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"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
"14.11.2016 15:10:57" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Awesome Autumn in colourful Cumbria!
Have any other snapshots from your county? You can post them in the comments below.
Thanks to Ian Maggiore and Mel Moon for the photos from Victoria Bay on Derwent Water and Loweswater respectively.
"14.11.2016 12:41:17" Skiddaw sunrise. Terrific images Jon Morgan
"14.11.2016 11:01:39" BBC News It's not a moon, it's a supermoon.
http://bbc.in/2fP5REv #BBCGoFigure That's no moon... It's a SUPERMOON.
"14.11.2016 08:00:00" When Rebecca's daughter Lily died the whole family, including her twin sons, were devastated.
Child Bereavement UK, which works in Cumbria, stepped in to help them learn how to share their feelings about their sister's death.
The organisation is one
"14.11.2016 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Entries for the first ever Beatrix Potter Awards open today. The awards will celebrate the life of the author, farmer and landowner through categories such as best Story Illustration, Herdwick Champion Award and Local Hero Award. The closing date is the
"13.11.2016 10:58:00" The county - and the country - will stop to remember the fallen today on Remembrance Sunday.
The Queen will lead the main national ceremony at the Cenotaph in London.
Here in Cumbria on Armistice Day, six schools in Carlisle performed a song they'd
"13.11.2016 10:00:00" Here's the shocking moment that a motorhome crashed into the central reservation of the M6 near Kendal.
The driver, David Whitehead, 49, from Parkinson Street in Burnley was sent to jail for 12 months for dangerous driving and failing to provide a
"12.11.2016 12:22:46" Timeline Photos BBC Radio Cumbria Sport has arrived for Carlisle United at Newport - live on FM and Freeview 721 from 12:55pm
"11.11.2016 17:01:57" Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team A very friendly Priest was rescued by Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team from Y Gully on Catstye Cam earlier today.
He had ascended the gully and become stuck on steep snowy ground. The Team went to his aid and provided an ice axe and crampons. The man, Winter's now definitely back on the Lake District fells, with walkers being warned to pack extra clothing, ice axe and crampons, and know how to use them.
It is, though, important not to leave the "spikes" in the boot of the car, as a priest from the
"11.11.2016 15:25:54" Timeline Photos BBC Radio Cumbria's Belinda Artingstoll and Gayle Learmonth collected a Highly Commended certificate on behalf of the rest of our team at the O2 regional media awards in Chester last night.
BBC Radio Cumbria was nominated for its coverage of the floods.
"10.11.2016 22:46:28" Timeline Photos Here we are, with the statuette of Frank Gillard after whom the BBC local radio awards are named. Awarded to BBC Radio Cumbria for its coverage of the floods. Shown here are Martin Lewes, editor Mark Elliott, political reporter Bob Cooper, Tom Burrows who
"10.11.2016 22:40:46" Timeline Photos Tonight BBC Radio Cumbria got a special award at the BBC Gillard awards for BBC local radio - along with three other stations - it was for our work during the floods . We were also highly commended in the regional O2 media awards for our coverage of the
"10.11.2016 18:07:33" Matt Lund and Jules Wooding from the Museum of Military Life in Carlisle have been arranging thousands of knitted poppies in the grounds of the castle ahead of a commemorative event for Armistice Day.
Children from six schools across Cumbria will attend
"10.11.2016 11:30:42" The sound fx team have been having a smashing time practicing for today's performance of the Bards Aloud radio plays at Barrow Library, 6pm.
Six 5-min plays imagining Shakespeare's characters into modern day Barrow featuring comedy, tragedy and
"10.11.2016 09:30:01" Timeline Photos Frosty Bassenthwaite.
Stunning photo Rhiann Rotarides!
"10.11.2016 08:30:00" Timeline Photos A sweet treat found near Penrith!
BBC Cumbria's John Bowness discovered some sweet chestnuts in a wood near Penrith.
Has anyone else been enjoying the rich pickings of winter foraging?
"09.11.2016 17:12:20" bbc.co.uk Four Nations 2016: Cumbria keeps up rugby league tradition with Scotland-New Zealand Scotland's game with New Zealand takes place in Workington, retaining a long association with rugby league in Cumbria. Ready for international rugby league to return to Cumbria?
Well you don't have long to wait, as Scotland take on New Zealand in the Four Nations on Friday night.
Enjoy seeing the Haka in Workington!
"09.11.2016 14:32:07" bbc.co.uk Army put on stand-by for winter floods - BBC News More than 1,000 troops will be ready to respond across the UK to any flooding this winter. The winter preparations come after the Ministry of Defence reviewed its handling of the 2015 December floods.
There were blackouts and people were forced from their flooded homes across the North of England and Scotland. Here in Cumbria some people are
"09.11.2016 10:34:34" Unexpected morning guest over Blencathra.
Can you identify the plane?
Thanks to Tom Jeffers for the video.
"08.11.2016 20:25:32" Second World War Hurricane pilot John Nicoll from Wetheral near Carlisle will attend this weekend's Remembrance Commemoration at the Cenotaph in London. John, now 96, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his success in rocket attacks against
"08.11.2016 14:45:00" This is the beach at St Bees, and it's just been classed as having 'excellent' bathing water quality by the Environment Agency.
The Agency tested the water in 14 areas around the county, and this year saw the highest number of places being judged as
"08.11.2016 13:00:00" Timeline Photos The county's only hospice for kids Jigsaw, Cumbria's Children's Hospice fears it could lose out because of a national budget review.
Staff there are concerned about possible changes to how NHS England allocates £11 million pounds to all children's
"08.11.2016 10:37:32" photosbycarmen.co.uk Striding Edge by Torchlight 2016 Amazing pictures from Striding Edge by Torchlight in the Lake District on Sat 5 November 2016 to raise money for Mountain Rescue and expertly organised... A charity night walk along the steep ridges that lead to the summit of Helvellyn had to be called off at the weekend when the participants found Striding Edge icebound for the first time this winter.
But the expedition, organised by Lakeland Mountain
"08.11.2016 08:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Whizzpoppingly good artwork at Tullie House in Carlisle!
Tullie House Museum and Gallery hosts a new exhibition featuring the illustrations of Quentin Blake.
"The BFG in Pictures" is a touring exhibiton and showcases 40 of the illustrator's original
"07.11.2016 18:15:00" A milestone in the restoration of Donald Campbell's Bluebird http://bbc.in/2f9RTAg
"07.11.2016 17:00:00" Bards Aloud Premiere Bards Aloud Premiere Gather all as the red carpet is rolled out at Barrow Library for the free premiere of SIX new plays imagining Shakespeare's people into modern day Barrow.
Introducing Mac and Beth on the buses, Beatrice the Barista and young Rosaline sick with love for Here's what you need to pep-up Thursday... Shakespeare, Barrow style with BBC Radio Cumbria's Up for Arts project.
Fast drama, free wine and Tudor nibbles.
Get thee to Barrow Library, 6pm Nov 10
"07.11.2016 11:00:00" Timeline Photos Donald Campbell's Bluebird roars back to life!
The restoration of Donald Campbell's Bluebird has reached its most important milestone yet, with the testing of the boat's new engine.
Volunteers have been working for 15 years on reconstructing the vessel,
"07.11.2016 07:30:01" salford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk Floodplain Experience Survey Questionnaire Online survey BOS A student is asking the people of Cumbria to talk about their experiences of living on floodplains.
Batoor Alam is doing a PhD in Floodplain Management at the Univesity of Salford - and his focus is on Cumbria.
Fill out this questionnaire if you live
"06.11.2016 19:59:36" Timeline Photos Carrie Calvert, who lives near to Brampton, has had her photo of these little Greylag Goslings chosen from 21,000 entries to feature in the 2017 edition of the Countryfile Calendar. She captured the shot on the moors in Northumbria near Plenmeller. Carrie
"06.11.2016 13:11:17" Timeline Photos There are hopes that cases of HIV infection could be caught earlier in Cumbria with a new project.
Outreach Cumbria has been given £66,640 by Public Health England to make it easier to be tested.
That means discreet HIV testing will be available in
"06.11.2016 10:30:01" Timeline Photos Five walkers had to be rescued from Scafell Pike last night after they went missing.
A number of mountain rescue teams were called out including the Duddon and Furness team, Keswick and the Langdale Ambleside team.
The group were found just before
"06.11.2016 09:06:33" Timeline Photos This kit will help bring you full match commentary on Taunton v Barrow and Carlisle United at St Albans from 1:30pm on BBC Radio Cumbria Sport today
"06.11.2016 07:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The church is now water tight!
The Catholic Church of Our Lady and St Wilfred at Warwick Bridge near Carlisle has completed phase 1 of it's renovation project. The church was deigned by the man who designed the Palace of Westminster, Augustus Pugin!
"05.11.2016 11:39:08" Timeline Photos Take a look at this vintage Bugatti.
If you're in the Borrowdale Valley today you may just see it among about 100 other vintage cars winding through Honister Pass.
It's part of the annual Lakeland Trials event putting drivers motoring skills to the
"05.11.2016 08:40:48" Timeline Photos Thirty five thousand people are expected to be at Carlisle's fireshow tonight in Bitts Park.
This year focuses on Carlisle's industrial past and includes an 1850's Steam Locomotive Engine.
The main event starts at 6.45 tonight.
"04.11.2016 21:46:00" Showcase for British beer, much of it brewed in Cumbria, at the 26th Carlisle Beer and Cider Festival. New venue: The Venue. Saturday, November 5 is the final day.
"04.11.2016 18:00:00" Timeline Photos Winter's definitely here - at Grasmere school, they've spotted the first snow on the hills.
If there's more over the next day or so, you know what to do!
"04.11.2016 16:26:28" Timeline Photos 39 year old Adrian Fallows from Nuneaton has been jailed for 11 years at Carlisle Crown Court today for a knife attack on two girls near Workington which left one with a punctured lung.
He was drunk when he attacked the 14 and 15 year old girls next to
"04.11.2016 13:30:01" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Hundreds of people have seen national and world speed records being broken on Coniston this week.
The final runs of the annual Records Week have taken place this morning.
The organisers say the calm conditions earlier in the week suited smaller boats -
"04.11.2016 11:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Over £1m has been repaid to Sainsbury's in business rates on shopping units at New Squares in Penrith.
That's partly because Sainsbury's challenged the date from which rates were due, because, it says, paperwork from Eden District Council was
"04.11.2016 07:48:01" Sassy Property Interior Design & Home Staging At last lovely Aimee home to see her dream room!
#makeawish #dreamspace 11-year-old Aimee Robinson from Barrow, who has leukaemia, has had her wish of a dream bedroom granted.
She asked the charity the Make a Wish Foundation for a new room and it was transformed last month complete with a bed, a den and a wall
"04.11.2016 07:00:00" Girls from Newman School in Carlisle are part of the growing trend in women's football.
They're hoping to play at Carlisle United's ground if they get through to the final of a local tournament.
Apparently it's much more fun than netball!
Find out more
"03.11.2016 19:00:00" Timeline Photos Would you like to see a picture of the new seal pup at South Walney Nature Reserve?
It's the second this year, which after the two births last year establishes the reserve as the only grey seal breeding site in the north west.
Oh - that picture? Here
"03.11.2016 16:34:48" Timeline Photos What does Cumbria #LovetoRead? Crime thrillers topping the list of the most-loaned books from the county's libraries. Here's the top 10...
1. Make Me, Lee Child* (the 20th Jack Reacher novel)
2. Personal, Lee Child*
3. The Shepherd's Life, James
"03.11.2016 14:50:00" Self-taught Ryan McNab is hoping to be crowned the best pizza chef in Britain!
The man who learned his craft watching online videos now plies his trade at the Britannia Inn in Penny Bridge.
Here's how he makes his Poshroom pizza - topped with wild and
"03.11.2016 12:02:11" Timeline Photos CAMRA - the Campaign for Real Ale- is holding its annual beer festival in Carlisle at "The Venue". It's a celebration of the county's brewing industry. For the first time ever- there's a special bar dedicated to selling 18 Cumbria-made real ales. Doors
"03.11.2016 11:48:58" Timeline Photos This is the crew of Coastguard helicopter Rescue 936, with the family, including a baby, they lifted out of a flooded house near Pooley Bridge in Storm Desmond.
Now the pilot and winch crew have been shortlisted for a worldwide award scheme run by the
"03.11.2016 08:05:41" Timeline Photos Weather forecasters say it's unlikely Cumbria will be battered by another Storm Desmond this side of Christmas.
The Met Office says the outlook is for colder, drier conditions.
Meanwhile, Cumbria County Council has started its winter gritting operation
"02.11.2016 15:27:14" Timeline Photos Have you seen this?
Reality TV star Kendall Jenner is appearing on the wrapper of 200 special edition bars of Romney's Kendal Mint Cake to celebrate her 21st birthday!
(If you look closely you can see that she's joined by her 'besties' Cara Delevingne,
"02.11.2016 11:28:05" Ulverston academic and eco-campaigner Dr Kate Rawles is heading off to ride the length of South America - on a bike made of bamboo!
The recyclable carbon-neutral frame fits the ethos of the trip, to study how humans are driving other species to
"02.11.2016 08:00:00" bbc.co.uk MPs call for major reform of flood risk management - BBC News Radical plans to overhaul the system of managing flood risk are called for by the Commons environment and rural affairs committee. MPs are demanding a radical overhaul of the way we're protected from flooding - including stripping the Environment Agency of responsibility for preventing it.
They want a new national floods commissioner in place.
The Environment, Food and Rural
"01.11.2016 16:16:12" Timeline Photos The Mayor of Maryport, Linda Radcliffe, says she's sickened after thieves stole a boat decorated with poppies ahead of Remembrance parades in the town.
Councillor Radcliffe said the town took the ceremonies extremely seriously. She appealed for help
"01.11.2016 12:13:09" Timeline Photos It's Water Speed records Week on Coniston. The records are tumbling, not least to the youngest competitor there, Endija Zaumane from Latvia. She's just 14, and started the week by taking the JT250 class at a tad under 50mph.
Thanks to Glynn Cunliffe of
"01.11.2016 08:52:38" Timeline Photos A kitten abandoned while still too young to leave its mother has been given a new home - thanks to a BBC Radio Cumbria listener.
Linda Wilson from Egremont heard about the animal's plight last month during a report about Eden Animal Rescue's new
"01.11.2016 07:12:07" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post As part of the BBC's "Love to Read" week, staff at BBC Radio Cumbria have been sharing some of their favourite books. What's yours? #LoveToRead
"31.10.2016 17:00:00" Timeline Photos Police are still looking for an early morning customer who popped into a corner shop in Workington this morning for a cup of coffee, and used it to foil an armed robbery.
Detectives say a man wielding a hammer threatened staff, but fled empty-handed when
"31.10.2016 14:58:55" Starling murmuration captured in Greenhead at the weekend
"31.10.2016 11:33:00" Timeline Photos There's debate this morning on whether the 250mph trains of HS2 will bring any benefits to Cumbria.
The government's published a report this morning, called 'Changing Britain: HS2 Taking Root', which says the line will cut an hour from the journey time
"31.10.2016 09:36:51" Dean Walker, the prisoner who escaped from Haverigg Jail at the weekend, is back behind bars this morning. He was arrested in Manchester.
"29.10.2016 09:57:28" Timeline Photos A search is continuing for a man who's thought to have escaped from Haverigg Prison in south Cumbria.
32 year old Dean Walker from Manchester is thought to be "unaccounted for" since yesterday morning.
Cumbria Police says he shouldn't be approached and
"28.10.2016 11:30:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Here's the Old Old Gowan Bridge and plans for the New Old Gowan Bridge in Staveley!
The first photo was taken by the staff at Wheelbase, the cycle shop, after it was badly damaged by Storm Desmond.
The second shows the early design drafts for the new
"28.10.2016 10:23:37" Which one would you award the prize to?! 12,000 people are in Carlisle today attending the AGRI-EXPO agricultural event at Harrison and Hetherington's Borderway Mart. It's like the "World Cup" of the farming calendar - with people travelling from all over
"27.10.2016 22:07:04" With a vintage double decker...the Cumbrian launch of 2016 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Carlisle.
"27.10.2016 10:17:45" Mike Zeller does weights with a champion. Spot the difference between a champion body builder and a radio presenter...
Carlisle's Dan Graham, fresh from the Miami Pro Universe Championships in London, shows BBC Radio Cumbria's Mike Zeller how to pump iron. Sort of...
"27.10.2016 07:00:00" Timeline Photos The annual Poppy Appeal is launched this morning, with the Royal British Legion hoping to raise £500,000 in Cumbria to support to ex-servicemen and women and their families.
Donations have helped pay for a puppy, called Rigby, for 11-year-old Carlisle
"26.10.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos A 24 year old from Penrith has composed an opera chorus after winning a national competition.
Ella Jarman-Pinto has put together music for the Streetwise Opera with lyrics from people who've had experience of homelessness and mental health issues.
"26.10.2016 06:00:00" Timeline Photos In Cumbria 174 people were killed and seriously injured on country roads last year, and 92 of them were aged between 17-34.
That's according to the government body, THINK!, which is urging people to drive safer on country roads.
Here's a map from
"25.10.2016 16:50:34" Exploring the murder holes, dark dungeons and licking stones of Carlisle Castle
"25.10.2016 13:32:01" Timeline Photos It's the season, as the poet said, of mists and mellow fruitfulness, and it's providing some stunning photographic opportunities.
Rick Martin was down at his business at Faeryland on the shores of Grasmere to catch this view at dawn.
"25.10.2016 11:00:16" We're screaming about Shakespeare in Barrow!
This is the recording session for Bards Aloud, six 5-minute plays from local writers bringing Shakespeare characters to modern-day Barrow.
We have cackling witches over Furness Abbey, Bardy banter in Costa
"25.10.2016 07:00:02" Timeline Photos Flood victims in Cumbria are being given more time to apply for money to protect their homes.
It's emerged hundreds of people who are eligible for Property Resilience Grants haven't applied and now the deadline for applications has been extended to
"25.10.2016 06:16:37" Timeline Photos The Wigton Residents Group have contacted BBC Radio Cumbria to say they are concerned about a "plethora" of housing developments approved and planned for the town. They say that if plans go ahead the town's infrastructure won't cope and some of the plans
"24.10.2016 14:26:15" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Can anyone help BBC Radio Cumbria's Andy Wood identify this fine-looking bird he came across in the work car park this weekend? It looks like it was just finishing a feathery meal at the time!
"24.10.2016 10:30:00" Timeline Photos The National Grid says it'll remove pylons from areas of the Lake District National Park as part of plans to connect the proposed nuclear power station in west Cumbria. Plans released today include burying power cables through sections of the National
"24.10.2016 09:16:00" Timeline Photos What should happen to the derelict Central Plaza Hotel in Carlisle? It closed in 2004 and the last company to own it folded four years ago, leaving Carlisle City Council responsible for keeping it standing. The council's already spent £40,000 on improving
"24.10.2016 07:58:03" Timeline Photos There's been a big rise in the number of people in Cumbria with diabetes. 4,000 Cumbrians have been diagnosed in the last three years - an increase of 17 percent. The majority get Type 2 diabetes - which is often linked to people's lifestyles.
"24.10.2016 06:00:00" Timeline Photos A group of volunteers from the Penrith Mountain Rescue Team have stripped to their bare essentials for a calendar to raise funds for the charity.
The team shot the pictures in places like Highcup Nick and the one below is at Harter Fell.
We hope it's
"23.10.2016 14:45:33" Swindles says: It's Paul Braithwaite, 12-2, lunchtimes, this week, as I'm busy refurbing The Nenthead Lifeboat....Paul has LIVE music from the wonderful Chris While & Julie Matthews on Friday - and remember: Monday is World Tripe Day! Enjoy....
"23.10.2016 07:00:00" Faith in the World Week Beauty is more than skin-deep, and in Faith in the World Week you can eavesdrop on a faith based conversation that goes beyond first impressions.
David and Connie are friends, but when Connie talked in Church about how depression nearly destroyed her
"22.10.2016 14:03:05" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Some of Cumbria's historic buildings and landmarks are at risk, according to Historic England.
The Duddon Iron Furnace, Long Meg Stone Circle and the Appleby Conservation Area have all been added to the organisation's Heritage at Risk Register.
"21.10.2016 18:00:00" Flooded playground reopens in Carlisle It cost £200,000 but this playground in Carlisle is back and better than ever following the floods.
The play area in Bitts Park ended up under eight feet of water when Storm Desmond hit.
After the repairs though, Carlisle City Council says the park is
"21.10.2016 16:30:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Workers at the Sellafield nuclear site got to play host to royalty today.
The Duke of Edinburgh visited the complex to find out more about the decommissioning and reprocessing work done by employees at the site.
It's the third time he has visited
"21.10.2016 14:56:51" Timeline Photos Nice work, Leia!
A 13-year-old girl from Cumbria has been nominated for a BBC Radio 1 Teen Award for her charity and volunteer work.
Leia started fundraising when she was just seven. She was the driving force behind her primary school's Charity
"21.10.2016 08:30:43" Timeline Photos Who's your #BBCUnsungHero? As well as the Cumbria Sports Awards, there's also the BBC Sports Personality of the Year and the opportunity to give some national recognition to a local sports volunteer.
Entries close at midnight on
"21.10.2016 07:15:02" The remains of the Duddon Iron Furnace near Broughton-in-Furness have been placed on the latest heritage at risk register. The site dates back to the 1730s and is said to be the best preserved charcoal-fired blast furnace in Britain, but needs structural
"21.10.2016 06:00:00" Timeline Photos There's a warning that some of Cumbria's most historic architecture is threatened from future flooding.
Last December huge parts of the county were affected by the storms.
Now Historic England has put a section of Hadrian's Wall in Carlisle and an area
"20.10.2016 14:29:42" Leaders from the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust and Success Regime Cumbria have defended controversial proposals to change how hospital care works in Carlisle and Whitehaven.
The Success Regime's preferred option would mean the end of
"20.10.2016 10:30:49" Pumpkin bowl anyone? For buttons?
This is Fair Coniston inspired by the ideas of John Ruskin of a society led through the arts and creative endeavour.
Grizedale Arts wants people to come and make and sell things at the Coniston Institute from today until
"20.10.2016 07:00:00" Timeline Photos A former Ambleside man has been named on the National Crime Agency's most wanted list.
Stephen Carruthers was arrested in the Lake District in 2014, after police found more than five thousand indecent images of children on a computer.
"20.10.2016 06:00:01" Timeline Photos This morning, BBC Cumbria is putting some of your questions to the man in charge of hospitals in Carlisle and Whitehaven over proposals including the end of consultant-led maternity care at the West Cumberland Hospital.
From 09:00, North Cumbria
"19.10.2016 15:00:52" Timeline Photos Beautiful sun rise at Baycliff this morning!
Many thanks to BBC Weather Watcher 'Kev' for the photo.
"19.10.2016 07:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Tamsin Douglass, sales assistant at The Cookware Company in Carlisle, is excited about the Great British Bake Off semi-final tonight!
However she's also worried this seasons level of difficulty is detering people from attempting to bake at home.
"18.10.2016 14:06:47" Timeline Photos Gulls across have been fitted with GPS "backpacks" as part of a project assessing the impact offshore windfarms have on birdlife.
The scheme will track their movements around Walney Island at Barrow, Cumbria where hundreds of turbines are located 12
"18.10.2016 08:53:09" Timeline Photos You know it's getting nearer Christmas when....
...Royal Mail start recruiting extra people to help handle the Christmas post! More than 50 temporary jobs are being created in Carlisle. A recruitment event is happening today.
"18.10.2016 07:21:08" Timeline Photos Drivers in Cumbria are being asked to be vigilant because of the danger of deer on the roads. Collisions involving the animals kill around 20 people a year. October to December is considered a high-risk period as deer will be on the move for the autumn
"17.10.2016 10:38:00" Today marks 60 years since the opening of the world's first industrial scale nuclear reactor.
In 1956, The Queen officially opened Calder Hall on what is now the Sellafield site.
"17.10.2016 07:20:00" If you could be instantly transported anywhere in the world at any time in the history of the human race, where would you go?
Well a group of Carlisle primary school pupils were asked where they would go if their dreams could come true - and they ended
"16.10.2016 08:35:31" Git Amang It Tune in 12-2 Monday to find how to turn your Hallowe'en horror into Pumpkin, Lamb and Chickpea Tagine!
"16.10.2016 06:30:01" Timeline Photos A cartoon by John Pickering, who is leading a comic service at the Unitarian chapel in Kendal today.
"14.10.2016 16:30:01" Timeline Photos Two Cumbrian sports satellite clubs have received national recognition for their work at the Sport England, National Satellite Club of the year awards.
Sandgate School & Kendal Youth Disability Club has been crowned 'Satellite Club of the Year' whilst
"14.10.2016 14:37:45" Timeline Photos Cumbrian soldiers were amongst the rescuers at the terrible disaster at the school in Aberfan in Wales 50 years ago.
144 people, including 116 children, died when a colliery spoil heap slipped down the hill and onto the local primary school.
"14.10.2016 11:15:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It's the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal this weekend and if you think it's just about superheroes and cute animals, think again!
The range of styles of work and what inspires them is incredible.
Some are funny, some are moving and some
"14.10.2016 10:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post South Walney Nature Reserve has sent us their first professional photos of the new seal pup.
Born on the 12th of October, we won't know if it's a boy or a girl until it is fully grown.
Conservationists are unable to get too close so as not to disturb
"14.10.2016 08:00:02" Timeline Photos An application for a new free school opening in the county next September has been accepted.
Queen Elizabeth Studio School, which will be on the site of Queen Elizabeth school in Kirkby Lonsdale, will offer courses in media and the arts, engineering,
"14.10.2016 06:00:10" Timeline Photos Have you ever lost your childhood toy?
Well a 23 year old from Appleby has and she's on a mission to track her doll down.
Bronwyn Lowery says she's devastated after leaving her precious Tom Plank on a train heading to Glasgow.
She thinks he may
"13.10.2016 20:30:55" Timeline Photos Carlisle United manager Keith Curle met the fan with Keith's name tattooed to his upper thigh at Brunton Park on Thursday evening!
"13.10.2016 13:40:32" Parents and pupils are getting their first chance to see what the new Campus Whitehaven will look like today.
It's hoped that St Benedict's Catholic High School, Hensingham and Mayfield School will move into the £30 million development in time for the
"13.10.2016 11:18:19" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post *YOU MIGHT FIND THESE PHOTOS DISTRESSING*
A heron that was shot in the wing with an air gun in Cumbria has died.
RSPCA (England & Wales) inspectors were called after it was found on Helm Road, Bowness-on-Windermere.
Vets at Kendal College Animal Rescue
"13.10.2016 06:36:35" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Wasdale, not a bad place to go to work is it? Well it's exactly where Electricity North West will be hard at work today!
Divers should be upgrading the power cable that supplies Wasdale Head after it stopped working nearly five years ago.
The work is
"12.10.2016 19:28:02" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Batman's work in Whitehaven is done. He's put smiles back on children's faces!
Many kids had been left terrified by the 'clown craze' in the town.
Here's batman visiting 7 year old Ethan from Woodhouse in Whitehaven.
"12.10.2016 19:03:20" The Christmas lights concert has been cancelled in Barrow because the council can't afford to pay for it.
"12.10.2016 16:00:31" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Poor Maggie May got herself stuck in her owner's stairlift in Kendal. She was rescued with the help of the RSPCA, a vet and an engineer. She's absolutely fine now although she may well have used up one of her nine lives!
Can you spot her in the first
"12.10.2016 12:30:29" Clowns beware! Batman is patrolling the streets of Whitehaven helping children who have been scared by the 'clown craze'.
"12.10.2016 09:20:49" Newsbeat We kept hearing you could play vinyl with the new fiver, so we put it to the test. We didn't have much knocking around, so we ended up with this old school classic. People have tried washing, ironing and tearing the new £5 notes, which are manufactured in Wigton, but what about playing vinyl?
Our colleagues at BBC Newsbeat decided to give it a go...
"11.10.2016 16:18:24" Ever seen a giant human pound sign? This one broke a world record Guinness World Records
"11.10.2016 10:10:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post 'Crazy clowns' beware... Batman is in Whitehaven.
Cumbria Superheroes heard that many children had been left traumatised by the clowns lurking around the town.
So now Batman is patrolling the streets so that kids (and adults?) can feel at ease.
"11.10.2016 09:07:01" Timeline Photos It's been a brilliant summer for Cumbria's tourism industry, according to the body representing hotel and B&B owners.
Cumbria Tourism says the county has had its highest accommodation occupancy levels in a decade.
And VisitBritain says there's been an
"11.10.2016 06:00:01" ec.europa.eu European Social Progress Index European Commission – Regional Policy - Inforegio Scotland offers a better quality of life than England, according to new figures out today.
The Social Progress Index assesses some of the key factors that shape people's lives including measures of health, safety, access to education and personal
"10.10.2016 17:10:04" Timeline Photos Wow! The auction of painted sheep for the Calvert Trust raised around £250,000!
The sheep were on show around the county all summer and really captured everyone's imagination.
The money will be spent on creating a new centre for people with brain
"10.10.2016 11:43:09" bbc.co.uk 'Creepy clown' police warnings as craze spreads - BBC News Police are called to dozens of incidents in which pranksters dress as "creepy clowns" to deliberately scare people. Not a laughing matter...
Yesterday, Cumbria police received nine reports from across the county of incidents involving 'clowns'.
•An individual in a clown mask, brandishing a stick, approached a small child outside the sports centre on
"10.10.2016 08:43:47" American Election - we build the wall. LIVE.
In just under a month Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump will be president of the United States.
But what are you making of it all? Bemused, excited, worried?
Ben Wohl an American living in Carlisle answers
"10.10.2016 07:30:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Here's how a new tourist attraction that's costing £17m to develop is taking shape in the Lake District.
The Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories is due to open next year.
The Lakeland Arts Trust hopes to raise another £250,000 towards
"10.10.2016 06:10:01" Timeline Photos Reports of missing persons recorded by Cumbria Police have almost doubled over the past five years.
The figures obtained by BBC Cumbria also show that nearly two thirds of the reports were created for someone who'd gone missing more than once.
"08.10.2016 13:43:01" Carlisle United and their travelling horde are in Lancashire...
"07.10.2016 18:00:11" Here's a question for a Friday night - how do you make a wine glass?
This is how it's done at Cumbria Crystal - with sand, sweat and skill.
The Ulverston-based firm is marking 40 years in business. It's England's last producer of hand-blown luxury
"07.10.2016 14:00:17" Behold the vast new £24-million-pound logistics facility at the Barrow shipyard.
School tours are getting a first-look today at the BAE Systems building by the town's docks - it's 28,000 square metres - equavlent in size to FIVE football pitches.
"07.10.2016 06:02:01" Timeline Photos Proposed changes to care homes run by Cumbria County Council could mean a fifth fewer beds in the county.
A consultation began this week into changes that could see up to nine care homes with 325 beds across Copeland, Carlisle, Ulverston and Barrow
"06.10.2016 18:45:01" Timeline Photos Late evening sun.
Photo: Mark Denham-smith
"06.10.2016 17:40:00" Health Minister Philip Dunne visited the West Cumberland Hospital today.
He met campaigners concerned about a loss of services at the hospital in Whitehaven.
Our reporter Adam Powell caught up with him when he arrived in Carlisle.
"06.10.2016 14:46:35" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post We live in such a stunning county!
Amazing photos, Royce Meckin!
"06.10.2016 11:11:00" 500 people in 5 minutes.
That's how many people came flooding through the doors of the new Primark store in Carlisle this morning, according to the Lanes.
Town centre managers hope that this will bring people into Carlisle to shop, rather than to
"06.10.2016 09:51:49" Guinness has just confirmed that Ulverston has clinched the World Record for staging the Largest shaving cream pie fight ever!
1180 people splatted their way into the record books, beating Belfast's tally of 869. Officially Amazing!
Here's how the foam
"06.10.2016 09:00:00" How do you squeeze the best of 40 new poems about Britain's landmarks into just 1 minute?!
Here's how! Bridie Squires has used parts of the 40 poems commissioned by BBC Local Radio to celebrate National Poetry Day.
Kim Moore wrote about Furness Abbey in
"06.10.2016 06:45:00" It's National Poetry Day today and poet Kim Moore has written us a gorgeous poem!
When we asked her to write it about a local landmark, she chose Furness Abbey in Barrow.
A magical poem about a magical place. Take some time out to enjoy something a
"05.10.2016 19:34:03" Timeline Photos City lights at night.
Photo: Luke Jackson
"05.10.2016 15:00:01" Timeline Photos The first steel has been cut at the Barrow Shipyard, to build the first of the next generation of nuclear deterrent submarines for the Royal Navy.
The Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon, pressed the button to initiate the cut in the BAE Systems plate
"05.10.2016 13:50:05" Repair work to Cumbria's bridges and roads which were damaged during the winter storms will take THREE YEARS to complete - and cost more than 120 million pounds. So far, around 13 million has been spent on repairing more than 80 bridges around the county.
"05.10.2016 07:00:01" Timeline Photos Here's the damage inflicted on a South Cumbrian bridge after the intense rainfall following the Winter storms last year.
Cumbria County Council says Victoria Bridge is one of 18 which will be winter-proofed before the season starts in an effort to
"04.10.2016 18:45:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Autumn in the Lake District - with thanks to Annette Christian.
"04.10.2016 16:30:06" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Maternity services at the Furness General Hospital in Barrow have had a high profile at the Conservative Party conference this afternoon.
The campaigner James Titcombe told the conference about his long battle to find out why his son Joshua - and other
"04.10.2016 13:00:00" Timeline Photos This oven perched on concrete legs in a Kendal cottage may look like a trendy design feature.
In fact, it's one of a number of adaptations designed to make the cottage stand up better to flooding.
The floor's concrete, as is the plaster on the walls,
"04.10.2016 08:54:49" #WorldAnimalDay at Knoxwood Wildlife Rescue Trust
"04.10.2016 06:08:00" Timeline Photos More than a hundred bikes have been reported stolen to Cumbria Police over the past summer - and more than 700 were taken in the past two years.
That's according to crime data which also shows that 597 cases were closed because no suspect could be
"03.10.2016 15:18:30" Cumbria Fire Service are recruiting full time firefighters for the first time in 8 years. Taster sessions are being held around Cumbria so people can find out more and pit themselves against the tough physical fitness tests required. BBC Radio Cumbria's
"03.10.2016 12:21:53" The first harvest of a new money-making crop for Cumbrian farmers is now being brought in. Contractors for Iggesund Paperboard near Workington are starting to fell a field of willow trees which will be turned into biofuel to help power their plant.
"03.10.2016 11:23:43" Timeline Photos One name, on one line on an otherwise blank page in a visitor book - but a key date in Cumbria's industrial history.
For this is the signature of Her Majesty the Queen in the visitors' book for the official opening of the Calder Hall nuclear reactor, the
"03.10.2016 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Craig Hatch from Cockermouth will receive a "Special Recognition" Award from charity Well Child in London tonight. Craig's son Fraser is eighteen and suffers from Cerebral Palsy. He and his family care for him at home- with responsibility for
"03.10.2016 06:00:00" Timeline Photos A campaign to encourage people to quit smoking has started again this year.
Thousands of people are expected to take part in Public Health England's Stoptober this month.
Cumbria has one of the lowest rates of smokers in the North West of England -
"02.10.2016 07:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Network Rail says the Settle to Carlisle line is now a safer and more reliable stretch of railway after the installation of a new drainage system.
The foundations of a section of line near the border with North Yorkshire had deteriorated because of
"01.10.2016 09:17:58" Timeline Photos The memory tree at the start of the Alzheimer's Memory Walk in Carlisle.
Around 800 people are taking part and could raise around £80,000 between them.
Good luck everyone.
"01.10.2016 07:30:01" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post He's won one of the Oscars of the retail world!
This is Ian Peacock, the manager of the Co-op in Appleby, and he's been crowned Store Manager of the Year at the prestigious Retail Industry Awards.
His shop on The Sands was under five feet of water
"30.09.2016 10:40:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post An underground nuclear bunker near Threlkeld is opening to the public today and tomorrow, marking 25 years since the volunteers who staffed it during the Cold War were disbanded.
Former members of the Royal Observer Corps are displaying some of the
"30.09.2016 09:28:19" LIVE TYRE CHECK
We're at Gate Garage in Carlisle.
Are your tyres legal?
Of 4000 motorists surveyed in Cumbria nearly a quarter were driving with illegal tyres.
"30.09.2016 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Dawn in Kendal.
Photo: Gary Power.
"30.09.2016 06:06:00" Turn your speakers up (but not too far!)
This is one of the Cold War sirens that would have warned Cumbrians if Britain had ever come under nuclear attack.
It's being shown off by volunteers in a nuclear bunker near Threlkeld this weekend to mark 25
"29.09.2016 16:54:13" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post In the week when it was revealed that 1 in 5 households still aren't back home after the winter floods in Cumbria....
A resident in the Warwick Road area of Carlisle who's shared photos of her house during and after the floods, is one of those still not
"29.09.2016 14:00:01" Timeline Photos Sharpe Edge looking spooky in the gloom.
Photo: Nev Cartledge
"29.09.2016 13:00:02" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Autumn in Cumbria.
Photos: Gillian Mason
"29.09.2016 11:45:00" Timeline Photos You may not recognise this dog; under the name of Spot, he attracted huge sympathy last February when he was found close to death from starvation in West Cumbria.
The RSPCA reported a huge response as people sent in food, and dog jumpers to keep him warm
"29.09.2016 10:44:48" BBC Cumbria's cover photo
"29.09.2016 10:44:48" BBC Cumbria's cover photo
"29.09.2016 09:45:00" Timeline Photos These two glasses were photographed on a Carlisle street after last winter's floods.
Today comes news that they could well have been replaced and now being used rather more than they should be, according to a Cumbrian charity.
The Cumbria Alcohol and
"29.09.2016 07:08:00" The National Science museum has come to the county to inspire young people to pursue the sciences.
It's all part of the Annual Science and Engineering show which is happening over the next two weeks across West Cumbria.
Here's a video of Ronan Bullock
"28.09.2016 19:30:03" Timeline Photos Starry Night at Castlerigg Stone Circle.
Including the International Space Station overhead.
Photo: Royce Meckin
"28.09.2016 17:30:00" Do ewe fancy buying a life-sized sheep?
"28.09.2016 16:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Here's some red squirrels to make you smile on a grey evening. It's Red Squirrel Awareness week- the only excuse we need!
Add your red squirrel pics below or tag a friend who would appreciate some cuteness...
"28.09.2016 14:04:54" A new Accountancy Academy opens in Ulverston today offering on the job training towards a degree and Chartered Accountant status. For Paul Hornby of JF Hornby & Co this ends difficulties recruiting; for first higher apprentices Esther and Rebecca this
"28.09.2016 10:15:00" Timeline Photos One in five households are still not back home after December's floods. The latest figures from the Cumbria Community Foundation say 997 of the original 5,300 made homeless are still in temporary accommodation.
The charity is encouraging people to apply
"28.09.2016 08:45:00" The Lake District features in a BBC One documentary tonight about how railways changed the country.
Here's a preview of tonight's episode of Railways: The Making of Nation that will be shown for viewers in south Cumbria at 7:30pm.
Historian Liz McIver
"28.09.2016 07:14:39" Timeline Photos The number of drivers in Cumbria being caught using their phone behind the wheel has dropped by more than a HALF in the last five years. New information revealed by the BBC shows the figure has gone down from 1,383 to 634. The national figure has fallen
"28.09.2016 06:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Have you ever thought about taking on the role of becoming a police officer?
Well now's your chance as Cumbria Police look to take on new recruits.
Officers are needed right around the county but in particular Cumbria Police says high numbers are
"27.09.2016 17:29:46" Timeline Photos Full match commentary of the latest challenge to Carlisle United's unbeaten run right here from 7pm
"27.09.2016 14:42:36" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Ain't No Mountain High Enough!
Debs North lost the use of her legs due to a debilitating spine condition... But that didn't stop her completing FOUR Wainwrights in Cumbria!!
Here she is on Blencathra with her off road, all terrain wheelchair! Go Debs!!
"27.09.2016 11:37:46" Timeline Photos Meet Elliot Berry from Troutbeck near Windermere, who's 26, his wife Metrine Nandalo, and the lads Elliot describes as his 26 sons.
Only the two babes in arms are literally his and Metrine's - the others are fatherless boys the couple care for in a
"27.09.2016 07:10:00" Timeline Photos "A hospital without beds is a clinic."
That's how campaigners have reacted to the proposed option from the Success Regime Cumbria to remove all inpatient beds from three community hospitals in Wigton, Maryport and Alston.
The number of beds in West,
"27.09.2016 06:05:00" Timeline Photos A group of six tourism businesses in Cumbria will be travelling to Japan this Friday to encourage people to visit the Lake District.
Members of the Lake District Japan Forum will fly to Osaka to meet with people high up in the Japanese Travel Industry.
"26.09.2016 17:13:57" www.bbc.co.uk Meet 'easyJet's youngest female airline captain' - 26-year-old Kate McWilliams If Kate McWilliams got a penny every time someone asked how old she was she would be on to a good thing. She's trending on Twitter, she's traveled the world and at 26, she's thought to be the youngest airline captain ever... ✈️
Oh, and she's from Carlisle. #KateMcWilliams
"26.09.2016 15:30:01" Timeline Photos It's been called "cowardly and deplorable".
Cumbria police want to hear from anyone who saw what happened when this bus carrying football supporters was attacked after a match in Barrow at the weekend.
Two people have been arrested and bailed after
"26.09.2016 14:00:16" Repair work to a Cumbrian Abbey, that was damaged during Storm Desmond, is almost complete.
English Heritage is spending almost one-hundred-and-forty-thousand-pounds on Shap Abbey, near the River Lowther.
The work should be finished in the next few
"26.09.2016 11:15:00" Timeline Photos The end of consultant-led maternity care in Whitehaven, moving complex children's care to Carlisle, and cutting the inpatient beds from some community hospitals...
... These are just a few of the options from the Success Regime, which was set up to
"26.09.2016 10:37:53" Timeline Photos Could you put-up a homeless young person in your spare room?
The charity Nightspot in recruiting new host volunteers across Cumbria but especially in Barrow which is lacking places after a hostel closed earlier this year.
"26.09.2016 07:47:08" Cumbria County Council are encouraging people to come forward as part of their Shared Lives Programme. It's like 'fostering for adults'. Can you spare a bit of time or offer a home to someone with learning disabilities, mental health problems or an ex
"25.09.2016 16:23:21" Timeline Photos Crowds of people are flocking....see what we did there(?!)....to see a herd of decorated sheep.
They're on display at Rheged near Penrith till Wednesday before being auctioned off to raise money for the Calvert Trust which provides outdoor activities for
"24.09.2016 18:38:34" Rebike Cumbria Sad to relate Rebike was broken into last night. There was no major damage but 5 bikes were stolen: They were a GT Avalanche (silver with black forks), Specialized Hardrock (*Black and Gold) Sorry to hear this - Rebike Cumbria is a not for profit social enterprise...
"23.09.2016 13:19:30" BBC North West Tonight Lake District farmer Pip Simpson has sprayed his 800 prized Cheviot sheep bright orange. He hopes it will discourage sheep rustlers from trying to steal them.. What a great idea!!
"23.09.2016 09:08:15" Timeline Photos The new £5 note, printed on plastic made in Wigton, is back in the news today...
Some with low serial numbers are selling for well above their face value - and there's also a social media campaign encouraging people to give their first plastic fiver to
"23.09.2016 08:57:45" Work is getting underway on the new £11million maternity unit at Barrow's hospital.
It comes after the Kirkup Report into failures at the Furness General which led to the deaths of eleven babies and one mother. It recommended that the physical
"23.09.2016 06:50:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The BBC Radio Cumbria Jigsaw Appeal raised more than £150,000 for Cumbria's Children's Hospice.
Some of the money is paying for a new family outreach worker for 2 years. Her name is Briony and she does loads of different things to support the children
"22.09.2016 15:00:02" Timeline Photos What would Beatrix have made of this?!
Comic artists including Luke McGarry, who created the Trainspotting film poster, have re-imagined Beatrix Potter's characters to mark the 150th anniversary of her birth.
The artists have contributed their works to
"22.09.2016 13:29:45" Timeline Photos It's been announced that Appleby's only care home won't be re-opened.
The building which is next to the River Eden closed initially in December after the winter floods and the residents were moved out.
Local people wanted the home re-opened, but the
"22.09.2016 11:04:33" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Today you can see the flock of 108 painted life sized Herdwick ewes and lambs together for the first time.
As part of the Go Herdwick Public trail, the figures have been roaming the Lake District and are estimated to have been viewed by over 25,000
"22.09.2016 09:36:21" Timeline Photos Meet the new generation of apprentices learning the skills for land management in the Rusland Valley.
The posts are being backed by the lottery-funded Rusland Horizons project.
"22.09.2016 08:28:37" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post People in Whitehaven packed out a church in the town for a public meeting with the Success Regime Cumbria and its chairman Sir Neil McKay over the future of services at West Cumberland Hospital.
He said that no decisions had been made about the future of
"21.09.2016 17:12:51" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It's pom-poms galore at the Lanes shopping centre in Carlisle!
The Eden Valley Hospice is celebrating it's 25th anniversary by attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest pom-pom chain!
"21.09.2016 15:28:28" Timeline Photos This gorgeous photo was taken by BBC Weather Watcher, Ambleside Maggie.
Check out more great photos at https://www.bbc.co.uk/weatherwatchers/
"21.09.2016 11:45:29" Timeline Photos It's been announced that a public consultation into the future of health services in north, west and east Cumbria will start on Monday.
The success regime was introduced by NHS England to sort out the problems within the area's health services.
"21.09.2016 06:30:01" Timeline Photos Volunteers at Eden Valley Hospice in Carlisle show off their handmade woolen pompoms as they attempt to break a Guinness World Record.
We will be reporting live this morning when the record is set to be broken!
"20.09.2016 16:15:01" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Beautiful scenes at Buttermere today.
Many thanks to Royce Meckin for the beautiful photos.
"20.09.2016 15:16:57" Timeline Photos GSK, one of the biggest employers in Furness, has appointed a new chief executive - and she (yes, SHE, one of just seven female FTSE 100 chief executives) was born in Barrow.
Emma Walmsley takes over one of the most powerful positions in British industry
"20.09.2016 10:35:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Tup Trumps, Vampire sheep, Shakespeare sheep.. just some of the marvelously creative sheep on show til Sunday for Sedbergh Sheep Fest.
These pictures and more from the trail at https://www.facebook.com/sedberghsheepfest
"20.09.2016 09:30:20" SPIDERS LIVE
Arachnophobics look away now.
It's that time of year when spiders invade our homes to mate...
But some people choose to have them voluntarily. They're so popular, that Nu-Pets in Carlisle say that they've nearly sold out.
"20.09.2016 07:20:42" It's National Air Ambulance Week and the life saving work of the Great North Air Ambulance Service & the North West Air Ambulance Service is being highlighted. Daniel Ewin from Low Hesket was 16 when he came off his first motorbike. He spent 3 weeks in a
"19.09.2016 11:35:21" Timeline Photos From Baywatch to Bowness... Regular visitor, The Hoff, David Hasselhoff was back in the county this weekend.
Did you meet him?
"19.09.2016 09:15:06" Timeline Photos Cumbria's Simon Lawson finishes 14th in the men's paralympic marathon.
After a delayed start to the race, Cumbria's only representative stood in 14th place at the halfway stage and maintained this posistion in the second half.
The 34 year old finished
"19.09.2016 08:45:29" The Eden Animal Rescue Centre is moving home! After more than 20 years, the charity have bought their own premises at Moorlands Head Farm, Newbiggin. Meet their latest arrival ...Tiddles!
"18.09.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Cumbria's only paralympian competes in Rio today on the final day of competition in the games.
Simon Lawson from Maryport will be in the athletics men's T54 marathon, which will take place along five laps at Fort Copacabana.
It gets underway at 16:30.
"18.09.2016 06:40:47" Timeline Photos Cumbria's weather today...
Chilly at first with some early mist and fog, but sunshine for the rest of the day. Maximum Temperature of 16C.
Going into tonight heavy rain is expected. Lows of 11C.
And tomorrow rain early on but this will clear leaving a
"17.09.2016 14:00:07" Timeline Photos Nine months after being flooded out Carlisle's Arts Centre gets ready to reopen to the public tonight.
The Old Fire Station which only opened on Peter Street last May was left with a repair bill of £500,000 following the winter storms.
Tonight from 7
"17.09.2016 11:59:47" Timeline Photos Follow Carlisle United at the side on FM and Freeview Channel 721
"17.09.2016 09:28:45" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post After years of planning and a cost of more than 11 million pounds a new leisure centre in Workington opens today.
The facilities at Brow Top include an eight lane swimming pool as well as a gym, sports hall, squash courts, sauna and steam room.
"17.09.2016 07:08:08" Timeline Photos A 24-year-old transgender soldier from Cumbria has become the first woman to serve on the front line with the British Army.
In an interview with the Sun newspaper, Chloe Allen said she had joined the Scots Guards as a man called Ben in 2012 - but had
"17.09.2016 06:33:29" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post They're auctioning art today to try and keep a Cumbrian bus service on the road.
Friends of the X112 kept the Barrow/Coniston bus going with a cook book and a packed calendar of community fundraisers last year.
Today they're hoping an art auction can
"16.09.2016 12:30:15" There's one day to go until a Cumbrian arts centre reopens its doors - nine months after it was engulfed by the Winter floods and Storm Desmond.
Carlisle's old fire station on Peter Street needed half a million pounds worth of repairs once the water
"15.09.2016 12:30:23" Timeline Photos Superintendent Justin Bibby is now leading an investagtion after a 33 year old woman died at a house on Orton Road in Carlisle this morning.
A 29 year old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.
The police are asking for people with any
"15.09.2016 10:30:01" Scientists have found that the Cumbrian floods in 2009 were the most significant since the 16th century.
The team from four different universities has been analysing grains of sand which are moved into the sediment at the bottom of the county's lakes by
"15.09.2016 09:12:17" bbc.co.uk Murder arrest after suspicious Carlisle death - BBC News A man is arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a woman, police say. A man has been arrested after the death of a 33 year old woman in Carlisle this morning, according to Cumbria Police
"15.09.2016 06:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The first tanks were used 100 years ago today and a man from Cumbria was in one of them.
Jacob Glaister from Whitehaven won two medals for bravery in just a few weeks in World War 1. The first British tank crew member to win two such medals.
"15.09.2016 05:00:01" Timeline Photos Scientists have discovered that the major floods in Cumbria over the last two decades or so are the biggest such events for hundreds of years.
They examined layers of sand deposited in the silt on the bed of four of the county's lakes, to measure the
"14.09.2016 14:57:35" Timeline Photos Cumbria Police are appealing for the family of a man found dead in Barrow to make contact.
The body of 60 year old Paul Hawkrigg was found in shrubland off the footpath through Haven Park, Bridge Road, on 12th September.
He was recently discharged from
"14.09.2016 09:10:29" Birds and insects that should be common in Cumbria are in danger of becoming extinct according to a new report.
More than 50 groups have taken part in the research. 8000 species were studied, and the report says more than half have declined since 1970 -
"14.09.2016 06:05:00" Timeline Photos People living with dementia are being offered week long holidays in Cumbria - with activities including sailing and mountain climbing. Fraser Dooley set up Amy's Care - based in Ireby - in memory of his grandmother. This week, a group are spending time
"13.09.2016 14:25:26" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Beautiful September sunrise in Maryport this morning.
Thanks again to Dovilė Rosalinda Timinskaitė for the stunning photos.
"13.09.2016 13:37:44" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Winter is coming at the Farfield Mill Arts and Heritage centre in Sedbergh!!
From hit television show Game of Thrones, this embroidered artwork is 11 feet tall and took more than 300,000 hours to complete!
One of only three locations in the UK to
"13.09.2016 13:36:08" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post People can now watch a live video feed of grey seals hauling out on a Cumbrian beach.
A webcam has been installed by the Cumbria Wildlife Trust on Walney Island near Barrow as that's the main site for the grey seals in the north west of
"13.09.2016 09:53:34" BBC Radio 5 live They say we can wash it, we put it to the test… Made here in Cumbria!!
From the cash machine to the washing machine - the new highly durable and high-tech plastic five pound note is out today.
The company Innovia at Wigton makes the plastic polymer base material for the new fiver - which is a first
"13.09.2016 06:45:00" Timeline Photos The new £5 note goes into circulation in the UK today. It's made from a plastic polymer and manufactured at the Innovia Plant in West Cumbria. Eighty new jobs have been created at the plant in Wigton - which has had £40 million of investment. The notes
"12.09.2016 13:10:09" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post THEY'RE BACK!!
RAF Red Arrows in Cumbria again. This time along the M6 corridor at Tebay.
Amazing photos (again) Andy Gibson.
"12.09.2016 09:00:00" Timeline Photos Work to restore machinery used in the last working ore mine in the Lake District starts today.
Force Crag Mine near Keswick dates back to the 16th century when people used to dig for lead in the early years then later on barites and zinc.
It closed 24
"12.09.2016 06:25:26" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Paul Kingston, whose dramatic image of huge waves crashing over Whitehaven harbour in December has won him a top award.
The public voted it their favourite at the World Weather Photographer of the Year, choosing it over pictures
"11.09.2016 10:32:54" Timeline Photos Good luck to all the Cumbrians who are taking part in the Great North Run right now.
Is anyone you know among the 57,000 people running the 13.1 miles from Newcastle to South Shields?
"11.09.2016 06:08:00" Timeline Photos Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Millomite for sharing this photo of a sunrise over Millom on Saturday.
Have you got any photos of a Cumbrian sunrise this weekend?
Sign up to be a BBC Weather Watcher at https://www.bbc.co.uk/weatherwatchers and you might
"10.09.2016 08:11:02" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post If you're heading out for a walk on the fells today, think about what it would be like to do it while carrying a FRIDGE!
That's what Matthew Bamber will be doing this weekend as he takes on the Three Peaks challenge while carrying one on his back.
"10.09.2016 07:40:13" Timeline Photos Swindles says: Tune in, 12-2 Monday, and try your arm for a film review headline as good as The Guardian's slating of "Ben Hur"...
"09.09.2016 13:52:38" Free hugs on offer in Barrow! A gesture from some of the St Mark's team on Rawlinson Street as the church officially launched its Clothes Bank today.
Already they say the Clothes Bank service has helped people get jobs by giving them free suits for
"09.09.2016 08:25:00" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Lest we forget, the new friendship bench marking 40 years of Ulverston-Albert twinning & the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
It's getting its official unveiling at Lightburn Park today at 1.30pm.
"08.09.2016 15:29:03" Timeline Photos Three very muddy and rather tired pooches heading for home after a long day at the Westmorland Show!
Spot the one in the pram.....clearly has less stamina than the other two....and shorter legs! Bless!
"08.09.2016 14:23:27" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post You can nearly see the whites of their eyes!!
The Red Arrows swooping over Thirlmere, through Dunmail Raise onwards towards Grasmere & Windermere.
Absolutely stunning photos, Andy Gibson!!
"08.09.2016 13:15:13" Timeline Photos Boo the dog is having a lovely time at the Westmorland Show despite the rather soggy conditions!
Glad it's not us who will have to give her a bath tonight when she gets home!
"08.09.2016 11:05:57" Timeline Photos Meet Derek 'Decca' Heggie. Bullied at the age of 12 and a promising football career ended by injury at the age of 17, Decca fell into a life of drug abuse and crime and has battled depression and mental illness. By his own admission, there were only two
"08.09.2016 10:00:00" In the UK, back pain is a leading cause of sickness and absence from work and is estimated to cost the economy £5bn a year!
Here, Rachel Mills from Physio - Pilates in Carlisle demonstrates some of the moves to help deal with back pain.
"08.09.2016 09:10:01" Timeline Photos This fish gutting machine has helped speed up production at Bell's fishmongers in Carlisle and create new jobs.
It's the result of money from the Cumbria Growth Fund.
The Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, which manages the fund on behalf of the government,
"08.09.2016 08:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Ever fancied owning some letters and first editions by Beatrix Potter or some original drawings by Alfred Wainwright?
Well today the author Hunter Davies is putting some of these items under the hammer at an antiques and fine art auction in
"08.09.2016 07:51:45" Volunteers at Carlisle Cathedral learning to bell ring ahead of this weekend's Heritage Festival - with free events taking place across the country to encourage people to make the most of what is on their doorstep!
"07.09.2016 21:45:52" Timeline Photos An amazing sunset tonight in the Cartmel Valley captured by Greg Stephenson whilst out on his evening cycle ride
"07.09.2016 16:36:39" Our ParalympicsGB athletes are ready for #Rio2016 - wish them luck! #Paralympics
"07.09.2016 13:21:41" It's finally here, Great Britain's top para-athletes will be looking to build on their London 2012 performance as the Rio Paralympics start later today.
Wheelchair racer Simon Lawson from Maryport makes his ParalympicsGB debut in the T54 Marathon on the
"07.09.2016 08:38:53" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post There's a new arrival at the Lake District Wildlife Park near Keswick!
A Zebra foal was born a couple of weeks ago and the good news is that mother and baby are doing well.
They've just discovered that it's a boy, but he still doesn't have a name...!
"06.09.2016 19:12:10" BBC North West Tonight Thankfully nobody was injured. http://bbc.in/2bVIXwg Westmorland Shopping centre, evacuated this morning due to a serious fire...
"06.09.2016 15:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Who needs Pokemon Go??
Spotted in Cumbria by 2-year-old Jacob, but what kind of caterpillar is it??
"06.09.2016 14:46:27" Timeline Photos Cumbria has grown itself another mountain!
in 2010 Calf Top, south of Sedbergh, was measured at 1999.9 feet high. Now the Ordnance Survey says it's been re-checked with more accurate equipment and it's actually 2000.02 feet high.
OS says anything over
"06.09.2016 13:10:01" BBC Cumbria's cover photo
"06.09.2016 11:00:21" Timeline Photos The company that runs Sellafield is insisting that it IS safe.
Last night, the BBC's Panorama programme reported on safety concerns at the nuclear site, saying radioactive plutonium had been stored in degrading plastic bottles, and that a former senior
"05.09.2016 16:15:56" bbc.co.uk Sellafield safety concerns uncovered by BBC Panorama - BBC News A BBC Panorama investigation uncovers a catalogue of safety concerns at the Sellafield nuclear site. A BBC investigation has uncovered a catalogue of safety concerns at Britain's most hazardous nuclear site.
Panorama found that parts of the Sellafield site have too few workers to operate safely, and that radioactive plutonium has been stored in
"05.09.2016 15:08:03" The riders cross the finish line at the end of Stage 2 Tour of Britain #Tob2016
Stage winner: Julien Vermote
"05.09.2016 14:55:28" LIVE IN KENDAL
The finish of Stage 2 Tour Of Britain.
"05.09.2016 14:12:23" LIVE in KENDAL
Tour of Britain Q+A with our BBC expert Paul Braithwaite.
Riders expected here at 3.45.
"05.09.2016 14:04:49" Tour of Britain passes through Cumwhinton. Thanks to Peter Devenish.