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Weather: Friday

Credit: Allen Burke

Rather cloudy through the day with scattered showers and longer spells of rain.

There will be some drier and sunnier intervals, these most likely in more sheltered southern and eastern parts of the region.

Maximum Temperature 17°C.

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Plans for controversial hotel in Ambleside are presented to the public

Plans for a Premier Inn in Ambleside have been presented to the public Credit: PA

A two day exhibition is beginning to tell people more about controversial plans for a new hotel in Ambleside.

Existing hotels and bed and breakfasts have expressed concern about the idea of a Premier Inn being built in the village.

The developers have now included plans for affordable homes in the scheme.

Weather: Update

Credit: Met Office

Fine and dry this evening with some late sunshine.

Patchy cloud will arrive from the west during the night, bringing some fairly isolated showers.

Where clear skies persist, it will turn rather chilly for the time of year.

Minimum Temperature 6°C.

Fish producer 'vulnerable' due to Calais crisis

Lorries parked as part of Operation Stack on the M20 southbound (left hand side) near Ashford, Kent Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Managing Director of a Seafood producer in the Scottish Borders says they've been left vulnerable by travel problems around the Channel Tunnel.

James Cook from Eyemouth based DR Collin and Sons says the company has been badly affected as their produce is not getting to customers on time.

Some of his drivers have spent hours waiting in traffic to get to Calais.

We sell high value premium quality, and we are finding it’s missing markets, customers are walking away from orders, cutting orders, leaving us with the product, so we are then having to discount quite heavily just to find a sale, otherwise we would have to pay just to have the product removed and destroyed so we are in very exposed and tenuous position here and we feel very vulnerable to all the problems that are being inflicted upon us."

– James Cook, Managing Director, DR Collin and Sons

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Police warn of cold-calling scam

Cumbria police regularly issue warnings and information about fraudulent callers Credit: PA

Cumbria Police have issued a warning to the public after a West Cumbrian business was targeted by a cold-calling scam.

The caller claimed that they were selling advertisement space for a policing magazine and that they would require a contribution of £145.

Cumbria Police, however, said the caller was not affiliated with the police and it was not their policy to request members of the public for money.

“Police officers will always identify themselves by name and the station they are attached to. Unfortunately there are people out there who will attempt to gain money fraudulently. I strongly advise anyone who receives calls like this to hang up immediately."

– Inspector Jon Sherlock, Community Safety Unit

Date set for lifeboat station closure

The controversial closure plan has attracted widespread local criticism Credit: ITV Border

A Scottish Borders lifeboat station will close in September.

The RNLI today announced that the station in St Abbs, which has been in existence for more than a hundred years, will shut on the eighth of September despite a local campaign to keep it open. The RNLI says its station at Eyemouth, two miles away, can cover the area effectively with the addition of a new inshore lifeboat.

Warning after spate of burglaries in west Cumbria

Cumbria Police Credit: PA

Cumbria Police are urging people to be on their guard, after a spate of burglaries in west Cumbria.

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Burglaries where offenders have entered via an insecure door or window, between 1 May and 27 July

The highest number of crimes have taken place in Workington and Whitehaven, but there have been burglaries across the area.

The most common time for burglaries has been overnight, between 11pm to 5am Sunday to Monday, between 10pm to 4am Wednesday to Thursday, and between 1am and 8am on Saturdays.

Police are urging people to close their doors and windows, when they're not around:

Even if the sun isn’t shining, the warmer weather means people are leaving their doors and windows open, making it easy for thieves.

It only takes a few extra seconds to lock the doors and check the windows are closed before you go to bed. But these few extra steps can stop the heartache of finding somebody has been in your home and taken your possessions.

I urge all residents to make sure their security remains priority throughout the summer months.”

– Detective sergeant Mark Cox
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