A7 road in Cumbria remains closed after serious collision

The main A7 road in Cumbria remains closed after a serious accident near Longtown.<p>A car and a recovery vehicle collided between the A6071 Albert …


Flights to the Lake District go on sale as local airport reopens to commercial airlines this summer

For most holidaymakers, a visit to the Lake District often involves long car or train journeys - but it's about to get a whole lot easier to visit …


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'Launch Day' production arrives in Cumbria

A theatre production about the industrial heritage of the UK is performing in Kendal tonight.<p>'Launch Day' was inspired by the paintings of north-east …


BBC iPlayer - Inside Out North East and Cumbria - 12/03/2018

The programme investigates executive severance payments at a northern housing association. And turning the spotlight on safety concerns at North Yorkshire fire service.

North Yorkshire

BBC iPlayer - Sunday Politics North East and Cumbria - 11/03/2018

As the investigation into the nerve agent attack in Salisbury continues, Sarah Smith talks to the former home secretary Jack Straw and former diplomat and security minister, Pauline Neville Jones. She is also joined by the universities minister, Sam Gyimah - who is touring the country trying to …

United Kingdom

Cumbria cottage hospital bed closures to go ahead

<b>Health bosses have announced plans to permanently close inpatient beds at three cottage hospitals.</b><p>Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust wants to replace them with community and therapy resources and increased day activity.<p>The closures at Alston Moor, Maryport and Wigton are to take place this …

Health Care

Interview with Nathan Waterston of Barrow AFC for BBC Radio Cumbria


RAF air drops for Cumbria communities cut off for five days by snow

The military is being called in to take emergency supplies to "extremely isolated" parts of Cumbria after severe weather wreaked havoc across the area.<p>The county council said areas including Fellside, South Stainmore and Alston had been cut off for five days - and would remain so for another 48 …


Sponsor found to take over Whitehaven Academy from Bright Tribe

A new sponsor has been lined up for a school which asked to leave the Bright Tribe Academy Trust.<p>Staff at Whitehaven Academy, in Cumbria, asked for …

Education (UK)

‘Earthquake’ rattles houses in Cumbria sending locals running from their homes

An ‘earthquake’ has rattled houses in Cumbria at breakfast time this morning, sending locals fleeing from their homes.<p>Locals say houses shook for up …

Natural Disasters

Earthquake hits Britain as homes left shaking as tremors felt in Cumbria

An earthquake has hit the UK for the second time in less than two weeks.<p>Tremors were felt across Cumbria as people reported their homes shaking in …

Natural Disasters

Cumbria hit by 3.2 magnitude earthquake as residents describe houses 'shaking'

'ThunderSnow in the North East and an earthquake in Cumbria... is this the apocalypse?'<p><b>An earthquake has shaken houses in Cumbria this morning, making some residents feel as though their home had been crashed into, while others ran out of buildings in panic.</b><p>Locals in the area took to Twitter to …

Natural Disasters

Cumbria earthquake: 3.2 magnitude quake hits Northern England shaking houses

An earthquake has hit Cumbria, shaking the north of England.<p>The tremor had a magnitude of 3.2, the British Geological Survey said. While that is …

Natural Disasters

Cumbria hit by 3.2 magnitude earthquake as residents describe 'shaking'

Cumbrians described feeling the ground shake on Tuesday morning, and asked whether there had been an earthquake.<p>Some said their entire houses shook for up to 20 seconds as the ground tremor hit.<p>The British Geological Survey confirmed that the earthquake had taken place, tweeting: "The earthquake in …


Cumbria earthquake: Houses shake 'as far as North East' as 3.2 magnitude tremor hits UK

Families reported houses shaking as a small earthquake hit Cumbria .<p>The British Geological Survey (BGS) says the 3.2 magnitude quake - at a depth of …

Natural Disasters

Earthquake hits snow-covered Cumbria in the UK

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 has been recorded in Cumbria, with reports of homes shaking.<p>It was said to be "about 130 times smaller" than …

News (Ireland)

Houses shake as earthquake with magnitude 3.2 strikes Cumbria

An earthquake with a 3.2 magnitude has struck Cumbria, the British Geological Survey has said.<p><b>More follows...</b><p>Top Stories<p>LIVE: Red alert for Ireland …

Natural Disasters

Cumbria earthquake: Tremor of 3.2 magnitude hits county

<b>An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 has been recorded in Cumbria.</b><p>People in the west of the county said "the Earth moved" and caused houses to shake when the tremor hit at about 07:30 GMT.<p>The British Geological Survey, which said the epicentre was near Cockermouth, said earthquakes of a similar …


EE launches 4G broadband antenna to connect rural homes struggling for internet signal

EE has launched a new 4G antenna to help provide rural homes across the UK with superfast broadband for the first time.<p>The telecoms giant says the …


Coronation Street fans are CONVINCED Eileen Grimshaw will KILL Pat Phelan after set photos leak

Coronation Street fans are convinced that Eileen Grimshaw will turn to murder in coming episodes.<p>The beloved character is married to screen villain …

Television (UK)

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North Yorkshire

Lion who died at safari park dubbed 'Britain's worst zoo' was POISONED amid calls for criminal investigation

A lion was killed by suspected barbiturate poisoning at a safari park dubbed 'Britain's worst zoo' after almost 500 animals died there.<p>It is thought …


Woman rescued from roof of submerged car on Cumbria beach

A woman had to be rescued from a submerged car after she became stranded on a beach on the Cumbrian coast as the tide was coming in.<p>The woman was forced to climb on to the top of her vehicle to escape rising sea water between Mawbray and Beckfoot.<p>She was eventually rescued by a lifeboat and treated …

Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Coniston Water, Cumbria

Photo submitted by Simon David Burt, “This is Looking out on Coniston Water in the Lake District in the UK, over the other side is Coniston Old Man …


Piece of Lego that was swept off ship in Cornwall 21 years ago washes up in Cumbria - Cornwall Live

It's a stark example of how marine waste can float around our seas for years.<p>This piece of Lego swept off a cargo ship 17 years ago in Cornwall has …


Family of missing man are 'worried sick' after his car is found abandoned in Cumbria

The family of a missing Kirkby man have said they are “out of their minds with worry“ after his car was found abandoned in Cumbria.<p>Colin Bamber was …


Cumbria police 'failed to learn lessons' over Poppi Worthington, it is claimed

Cumbria police have been accused of failing to learn lessons from their failure in the Poppi Worthington case as it emerged that they have been criticised by the watchdog over their handling of child abuse allegations in recent weeks.<p>Just days before a coroner ruled that Poppi had been sexually …

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Britain enjoys official White Christmas as snow falls in Cumbria and Scotland

ES News Email<p>Britain officially had a White Christmas as parts of Cumbria and Scotland saw snow fall for a couple of hours.<p>The Met Office did say …

Boxing Day

Ex-Chester soldier now living in Cumbria used racist language towards taxi driver in Broughton

A FORMER soldier became abusive with a taxi driver, calling him a foreigner and accusing him of taking jobs.<p>Colin Fenton, 51, had denied a racially …

News (Wales)