02.02.2017 12:40:44" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Midsomer Murders meets CSI Cumbria?
A 2-day exercise has begun in Ambleside, for students of policing, crime investigations and trainee paramedics.
In what will become a simulation of a "major incident" across the University of Cumbria campus, a "body"
"02.02.2017 09:49:45" bbc.co.uk Workington Police bomb alert over parked car - BBC News Bomb disposal teams are sent to Workington police station in Cumbria to deal with the "suspicious" vehicle. Police say a controlled explosion has now been carried out, and after searching the car officers found "no issues of concern".
"02.02.2017 07:35:11" People in Cartmel are divided over plans to put double yellow lines throughout most of the village because of growing traffic congestion and parking problems. Cartmel is busier thanks to its growing reputation as a tourist and foodie destination.
"01.02.2017 16:39:55" The film helping to tackle and raise understanding of sexual abuse
"01.02.2017 14:30:00" Timeline Photos Do you know any future comedians aged between 6 and 12?!
Why not get them to write a joke for Blue Peter for this year's Red Nose Day for Comic Relief? Let's fly the flag for Cumbria!
"01.02.2017 12:15:02" Timeline Photos Thanks to Daniel Bulman for this lovely snowy photo of the summit of Skiddaw.
You can also see the Helvellyn range just above the clouds in the distance.
"01.02.2017 10:15:26" Cumbria is hoping to offer more apprenticeships, despite claims by the Institute for Fiscal Studies that the Government has "wildly" overstated the economic benefits of increasing apprentice numbers. Already in Cumbria nearly three times the national
"01.02.2017 09:00:00" A Cumbrian brewer is warning beer prices may have to rise after a sharp increase in the cost of raw materials.
Eden Brewery near Penrith says the price it's paying for some imported hops has almost doubled since last year.
"01.02.2017 06:30:00" Timeline Photos A group of anglers are being trained up to look out for people who fish illegally in Cumbria.
At the moment the Angling Trust and Environment Agency have seven volunteers working in the area who report suspicious incidents or gather information for
"31.01.2017 22:23:47" Transfer deadline day, final update?
"31.01.2017 21:48:06" Joe McKee leaves Carlisle United
"31.01.2017 21:16:08" Down to the wire for Carlisle United
"31.01.2017 20:07:09" Transfer deadline day, part five: another Carlisle United signing
"31.01.2017 19:58:31" Transfer deadline day, part four: Carlisle United top scorer Charlie Wyke is now a Bradford City player
"31.01.2017 19:25:49" Transfer deadline day, part three: Carlisle United and Barrow AFC
"31.01.2017 18:11:55" Transfer deadline day, part two: Carlisle United
"31.01.2017 16:36:35" Transfer deadline day, part one: Barrow AFC
"31.01.2017 15:16:55" Horseshoe Sculpture. What would you do with 314 horseshoes?
Adam Tinkler and Will Farrell from the Eden Valley had one bright idea...
"31.01.2017 10:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A former soldier from Carlisle who has just returned from climbing the highest mountain in South America says the thin air during the expedition was one of the most difficult challenges he faced.
Del Spry was injured in Afghanistan. He's a member of a
"31.01.2017 07:30:00" Timeline Photos Calling all would-be volunteers! Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service are holding an event today (Penrith Methodist - 10.30am-12pm) which will be attended by organisations in need of people who can spare some of their free time to help others. Here The
"30.01.2017 17:15:50" BBC News Daniel spent six months walking around the UK. Why? He wanted to map out his emotional reaction to each city. He visited every city and national park in the U.K!!
Daniel says Carlisle and the county as a whole is one of the friendliest places in Britain.
We're nice up north!
"30.01.2017 14:59:47" Timeline Photos Say hello to Cumbria's newest sports group!
Cumbria Frame Football gives youngsters with cerebral palsy and other disabilities the chance to have fun and get active.
The next session is on the 12th of February, 2:00pm at Yewdale Cummunity Centre
"30.01.2017 11:33:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post People who work in the Lake District call it the view from the office window - and while it must have been a slippery drive to work for the National Trust staff who work at Wray Castle, on the shores of Windermere, the views must be more than
"30.01.2017 08:30:00" A nightmare scenario.
Just how it could feel for a Cumbrian farmer to have one of their sheep lose its lamb - or for a dog owner to have it seized or even killed.
The county's police force says it will be taking positive action against Sheep
"30.01.2017 07:00:00" Timeline Photos A nightmare for everyone involved and soul destroying.
A couple of the ways that Sheep Worrying has been described by people living in rural areas of Cumbria.
Cumbria Police say they'll be proactively targeting people who use farm fields to walk dogs
"28.01.2017 11:30:13" www.bbc.co.uk Sir John Hurt: Bafta-winning actor dies aged 77 - BBC News The wife of the Bafta-winning Elephant Man and Alien star leads tributes. A look back at the life of Sir John Hurt.
Patron of the Keswick Film Festival.
Known for his roles in The Elephant Man, Midnight Express, Alien and Doctor Who.
"27.01.2017 14:45:44" Blink and you might miss it! For the first time a vendace - the UK's rarest freshwater fish - has been caught on film!
The Environment Agency says the footage was filmed by a remote-controlled yellow submarine (yes, seriously!) which was checking
"27.01.2017 13:10:19" 'Pink toys didn't put me off science' Do pink toys put off girls from careers in science?
That's what the Institution of Engineering and Technology said in December. But this engineer for Sellafield nuclear plant says NO!
(via BBC Family and Education News)
"27.01.2017 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Carlisle United fans are closing in on their target of raising £10,000 to help the Blues' manager buy new players.
A crowdfunding page was set up on Monday, after Keith Curle claimed that only a big crowd at Saturday's Barnet game would bring in enough
"26.01.2017 19:01:07" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Tinie Tempah, Franz Ferdinand, Jake Bugg...
The list goes on, and they've all just been announced as headliners at this year's Kendal Calling!
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday morning, and the festival starts
"26.01.2017 16:15:32" Timeline Photos M6 traffic warning!
An HGV crashed on the southbound carriageway of the M6 just before 3 o clock this afternoon. It happened one mile north of junction 40 and police say the road is open, but traffic is slow.
Officers says they don't know how badly
"26.01.2017 09:58:02" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Hundreds of women have revealed they have been asked to wear heels, re-apply their make-up during they day, and even dye their hair blonde - all while at work.
Well, the shoe is on the other foot... As Kevin, here at BBC Cumbria is wearing heels for the
"26.01.2017 08:43:49" Timeline Photos Cumbria Police needs "immediate improvement" to protect children, according to the police watchdog. A report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary listed a catalogue of poor practice by the force.
"25.01.2017 15:05:05" Timeline Photos People are being asked to stay away from some wards at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle because of the winter vomiting bug.
People are being asked not to visit the hospital until further notice, with the exception of Maternity, Children's, Intensive
"25.01.2017 09:30:00" Timeline Photos A sight to lift the heart...Spring is on the way!
Thanks to 'Cumbrian Stargazer', one of our BBC Weather Watchers, for this gorgeous photo taken near Haile, Egremont recently.
There are more great photos on the BBC Weather Watchers
"25.01.2017 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Have you ever thought about becoming a paramedic?
A course by the University of Cumbria and North West Ambulance Service has been developed for the first time to help with recruitment issues.
It starts it April and the Ambulance Service says that
"24.01.2017 11:55:00" Timeline Photos A B&B in Keswick has been named in the top ten in the WORLD by the website Tripadvisor. The Thornleigh Guest House came eighth in the list, which is based on reviews from members of the public. In total, 18 Cumbrian businesses were included in the
"24.01.2017 10:53:58" bbc.co.uk Brexit: Supreme Court says Parliament must give Article 50 go-ahead - BBC News Parliament must vote on whether the government can start Brexit, the Supreme Court rules. BREXIT NEWS:
You might have voted to leave the EU but now your MP will have to vote before the process can begin...
"24.01.2017 09:44:42" MISSING PERSON UPDATE:
Police say a 42 year old woman who went missing from Rockcliffe near Carlisle yesterday has been found.
Fiona Hodgson was found in the early hours of this morning and taken to hospital.
"24.01.2017 08:53:49" bbc.co.uk Flood prevention being ignored - MPs - BBC News Ministers accused of not tackling concerns over home insurance, building rules and planning decisions. The way flood management is handled in England and Wales has been criticised by a group of MPs.
"23.01.2017 22:48:34" Timeline Photos A helicopter search operation is underway tonight with police saying they are concerned for a woman missing from Rockcliffe, near Carlisle.
Fiona Hodgson, 42, was last seen at lunchtime today when she left work in the Carleton area of Carlisle. Her
"23.01.2017 17:46:05" Ancient rituals have taken place in the House of Commons today to set the date of the Copeland by-election to replace the former MP, Jamie Reed.
Watch now as the Labour chief whip Nick Brown moves the writ for the by-election, and the Speaker, John
"23.01.2017 15:05:00" Timeline Photos That piece of art's rubbish!
An exhibition made from rubbish found on a South Lakeland beach opens today in Kendal's Wildman Gallery.
"The Waste Beneath our Waves" includes a six-foot-long jellyfish made out of plastic bottles, a mackerel made from
"23.01.2017 11:45:05" bbc.co.uk Cumbria PCC Peter McCall: No further action over speed offence - BBC News Cumbria's police and crime commissioner will face no more action over a speeding offence he committed. No further action will be taken against Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner over a speeding offence. Peter McCall was caught doing 36mph in a 30mph zone outside Cumbria. He received a ticket for the offence and opted to attend a speed awareness
"23.01.2017 08:25:46" Here's the first exclusive view of the next SLDC Windermere lake warden patrol boat, before it comes into service in about a month.
The wardens say because it's a bit bigger, it's more stable when getting to emergencies fast, and more versatile for
"23.01.2017 07:02:00" Timeline Photos It's thought that nearly 30,000 families in Cumbria are having to choose between staying warm and having enough food.
According to the latest government figures, around 12.5% of Cumbrian householders are in a state of fuel poverty.
It's estimated that
"21.01.2017 08:30:00" Bereavement Group Evie was only 6 months old when she died.
Born with a hole in her heart, parents Greg and Jill Johnston were shocked by how little support there was for bereaved parents in Cumbria.
The couple decided to set up their own free support group 'Team
"20.01.2017 20:22:27" QuickQuills at Barrow Library QuickQuills at Barrow Library Take a feather, snip a fine point and you're away, scratching words onto your parchment like the Bard himself.
Artist Sue Fletcher will be helping allcomers make their own quill to keep, shaping a nib and adding decorative touches to make it a feather BBC Radio Cumbria's Up for Arts crew are at Barrow Library tomorrow paying homage to the Bard making quills. Pop in 10 - 1 if you fancy a go making a feather worth flourishing. Details here, it's free.
"20.01.2017 18:50:59" He's famous for working with orchestras across the world and making appearances at the Last Night of the Proms.
But tonight, Sir Andrew Davis is in Carlisle to conduct the BBC Philharmonic.
He spoke to Mark McAlindon before this evening's concert in the
"20.01.2017 14:31:20" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The first residents are starting the move into Cumbria County Council's new £7.5million care home today.
Barrow's Parkview Gardens has garden & balcony access for everyone, homely interiors and is full of care tech like magnetic hoists & a nurse call
"20.01.2017 12:57:36" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Cumbrian branches of Mind are holding a Health and Wellbeing Day.
The mental health charity has seen success with their 'Run Every Day' campaign throughout January.
The event will take place at Penrith Leisure Centre this Sunday.
"20.01.2017 10:03:08" Timeline Photos When Greg and Jill Johnston from Cockermouth, seen here with baby Imani, lost their daughter Evie when she was just 6 months old, they felt the need to talk to other parents in the same situation.
Now they've set up a group to provide that sort of
"20.01.2017 07:30:00" Timeline Photos The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing at the Sands Centre in Carlisle tonight at 7:30pm.
The concert will be conducted by Sir Andrew Davis, known for conducting on The Last Night of the Proms.
"19.01.2017 13:00:00" Table Tennis Cumbrian's are dusting off their bat and ball and taking up table tennis!
The new Carlisle Table Tennis Club held its first session last week, and tonight is holding an open evening at the Methodist Central Hall on Fisher Street in Carlisle.
"19.01.2017 11:13:03" The "spectacular ballet" of murmurating starlings was captured by the Friends of the Lake District at Little Asby Common last night
"19.01.2017 07:00:00" Timeline Photos A Cumbrian town is trying something new to discourage young people living there from drinking while underage.
It's the first time that a Community Alcohol Partnership has been set up in the country - as it begins today in Barrow.
It will mean that
"18.01.2017 17:51:07" Arrived for Carlisle United at Leicester City in the FA Youth Cup
"18.01.2017 17:15:45" How about this for a way of raising money to buy your home? Brewing beer is part of Eden Mencap's plan to buy the building they currently rent in Penrith. It's called "Vanya Yam" which, in Cumbrian dialect, means "Almost Home".
"18.01.2017 11:46:44" Timeline Photos You might see something like this in the Cumbrian sky at sunset. It's a "murmuration" of starlings - and the Friends of the Lake District are inviting people to Little Asby Common near Tebay which they say is one of the best locations to see the display.
"18.01.2017 09:58:14" Timeline Photos There are more calls for Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal to have an "Urgent Care Centre" to take pressure off A&E in Barrow and Lancaster. The union which represents ambulance workers, UNISON, has joined those demanding that people are treated
"18.01.2017 08:41:58" bbc.co.uk English poet Jacob Polley wins £20,000 TS Eliot prize - BBC News Carlisle's Jacob Polley wins the prestigious TS Eliot prize for poetry for his collection Jackself. Carlisle's Jacob Polley wins the prestigious TS Eliot prize for poetry for his collection Jackself.
"17.01.2017 15:42:42" Timeline Photos Stunning photo of the River Brathay by Roger Merrifield.
"17.01.2017 13:30:14" Timeline Photos Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall says 'lives may be put at unacceptable risk' if a plan to transfer more patients from west Cumbria to Carlisle for emergency health care is put into place without being properly tested.
He's written to
"17.01.2017 11:47:58" BBC News -The UK will leave the single market
-UK wants bespoke EU free trade deal
-MPs and peers will vote on final deal
-UK-EU Brexit talks start in March
-Maintain common travel area between the UK and Irish Republic
-"Control" of immigration rights for EU Prime Minister Theresa May is giving a speech on her plans for 'Brexit'.
"17.01.2017 09:17:10" Northern Rail looks likely to be roundly criticised today after 50 trains were cancelled during December because of staff sickness.
The train company says the level of sickness was unprecedented and the situation's now much better.
It's also promising a
"16.01.2017 15:30:00" Timeline Photos Cumbria Police say 48 drivers were caught driving over the alcohol limit during December - that's up from 26 last year. But officers don't think it means more people are drinking and driving. They say it's down to better targeting and tip-offs from the
"16.01.2017 14:15:51" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It might be 'Blue Monday' but here in Cumbria, we're on top of the world!
Pictures of the Lakes at the weekend courtesy of Peter Rutland
"16.01.2017 12:49:55" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post THIS IS NOT A FLOOD!
Mark Brownless has been finding beauty in the most unusual of places... puddles... in Keswick and Bowness.
"16.01.2017 08:15:00" Donate a Gate The Friends of The North Pennines charity are running a "Donate-a-Gate" scheme!
People pay the charity to replace an old gate or stile and can add a plaque to remember a loved one.
The aim is to make the Pennine Way a safer and easier place to enjoy
"15.01.2017 12:15:45" Snowdrops Early snowdrops! On a wet Cumbrian Sunday, is this a sign that spring might just be not too far round the corner?
"15.01.2017 09:33:18" Timeline Photos Cumbria's weather today...
There will be rain for most of the day but sleet or snow will fall at the top of the Pennines and Lake District mountains.
"14.01.2017 14:21:13" bbc.co.uk Plate glass camera captures Lake District crags A photographer follows in the footsteps of a pair of pioneers from the 1900s
"14.01.2017 12:27:56" Timeline Photos Patients should benefit from new equipment that's been donated to the Furness General Hospital in Barrow.
£19,000 raised by the Hospital Equipment Fund for Furness includes a monitor and a scanner to help during surgery, and new mats to warn staff when
"14.01.2017 09:10:01" Timeline Photos A deal has been confirmed between BAE Systems and the Indian Government to buy field guns built in Barrow.
145 M777 guns will be bought by India via the U.S Department of Defence. It means 130 jobs will be created in Barrow.
BAE Systems says
"14.01.2017 07:39:16" Timeline Photos A Cumbrian secondary school says it's now offering classes on a Saturday to meet increasing demand from students.
Carlisle's Richard Rose Central Academy starts the new programme today to help year eleven students who want extra academic help.
"13.01.2017 16:03:45" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A dusting of snow across the Pennine Way this afternoon.
"13.01.2017 12:35:05" bbc.co.uk Tidal lagoons could eventually transform UK coastline - BBC News Why the £1.3bn Swansea project is just the start. How a tidal lagoon in Wales might affect the west Cumbrian coastline...
"12.01.2017 16:34:54" BBC North West Tonight Thankfully nobody was injured in the fire at the Lords Tavern. http://bbc.in/2ilLakL Barrow fire.
"12.01.2017 15:45:00" COSC photography The Beacon Museum is hosting a new photography exhibition.
The photos were taken by learners from the Copeland Occupational and Social Centre.
Funded by the Workers' Educational Association, the aim is to encourage disabled adults to enjoy new hobbies
"12.01.2017 14:34:06" Peter A Swans Grace Stunning swans on Ullswater - taken by Peter Williams.
"12.01.2017 13:26:48" Timeline Photos Snowy start to the day over the Kirkstone Pass.
Thanks to Don Esslemont for the striking photo.
"12.01.2017 09:06:36" An investigation has begun to find out what caused the fire at Abbey Road in Barrow last night.
Firefighters were called to the Bar Continental on Abbey Road just before nine o'clock. A building - known as the House of Lords - was ablaze.
Up to 70 fire
"12.01.2017 07:25:16" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Road closures and disruption in Barrow following a huge fire.
Police state Abbey Road remains closed to traffic between Hartington Street and Duke Street. Highways Agency have put diversions in place.
Photo Copyright HuddleHub.
"11.01.2017 22:12:08" Timeline Photos Police are urging people to avoid Abbey Road in Barrow due to a huge fire.
The Bar Conti building and the old House of Lords are on fire.
Nearby properties are being evacuated, but police say no one is believed to be injured.
"11.01.2017 19:00:02" Timeline Photos Thanks to Peter Williams for this lovely photo of the skies over Catbells.
Gorgeous is the word!
Copyright Peter Williams.
"11.01.2017 15:09:16" Timeline Photos Egremont Fire Station wants your old textiles!
Every year the Firefighter's charity raises money by collecting clothing, shoes, bed sets and even curtains which they sell to raise money.
Last year Egremont Fire Station collected 7.7 tonnes, raising
"11.01.2017 14:10:11" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Dramatic photos of waves hitting the sea wall near Whitehaven today. It's windy out there!
Copyright Owen Humphreys from PA.
"11.01.2017 13:00:00" Timeline Photos A Cumbrian Yacht Club is sailing through 2017 as the best in the country.
The Ullswater Yacht Club beat four other areas to win club of the year and be listed in the February edition of Yachts and Yachting magazine.
The award marks a rollercoaster
"11.01.2017 11:00:00" A man with a passion for gospel is on a mission to find Cumbrians to join his choir.
Nosa Ehigie was so keen to join a gospel choir when he moved to Cockermouth that when he couldn't find one he started his own.
Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays at 7pm
"11.01.2017 09:00:01" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A local footballer who's part of the Northern League side Penrith is getting ready to play his 700th match for the club tonight.
Will Paul, 37, from Kirkby Stephen started playing for the team back in 2001. Since then he's played pretty much every
"10.01.2017 17:32:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It's a place where an estimated 1m children have learned to enjoy the great outdoors.
The Lakeside YMCA centre with its large and wild estate by the shores of Windermere is 50 years old, and later this year, a £6m appeal will be launched to bring it
"10.01.2017 14:33:00" Timeline Photos Thank you to Paul McGreevy for allowing us to share this gorgeous photo!
He says "the weather forecast was for sunshine and showers and so I took a chance and went to Ullswater. This was taken from Hallin Fell looking down Boredale. Nice when a plan
"10.01.2017 12:30:01" Timeline Photos Millom's Hardknott Brewery says it could leave the town and pull out of supplying cask "real ale" to pubs, in order to survive.
Despite having a supply contract with a supermarket chain, the company says it's "squeezed" by rising costs and falling
"10.01.2017 10:36:33" bbc.co.uk Saline bags 'tampered with' at hospital - BBC Cumbria Saline bags have appeared to have been tampered with at Cumberland Infirmary. Story: http://bbc.in/2idR36B - Live updates: http://bbc.in/2jdkhRy
"10.01.2017 09:15:00" Ollie the dog. Ollie the dog visited BBC Radio Cumbria in December searching for his forever home.
He's finally found it with Paul and Donna Bunting!
"10.01.2017 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Dozens of teaching staff at the Whitehaven Academy are taking strike action today over claims of poor management and working conditions.
Members of NASUWT - the biggest of the UK's teaching Unions - will walk out for the second time in less than twelve
"09.01.2017 17:26:53" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Headliners have been announced for the 2017 Keswick Mountain Festival.
Acts include KT Tunstall, Cast, Peatbog Faeries and many more!
"09.01.2017 13:51:18" Timeline Photos Oh deer!
Jaqui Hodgson woke up to some friendly visitors in Grasmere.
"09.01.2017 08:25:32" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Five-year-old James Edgar from Carlisle is in the running for a national award after he was nominated by his mum.
He's been shortlisted for a Super Sibling award for - in the words of baby charity Tommy - being wise beyond his years.
When he was just
"07.01.2017 10:35:32" LIVE FROM HOLKER STREET.
Behind the scenes of the BBC's Football Focus as Barrow take on Rochdale this afternoon in the Third Round of the FA Cup.
"07.01.2017 10:31:13" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post BARROW are in FA Cup third round action today and TV is in town.
Football Focus live BBC 1 from a foggy Holker St at 12.
"06.01.2017 14:54:49" Timeline Photos This is the Skiddaw viewpoint... as you can see it's been badly damaged.
The circular steel plaque on top has been ripped off and dumped a few yards away.
Regular walker Nic Page discovered the damage, and sent us this photo.
What do you think?
"06.01.2017 11:01:54" Salmon return to Swindale Beck A river restoration project at Haweswater aimed at encouraging salmon to return to Swindale Beck has been successful.
During the summer a one-kilometre stretch of the river, which had been artificially straightened around two centuries ago, was filled in
"06.01.2017 08:10:00" Salmon at Swindale Beck. A river restoration project at Haweswater aimed at encouraging salmon to return to Swindle Beck has been succesful.
During the summer a one-kilometre stretch of the river, which had been artificially straightened around two centuries ago, was filled in
"06.01.2017 07:00:00" A public consultation about whether to build massive new pylons in sensitive parts of Cumbria closes today.
They would be needed to carry power from any new nuclear power station near Sellafield, but a vocal campaign is calling for a subsea cable to be
"05.01.2017 15:12:36" bbc.co.uk Norovirus breaks out at Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary - BBC News An outbreak of norovirus at a Cumbrian hospital sees health chiefs issue a plea for unwell visitors to stay away. You're asked to stay away if you've been feeling unwell...
"05.01.2017 11:43:46" Barrow AFC training ahead of their sell-out FA Cup 3rd tie against Rochdale
"05.01.2017 08:30:00" Timeline Photos Wondering what to do with your old Christmas tree?
Well St Mary's Hospice in Ulverston will take it off your hands!
The scheme, which has been running for four years, collected 250 trees last year and are hoping for even more.
The wood is chipped
"05.01.2017 07:30:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Children across Cumbria are being encouraged to look out for bird species at school.
The RSPB's Big Schools' Birdwatch has started it's wildlife survey in the hope of finding out which birds are declining or thriving.
The charity says more than 70
"05.01.2017 06:00:00" Smoke free 2017 Smokers in Cumbria are being encouraged to take free help from the county's pharmacies and quit the habit.
The County Council is supporting Public Health England's January #SmokeFree Campaign.
Is anyone going smoke free for 2017?
"04.01.2017 15:52:51" "Hero" and record-breaker Donald Campbell remembered in Coniston.
Full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-38496708
"04.01.2017 13:00:00" Timeline Photos Gina Campbell, daughter of record-breaker Donald Campbell, has placed flowers at the spot where he died on Coniston Water 50 years ago.
She said she was "humbled" his achievements were still recognised, half a century on from his death.
She can be seen
"04.01.2017 10:37:16" Timeline Photos Here is today's weather for Coniston.
Clear skies and sun will be happily welcomed by those marking the 50th anniversary of Donald Campbell's death on Coniston Water today.
Check the forecast where you are here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2652457
"04.01.2017 08:00:00" Bluebird roars again! 50 years after the death of Donald Campbell Bluebird roars again!
Campbell died in January 1967 while trying to break his own speed record on Coniston Water in the Lake District.
It wasn't until 2001 that Bluebird fan Bill Smith recovered the boat. He
"04.01.2017 06:00:00" Donald Campbell fact file. Today marks the 50th anniversary of Donald Campbell's death on Coniston Water.
On the 4th of January 1967 Donald Campbell attempted to break his own world water speed record in his boat Bluebird.
Tragically he crashed on the second leg while travelling
"03.01.2017 17:33:03" Timeline Photos Starry nights over Derwent Water greeting us into this New Year.
Taken with a camera with the exposure set for 30 seconds.
Many thanks to Royce Meckin for the stunning photography.
"03.01.2017 11:55:03" Timeline Photos There are many January challenges around, here's a calorie neutral one being supported by BBC Radio Cumbria's Up for Arts project.
Daily creative challenges, yesterday's was tower building (we like to think of them as cairns). Today's is an invitation to
"03.01.2017 09:53:16" Timeline Photos It's 20 years since the privatisation of rail services was rolled out in Cumbria. Today, as part of a national day of action, there are protests at Carlisle and Barrow stations calling for a return to public ownership. There's also anger that from today
"02.01.2017 14:46:12" BBC Radio Cumbria Sport live st Carlisle United
"02.01.2017 10:00:00" A former soldier from Cumbria is about to take part in the first ever disabled team's attempt to climb the highest peak on all 7 continents and then travel to both the north and south poles.
Del Spry from Carlisle was medically discharged from the army
"02.01.2017 08:00:00" Timeline Photos If you're out and about on the roads this morning take extra care.
The Met Office has a yellow warning for ice in place until 11 o'clock.
Driving conditions may be difficult with some icy roads and pavements.
"02.01.2017 07:13:42" Timeline Photos Rail passengers in Cumbria will have to pay more for their tickets from today.
The annual rise in fares means a 12 month season ticket to travel between Whitehaven and Carlisle will now cost an extra £32 pounds.
Passenger groups have criticised the
"31.12.2016 15:00:23" BBC Entertainment News Let's give these icons one last goodbye. We lost so many in 2016.
"31.12.2016 13:52:52" Mark Boyd is on BBC Radio Cumbria Sport for Notts County v Carlisle United
"30.12.2016 15:45:19" bbc.co.uk Food poisoning cases 'linked to raw milk' sales in Kendal rise to 56 - BBC News More than 50 cases of food poisoning are being linked to a Cumbrian farm selling raw milk, health officials say. Do you buy raw milk in Cumbria?
"30.12.2016 13:08:01" Timeline Photos Statistics from the Press Association show how much government funding to national parks like the Lake District has been reduced over the past five years.
The Lake District's grant, which accounts for about half its spending, has dropped from £6.9m to
"30.12.2016 08:54:26" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Millom gets its chimes back tomorrow after an absence of more than 60 years.
The Millom Clock Trust has raised over £12,000 in just 5 months to repair the clock (broken since 2001) and bring back the bongs which haven't rung-out since the tower was
"29.12.2016 18:22:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Dawn comes late at this time of year, so more people than usual saw what was a very fine sunrise in South Cumbria.
Some of you were kind enough to send us pictures, and here's a selection. Thank you to, from the left, Jennie Dennett, Nigel Thompson and
"29.12.2016 15:27:59" bbc.co.uk Tributes paid as triplets' mum Rachel Park dies - BBC News Tributes are being paid to a mother of triplets who died after spending her first Christmas at home with her children. Rachel died at the family home in Bransty, Whitehaven, on Tuesday.
"29.12.2016 11:00:36" Timeline Photos Is this the worst scam letter you've seen?
Sent in by one fan of our page. Be careful of con-artists and fraudsters this festive season!
"29.12.2016 10:55:56" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Only a few days ago we brought you the story of Rachel Park returning home for Christmas with her triplets, Poppie, Molly and Evelyn, after they'd spent their first ten months in hospital.
The awful news this morning is that Rachel died suddenly early on
"28.12.2016 16:00:01" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Cumbrian men fought and died in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.
To mark the start of the battle we went to France in July, following in the footsteps of some of those men. We also met the Cumbrians who'd made the journey to pay their
"28.12.2016 13:55:39" Timeline Photos The rescue of a Cumbrian cat from a stairlift is one of the RSPCA's top ten more unusual rescues of the year!
Kendal tabby cat Maggie May got wedged under the stairlift whilst following her owner down the stairs.
She was rescued with the help of a vet,
"28.12.2016 12:00:00" Timeline Photos Thank you to Peter Williams for this gorgeous photo of Glenridding.
If you took any nice photos over the Christmas weekend then why not send them to us in a message and we'll share some of them on our page.
"28.12.2016 09:18:00" Timeline Photos Percy the Puppy is loving the Lake District at the early age of 5 months..... he's already done 7 Wainwright fells and will continue till he's completed all 214! Here he is enjoying the beautiful Blea Tarn.
Thanks for the photo Sarah Notley
"28.12.2016 05:41:39" bbc.co.uk Stars and fans pay tribute to Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher - BBC News Stars and fans around the world remember Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, who has died aged 60. Another big name has been lost in 2016...
"27.12.2016 17:15:34" No need to compare THESE meerkats!
They're among the 300 or so exotic animals being carefully looked after throughout the Christmas break, at the Lake District Wildlife Park near Keswick.
"27.12.2016 10:53:36" Arguably the most famous dog in the Lake District
"26.12.2016 14:50:19" The amazing Carlisle United fans at Crewe...
"25.12.2016 23:44:49" www.bbc.co.uk Singer George Michael dies https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews/posts/10154244668242217 Another sad loss from the music industry this year.
"25.12.2016 09:27:19" 'Carols for Christmas' reaction. Positive reactions all round to BBC Radio Cumbria's fifth annual 'Carols for Christmas' concert.
The concert took place at St Lawrence's Church in Appleby.
The service celebrated Cumbria's resilient spirit following the 2015 floods and shared thoughts
"24.12.2016 22:17:29" Cumbria on Christmas Eve.
Thanks for all of your pictures in 2016 - here are just a few with a festive twist.
From all of us at BBC Cumbria - wishing you a very happy Christmas
"24.12.2016 15:52:14" BBC News How far has Santa Claus made it on his journey round the world? We're #LIVE at NORAD and USNORTHERN Command in Colorado, where military staff and volunteers are tracking his every move. Where's Santa?
"24.12.2016 12:00:00" 'Carols for Christmas' concert 2016. BBC Radio Cumbria is feeling festive and celebrating its fifth annual 'Carols for Christmas' concert!
This year the concert was held at St Lawrence's Church in Appleby.
Like much of Cumbria, the area had been devastated by the impact of Storm Desmond in
"23.12.2016 18:15:00" Cumbria at Christmas time.
ADVENT CALENDAR: Day 23. (Christmas Eve, eve - not the technical term).
"23.12.2016 15:25:24" BBC North West Tonight Max confirms it is windy in the Lakes. #StormBarbara
Credit: Kerry Irving No sprouts required! It's a bit windy...
"23.12.2016 11:30:01" Timeline Photos It's six months since the EU referendum today. So far we know the government plans to start the process of leaving by the end of March, but there's still an unresolved legal case over whether it can do this without Parliament's approval.
"23.12.2016 09:20:53" Timeline Photos They're waiting on Walney for Storm Barbara to deliver white surf for Christmas.
Gusts of 60-70mph forecast for the Cumbrian coastline today.
But the Met Office says heavy rain should blow through quickly and there are no flood warnings in place.
"23.12.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Phil Murray, a former Police Officer, came off his motorbike 2 years ago on the A595 near Wigton. He has two children and lives with his wife Shirley in Cockermouth. After suffering serious injuries, he's now been given the go ahead by his consultant to
"22.12.2016 17:20:31" These are rather cute Asian short clawed otters - with sharp teeth - having their breakfast.
They're among almost 100 species at the Lake District Wildlife Park who'll need feeding & tending throughout Christmas & New Year.
"22.12.2016 12:59:05" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Phil Murray, a former police officer, is planning to take part in the Great North Run to raise money for the air ambulance service that he says saved his life.
Phil was a former collision investigator for Cumbria Police, but in July 2014 he was thrown
"22.12.2016 09:00:00" Cumbria at Christmas time. ADVENT CALENDAR: Day 22.
"22.12.2016 08:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Just a few of the unusual animals among those that'll need looking after every day over Christmas, at the Lake District Wildlife Park. The photos show lemurs, meerkats and an Asian short clawed otter.
"21.12.2016 17:34:25" Cumbria at Christmas time.
ADVENT CALENDAR: Day 21.
"21.12.2016 16:22:42" Arguably the most famous dog in the Lake District
"21.12.2016 14:20:25" www.google.co.uk Labour MP Jamie Reed quitting Parliament - BBC News Labour MP Jamie Reed is quitting Parliament to take a job in the nuclear industry. Labour MP for Copeland Jamie Reed quits role.
"21.12.2016 09:50:49" Wow! Just wow. Tony Stephenson has taken these time lapse images over two years and turned them into this stunning film.
Images mainly taken in the Keswick and Borrowdale area but some are from around Buttermere and Thirlmere.
"21.12.2016 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Poppie, Mollie and Evelyn Park from Whitehaven were born at just 26 weeks- and between them weighed no more than two bags of sugar. Parents Rachel and Steven spent months at their side and were told to "expect the worst" - but now the "miracle" babies
"20.12.2016 16:04:00" Cumbria At Christmas time.
ADVENT CALENDAR: 20th December.
"20.12.2016 15:03:40" Remember getting up to any adventures like these in the Lake District?
Here's a black and white film uncovered by an archivist for the Brathay Trust showing off one of their Holiday Adventures from the 1950s.
There's sailing, carpentry, art, music and
"20.12.2016 11:33:30" bbc.co.uk Lorry with 9,000 chickens overturns on A65 at Lupton - BBC News Most of the birds were in crates, but some escaped.
"20.12.2016 08:46:11" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Daybreak in Carlisle and the first sighting of a big, red, new arrival, for one day only. The country's only mobile cinema bringing a raft of red carpet BBC premieres – the opening day of a nationwide tour. BBC Radio Cumbria's Caroline Robertson will be
"19.12.2016 21:22:48" Sometimes it's nice to remember the things that put smiles on faces here in Cumbria!
ADVENT CALENDAR: Day 19.
"19.12.2016 18:12:01" bbc.co.uk BBC Shows and Tours - Shows - The BBC Red Carpet Cinema Tour: Carlisle The BBC's coming to Carlisle tomorrow with a 100-seat mobile cinema, to show highlights from some upcoming shows.
It's one red carpet you don't have to wear high fashion to strut.
"19.12.2016 15:56:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post This was not your normal Nativity at St James' Whitehaven, Or at least it was at first, although it was played by grown-ups rather than youngsters.
Then Chrissie Armstrong, who was playing Mary, disappeared, and came back before the altar in a wedding
"19.12.2016 12:35:00" Timeline Photos The latest Barrow built submarine - Audacious - had its naming ceremony on Friday, but have you ever wondered what lies under the skin on these submarines?
BAE can't give away all of its secrets, but as you'll see below, it can share some facts and
"19.12.2016 07:45:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post This seal pup has been rescued from the Cumbrian coast after it became so ill it only attained a third of its expected weight.
Volunteers from the charity British Divers Marine Life Rescue took it from Walney Island to a vet in Cockermouth, then arranged
"18.12.2016 09:00:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: 18th December.
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"17.12.2016 09:00:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: 17th December
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"16.12.2016 14:01:29" youtube.com Call the Midwife - Christmas Special 2016: Trailler - BBC One Programme website: http://bbc.in/2hAaLdL The midwives and medics of Nonnatus House travel to South Africa after they receive an SOS call from a tiny mission ... Fancy a sneak preview of the BBC's Christmas telly?!
The country's only mobile cinema will be in Carlisle all day on Tuesday showing previews and full episodes including the Call the Midwife special - in full!
There'll be separate screenings for young
"16.12.2016 12:51:05" BBC North West Tonight A pie has been sent into "space" from Wigan... #PieinSpace http://bbc.in/2hKFSU6
"16.12.2016 11:30:18" All churches across Cumbria should be dementia-friendly by 2020.
That's the target of Churches Together in Cumbria which wants to lead the UK in making churches welcoming to those with dementia.
The group's begun holding the Kendal Tea Service at the
"16.12.2016 09:00:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: 16th December
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"15.12.2016 15:00:17" Timeline Photos BREAKING NEWS: Cumbria County Council's Cabinet have agreed to act in the resettlement of 285 Syrian refugees over three years.
A final decision will be made in January.
"15.12.2016 11:00:27" Meet the 6ft jellyfish made out of washed-up waste.
This marine monster was made by Ulverston artist Ellie Chaney who's been working with school & community groups across Furness.
It's one several sea creatures made as part of the Cumbria Wildlife Trust
"15.12.2016 09:00:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: December 15th.
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"15.12.2016 08:00:49" Timeline Photos After a week of fierce fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo - Today Cumbria County Council's cabinet will discuss rehoming 285 refugees in Cumbria over the next three years.
A decision will be made by January 13th.
"14.12.2016 17:00:15" BBC Radio Cumbria Presenter Caroline Robertson gets a quick lesson in bell ringing!
Jim Archibald has been bell ringing for more than 30 years and is currently ringing at St Lawrence's Church in Appleby.
I think we'll leave it to the professionals,
"14.12.2016 16:00:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: December 14th
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"14.12.2016 10:30:00" Timeline Photos A tiny Christmas message!
A Cumbrian church is handing out miniature gifts to remind people in its community what the festive season means.
The Church of Scotland in Carlisle has bought Fairtrade matchboxes like this one, containing a tiny nativity
"14.12.2016 09:24:00" Timeline Photos There's support available for victims of domestic abuse here in Cumbria. The county's police force is encouraging people to come forward before Christmas as part of a new campaign. 7,000 cases have been reported so far this year, which officers think is
"13.12.2016 10:58:13" Timeline Photos Would you welcome Syrian refugees to Cumbria?
On Thursday the County Council's cabinet will discuss whether to bring in 285 Syrian refugees over the next three years.
Today the UN has reported that in the Syrian city of Aleppo, pro-government forces
"13.12.2016 09:00:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: December 13th
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"13.12.2016 07:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Network Rail says the iconic Carlisle to Settle railway line will be reopened on the 31st of March next year.
£23 million is being spent to repair the line which was damaged when half a million tonnes of land slipped during last winter's storms.
"12.12.2016 10:02:29" youtube.com HNW The Lay of Land - Premiere! The culmination of our year's work with our Composer in Residence, the marvellous Karen Marshalsay. We have been so privileged to share in this with Karen, a... Here's a new song for Cumbria - everything from a plucky section inspired by snow on Shap and a 'playful' movement with "hills, high places and Beatrix Potter" in mind.
It's a commission from Harps North West, a group of harpists from across Cumbria,
"12.12.2016 09:00:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: December 12th
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"12.12.2016 06:00:01" Timeline Photos Just one month or so after Cumbria County Council moved in to their new £10.4 million offices in Botchergate, surrounding businesses are praising its location for bringing trade into the area. Nearby 'Deligate' say takings have trebled. Leader of Cumbria
"11.12.2016 14:30:01" Timeline Photos Visitor numbers at the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven this year have been comfortably higher that those of 2015, but there are still challenges with encouraging local people to visit.
These are two of the points that'll be put before Copeland councillors
"11.12.2016 12:43:59" Timeline Photos Long-running plans to accept refugees into Cumbria could move forward this week.
The council is expected to take the lead on a plan to accept 285 Syrian refugees, and sign up to an agreement with other councils in the region, which would involve Cumbria
"11.12.2016 11:28:04" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Don't be alarmed if people with red suits and beards run past you in Carlisle today, it's the annual Santa Dash.
The runners are doing the 5K or 2K challenge through the city centre. The finish line is at the band stand.
"11.12.2016 09:00:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: December 11th
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"10.12.2016 12:23:30" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A Cumbrian distillery has appointed a new Master Blender.
Dhavall Gandhi has joined the Lakes Distillery near Bassenthwaite.
He's already worked with Macallan and Heineken, and he'll work at the distillery in the run up to the release of Cumbria's
"10.12.2016 09:03:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: December 10th
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"10.12.2016 08:00:47" On this winter's day I invite you to get a brew, cuddle in with some cushions & binge-play Bards Aloud, BBC Radio Cumbria's six plays imagining Shakespearean Characters into modern-day Barrow.
Here are all the iPlayer links, they'll be there til
"09.12.2016 17:11:27" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Does your heating device need a marker pen makeover?! Ulverston illustrator Kate Brunskill leads the Radiator Revolution...
"09.12.2016 11:51:44" BBC England Check your wallet! Your fiver might be worth more than you think Open your wallet!
"09.12.2016 09:30:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: December 9th
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"09.12.2016 08:52:47" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The moment British Cross volunteer David Taylor completed his Cumbria 'Top to Toe' challenge - 100 miles swimming, cycling, walking, kayaking and sailing the length of the county.
He's still smiling as he's just paddled past the most southerly point (the
"09.12.2016 06:00:01" Timeline Photos In the year since Storm Desmond hit Cumbria, the Community Emergency Response Team UK - CERT - formerly known as the Eden Flood Volunteers - have helped thousands of people. Three weeks before Christmas they're even offering decorations to those facing
"08.12.2016 18:00:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: December 8th
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"08.12.2016 09:54:59" Timeline Photos One in four women admitted to maternity units run by midwives end up being transferred to somewhere with consultants, according to research by BBC News.
Campaigners in West Cumbria say there will be deaths if consultants are removed from the maternity
"08.12.2016 08:00:02" Timeline Photos Received a card with a Christmas stamp yet? 2016 is 50 years since Royal Mail began their special edition festive stamps. There have been 229 different designs so far- printed on more than 17 billion stamps! This is the Christmas stamp from 2009 -
"07.12.2016 16:32:43" bbc.co.uk £5 notes 'worth £20,000' in circulation - BBC News Four special £5 notes, engraved with a tiny portrait of Jane Austen, are put into circulation. Better check your purses and wallets!
Four special £5 notes, engraved with a tiny portrait of author Jane Austen, are being been put into circulation and could be worth more than £20,000.
"07.12.2016 09:00:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: December 7th
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"07.12.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos The Wordsworth Trust is working on a new project - "Re-imagining Wordsworth". To mark the 250th anniversary of Wordsworth's birth in 2020, the Heritage Lottery Fund supported project will see the poetry and legacy of William Wordsworth reinterpreted for a
"07.12.2016 06:30:00" A Cumbrian design engineer who's come up with a way for a disabled man to pursue his love of photography features in a new BBC series which starts tonight. The first episode of 'The Big Life Fix' includes the story of James Dunn from Merseyside. James has
"06.12.2016 18:00:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: December 6th
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"06.12.2016 17:00:22" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A year after Storm Desmond and, like many places, Keswick is trying to look to the future.
We hope everyone there can have a peaceful and trouble-free Christmas and a much better 12 months ahead.
Thank you to Rachel Gale and Keswick tourism for some
"06.12.2016 15:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post One year on and parts of Warwick Road in Carlisle still bear the scars of Storm Desmond.
Work hasn't even started on the refurbishment of some of the houses.
Some owners have sold up rather than go through the stress of dealing with a major building
"06.12.2016 13:00:01" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post One year ago Michael and Linzi Bonney from Eamont Bridge near Penrith were going through their third flood.
Michael, who's paralysed from the neck down, had to be taken to Penrith Hospital as the flood waters rose.
They moved back home in the summer
"06.12.2016 11:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post One year on and the Willowholme electricity substation in Carlisle looks a lot different.
The site was submerged during Storm Desmond but miraculously, power was maintained to most of the 60,000 homes it serves.
Electricity North West is spending more
"06.12.2016 08:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post 12 months on and Cockermouth is well on the road to recovery from Storm Desmond.
The vast majority of the shops and restaurants are now trading again and ready for Christmas.
Thank you to Kay and Jane for some of these photos.
Kay, who wasn't flooded
"06.12.2016 06:47:27" Barrow fans gathered at the club bar last night to watch the FA Cup third round draw.
The Bluebirds missed out on a Premier League team and face Rochdale at home in the New Year.
"06.12.2016 06:00:00" The county is still recovering from the effects of Storm Desmond but there have been some good moments amongst the bad.
This short film starts with the traumatic events of early December 2015 but ends on a much more positive note.
"05.12.2016 20:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Like other parts of Cumbria, Appleby is looking forward with hope after Storm Desmond but also with an understandable amount of fear.
The town is no stranger to floods. But these before and after photos show how the town is recovering this time
"05.12.2016 18:00:23" Timeline Photos It's 12 months since the bridge at Pooley Bridge washed away during the floods of Storm Desmond.
A sad reminder of what once was. The village has a usable bridge again but without the beauty or history of the old one.
Thanks for the photo Mark Burdis.
"05.12.2016 15:00:00" In December 2015 one of our reporters walked around parts of Carlisle taking photos of the flood waters.
One year on he went back to exactly the same spot to take more pictures.
Hundreds are still out of their homes but we hope this little film shows a
"05.12.2016 13:00:43" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post What a difference a year makes.
Kendal was very badly hit by Storm Desmond with hundreds of homes flooded. Some people still aren't back home.
Hopefully these before and after photos help to turn a big negative into something slightly more positive.
"05.12.2016 11:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post 12 months on, children at Patterdale School have been turning their memories of Storm Desmond into art.
Although the school wasn't badly affected, Glenridding and the surrounding area were.
Working with Eden Arts the children have decorated paper boats
"05.12.2016 09:00:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: December 5th
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"05.12.2016 08:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Four generations of Morag Little's family were flooded out of the same house in Carlisle one year ago. Not for the first time.
Her grandson was born just after the floods. By then Morag, her mum, her daughters and her other grandchild were all squeezed
"05.12.2016 06:00:00" One year on and people across Cumbria are re-living the events of early December 2015.
The images will make difficult viewing for some people...some of our own staff were flooded out...but we felt it was important to mark the anniversary, especially as
"04.12.2016 15:15:00" For a nature mad youngster from Cumbria, spending time on the trail of pine martens and golden eagles must be quite a dream -- not to mention going filming with Iolo Williams of BBC Springwatch! But a girl from Millom could be doing just this if she wins
"04.12.2016 10:00:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: December 4th
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"04.12.2016 09:00:00" The Well Good News of Christmas The Bible Reading Fellowship have produced this booklet that they are giving away. It's a fresh re-telling of the Christmas story by Dai Woolridge. Enjoy!
"04.12.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos St Aidan's Church in Carlisle, one year on from Storm Desmond. This is how it looks after the flood clean up and it's renovation. The congregation will be back into the church for regular worship in January 2017.
"04.12.2016 07:00:00" Can you see me? A Cumbrian vicar has written the words of this song to highlight the plight of rough sleepers in Barrow after two died in September and October this year!
"03.12.2016 09:00:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: 3rd December.
Cumbria at Christmas time.
"03.12.2016 07:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Parts of West Cumbria were the first to feel the full force of Storm Desmond a year ago.
Houses in Flimby, Workington and Maryport were flooded.
Nicola from Flimby says "the only good thing about it was the community pulling together to help everyone.
"02.12.2016 15:27:01" Timeline Photos Members of the Newcastle University mountaineering club have posed for one of "those" calendars to say thank you to a Lake District mountain rescue team.
At the end of October last year, a student from Newcastle University was rescued by the Langdale
"02.12.2016 11:45:55" After the deluge - the Glenridding hotel has finally reopened almost a year after it was badly flooded
"02.12.2016 09:00:00" ADVENT CALENDAR: 2nd December.
Your pictures from around Cumbria at Christmas time.
"02.12.2016 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Cumbrian charity "Sunbeams" has opened a new music centre to help disabled and disadvantaged people in the county. They've raised £2.3 million to build the new facility to run music therapy sessions. They work in schools, day centres care homes and
"01.12.2016 09:00:00" 1st December: advent calendar - take a look at your local photos from around the county...
"01.12.2016 07:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Spare a thought for the fell top assessors who will be braving the elements to assess the conditions of Helvellyn this winter.
Jon Bennett and Graham Uney will be walking 950 metres every day including Christmas Day.
They'll also be offering
"30.11.2016 17:48:56" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It's starting to look a lot like Christmas in Seaton near Workington!
They've been knitting for England (well, Seaton!) and have 'yarn-bombed' the village.
Well done to Lynne Hardman and her team of willing helpers!
"30.11.2016 09:34:07" Timeline Photos Wow. Just wow.
Thanks to Roger Kinder for this stunning photograph he took last night at Waterhead, Windermere.
"30.11.2016 06:30:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post People in South Cumbria struggling financially to get a home of their own are being invited to apply for some new "affordable" homes. South Lakeland District Council says this batch includes several in Grange and one in Kendal.
To be eligible,
"29.11.2016 15:09:49" bbc.co.uk New five pound note: not suitable for vegetarians - BBC News The new five pound note contains an animal product, tallow, angering some vegetarians and vegans. £5 note - Made in Wigton and NOT suitable for vegetarians!
Vegans and vegetarians have taken to social media to voice their concern and over 15,000 people have signed a petition calling for the contents of the notes to be changed.
"29.11.2016 11:15:00" Two Cumbrian climbers have abandoned an attempt on one of the most dangerous peaks in the Himalayas.
Annapurna 2 was first climbed by Sir Chris Bonington - since then only 14 people have followed him. Four of every ten people who've tried have died in
"29.11.2016 08:00:01" Timeline Photos The process of accommodating refugees in Cumbria has been described as "painfully slow" by a local volunteer group.
Carlisle Refugee Action Group wants local politicians to speed things up - to offer homes to 285 refugees - a mixture of Syrian families
"28.11.2016 14:31:52" The heartache and destruction caused by Storm Desmond.
See more on After the Deluge on BBC One at 19:30.
"28.11.2016 10:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Cluedo, Monopoly and Scrabble...just some of the usual board games but how about playing Sellafield...
The game called 'Synergy' has been created by a French company for the Sellafield nuclear site. It's been set up to train the site's asset management
"28.11.2016 08:45:00" Timeline Photos People in Cumbria are being urged to get their chimneys swept as the cold snap continues.
It's after several chimney fires in the county last week.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service says it's important that people get them checked.
They also say
"28.11.2016 07:00:01" Timeline Photos Cumbria Police are being given a new focus on tackling online and sexual crime, as the Police and Crime Commissioner, Conservative Peter McCall sets out his first four year Police and Crime Plan today. He admits the fast-evolving area of cybercrime can be
"27.11.2016 20:14:43" Iron Shepherds Living History Here's a bit of fun: the #MannequinChallenge has become popular of late so we thought we would give it a go, in Victorian costume! Filmed in our Victorian Yard just before we opened for the day this is what we came up with. Enjoy!
p.s. it wasn't easy for The Mannequin Challenge, Victorian style. Top marks to The Iron Shepherds Living History crew for managing to stay still in the foot-stomping chill at Ulverston's Dickensian Festival this weekend.
"26.11.2016 18:20:51" Timeline Photos Thanks to Richard Noons for allowing us to share this gorgeous photo of Ashness Jetty.
Copyright Richard Noons.
"25.11.2016 15:35:01" Timeline Photos This is NOT a painting... Stunning!
This morning's sunshine lighting up a snow-capped Skiddaw - taken from Ashness Jetty.
Fantastic photo Ian Mallinson
"25.11.2016 14:35:19" Timeline Photos A team from a charity started by the executive chief nurse at South Cumbria's hospitals is training staff at a Cambodian hospital.
Sue Smith is a co-founder of Transform Healthcare Cambodia.
This year she's led ten trainers to Battambang, who will train
"25.11.2016 11:23:40" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Cumbrian volunteers serving-up free dinners say they're opening a second kitchen because of growing demand.
The Barrow Community Kitchen will be opening on Walney tomorrow - faced, it says, with more and more hungry people driven particularly by benefit
"25.11.2016 10:00:01" Timeline Photos Skates at the ready in West Cumbria...
Whitehaven is opening an ice rink for the first time this Christmas. It's been put up in Castle Park and will be open daily for the next six weeks.
An official opening is being held on Saturday afternoon.
"25.11.2016 08:15:42" More roadworks start today on the A590! The infamous dip at Lindal, that floods frequently, is being effectively bypassed by moving the carriageway 7 metres up the hill (away from the camera in the video) raising it by as much as 2 metres. There will also
"25.11.2016 05:40:11" Black Friday 5am. No unseemly scrums over teles in Tesco, Barrow. A queue of 10 bargain hunters waited in the chill to be first in bagging deep fat fryers, tablets and big teles.
"24.11.2016 19:30:00" BBC Cumbria's Mannequin Challenge...
A freeze frame behind the scenes. Can you spot some famous faces? (and other faces for radio)
"24.11.2016 15:45:47" BBC North West Tonight Wow!
Thanks to Ben Bush for sharing this image of Ullswater. He says it was taken using a 20 second single exposure. Stunning
"24.11.2016 13:15:01" Timeline Photos Work on the latest phase of Ulverston's flood defences is wrapping-up for winter.
The Environment Agency says its crews will leave Brewery Street in time for Saturday's Dickensian Festival, be out of The Gill "Friday or Monday" with The Ellers to
"24.11.2016 12:10:35" twitter.com Megan Paterson on Twitter “Slow moving traffic on M6 at Penrith, junction 40 closed as police deal with collision between HGV, van and a car. https://t.co/8SsJ4vDwRN” https://t.co/8SsJ4vDwRN One person was seriously injured this morning after a car collided with an abnormal load on the M6 between Penrith and Shap.
Long delays built up as traffic was diverted around Penrith on the A66 and down to Shap on the A6.
"24.11.2016 08:00:11" After finding global fame for drainspotting, Colton parish lengthsman Archie Workman has produced a new calendar showcasing the old milk churn stands in the parish!
These were used by farmers to leave out full churns which would be dragged onto a flat
"23.11.2016 18:30:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Simply stunning.
David Newman took these on a frosty night looking at Skiddaw from Borrowdale on the shore of Derwentwater.
"23.11.2016 13:30:01" Timeline Photos Cumbria Police have put out their annual warning for people to stay with their cars while they're defrosting this winter.
A van was stolen in Carlisle this morning after the driver left it running with the keys in the ignition. The van was found 20
"23.11.2016 10:53:34" Timeline Photos Blea Tarn first thing... Wow
Daniel Toal took this amazing photo early this morning.
"22.11.2016 08:15:34" Work is underway to double the size of the museum at the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway to allow its historic locomotive collection to all go on display for the first time.
The Heritage Lottery funded project will Include tracks that run into the museum,
"21.11.2016 21:59:30" BBC North West Tonight Wow. Thanks to Linda Lyon for sharing this picture from her collection, taken in Cumbria. Wow, stunning!
"21.11.2016 11:03:00" Timeline Photos Is this a mysterious 'greyhound fox'?
Biologists at Warwick University are analysing DNA from fur and skin samples from this specimen found in an Ambleside garage.
The slightly greyer foxes were described by huntsmen in the Lakes as being bigger and
"21.11.2016 08:06:26" Last run of the day on the Howgill fells above Sedbergh at the weekend
With several days of heavy snow on the county's higher hills, winter sports fans were out in force.
Snow is a love-it-or-hate-it business - but for those who love it there was
"21.11.2016 07:00:26" There will be months of disruption for drivers on the A590 starting today because of new roadworks in Ulverston.
Three junctions are being upgraded to increase capacity and access to the south Ulverston industrial area where GlaxoSmithKline is expanding,
"20.11.2016 18:30:01" youtube.com Hallbeck Bridge replacement - time lapse Hallbeck Bridge suffered severe damage in the 2015 floods and was subsequently demolished. This video shows the construction of a new bridge by the council's... It's amazing to see the work that goes into re-building a bridge!
Hallbeck Bridge near Killington was so badly damaged in last year's floods that it had to be demolished.
Reconstruction started in September and it opened a week ago.
Here's a time-lapse
"20.11.2016 15:40:01" Timeline Photos "Try and stay away from A&E departments" - the advice at present for people in South Cumbria as hospitals try to cope with what they've called "exceptional pressure".
Patients at Furness General Hospital's emergency department had to wait up to 3 hours
"19.11.2016 15:52:26" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A lovely day at Ambleside today. Snow on the fells and blue skies (most of the time!). Certainly better than the last few days. Hope it's been nice where you are.
"19.11.2016 08:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The job's over and done with, and remote Wasdale Head in west Cumbria has finally been re-wired by Electricity North West!
This project cost nearly £600,000 and saw 3km of new power cable laid alongside Wastwater, and beneath it's waters too.
"18.11.2016 18:45:06" The "cash for crash" fraudster who pretended to be a woman.
Find out more: http://bbc.in/2fc0YId
"18.11.2016 17:18:51" The Cumbrian farmer and his "sheepbird"
"18.11.2016 15:31:43" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It's the final day of the 2016 Pudsey Tour!
Primary schools across Cumbria have been fundraising for Children in Need.
Pudsey was spoilt for choice at Penruddock and Orton Primary Schools who had been busily baking to raise money!
"18.11.2016 13:00:00" Timeline Photos Have you got a story to tell of migrating to Cumbria?
'Hidden Stories, Shared Lives' launched this week and is looking for volunteers to gather oral histories and people to share their migration stories - anything in living memory from evacuees to Polish
"18.11.2016 10:45:14" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Some wintry scenes from this morning's drive to work along the A66. Thanks to Tim from Thornthwaite for the pics!
"18.11.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Eleven months on from the Winter floods - work to repair paths and bridges in the Lake District is taking a huge step forward.
The Lake District National Park is getting a £3 million grant today from from the government and the Rural Payments Agency - as
"18.11.2016 06:30:00" "I was scared dad would hit us and sometimes he did if we cried too much. Mum would try to stop him but then he hit her harder."
No child should have to go through this. Luckily, this young person has been helped by West Cumbria Domestic Violence
"17.11.2016 19:39:36" One for those who love the Lake District ❤
"17.11.2016 18:13:33" Pudsey Tour 2016 - day four!
Today he was in West Cumbria where he got lots of cuddles from the children at Derwent Vale Primary near Workington!
To donate to BBC Children in Need go to bbcchildreninneed.co.uk
"17.11.2016 17:10:44" youtube.com UNTRAVELLED LANDS | presented by Kendal Mountain Festival 2016 The tribe gathers for #Kendal16. Official trailer for Kendal Mountain Festival 2016, 17th - 20th November #sharetheadventure A Procession led by cowbells will open this year's Kendal Mountain Festival for 2016.
There's a taste of what's on offer here.
"17.11.2016 13:35:40" Timeline Photos Pupils at Grasmere primary school have won what amounts to an international award with a work of art inspired by the plight of refugees in the Mediterranean.
The NATRE Spirited Arts competition involves hundreds of schools across the UK and others as far
"17.11.2016 12:05:00" Timeline Photos Two Cumbrian towns have been voted as some of the 'most desirable places' to live in Britain, according to a property website.
Keswick came 5th and Ambleside came 9th in the survey by Rightmove.
Here's how the average asking prices in those places
"17.11.2016 10:34:47" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The butt of all jokes.... (and a little x-rated for our facebook)
'Woaahh mysterious Curle!'
Carlisle United Football Club fans Aiden and Rob have immortalised the Blues boss Keith Curle in tattoo form.
"17.11.2016 09:30:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Have you got any old shoes that you no longer want?
If the answer is yes, why don't you send them to refugees in Syria?
That's what 10-year-old Lewis has done as part of a project at his school in Armathwaite.
He's collected more than 100 pairs of
"17.11.2016 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Cumbria County Council must pay out more than £5 million after losing out in a court case.
The dispute was with Amey, a company which carried out road maintenance for the council until 2012, which claimed it had been underpaid for services it
"16.11.2016 16:00:25" Day three of the Pudsey tour and he's busting some new moves!
The children at Richmond Hill Primary School in Aspatria were keen to teach Pudsey how to "Dab".
He's definitely mastered it!
"16.11.2016 14:30:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Over the last 13 years, Ambleside photographer Ashley Cooper has visited every continent capturing pictures of the effects of climate change.
He's produced a 416-page book called "Images From a Warming Planet". A selection of his work will be on show at
"16.11.2016 12:33:41" The Cumbrian charity helping young people with learning difficulties gain independence.
See more BBC Children in Need projects here: http://bbc.in/2eZJ5ZQ
"16.11.2016 11:00:00" youtube.com What are the Epic Awards? Take a look at the Epic Awards, celebrated in 2015 at hosted by BBC Outreach at MediaCityUK in Salford and funded by Spirit of 2012, which saw voluntary arts... Creative groups of Cumbria it is time to blow your trumpets.
Tell the nation how your festival/choir/yarn-bomb/drama group etc. makes a difference.
Here's what it's all about, application forms at www.epicawards.co.uk.
"16.11.2016 09:30:01" Davey had low self esteem and found it difficult to speak up in class at school.
He got involved in workshops in the school holidays run by Signal Films in Barrow and he says he now has loads more confidence.
Signal Films got a grant from BBC Children
"16.11.2016 08:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A traditional cricket pavilion or a modern one...which one do you prefer?
That's the question being asked of people in Appleby at the moment.
The towns clubhouse and grounds were flooded during the storms in December and now a new one will be built
"16.11.2016 07:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It's a Christmas animation - but not as you know it.
Alzheimer's Research UK has launched a new hard-hitting film and fundraising campaign - 'Santa Forgot' - to highlight that dementia can effect anyone - even Santa.
Chris Robson from St Bees, who lost
"15.11.2016 15:19:39" Timeline Photos Day two of the Pusey tour and Pudsey was in the Barrow and Ulverston area!
The children at Barrow Island Primary School were so excited to see Pudsey they rushed in without taking their helmets off.
So Pudsey thought he'd grab a helmet and head off for
"15.11.2016 13:00:00" Timeline Photos Nature experts, can you help?
This critter was spotted this morning just sitting, minding its own business on a pavement next to a busy road in Carlisle. But what exactly is it, and why was it sitting in the open by the road?
Any help you can give
"15.11.2016 10:00:00" There is going to be yet another study to try and find a future for the derelict lido in Grange-Over-Sands. The unheated open-air pool closed in 1993 and a recent report found more than 90% of people in Grange want it restored for swimmers.
"15.11.2016 08:45:00" youtube.com Coastguard helicopter rescue in Cumbria Coastguard rescue teams and search and rescue helicopters have continued to work during the day on Sunday in Cumbria supporting the other emergency services ... The bravery and courage shown by a helicopter crew who saved lives in Cumbria during Storm Desmond is being highlighted alongside daring rescue missions from all over the world.
Their work during December's floods is being celebrated among things like
"15.11.2016 07:30:30" Cumbrian schoolchildren are playing with wigs, despatch boxes and division bells - in a rare chance to get the inside track on parliamentary democracy without leaving the classroom.
Croftlands Juniors in Ulverston is one of just 50 schools nationwide
"14.11.2016 19:45:00" Timeline Photos Keswick Mountain Rescue team covers one of the most technical "walks" in the Lake District, the Sharp Edge ascent of Blencathra. The weekend saw what mountain people call "a bit of an epic". More details below, from the team, if you click on the link.
"14.11.2016 15:58:49" The children at Cartmel Primary School were very surprised to see Pudsey Bear today!
Today marks the start of Pudsey's annual tour of Cumbrian primary schools; visiting pupils and encouraging people to donate to BBC Children In Need.
The teachers at