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"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 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.
"05.09.2016 13:13:28" It's not just the professionals who are racing today.
How about the Tour of Grasmere?
Children from Grasmere School have been taking part in the event before riders in today's Tour of Britain stage make it to the village, which should happen in the next
"05.09.2016 11:39:26" Steve Advice on cycling the Struggle from a couple young local cyclists. I think they're getting a bit excited. Rowan and Bobby from Ambleside have been sharing a few tips with the pros about how to ride up The Struggle.
It's the final climb in Stage 2 of The Tour Of Britain, with a 20% gradient in some places, so a good position here will put the leaders in with
"05.09.2016 10:00:04" Here 'wiggo' #Sorrynotsorry #Tob2016 #Stage2 #Cumbria
"05.09.2016 09:57:27" Timeline Photos Mark Cavendish moments away from the start of Stage 2 Tour of Britain.
"05.09.2016 09:06:37" LIVE Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain.
This stage exclusively in Cumbria.
Carlisle on to Penrith, tackling the hills of the Lake District, including Whinlatter Pass. Then Ambleside and the notorious climb, known as 'The Struggle' (3,779m) then onto
"05.09.2016 08:11:46" LIVE With Tour of Britain Chief Executive, Hugh Roberts.
Stage 2 of the Tour starts in Carlisle from 11.
"05.09.2016 07:05:17" Preparations continuing for today's start of Tour of Britain stage two in Carlisle.
"05.09.2016 07:00:01" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The first exhibition about the lives...past and present...of lesbian gay, bi-sexual and trans people opens in Cumbria this week.
The exhibition is on at Tullie House in Carlisle and charts the struggles many have had in trying to gain full equality and
"04.09.2016 18:47:15" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post "Wiggo signed my shirt!" And this young man says he's never going to wash it EVER.... Crowds in South West Scotland for Sunday's opening stage of the Tour of Britain. Tomorrow it is Cumbria's turn to get close to Sir Bradley, Mark Cavendish and leader
"03.09.2016 12:02:47" Timeline Photos What you need on a wet and slightly chilly Cumbrian day is some hot medieval soup!
Furness Abbey holds a medieval fair every year and it includes a living history camp.
"02.09.2016 14:35:18" An "udderly" crazy way to get fresh milk?
"02.09.2016 11:58:59" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Penrith artist Katarina Prior is past the half-way point on her mission to make 1,000 plaster pigs.
She's been sculpting nearly non-stop at Rheged for the last 12 days to create the work after being shocked by a documentary about intensive pig farming.
"02.09.2016 09:23:33" We've a new rider in the saddle! 25km down, 155km to go, on the quest to complete stage 2 of the Tour of Britain.
"02.09.2016 08:31:57" We're trying to recreate the mileage of stage 2 of the Tour of Britain. 117 miles!
"02.09.2016 07:56:04" They're known as the eyes of the sky....but could drones be the future of farming?
A young farmer in Appleby, Jonathan Bell, has been using one of the devices as a bit of fun but then started checking crops and ended up finding repair work that was
"01.09.2016 16:55:39" BBC Lancashire Have you seen Dean Hughes?
He's wanted by police on suspicion of child abduction after 13 year old Jessica Wallwork from Nelson went missing on Sunday.
The pair are believed to be in a black Vauxhall Insignia with the registration plate BN09 FDP. The Dean Hughes, 47, wanted by Lancashire Police in connection with missing 13 year old, Jessica Wallwork.
The pair are believed to be in a black Vauxhall Insignia with the registration plate BN09 FDP. The vehicle was traced to Ulverston in Cumbria at
"01.09.2016 13:50:01" Timeline Photos Fancy Meeting the Ancestors - or were you a fan of Time Team?
The old stones in the picture are all that remains of a fascinating part of Cumbria's industrial history. It's Cunsey Bloomery Forge in the Rusland Valley, after an archaeological excavation
"01.09.2016 11:05:00" Timeline Photos Meet the massed sailing instructors of Ullswater Yacht Club. They put on a taster day to celebrate Team GB's sailing successes in the Rio Olympics and found themselves showing 507 people the ropes.
Are there any sports you've been tempted to try since
"01.09.2016 10:06:04" bbc.co.uk New Beatrix Potter book released More than 100 years after it was written The manuscript for The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots was discovered two years ago.
"01.09.2016 06:30:00" youtube.com The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, by Beatrix Potter (Extract) Listen to an extract of The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, read by Helen Mirren. A rediscovered tale by Beatrix Potter, beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake. Wh... A new story by Beatrix Potter has just been released, over one hundred years after it was written!
The lost manuscript of 'The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots' was found in 2013 by book publisher Jo Hanks. She came across it by chance after reading an
"31.08.2016 18:23:46" Team Sky We're delighted to announce our lineup for the Tour of Britain! We can't wait for the action to get underway in Glasgow on Sunday. Who's coming out to watch the race?
More details on our strong six-man team here: teams.ky/ToBlineup Continuing the countdown to cycling's Tour of Britain - stage two is in Cumbria on Monday. The likes of Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins will be there along with a strong line up from one of the world's leading cycle
"31.08.2016 12:14:45" Timeline Photos An Ulverston resident popped a cheque out for the milkman last night only to find this morning that it had been eaten by a snail!
I think that's what you call leaving a payment trail (other gags available, I'm sure you can think of some... )
"31.08.2016 07:33:53" Timeline Photos Cumbria County Council say it has increased the number of publicly owned defibrillators from 10 in 2014 to 70. The machines use an electric shock to restart the heart after someone goes into cardiac arrest. In an emergency a 999 operator can direct you
"30.08.2016 16:53:53" Timeline Photos This is where Carlisle United are tonight from 7pm on BBC Radio Cumbria FM and Freeview 721
"30.08.2016 15:14:12" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Brightening up the Cumbrian countryside...hay bales in mixed pink and purple varieties.
The pink ones were spotted at Syke Farm, Morland. The reason is to raise awareness about breast cancer.
The purple one are for WellChild, the national charity for sick
"30.08.2016 06:10:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The father of a Cumbrian Olympian says there's been a lack of leadership in getting the county's top athletics stadium open again following December's floods.
The Sheepmount Athletics Stadium - which has previously hosted regional finals - suffered an
"28.08.2016 06:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The renovated burial chapel at Wreay near Carlisle, that is now The Sarah Losh Heritage Centre.
It opens to the public on September 10th 2016.
"27.08.2016 16:00:00" Timeline Photos The Met Office says persistent and sometimes heavy rain overnight tonight could cause surface water flooding in the county.
The yellow warning is in place until nine o clock on Sunday morning.
"27.08.2016 10:47:54" Timeline Photos Surely one of the prettiest show grounds in the country?!
This is the setting for the annual Millom and Broughton Show.
"27.08.2016 09:24:11" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The Environment Agency says it'll be carrying out more flood repair and resilience work right around the county in the coming week.
Earlier this week, and after heavy rain, it was working in Glenridding, and that's when these pictures were taken.
"27.08.2016 06:46:31" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Whether you're in the north or south of the county, you should see a pretty good start to your Bank Holiday weekend weather-wise.
You might even see blue sky and sunshine, for a while at least!
Feel free to share your pictures of the county looking
"26.08.2016 12:10:06" The brolly dancers of Cirque Bijou warming-up for a glowing umbrella parade along the River Kent tonight as part of the Lakes Alive festival. Volunteers needed to twizzle and twirl in Kendal today & tomorrow: http://lakesalive.co.uk/lineup
"26.08.2016 11:15:32" BBC Cumbria's cover photo
"26.08.2016 09:00:00" Timeline Photos Outgoing, sociable and one of the lads.
That's how Cockermouth man Glen Sanderson has been described by his friends as they get ready to host a football tournament in memory of his life.
The 31-year-old who was known for his work with autism went
"26.08.2016 07:25:18" The MOON is part of the Lakes Alive festival in Cumbria.
"26.08.2016 07:05:00" Timeline Photos Are you getting ready for a great big bank holiday getaway?
Hopefully, the M6 won't be looking like this today after yesterday afternoon saw hours and hours of stopped traffic and delays with two separate incidents closing the motorway near
"26.08.2016 06:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post How important is a market to a town centre?
Whitehaven Market has just six regular traders left, but the independent elected Mayor of Copeland Mike Starkie (pictured right, next to stall holder Johnny Ramzan) plans to put in thirty new stalls and plan
"25.08.2016 19:33:46" Timeline Photos Clouds on Great Gable today.
Photo: Kris Lorimer
"25.08.2016 13:49:35" Timeline Photos It's a big weekend for Kendal with the Lakes Alive Festival.
One of the highlights is a giant inflatable moon at St Thomas' Church on Stricklandgate.
The surface of the fabric is printed with images supplied by NASA and will be the backdrop for all
"25.08.2016 07:59:30" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It's that butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling this morning for 16 year olds as they get their GCSE results!
More than five thousand pupils across Cumbria will be opening those all important envelopes.
BBC Radio Cumbria is at Cockermouth School this
"25.08.2016 06:15:01" Timeline Photos The chief executive of Carlisle and Whitehaven's hospitals has told BBC Cumbria that the trust running them could be out of special measures by the end of the year.
But Stephen Eames also admits that the recruitment crisis faced by the North Cumbria
"24.08.2016 16:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The spectacular landscape of Cumbria at night-time is being featured in a new photography exhibition.
Local artists Rod Ireland and Jonny Marchant took these pictures below.
If you want to go and see it go along to the Moot Hall in Keswick - it's on
"24.08.2016 12:55:00" Now, how about a cup of this as an afternoon pickup?
This is the machine used to roast coffee beans in Carlisle by Bruce & Lukes Coffee who have just won a two star Great Taste Award for their signature espresso blend.
After a blind taste test, the
"24.08.2016 06:50:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Business owners in Penrith say they're facing major disruption because of work to replace gas pipes.
The town's mayor and local businessman David Whipp says Northern Gas Networks and Cumbria County Council haven't consulted people enough.
"23.08.2016 17:56:22" Welcome to Derby County, where Carlisle United are tonight on BBC Radio Cumbria Sport
"23.08.2016 12:30:00" Timeline Photos They may look innocuous, but Cumbria police say pills like these have put nine people in hospital in the south lakes over the last six weeks.
Fortunately all of them have recovered, but police say these illegal blue pills - similar to Valium - are
"23.08.2016 10:57:02" What on earth is going on in Carlisle City centre?...
"23.08.2016 07:15:00" Timeline Photos "Claire's Handmade" have been awarded 3 gold star Great Taste Awards- for their pink grapefruit and ginger marmalade, country farmhouse pickle and sweet piccalilli. Here's owner of the business - Claire Kent with the winning items...
"23.08.2016 06:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It's time to say goodbye to these weirs in the River Caldew and Eamont.
Eden Rivers Trust are starting a project to remove them today and Sheepmount Weir in Carlisle is the first to go.
The group says removing them could reduce flood risk and make it
"22.08.2016 16:48:59" There are fears Glenridding could be hit by flooding once again
"22.08.2016 15:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Here's what some of the world's best cyclists will be fighting for a chance to wear when The Tour Of Britain comes to Cumbria next month.
Nine year old Katie McNee from near Carlisle will see her design turned into the winners jersey for Stage Two of
"22.08.2016 14:25:00" A Cumbrian climber has set off on an expedition to some of the world's most remote, unmapped areas.
Adrian Nelhams is from Kendal and runs the International School of Mountaineering.
He'll be leading a group of climbers to explore a part of Kyrgyzstan
"22.08.2016 12:55:57" Ulverston craft brewery Stringers Beer has won Cumbria's only 3 stars rating in the national Great Taste awards for its IPA.
This is how they start the brewing process for another award winner - their Dry Stout - measuring the malts and loading them
"22.08.2016 07:00:00" For those of you who use the Windermere ferry you'll have noticed some changes this summer!
Instead of people buying a ticket from the crew on board, there's a new machine on the shore.
Well since it was put in place in June there's been so much
"21.08.2016 11:39:33" Timeline Photos One of Cumbria's mountain rescue teams says it's had seven '999' incidents in less than 12 hours - all of which were avoidable call outs.
Volunteers from the Wasdale team say people have not been checking routes this weekend with weather warnings in
"21.08.2016 09:37:23" Timeline Photos Work to repair one of the county's ancient religious sites which was hit by the floods in December is underway.
English Heritage is investing around £140,000 into Shap Abbey. It's one of 32 religious houses in Britain belonging to the Premonstratensian
"21.08.2016 06:39:14" apps.environment-agency.gov.uk Flood warnings summary Flood warnings A number of flood alerts are currently in place throughout Cumbria following some heavy rain.
The weather caused some issues yesterday with surface water flooding on the A591 between St John's in the Vale and Thirlspot. And the A595 had to be closed at
"20.08.2016 13:18:47" Good turn out for the parade of giant puppets at the Carlisle Pageant...,,spectators and puppet handlers showing true Cumbrian spirit in the rain!
"20.08.2016 12:00:53" Timeline Photos BBC Radio Cumbria Sport have arrived for the Carlisle United game from 2pm (FM and Freeview 721)
"20.08.2016 10:22:38" Timeline Photos The first show and sale outside Switzerland of one of the world's rarest breeds of sheep is being held in Carlisle today.
The Valais blacknose is so unusual most farmers outside the Alpine nation were not aware of the breed until recently.
"20.08.2016 07:00:01" Timeline Photos The weekend has landed... If you've got 48 hours off from the world, where will you be spending it?
Cheers for the photo, Ron Looney!
"19.08.2016 15:05:54" The RSPB let us film this young Hen Harrier being tagged for the first time at their Geltsdale reserve RSPB Love Nature
"19.08.2016 13:25:00" bbc.co.uk Skies Above Britain - BBC Two The complex, hidden world of the skies above us. The new BBC Two series, Skies Above Britain, looks at the lives of the people who work up there.
The first episode featured the helicopter rescue crews who work for the Coastguard. Despite the name, they're now a key rescue service for the Lake District
"19.08.2016 11:57:00" Timeline Photos A new coin has been created by The Royal Mint capturing the scenery of the Lake District.
The stirling silver £5 coin is part of a series showcasing the natural attractions of the United Kingdom.
Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, Snowdonia in Wales
"19.08.2016 10:57:31" The Lakeland Rowing Club has grown so much in recent years that they say their current base in Pontinscale, near Keswick, is too small. They've gone from 12 to more than 60 members in the last 3 years and are now looking for a permanent base on
"19.08.2016 09:51:53" Timeline Photos Starry, starry night.
Huge shooting star from Red Screes.
Thanks for the photo Jago Miller.
"19.08.2016 06:55:00" Timeline Photos Just how do you police the second largest county in England?
That's ultimately down to Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall who's marking his 100th day in the job this morning.
Here's how much it costs a year to police Cumbria and a
"19.08.2016 05:30:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A new cave has been discovered under the borders of Cumbria and North Yorkshire.
It's been named "Perilous Pot" but the team who found it are keeping its exact location a secret, until they've stabilised it for other cavers. They hope it will eventually
"18.08.2016 16:15:53" A nervous day for these students in Cumbria after their school was devastated by flooding #Alevels
"18.08.2016 16:00:51" With all the medals that Team GB are winning in Rio, are more Cumbrians starting to try more new sports?
We went trampolining in Workington to find out!
"18.08.2016 13:31:11" BBC North West Tonight A stunning location for a film. The new film will be released in cinemas on Friday!
"18.08.2016 09:30:00" Kirklinton Hall near Carlisle has been derelict for decades.
The current owners who bought it in 2012 are going to restore the house eventually. But for now they've been concentrating on the gardens, which include a well-stocked vegetable garden, a herb
"18.08.2016 06:50:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Behold the 'lost' gardens of Kirklinton Hall!
The hall is a few miles to the east of Carlisle and has been a ruin for decades.
The current owners bought the property in 2012 and have spent four years on the huge job of uncovering the gardens that were
"17.08.2016 11:20:02" Roger Frank - a retired engineer from Raisbeck near Orton - has built a replica iron lung to raise awareness of Polio. He's a member of Upper Eden Rotary and was inspired by a trip to Ghana vaccinating children - with funds raised through rotary. He plans
"17.08.2016 09:47:50" BBC North West Tonight 3000 ice sculptures will go on show in Cumbria... but you'll need to be quick if you want to see them! Ice ice baby...
3000 ice sculptures going on show in Cumbria... but you'll need to be quick if you want to see them!
"17.08.2016 07:10:55" Timeline Photos An ambitious plan to redevelop Barrow's waterfront with shops, restaurants and homes could be a step nearer.
The Waterfront Business Park Development came to a halt when the project was hit by austerity cuts in 2010, but now government money is paying
"16.08.2016 16:30:01" Timeline Photos A Cumbrian Vote Leave campaigner and former UKIP North West chairman has admitted assaulting a Remain campaigner in the days before the EU referendum.
John Stanyer, 52, from Wigton, punched a now 79-year-old man in Carlisle city centre after the activist
"16.08.2016 15:09:12" Timeline Photos Bill, one of our BBC Weather Watchers, took this not far from Sedbergh earlier today.
Stunning..you can feel the warmth of the sun from here!
"16.08.2016 13:00:59" Timeline Photos Irene Cooper sent us this picture of the Langdales at their best. Look at that heather!
"16.08.2016 08:56:38" Timeline Photos A wonderful gift 'from two very kind-hearted boys'.
Three year old twins Archie and Harry Theobald from Carlisle gave a very special donation to the Special Care Baby Unit at the Cumberland Infirmary.
Archie needed treatment as he was deprived of
"16.08.2016 05:45:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Figures from Britain's Retail Consortium show there's been a slight increase in shoppers visiting Britain's high streets, but in Cumbria there's been a rise in shop vacancies in Carlisle and Kendal. Shoppers in Workington and Whitehaven have told BBC
"15.08.2016 15:26:24" Timeline Photos Coniston's Mountain Rescue Team has had a busy couple of days!
Today they were called to a woman who fell and suffered a suspected broken ankle.
And yesterday - with the help of Duddon and Furness mountain rescuers and the North West Air Ambulance -
"15.08.2016 11:15:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post People in Cumbria whose homes are at risk of flooding are being encouraged to apply for flood grants of up to £5000 to improve the resilience of their properties such as adding a sump pump to remove water, moving electrical sockets to be above flood
"15.08.2016 10:20:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Beautiful pictures taken of Sharrow Bay and Ullswater this morning.
Thanks to Richard Davis for the pictures.
Have you got any snaps of Cumbria in the sunshine that could match these?
"15.08.2016 08:51:05" bbc.co.uk K2: The Killer Summit, 2013-2014, Storyville - BBC Four Documentary looking at how 11 climbers were killed during a descent of K2 in August 2008. Two Cumbrian mountaineers, Paul Etheridge from Newby Bridge, and Pete Brittleton, who lives near Penrith, have had to abandon an attempt on the world's second highest mountain.
They were part of the first British team in 12 years to attempt to climb K2,
"12.08.2016 16:04:34" Timeline Photos Japan now has a Mountain Day...and it means a day off!
Perhaps we should have one in Cumbria....we already have two mountain festivals!
They now have 16 public/national holidays in Japan, including a Day of Greenery, which is around twice as many as we
"12.08.2016 13:20:00" Timeline Photos What does it take to sell a mountain?
There's still uncertainty over the future of Blencathra -- and what will happen to the money that members of the public donated in a bid to buy it.
The Friends of Blencathra group says there's still a chance to own
"12.08.2016 10:48:02" LIVE DRONE FLIGHT OVER CARLISLE...
Thanks to Andy at Hovershotz for flying.
(skip to 6.45 for take off)
"12.08.2016 09:45:35" Timeline Photos Over 130 homes could be built here despite worries about contaminated land.
The site off St Ninians Road in Carlisle has been used for landfill and there are fears about dangerous gas being released, as well as extra traffic.
But an agent for the
"12.08.2016 08:41:00" youtube.com Snow Leopard Cub Growl - Safari Zoo Safari Zoo Snow Leopard Cubs out and about for the first time. We are very excited to introduce to the public the latest additions to the Safari Zoo family. ... Would you like to see some video of the latest additions to the collection at the Safari Zoo near Dalton - some baby snow leopards?
Don't mention it.
"12.08.2016 06:11:29" Timeline Photos Some people want their money back from a quarter of a million pound fund set up to buy a Cumbrian mountain -- after it was taken off the market.
The Charity Commission says it has received complaints about the Friends of Blencathra group for holding onto
"11.08.2016 15:12:32" Timeline Photos Good luck to Lauren Smith from Longtown, and her doubles partner, Heather Olver, who're due to play at the Olympics in Rio later!
They're representing Team GB in badminton.
Lauren is one of three Cumbrians taking part in the Games.
"11.08.2016 13:16:51" BBC England This is why pink hay bales are appearing in fields... Have you spotted these in the Cumbrian countryside?
Pink silage bales... It's all for a very good cause.
"11.08.2016 06:30:01" Timeline Photos Unnecessary pressure is being put on Cumbria's mountain rescue volunteers at their busiest time of the year.
The Wasdale team has attended a dozen incidents in August so far, but only four were to help people who had been in an accident.
"11.08.2016 05:30:36" Timeline Photos Good morning!!
Stunning sunrise over Ullswater
Photo: Ric Hall
"10.08.2016 10:56:02" Timeline Photos What Ewe looking at? #SorryNotSorry
Laal Herdy up Tilberthwaite.
Photo: Paige Craik
"10.08.2016 07:36:44" A fundraising group has been set up to help with the cost of vetinary care for retired police dogs. The Cumbria Pensioner Police Dogs Fund are looking for volunteers. There's no funding for the care that these dogs need - so it's a huge expense for the
"10.08.2016 06:05:01" Timeline Photos It's 'totally unacceptable' to one Cumbrian MP that Cumbria Police is missing one in four calls to its non-emergency number, 101.
The figures obtained by Westmorland and Lonsdale MP and Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron say that thousands of people are
"09.08.2016 18:47:49" bbc.co.uk Boy dies after swimming pool injury A four-year-old boy injured in an "incident" at a holiday park in Cumbria has died
"09.08.2016 17:23:56" Timeline Photos A broken neck, hand, kneecap, ankle, shoulder, arm, ribs, collapsed lung, dislocated shoulder and ankle.
On the 19th March Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team saved Joe Gilbert's life. He'd fallen from the top of Helvellyn.
After a few bouts of surgery,
"09.08.2016 14:16:53" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The environment minister, Therese Coffey, who has the jobs of overseeing flood prevention, has been touring Cumbria.
Her predecessor, the Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart, said £58m would be spent in Cumbria over the next few years improving flood
"09.08.2016 06:15:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post This Cumbrian tourist hotspot may soon change, under County Council plans to revamp it.
People in Windermere and Bowness are getting the chance to have their say about Bowness Bay, during a drop-in event at the Belsfield Hotel today.
What do you think
"08.08.2016 16:12:21" Timeline Photos Look who's back!
Olly the owl went missing last week, and we asked for your help to try and find him, and now he's back home!
His owners say he was very wet and very hungry but otherwise he is fit and well.
"08.08.2016 14:22:20" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Does it matter?
Some people believe the clothes Cumbrian presenter, Helen Skelton wore while covering the Rio Olympics are too revealing and inappropriate. Others think it's a lot of fuss over nothing.
"08.08.2016 13:24:41" And continuing the red squirrel theme...
After the latest survey suggests greys were found at fewer locations than last year.
"08.08.2016 09:05:01" Timeline Photos David and Mary in Slaggyford near Alston say they spend £10 a week on hazelnuts to feed red squirrels in their garden.
They sent us this brilliant picture after the news that there have more sightings of native reds in Cumbria this year than the grey
"08.08.2016 08:05:00" Full steam ahead for the Flying Scotsman at Corby Gates Crossing, near Wetheral.
"08.08.2016 07:00:00" The flowers are lined up and the gardening gloves are down!
Judges from the Royal Horticultural Society have been taking a look at the finalists of the Britain in Bloom competition in Cumbria.
We have three in the running - Kendal, Dalston and
"08.08.2016 05:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Could red squirrels be almost out of the woods?
After years of concern they'd be displaced by greys, the latest survey suggests greys are found at fewer locations than last year. In Cumbria for example, no greys were seen at Tarn Hows.
"06.08.2016 13:02:26" Buzzby the buzzard looking fantastic at the Longtown Heritage Gala and Family Fun Day!
"05.08.2016 14:49:44" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Good luck in the #RioOlympics2016
Three Cumbrian Athletes will be taking part in the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics tonight.
Nick Miller will compete in the hammer
Lauren Smith in the women's Badminton doubles
Tom Farrell will run in the 5000m
"05.08.2016 13:16:23" Help us find little Owly!
He was hand reared in Carlisle after his mother died, and he hasn't learned how to hunt for himself yet.
His owners say he's probably very scared and hungry, so if you see him please ring BBC Radio Cumbria on 01228 592444.
"05.08.2016 09:33:37" 1980s NOSTALGIA!!
Joined by Sandra Hodgson and her son Ewan from the Wigton Computer and Heritage museum.
"05.08.2016 08:18:46" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Today marks the anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe.
Colin in Sedbergh is arguably her biggest fan, or is he?
Have you got a collection of anything which can rival Colin's?
"05.08.2016 07:05:00" Here's what hundreds have people have been spending this week doing on Bassenthwaite Lake.
The annual Bassweek or Bassenthwaite Regatta sees crews from across the country come to Cumbria to compete in sailing races.
BBC Radio Cumbria's James Phillips
"05.08.2016 05:45:00" bbc.co.uk BBC - Kendal Calling Pictures from Kendal Calling, between 28 and 31 July, at Lowther Deer Park, in Hackthorpe. Missing Kendal Calling already? Or didn't get to go this year?
Don't worry, you can relive it right here with photos and interviews from the fields!
"04.08.2016 17:33:46" We've been getting a look around a brand new West Cumbrian leisure centre today.
The new Workington Leisure Centre has a 25m pool, a learner pool as well as an indoor climbing wall.
Here's Rebecca from Allerdale Borough Council to explain more...
"04.08.2016 15:18:09" bbc.co.uk Relief fund gives £5m to Storm Desmond victims A fund set up to help victims of flooding in Cumbria hands out £5m to households, organisations and charities
"04.08.2016 10:10:59" Timeline Photos The Lakeland Climbing Centre's Kendal Wall is hoping to become the training ground for Olympians now it's been announced that the sport will form part of the Tokyo games in 2020.
Three disciplines are involved - bouldering, speed climbing and hard
"04.08.2016 07:50:00" Here's a first look at Workington's brand new leisure centre - which is only weeks away from opening.
The new town centre building at Brow Top will be cheaper to run than the current one at Moorclose, according to Allerdale Council.
It'll have a
"04.08.2016 05:45:01" People living in Kendal are coming together to try and keep speeds down on this stretch of road in the town.
A newly formed Speedwatch group will use hand held speed guns to monitor passing cars that are breaking the 30mph speed limit.
It's after a
"03.08.2016 13:55:18" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A piece of the Lake District has popped up in one of London's busiest railway stations!
Daffodils were 'planted' at Euston Station to promote 'Wordsworth Country'.
The name, in honour of the poet William Wordsworth, came about as early as the
"03.08.2016 12:46:21" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Members of the Keswick Mountain Rescue Team got more than they bargained for, when they were called out yesterday afternoon.
They were looking for two women who had got lost in the mist on the Glaramara ridge when they heard whistles nearby alerting them
"03.08.2016 11:22:21" Timeline Photos Stunning view of the night sky from Roa Island.
Photo: Dave Euden
"03.08.2016 10:18:05" Timeline Photos Someone has stolen a bag from paramedics while they were trying to save a life in West Cumbria.
This is what the North West Ambulance Service said in their Tweet.
"Our crew was performing CPR on a patient suffering from cardiac arrest in Workington &
"03.08.2016 08:55:19" LIVE #22PUSHUPCHALLENGE
How about adding this to your morning routine?
Joined by Paul Mcrea Service Manager and Personal trainer And Matthew Graham Senior Recreation Assistant and Personal trainer at the Carlisle's Sands Centre.
"03.08.2016 08:15:56" Timeline Photos It may be over for another year.
But we couldn't leave Kendal Calling 2016 without sharing this fantastic photo of the festival from the air.
Taken by paramedic Jamie Walsh from the Great North Air Ambulance team, who has kindly allowed us to share it.
"03.08.2016 06:10:01" Timeline Photos Exclusive: Two nurses at Carlisle's hospital have told BBC Radio Cumbria patients are being put at risk because of low morale.
They said there have been minimal staff on busy shifts, some have been doing too much overtime and now there is the added
"02.08.2016 20:00:14" Timeline Photos Wasdale Screes sunset glow along with Jeff the dog.
(This is the view from Bob Shaw's front door. Thanks for the photo Bob ).
"02.08.2016 14:59:59" A silent protest over hospital bed closures
"02.08.2016 11:30:25" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Amazing lace over at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh. It's got the only UK showing of the Lace Guild's national exhibition.
"02.08.2016 10:24:38" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post BEFORE AND AFTER...
For several years a huge rock has been poised to fall down a gully called Lord's Rake on the route between England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and its neighbour, Scafell.
The word is: It's finally fallen!
"02.08.2016 07:00:01" Timeline Photos Look at this amazing picture of the "Waves at Whitehaven".
It was taken by photographer Paul Kingston who's known for his striking images of Cumbria.
This one in particular has helped him secure his place in the World Weather Photographer of the
"01.08.2016 14:16:51" Timeline Photos A Monday mystery for you... What is this little critter?
It was found under a pot in a back garden in Carlisle this weekend.
Is it a lizard? Is it a newt? Is it unusual? Help us out!
"01.08.2016 07:38:32" bbc.co.uk BBC - Kendal Calling Pictures from Kendal Calling, between 28 and 31 July, at Lowther Deer Park, in Hackthorpe. For festival fans. Kendal Calling in more pictures:
"01.08.2016 06:15:01" Timeline Photos Cumbria's two national parks are a bit bigger this morning.
The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales have been extended by 188 square miles, with campaigners hailing a "historic day".
"31.07.2016 11:15:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It was a great turnout for Madness last night at Kendal Calling 2016 for their headline show.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will close out the festival this evening as they headline the main stage.
BBC Cumbria will have coverage of the festival -
"31.07.2016 09:46:28" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It's hoped a prosecution-free drug test offered to people at Kendal Calling this year will reduce incidents and save lives.
A company known as The Loop carry out the forensic testing which allows users to know exactly what they're taking.
"30.07.2016 12:00:10" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The rain's just holding off at Kendal Calling!
Thousands of campers and festival goers are here for day three of the four day event.
Some of the headliners on the main stage today are the Lancashire Hotpots, Kelis and Madness!
"30.07.2016 11:31:37" One of the many fantastic vintage vehicles at the Cumbria Steam Gathering at Cark Airfield this year.
It is a huge event held over two days.
"30.07.2016 09:09:07" bbc.co.uk Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle on anniversary stamps - BBC News Stamps depicting Beatrix Potter's creations, such as Peter Rabbit and Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, are released to mark the 150th anniversary of the author's birth. Are they too cute to use?
"30.07.2016 08:57:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Here are some of the weapons and ammunition found during a RECORD-breaking haul seized by police in the county.
Paul Holmes, who's 50 and from Holme, was given a 15 year sentence at Carlisle Crown Court yesterday for weapons offences and must serve at
"30.07.2016 06:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Today's the last day of "Kendal Yarns" - the festival of new plays which are being performed in and around the town all week. The event has been organised by the Kendal Community Theatre. Have a look at some of the action, courtesy of Stuart Atkinson's
"29.07.2016 21:25:15" Timeline Photos Lenticular Spectacular! A view at dusk over Ulverston Canal by Kevin Milner. If you're wondering why you missed them this was taken a couple of weeks ago but just posted, such stunning clouds worth a share.
"29.07.2016 13:58:53" Timeline Photos The hospital in Alston is going "daytime only" on a temporary basis because of staff shortages. The trust running cottage hospitals across North Cumbria says it's "consolidated" in-patient beds and staff from Alston to Brampton and made a number of other
"29.07.2016 07:05:01" Timeline Photos Children from St Benedict's and Mayfield Schools in Whitehaven are looking forward to getting a brand new shared building, with sports facilities that can be used by the public.
The contractor for the £30m project has now been announced. Wates
"29.07.2016 06:00:00" Stories of great ambition, achievement and loss - all collected by a Cumbrian artist on the world's highest mountain. Derek Eland spent six weeks as the first ever Artist in Residence at Everest base camp. He set up a "diary tent" so he could document the
"28.07.2016 14:22:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Some of the county's long forgotten past has been uncovered - thanks to aerial photography.
The first image taken by Historic England shows what's thought to be a late Iron age or Roman settlement on Gilsmere Syke near Killington.
The second is a farm
"28.07.2016 13:53:37" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Watch out! There are giant cockroaches about in Kendal and a small plague of sculptural rats.
They're some of the artworks that've been installed for Yarns in the Yards, a network of installations inspired by the industries of Kendal's yards.
"28.07.2016 11:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Beatrix Potter would have been 150 today! But there was a lot more to her than Peter Rabbit.
She was a very talented artist and amateur scientist and was very interested in fungi!
She left more than 400 drawings to the Armitt Museum and Library in
"28.07.2016 09:31:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Here's the birthday present that Royal Mail are delivering for the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter's birthday.
Some of her most famous characters are the stars of a new set of stamps available from today.
And if you send something before August
"28.07.2016 07:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Why have children at Settlebeck High School in Sedbergh been making shoals of plastic fish?!
Yarns in the Yards starts today in Kendal....lots of amazing and unusual art works all around the town, made by local people.
Settlebeck High's work shows fish
"28.07.2016 06:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post 150 years ago today, the creator of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter, was born.
She was also a sheep farmer, conservationist and scientist.
She used the money from her books to buy farms and land in the Lake District which she left to the National Trust
"28.07.2016 05:00:00" youtube.com Celebrating Beatrix Potter! On the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter, a group of businesses in the Lake District have put together a short film to celebrate her life and help promote the area to potential visitors. Clicking on the link takes you to YouTube where you
"27.07.2016 15:46:36" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It's been announced today that the Tour of Britain Stage 2 will begin in Carlisle at 11am on Monday 5th September. The cyclists will ride from Carlisle to Kendal, on a 117 mile course - taking in Penrith, Cockermouth, Keswick and Ambleside. Young riders
"27.07.2016 13:45:43" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It's 125 years since Dove Cottage in Grasmere...home of poet William Wordsworth....opened to the public.
All the staff are dressed in historic clothing to mark the event!
And we've met the great great great granddaughter of the first house guide, Mary
"27.07.2016 10:10:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Businesses in Staveley are campaigning for the flood-hit bridge there to be rebuilt quickly.
They say if Cumbria County Council doesn't make progress soon, they'll start rebuilding it themselves!
The County Council says it completely understands the
"27.07.2016 06:15:00" Timeline Photos There's frustration in a part of Cumbria badly affected by December's floods, after traders who put up signs declaring their village is open for business were ordered to take them down - or risk being hit with a fine of up to £2.500.
Some businesses in
"26.07.2016 16:01:56" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Maryport wheelchair racer Simon Lawson who's been named in the Paralympics GB team for the Rio 2016 Games. The squad includes the likes of previous champions Hannah Cockroft and David Weir. http://bit.ly/29WFiPm
"26.07.2016 08:20:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A man from Cumbria who's five miles away from the wildfires in California says people there are confident they will be brought under control.
Hundreds of people have been forced to leave their homes in the mountains north of Los Angeles because of the
"26.07.2016 05:30:19" Work's begun to replace the high voltage cable feeding mains power to 11 customers at Wasdale Head.
Later this year, about 2 miles of it will be put on the bed of Wastwater, England's deepest lake.
It's hoped it will be more reliable than the previous
"25.07.2016 10:53:57" If you've ever wondered what it's like to be in the cockpit with the Red Arrows flying over the Lake District, take a look at this! The RAF team was flying from the North East to Ireland and filmed the trip. Impressive stuff!
"25.07.2016 08:35:16" Timeline Photos Cumbrian foodbanks say they've signed up families for extra help because free school meals stop during the long summer holidays. The bank serving Allerdale and Copeland says 322 families have registered. National research from the Trussell Trust suggests
"24.07.2016 15:49:46" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Here's some of the cast arriving at the Swallows and Amazons premiere!
These young actors and actresses are part of the Walker family in the film.
The movie will be released on the 19th August.
"24.07.2016 15:13:09" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Here's some of the cast arriving in Keswick for the premiere of Swallows and Amazons.
These young characters are part of the Walker family.
The film is being released on the 19th August.
"24.07.2016 13:38:09" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The red carpet is being rolled out at the Theatre by the Lake for the Swallows and Amazons film premiere.
It's the English author Arthur Ransome's tale of four children who dream of adventure during their summer holidays in the Lake District.
"22.07.2016 14:30:00" Timeline Photos A government fund set up to mark the centenary of the start of World War One has given Carlisle Cathedral £400,000 towards repairs to the lead roof on the aisle.
The roof is more than 80 years old and an inspection last year found it was failing.
"22.07.2016 10:40:49" Cumbria Cricket are launching a new way to get women to play the sport: 10 minutes per side, softball cricket complete with glasses (plural!) of Prosecco!
40 women have signed up for the first session at Lindal Moor CC this evening.
"22.07.2016 09:27:21" LIVE ROBOTICS
Robot Wars is back on the TV this weekend.. But did you know we have a highly innovative robotics industry here in Cumbria?
They don't fight... But they deal with dangers of a different kind...
"22.07.2016 07:20:48" Timeline Photos Help is available for people in Cumbria who think they've been the victim of a scam. July has been declared "Scam Awareness Month" and advice is being given on how to avoid being caught out - by phone, post or online.
Cumbria Victim Support helpline -
"21.07.2016 11:53:05" bbc.co.uk UK nuclear submarine collides with merchant vessel off Gibraltar - BBC News One of the UK's newest nuclear-powered submarines sustains external damage after a collision with a merchant vessel during a training exercise off Gibraltar. HMS Ambush was built in Barrow- the second Astute class submarine- and she left the town's shipyard in 2012.
"21.07.2016 07:09:27" Bobby the dog from Sunderland recovered from a wasp attack in the Lake District.
He's now up for a national PDSA – Help a vet help a pet survival award
"21.07.2016 06:00:00" Timeline Photos Time's running out to have your say on plans for a new nuclear power station in Cumbria.
The Moorside power station, next to Sellafield on the west coast, is expected to bring in at least £10bn of investment and create several thousand jobs - if it goes
"20.07.2016 15:25:17" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A resident who lives just off Warwick Road in Carlisle has been sharing photos of her house with us during and after the floods.
Although her house was declared dry in mid March, the refurbishment work only really started in June.
She says "the light is
"20.07.2016 13:42:08" Timeline Photos Thank you to BBC Weather Watcher, Jimbob, for taking this cracking photo of the lightening over Gilcrux earlier today.
Please share any of your stormy photos using the comment boxes below.
"20.07.2016 11:47:24" Timeline Photos The Copeland MP, Jamie Reed, has invited the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, to visit the West Cumberland Hospital to "stop her Government cutting services there further". It was one of the first questions put to Mrs May in her first Prime Minister's
"20.07.2016 08:39:40" LIVE MAGIC
16 Year old, Andrew Robinson from Carlisle had to deal with horrendous bullying before he discovered he has a talent for magic. Giving him a new lease of life
"20.07.2016 08:15:01" More footage of the heavy downpours that have been hitting the county this morning.
"20.07.2016 06:50:30" The storm has arrived in Carlisle!
"19.07.2016 14:15:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Sunshine!! ☀️
People out in Keswick today enjoying the summer weather... while it lasts!
"19.07.2016 13:00:00" Timeline Photos How often can you say this: today Aspatria is hotter than Addis Ababa!
And it's even sunnier in the west of the county than it is in the capital of Ethiopia, so lets enjoy it while it lasts... especially as some heavy rain is expected to hit us in the
"19.07.2016 12:01:21" Timeline Photos It hasn't got a name yet - but this is what designers at the BAE shipyard in Barrow think the new Trident submarines will look like.
The name will come with the first of the new class. The current class of boats carrying the UK's nuclear deterrent is
"19.07.2016 06:30:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post It's being described as the "best ever" Star Wars collection and it's going up for auction today. The items include a rare prototype rocket firing 'Boba Fett' figure with an estimated value of £15,000-£20,000.
"18.07.2016 15:45:00" metoffice.gov.uk Severe Weather Warning Service Telling the public and emergency services of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption through our National Severe Weather Warning Service WEATHER: Tomorrow's set to be the hottest day of the year so far in many places but ...
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for heavy rain and possible thunderstorms from 17:00 on Tuesday and through into Wednesday.
Some places could see
"18.07.2016 14:35:08" Newsbeat One of the first things Theresa May had to do when she became prime minister was to write her "letters of last resort" One of the first things Theresa May had to do as Prime Minister was to write "a letter of last resort".
This is a note sent out to commanders of Trident submarines, in the event of a nuclear attack.
The submarines that carry Britain's nuclear
"18.07.2016 13:53:22" Timeline Photos A fisherman from Maryport was rescued by Workington's lifeboat crew after his hand because trapped in an anchor chain.
It happened on Sunday afternoon and the man was given first aid, brought back to land and taken to the Cumberland Infirmary.
"18.07.2016 09:29:00" Timeline Photos MPs will vote later on whether to press ahead with a replacement for the Trident nuclear defence system - and the Barrow-built submarines that carry the missiles. If most are in favour, billions of pounds would come to the Furness economy. See BBC Cumbria
"18.07.2016 09:24:23" bbc.in Meals grant cut 'will hit primary schools' - BBC News Some head teachers in Cumbria say without the additional funding they're having to make other savings
"18.07.2016 07:55:37" Timeline Photos If you park inappropriately at the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle from today you risk a £40 fine or even having your car taken away. The hospital trust are introducing the new measures to try to stop people parking on red lines that are marked to allow
"17.07.2016 15:21:56" Timeline Photos Everyone stops when Dragon Boats go by on a beautiful day on Windermere
"17.07.2016 09:31:40" Timeline Photos A Cumbrian MP is among a list of the new junior ministerial appointments which are being handed out by the PM Theresa May as she continues to shape her administration.
Rory Stewart the MP for Penrith and the Border has been appointed Minister of State
"17.07.2016 06:36:00" youtube.com Police Bravery Awards 2016 Region 1 Winner - Cumbria In June 2014, PC Dave Cameron was called to Scaleby near Carlisle following reports of a man smashing up vehicles and threatening members of the public with ... A Cumbrian police officer has described what it felt like to tackle a man who was threatening the public with a sword in a village near Carlisle.
PC David Cameron is the North West winner of the 2016 Police Bravery Awards for his actions in Scaleby.
"16.07.2016 12:10:17" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Penrith on a Plate. A food and farming festival held every year and bathed in sunshine in 2016!
There's also crafts and live music including a band that sings about fruit and veg. And a wedding!
"16.07.2016 08:52:09" Timeline Photos Cumbria's weather today....
Some sunny spells expected today but it will be cloudy and breezy at times. There may be some patchy rain in the south of the county through the day, but this should break up later in the day.
Fairly dry and mild going into
"16.07.2016 07:48:43" Timeline Photos Holiday booking company Lowcost Travelgroup has gone into administration.
Uncertainty ahead of the EU referendum and the fall in the pound were blamed for its demise.
The group has 27,000 holiday makers in resorts and 110,000 more with bookings.
"16.07.2016 06:03:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post What have you got planned for work next week?
Well imagine working to put a new power cable underneath the deepest lake in England - Wastwater.
It's the third time that work has been done to make sure that the village of Wasdale Head can stay connected
"15.07.2016 16:15:45" Timeline Photos A Cumbrian police officer says he's "over the moon" after becoming the North West winner at the National Bravery Awards.
PC Dave Cameron who's based in North Cumbria was nominated after tackling a man with a samurai sword in June 2014.
Here he is
"15.07.2016 14:31:10" Lake District Osprey Project Those of you who have been watching the webcam will have seen Bega doing some very impressive flapping! She looks like she is ready to go, but needs to make sure she is strong and ready, with all her feathers first. One of the Bassenthwaite Osprey chicks has taken flight.
Bega, as she's called, took that leap of faith after several days of vigorous flapping - video of which was posted by the Lake District Osprey Project. Here it is!
"15.07.2016 11:22:52" bbc.co.uk Poppi Worthington death: Watchdog report 'should be made public' - BBC News Barrow MP John Woodcock renews calls for a report into the death of 13-month old Poppi Worthington to be published. Barrow's MP John Woodcock says "The home secretary needs to intervene in this and actually investigate whether this is a police force which is fit for purpose".
"15.07.2016 09:32:37" Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity Today a beautiful swan sculpture created by artist Chris Brammall 'flew' into place on top of the Premier Inn Clinical Building, part of the Mittal Children's Medical Centre at GOSH. The 40m long steel sculpture is the first artwork to be installed in the This is the moment a Cumbrian-made swan sculpture 'flew' into place topping a Great Ormond Street Hospital facility in London.
Made by Chris Brammall in Ulverston, the sculpture is dedicated to children and families affected by Syndromes Without a Name,
"15.07.2016 07:22:19" Timeline Photos The Barrow and Furness Labour MP John Woodcock was in Nice last night and left the Promenade des Anglais only minutes before last night's terrorist attack. http://bbc.in/29IYcHZ
"15.07.2016 05:30:46" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The Lady Wakefield steamer boat will return to Ullswater today - after suffering severe damage when it hit the pier during Storm Desmond. It lay beached on nearby farmland for 5 months, but has now been repaired and will be relaunched into the water this
"14.07.2016 20:44:15" BBC Cumbria's cover photo
"14.07.2016 16:19:53" A Barrow dad who threatened the 10-year-old boy he blamed for bullying his children has been issued with a restraining order.
Barrow Magistrates have ordered Christopher Cooper from Walney, to pay £225 in fines & court costs and told him to stay away
"14.07.2016 11:12:46" Timeline Photos There is insufficient evidence to charge a man over the death of his 13-month-old daughter, according to the Crown Prosecution Service. Poppi Worthington died in December 2012. In January, a High Court judge ruled that - on the balance of probabilities -
"14.07.2016 08:13:02" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The Lake District has taken 18 of the top 20 places in a new report looking at popular walking routes from Ordnance Survey Maps. Scaffell Pike came out number 1- with Keswick, Grasmere and Ambleside all doing well. Do you have a favourite walk in Cumbria?
"14.07.2016 06:00:01" Timeline Photos This power plant will turn rubbish into energy if it's built in Cumbria. But would you want it near where you live?
Some in Carlisle are worried the building - which would be nearly as high as the city's civic centre - will be unsightly and cause noise
"13.07.2016 19:10:07" www.bbc.co.uk Boris Johnson made foreign secretary by Theresa May - BBC News New Prime Minister Theresa May makes Boris Johnson, the former London mayor who led the Brexit campaign, foreign secretary in her new government. So, this is a surprise!
Former London Mayor, Boris Johnson is appointed Foreign Secretary in Theresa May's first cabinet as Prime Minister.
"13.07.2016 13:32:27" So just what happens when you become Prime Minister? As well as security briefings, there's a cat to get to know and a new home to settle into. Our reporter Alan Soady is in Downing Street waiting for Theresa May..
"13.07.2016 11:23:04" Timeline Photos It might not be surprising, but now it's official: The Lake District is the most popular destination for walkers in Britain!
Keswick and Ambleside are the most popular locations for walkers according to the Ordnance Survey, and so too is Helvellyn
"13.07.2016 08:51:59" Timeline Photos The BBC series, 'The A Word', which was filmed in Cumbria, is now being shown in the USA!
It tells the story of a five-year-old boy and his family and how they cope when he is diagnosed with autism.
Jane McFie from Millom has a 17-year-old son with
"13.07.2016 06:45:00" The work of RNLI volunteers during the flooding in Cumbria last winter is being shown on national TV tonight.
Here's a preview from an episode of "Saving Lives at Sea", showing boat crews checking homes in Carlisle to make sure people weren't trapped
"13.07.2016 05:30:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Thirty years on from the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, a group of children from nearby Belarus are spending one month in Cumbria. Charity Friends of Chernobyl Children organise visits- with youngsters staying with a host family. In their home country,
"12.07.2016 18:00:00" If you missed this earlier today in our LIVE post from the Cumbria School Games, here's some amazing action from the opening ceremony and the display by pro-freestyle BMX rider Keelan Phillips. Wow!
"12.07.2016 16:08:02" Timeline Photos A paraglider from Penrith has been flown to hospital this afternoon with serious injuries after crashing on the Howgills near Kirby Stephen.
The Great North Air Ambulance was called out just before half past 12.
The man thought to be in his 50's has
"12.07.2016 14:00:00" Children from right across the county have been taking part in the Cumbria School Games today. And before the events got underway, the competitors got "psyched up" with their own tribute to the Iceland football team!
"12.07.2016 11:13:23" Timeline Photos Yet another famous face has been visiting the county!
Peter Kay and his family went to Treetop Nets in Windermere here is the Phoenix Nights star with the owner Mike Turner.
"12.07.2016 10:06:18" The opening ceremony of the Cumbria School Games, being held in Carlisle today - including a display by pro-freestyle BMX rider Keelan Phillips BBC Radio Cumbria's Mike Zeller is host...
"12.07.2016 09:00:00" Timeline Photos Figures show 75 dairy farms in Cumbria have gone out of business in the last three years. The county had around 2,000 of them in the 1980s, but now there are fewer than 800. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36764592
"12.07.2016 07:44:42" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post 40,000 homes in Cumbria could be powered by cheese, thanks to a new anaerobic digestion plant built on site at First Milk Dairy in Aspatria.
It uses whey - the left over product of cheese making - to make biogas.
It's the first of its kind in Europe
"11.07.2016 15:13:11" bbc.co.uk Theresa May set to be UK PM after Andrea Leadsom quits - BBC News Andrea Leadsom pulls out of the Conservative Party leadership contest - leaving the way clear for Theresa May to be the next UK prime minister. In the last few minutes, David Cameron has said the Home Secretary Theresa May will be Prime Minister by Wednesday evening.
In a surprise statement this afternoon, her rival in the Conservative Party leadership contest, Andrea Leadsom, withdrew from
"11.07.2016 10:33:09" Timeline Photos We think we're in love
A baby Herdy posing for the camera!
Thanks for the photo Geoff Horky.
"11.07.2016 09:25:55" Partially sighted people are welcoming a crack down by Cumbria Police in Barrow over people cycling on pavements. Paul Ogden only has very limited vision in one eye. He says he has lost confidence in going out on his own after near misses with bikes on
"11.07.2016 06:50:19" Timeline Photos Campaigners are calling for the speed limit on Windermere to be lifted. The Windermere Lake User Forum says the limit - of 10 nautical miles per hour - puts people off visiting. But the group Friends of the Lake District says some businesses are
"09.07.2016 08:50:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The Barrow lifeboat crew had to help three people who were struck down with food poisoning - while halfway between the Isle of Man and mainland.
The casualties' yacht was also sheltered from the rough seas with the extra help from the Isle of Man's
"08.07.2016 14:01:23" Timeline Photos This is South Cumbria as you've never seen it before. The Ordnance Survey has analysed the routes planned by hundreds of thousands of walkers using their new computer apps and worked out which were the most popular.
The result - 18 of the top 20 routes
"08.07.2016 10:25:54" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post 'Flight' is a tribute to the many pilots who died in the First World War.
Part art, part theatre, it's set in the beautiful gardens of the Lake District Visitors' Centre at Brockhole near Windermere.
Around every corner will be something unexpected and
"08.07.2016 08:36:22" Timeline Photos The high fees paid to consultants and people hired on short contracts to fill top jobs in Cumbria County Council.
BBC Radio Cumbria's learned through a freedom of information request that the authority paid £400,000, last financial year, for just three
"08.07.2016 06:08:09" Timeline Photos Many of us will have received an unwelcome missed-delivery note through the front door.
But have you ever heard the one about undelivered post caused by...SEAGULLS!?
Well it happened in Maryport this week. The Royal Mail said one of its postal staff
"07.07.2016 14:44:29" bbc.in Dalton zoo refused licence - BBC Cumbria Councillors concluded South Lakes Safari Zoo's founder David Gill was not fit to hold a zoo licence
"07.07.2016 10:23:56" BBC Breakfast Should we all share? Would you welcome this on Cumbrian paths?
Cycling on paths is legal just over the border in Scotland... But illegal on the majority of paths in England and Wales..
But many think that should change and British Cycling is leading a campaign to make it
"07.07.2016 09:11:42" bbc.in Landslip-hit Settle-to-Carlisle line section shut until 2017 - BBC News Part of the Carlisle-to-Settle rail line damaged by a 500,000 tonne landslip in February is to stay closed until at least March 2017. Hundreds of concrete-filled steel piles will be driven into the surrounding bedrock in the hope of preventing further landslides
"06.07.2016 18:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Looking back on Iraq - Cumbrian anti-war campaigner Brent Kennedy has kept some of the campaign literature and newspaper coverage from the county in 2003.
The Chilcot report has criticised the arguments made for going to war and the handling of the
"06.07.2016 16:30:01" Timeline Photos A book by a part-time Cumbrian author whose day job is being Master of a "steamer" on Windermere has been awarded the top prize today at the 2016 Lakeland Book of the Year awards.
From 50 entries, the winner was "Lakeland Waterways" by Robert Beale and
"06.07.2016 15:30:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post People living near Sellafield are being asked to help deter any security threats against the site, by keeping their eyes open and reporting any suspicious activity.
Armed police from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary are making higher-profile patrols,
"06.07.2016 09:54:18" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The BBC's Antiques Roadshow is at Holker Hall in South Cumbria today.
Queues of people are coming in to find out if that car boot bargain is worth a fortune or not!
"06.07.2016 08:33:54" An exercise is underway at Barrow's Furness General Hospital testing readiness for a radiation emergency at the Barrow shipyard. This is highly unlikely to happen for real but plans have to be tested every three years by law.
"05.07.2016 16:00:00" Rooney's on a plane Have you ever unexpectedly met a celebrity?
Toni Williams from Aspatria was on a budget airline flight to Ibiza for her hen party and bumped into England Captain Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen.
Glad he's cheering himself up after the Euros!
"05.07.2016 14:30:00" The detailed route through Cumbria for this year's Tour of Britain cycle race was announced today at the top of Kirkstone Pass.
To get there, cyclists will face the intimidating climb up the steep road from Ambleside called The Struggle.
"05.07.2016 13:30:00" Timeline Photos Two Cumbrian Osprey chicks have been tagged and examined for the first time since they hatched last month at Foulshaw Moss nature reserve.
Cumbria Wildlife Trust says it took no longer than 10 minutes, and the chicks and their parents didn't seem
"05.07.2016 11:19:10" Timeline Photos An invitation to come play with the language of love as part of the continuing BBC Shakespeare 400 festivities.
Acclaimed Barrow poet Kim Moore is leading a free workshop on Thursday (July 7) at Barrow Library working on Shakespeare-inspired poems &
"05.07.2016 10:15:52" Timeline Photos Here's the route in Cumbria that'll be taken by cyclists on the Tour of Britain in September.
Details have been revealed this morning of how they'll visit many parts of the county that were hit by flooding over the winter.
"05.07.2016 05:30:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Do you celebrate your pet's birthday with a present or even a party?
This is Button the rabbit. He belongs to BBC Radio Cumbria's Sara Dumbell and for his second birthday he recieved a new carrot patch as well as a 3 storey cardboard castle to relax
"04.07.2016 15:00:01" Release your inner Viking!
Kris Lorimer from Carlisle predicted England would make it to the Quater Final to play France in Paris... As we know, it didn't quite work out like that...
Here's his video of the Iceland fans and players, after losing 5-2
"04.07.2016 13:57:00" Timeline Photos BBC Two need audience members for a debate on low pay at Media City, Salford on 10th July. If you're interested in taking part, the information and contacts are here.
"04.07.2016 12:33:48" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Last orders for The Wool Town for Kendal's Yarns in the Yards festival.
BBC Radio Cumbria's Up for Arts team is having the final making session tomorrow evening at 6.30pm - details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1122286071141112
Pop along to this
"04.07.2016 09:33:34" BBC News "I want my life back" - Nigel Farage stands down as head of UK Independence Party (UKIP).
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36702468 "I want my life back".
Nigel Farage has announced he is stepping down as leader of UKIP.
He said he wasn't a "career politician" and after the EU referendum vote felt he'd now achieved his goal.
"04.07.2016 09:12:46" Timeline Photos People in South Cumbria are being asked not to go to hospital A&E departments unless it's absolutely necessary. The health trust which runs Furness General and Westmorland General says there's been a surge in demand which is leading to long delays.
"04.07.2016 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Britain's largest adventure playground is set to open next month at Lowther Castle near Penrith.
The Lost Castle Playground is designed to echo Lowther Castle itself and is made from 11 miles of sustainably sourced timber.
The estate was home to the
"03.07.2016 17:30:00" Timeline Photos It's the busiest season of the year for weddings and a new report has found that the average amount a couple overspends on their budget is £8,000.
Do you think that this is excessive and how did you save money for your big day?
Here's Leah at The
"03.07.2016 07:03:08" More on the 150th birthday of the Lowca-built steam engine Dolgoch. The party at its home the Talyllyn Railway in Wales sees all five UK based locks from Fletcher Jennings in one place for the first time.
"02.07.2016 07:07:25" bbc.in New £72m flood plan unveiled to strengthen flood-prone Cumbria - BBC News More than £72m of government money is to be spent strengthening defences for 4,300 homes
"02.07.2016 06:00:00" Timeline Photos Cumbrian baking is being enjoyed by tennis spectators at Wimbledon - thanks to a company in Penrith.
Traybakes, based at the Redhills Business Park, were in London at a trade show when the tennis tournament's food scouts approached them.
"01.07.2016 14:46:25" bbc.co.uk Battle of the Somme: First day's dead marked with 19,240 figurines - BBC News Figurines representing each of the 19,240 Allied soldiers who died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme are laid out in a park.
"01.07.2016 11:13:32" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Remember them.
The Battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest of World War One, with more than one million people killed or wounded. It lasted five months as the British and French Armies fought the Germans on a 15-mile front.
"01.07.2016 07:00:00" Best of luck to 12-year-old Matthew here who's going for gold in the final of an international spelling bee today.
The pupil from Ulverston Victoria High School has to translate and spell as many German words as possible in 60 seconds.
His teacher Nikki
"01.07.2016 06:00:00" A steam engine built in Lowca in West Cumbria is celebrating its 150th birthday!
Dolgoch has spent its whole life on the Talyllyn Railway in west Wales.
Here it is in action.
This weekend it is being joined by the UK's 4 other surviving locomotives made
"01.07.2016 05:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Joseph Graham was a soldier in the Border Regiment during the First World War.
On 1st July 1916 he joined his comrades in storming German defences in the Battle of the Somme. The battle lasted more than four months, but, along with thousands of others,
"30.06.2016 17:58:42" Commanding officer Lt Col Percy Wilfred Machell will be one of the many Lonsdale Pals remembered #Somme100
"30.06.2016 14:14:29" Timeline Photos A coroner sitting in Kendal has been told how people in the town tried desperately to rescue a pensioner after his car went into the River Kent and was swept away.
Charles Mercer had swerved to avoid another car on Aynam Road, crashed through railings,
"30.06.2016 08:16:42" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post People who work in potentially dangerous situations are being given the chance to learn life saving techniques at a new training facility in North Cumbria.
The risk management company DNV GL has spent £3 million on the site at Spadeadam.
"30.06.2016 06:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post David Johnston was a painter and decorator in Carlisle and married with two young children.
In 1914 he joined the 11th Battalion of the Border Regiment or The Lonsdales.
On 1st July 1916, he was one of hundreds of men from the regiment killed on the
"29.06.2016 18:05:30" Timeline Photos These guys are wearing original WW1 uniforms.
The man on the left is from Paris and the one on the left is from Japan.
They are in Albert in France for commemorations to mark 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme, in which many Cumbrian
"29.06.2016 14:27:18" Timeline Photos It's well over six months since the floods caused by Storm Desmond, but some communities are still waiting for vital repairs to be carried out. The Bell Bridge at Sebergham, south of Carlisle, was completely washed away. Designs for a replacement will be
"29.06.2016 07:30:10" Timeline Photos It's feared the Cumberland Sausage could lose its protected status following the UK's decision to leave the European Union.
Since 2011, they've had protection under EU law so customers can identify the genuine product as being made in Cumbria.
"29.06.2016 06:00:00" Timeline Photos John and William Stoddart were brothers and miners from Fletchertown near Aspatria. They joined the Border Regiment to fight for their country in the First World War.
1st July 1916 saw the start of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest of the
"28.06.2016 21:07:47" Timeline Photos BBC Radio Cumbria is now available on Freeview, Channel 721, right across the North East and North West television regions.
So, as long as you have Freeview, you can now hear us on the telly!
"28.06.2016 16:21:03" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The children of North Lakes Primary from Penrith are in France to take part in the commemorations for the Battle of the Somme which started 100 years ago.
They visited the Lonsdale Cemetery in northern France to place wooden crosses on the graves of men
"28.06.2016 14:23:25" Timeline Photos Campaigners for the reopening of the Lancaster Canal have brought a boat into the centre of Kendal - by the expedient of dragging it down the line of the now dry canal.
Laurraine Smith, a photographer from Morecambe, dressed as Captain Sparrow for the
"28.06.2016 06:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post More than 30 years after the First World War Tony Crane's grandad was still in pain from a piece of shrapnel in his leg.
He was one of thousands injured in 1916 in the Battle of the Somme in France.
In the 1950s, the night before an operation to remove
"28.06.2016 05:00:00" Timeline Photos 15-year-old Sam Stott from Storth in Cumbria is a bee-keeper. He's representing England this week at an international gathering of young people who keep bees, being held in the Czech Republic.
Bee-keeping is more mainstream in other countries, and the
"27.06.2016 16:15:00" BBC North West Tonight What an amazing thing to do... ❤❤ http://bbc.in/28YNoD3 People in Millom did their very own DIY SOS and it was beautiful ❤❤❤
"27.06.2016 15:10:53" Playground maker Playdale of Haverthwaite faces losing a £700k five year contract with Romania because the buyer has the right to pull out if the UK voted to leave the EU. 140 people work at the firm exporting playgrounds around the world.
"27.06.2016 14:05:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post In the early hours of 1st July 1916 hundreds of Cumbrian soldiers gave their lives for their country on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
They'd joined up to fight with the Kings Own Royal Lancaster or Border Regiments.
The Lonsdales (part of
"27.06.2016 13:05:00" Timeline Photos There's some good news today for fans of the hen harrier. Experts believe a pair of the rare birds are breeding at a Cumbrian nature reserve. Five eggs have been spotted at Geltsdale. The RSPB says if they hatch they'll be the first chicks at Geltsdale
"27.06.2016 11:48:08" Timeline Photos It's not often that motorway services get an award for architecture, but that's what's happened to the Cumbrian firm Westmorland Limited. It runs the Rheged Centre near Penrith as well Tebay Services on the M6, but this award - from the Royal Institute of
"27.06.2016 08:33:16" Timeline Photos Tourism in the county shouldn't be badly affected by the UK vote to leave the European Union, according to Ian Stephens, the Managing Director of Cumbria Tourism. He says things are uncertain at the moment, but the county has been in worse situations with
"24.06.2016 19:35:07" Timeline Photos The sun sets on a historic day for Cumbria and the UK.
Photo: Gemma Kerr
"24.06.2016 11:50:15" www.bbc.co.uk MPs submit Corbyn no confidence motion - BBC News Two Labour MPs submit a motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn A motion of no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party has been tabled - amid criticism of his handling of the EU referendum campaign.
"24.06.2016 08:56:51" Timeline Photos Want to know exactly how Cumbria voted?
Have a look at this!
"24.06.2016 07:28:39" www.bbc.co.uk EU referendum: UK votes to leave in historic referendum - BBC News The UK has voted by a narrow margin to leave the European Union after 43 years in an historic referendum. BREAKING NEWS: Prime Minister David Cameron to resign after UK voters opted to leave the EU http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36615028
"24.06.2016 06:15:01" Timeline Photos The UK has voted to leave the European Union.
Cumbria's followed the national picture. Just under 285,000 people voted here.
56.4% of Cumbrians voted to leave the EU. 43.6% voted to remain.
"24.06.2016 05:45:01" www.bbc.co.uk After the EU referendum: What happens next? - BBC News The UK votes in a referendum on 23 June about whether to stay in the European Union. Once the result is in, what happens next? So, what happens next... ?
"24.06.2016 05:18:41" www.bbc.co.uk Pound tumbles to lows not seen since 1985 - BBC News The pound hits its lowest level since 1985 as traders bet on a Leave victory in the UK's referendum on European Union membership. Following the EU referendum, the pound hits lowest level since 1985.
"24.06.2016 04:38:26" www.bbc.co.uk BBC forecasts UK vote to leave EU - BBC News BBC forecast: UK votes to leave European Union with 309 out of 382 results declared The UK has voted to leave the European Union.
UPDATE: 56.4% of Cumbrians voted to leave the EU. South Lakeland was the only district which voted to remain.
"23.06.2016 14:00:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post What do you think of these beautiful Cumbrian sunrises?
Here are some more photos from BBC Weather Watcher Kev from Baycliff.
He says he's often up so early because the family cat wakes him up about 3.45am. He then has a morning stroll on the beach,
"23.06.2016 09:43:47" Timeline Photos Are you a motorist who gets frustrated by cyclists on the road? Are you a cyclist who feels drivers don't give you enough consideration? Three quarters of car drivers questioned in a survey supported the idea of cyclists having to take a test before being
"23.06.2016 07:19:19" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post We all know tourism is important to Cumbria's economy. The industry brings in more than two-and-a-half BILLION pounds each year. But Cumbria Tourism predicts that figure could rise by another billion over the next decade.
"22.06.2016 15:57:03" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The search for a man who jumped off Eden bridge into the River Eden is over!
He was found at a house in Carlisle...
At the peak of the operation, police divers, dog handlers, the Penrith Mountain Rescue Team, the Coastguard and Fire service were
"22.06.2016 14:53:52" Timeline Photos We get a lot of great photos sent to us, but how about this sky shot from Baycliff in South Cumbria? Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher 'Kev' who's provided it.
"22.06.2016 10:00:04" 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?'
Sir Rod Stewart wowed 16 thousand fans at Carlisle United's Brunton Park last night.
Here's part of Sir Rod's performance of 'Sailing'
"22.06.2016 07:45:00" Timeline Photos In just a few hours time Carlisle Racecourse will be packed - with thousands expected to attend the annual Carlisle Bell and Cumberland Plate Races. The Bell is the oldest racing prize in Britain - thought to have been made in the 1500s. It's kept at
"22.06.2016 06:37:17" Timeline Photos A plan to release the Lynx wild cat into a Lake District forest has been abandoned. The charity Lynx Trust UK says Kielder Forest in Northumberland and two locations in Scotland are still being considered for a possible reintroduction, next year.
"21.06.2016 12:34:34" Timeline Photos Cumbria's bookshops say they're selling more after years of decline. Liz Tipping, who runs a shop in Penrith, says physical books offer something that E-books can't replicate. What do you think? Download, or browse around the shelves and end up with
"21.06.2016 07:00:01" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post He's sold 100 million records worldwide and the stage is set for Sir Rod Stewart, who performs at Carlisle United's Brunton Park stadium tonight.
A year in the planning, the concert is the last of the star's eight-date tour and comes just a few weeks
"21.06.2016 06:00:00" Timeline Photos Shockingly it's estimated that about 1 in 3 people with a learning disability spends less that 1 hour outside their homes at weekends which can lead to loneliness.
It's Learning Disability week and the charity Mencap are organising activities to help
"20.06.2016 14:50:00" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post A Furness dairy farming family has diversified into ice cream making, to create a new income at a time of falling milk prices. Cumbrian Cow Ice Cream launched at the farm near Ulverston 3 weeks ago amid the heatwave! The ice cream is made entirely from
"20.06.2016 13:40:00" Timelapse of the Duddon Estuary Wow look at the way the clouds roll in, and the tides change, in this timelapse of the Duddon Estuary, looking from Millom towards the Lake District fells! Thanks to Duddon Villa for allowing us to share this.
"20.06.2016 12:31:00" Timeline Photos Still not sure which way you'll be voting on Thursday?
Six of the people campaigning to either leave or remain in the European Union here in Cumbria took part in a debate recorded last week for the BBC.
Democracy, EU funding and farmers' subsidies were
"20.06.2016 11:12:03" Ready... OK!
A squad of Cumbrian cheerleaders have taken the top spot at the National Schools Cheer Championship. The Wolves from Ullswater Community College are now the national champions.
"20.06.2016 09:15:00" Timeline Photos A new daily paper produced by the company behind some of Cumbria's best-known newspapers hits the stands this morning.
"24 - The North's National" is being published by the CN Group, whose titles include the Cumberland News and the Barrow-based North
"20.06.2016 06:51:29" Timeline Photos Some of Cumbria's small business owners say they may have to close for good as a result of the December floods. Traders in Warwick Road in Carlisle say there's been a dramatic fall in custom since Storm Desmond as most of the homes nearby are still
"19.06.2016 11:52:05" Timeline Photos Bruce the Labrador puppy is having a great time at Scruffs Dog Show in Keswick today!
"19.06.2016 10:32:48" Timeline Photos This may be the cutest dog at Scruffs in Keswick today! Chief is a 14 week old long haired chihuahua and is hoping to win in the 'best male puppy' category. He has already won hearts all over the show field!
"18.06.2016 14:18:33" The moment when the foam flew in Ulverston today.
1,186 people gathered for the attempt to break the World Record for the Largest ever shaving foam pie fight beating the current record held by Belfast with 869.
They'll need to wait now for Guinness to
"18.06.2016 09:30:29" Photos from BBC Cumbria's post The World Record for the Largest ever foam pie fight is ON!
Over 870 in the Pie Zone at Ford Park in Ulverston, past the existing record held by Belfast.
And hundreds still in the queue! They hope to seize the record for Stan Laurel's hometown as part
"17.06.2016 13:26:18" Timeline Photos Status Quo will perform at the Rock On Windermere charity show tomorrow, despite guitarist Rick Parfitt being in hospital.
He's had a suspected heart attack and is in hospital in Turkey.
Freddie Edwards, the son of band member John 'Rhino' Edwards,
"17.06.2016 10:52:28" Timeline Photos Thanks to Cumbrian Stargazer, one of our BBC Weather Watchers, for this stunning photo taken near Haile in West Cumbria.
"17.06.2016 08:29:41" Timeline Photos The Cumbrian footballer, Georgia Stanway, who plays for Manchester City and England's under 17s has been giving us her reaction to England's win over Wales at Euro 2016.
She says "It was a very important win for them. Roy Hodgson made the right decision
"17.06.2016 07:24:24" Timeline Photos Cumbrian MPs have been paying tribute to the West Yorkshire MP, Jo Cox, who was killed yesterday.
She was shot and stabbed in her constituency.
Carlisle's MP John Stevenson says "First and foremost it's a family tragedy. It's incredibly sad, all she
"16.06.2016 17:17:24" Have you seen this Gull? Photos from BBC Cumbria's post Is it too late to call this a spring clean? It looks good!
Local volunteers have completed phase one of the clean-up of Workington's harbour area. Next? To add raised beds, planters, new bins, and refurbishing the plaque to Mary Queen of Scots... watch
"16.06.2016 16:28:26" Billed as the "Battle of Britain". The substitutes have saved the day for England in their Euro 2016 match with Wales. Jamie Vardy's second half equaliser cancelled out Gareth Bale's first half opener then Daniel Sturridge found the net in injury time to
"16.06.2016 14:00:27" Timeline Photos More flooding news...and it's estimated that it'll cost around £1.3 BILLION for all the flood-related repairs after Storms Desmond, Eva and Frank. The Association of British Insurers says 90% of the 15,000 insurance claims that followed December's storms
"16.06.2016 10:56:34" Timeline Photos If it wasn't bad enough having your house or business flooded this winter, now there's a warning that careless renovation work is being carried out on some properties. The Flood Advisory Service says flood resilience products, like airbricks, aren't
"16.06.2016 08:00:00" Timeline Photos Being a cat lover is one thing, but how do you feel about the lynx being introduced to the Cumbrian countryside - as early as next year. The Lynx UK Trust wants to place up to six animals at sites in northern England as part of efforts to repopulate the
"16.06.2016 06:56:05" Eden Mencap EMS Cd now officially launched. "We know who we are!" Take a listen now. Thank you all artists, supporters, The Warehouse, service users, staff and Trustees for a fab night. Take a listen to this performance by a group in the Eden Valley known as Zig Zagg.
This song has just been released to help raise part of the £200,000 needed by Eden Mencap to buy the building it's in in Penrith.
"We know who we are" was written by
"16.06.2016 06:54:54" The clock's being turned back on a Lakeland house that was badly damaged by one of its former owners.
Underscar Manor was a popular hotel and restaurant until it was bought by a Russian oligarch and turned into a private house.
In the process, many of
"16.06.2016 06:00:00" Timeline Photos It's a big day for England and Wales as they meet in a mouth-watering Euro 2016 home nations derby today.
Who will come out on top in their crunch Group B encounter?