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Weather: SNOW on the way

SNOW on the way Credit: Met Office

A cold and increasingly showery northwesterly flow is expected to develop during Wednesday and last through Thursday.

Accumulating snow is likely away from windward coastal districts, especially overnight.

Across Northern England 3-6 cm could accumulate especially over high ground.

Over Scotland and Northern Ireland 5-10 cm is likely even at low levels, with more than 10 cm over high ground.

Strong and gusty winds will likely accompany snow showers, and lead to significantly reduced visibility at times, difficult driving conditions and temporary blizzards over high ground.

Drop in Cumbria drink drivers

2,687 people were tested as part of the month long campaign Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Sixty motorists were caught driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs during the Cumbria Constabulary's month-long Christmas campaign.

The campaign ran from the 1st of December to the 1st of January.

A total of 2,687 people were tested during this period, a higher number than last year.

However the number of positive results was lower.

Cumbria Police say there is still work to be done.

"A statistic I would like to highlight it that, whilst the number of driver caught under the influence dropped, the number of people failing a test following a collision increased.

"This is proof that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs increases the likelihood of a collision.

"In 2015 we will continue to target drink and drug drivers as part of our work to make Cumbria's roads safer"

– Chief Inspector Matt Kennerley

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Appeal for missing 15-year-old boy

A picture of Brandon Moore, who was last seen on Saturday Credit: Lancashire Constabulary

POLICE are appealing for information about a 15-year-old boys missing from home in Bolton le Sands.

Brandon Moore was last seen at an address on Mill Lane at around 5pm on Saturday (24 January 2015).

It is believed that he has travelled to Whitehaven, Cumbria and then possibly on to the Hartlepool area of the North East.

Brandon is described as white, medium build with short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a navy blue sweater, navy blue tracksuit bottoms, a blue jacket and grey Nike Air Max trainers.

Anybody with any information can contact Lancashire Police.

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Former Auschwitz prisoners the 'Windermere Boys'

Today marks 70 years since the liberation of Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. There will be numerous events across the region to mark the occasion.

Following the end of the Second World War hundreds of young children were taken from the camp and brought to the Lake District to recover.

Now in their 80s, the so called Windermere boys rebuilt their lives in the region. Click here for more on our special reports on the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust.

Cumbria Police cuts: your views

Cumbria Constabulary has proposed raising the amount of council tax the public pays for policing, as well as cutting the number of frontline officers, to meet budget cuts.

Here are some of your views:

Fatal fire in Dumfries and Galloway

The fire was extinguished by the Fire and Rescue Service Credit: PA

An 89-year-old woman has died, after a fire at a house in Dumfries and Galloway.

The fire was discovered at around 7:30pm on Monday, 26 January, at the House on St John's Place, in Sorbie, Newton Stewart.

The fire happened in Sorbie. Credit: ITV Border
The fire happened in Sorbie. Credit: ITV Border

Neighbours removed the woman from the house, but she died at the scene.

The fire and rescue service and Police Scotland are currently investigating the cause of the fire.

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Keswick Mountain Festival's programme released

Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee is set to speak as part of the 2015 lineup Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Keswick Mountain Festival has unveiled the details of its 2015 programme.

Olympic, European and Commonwealth triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee is set to be a guest speaker at the event.

The festival will run from May 14 to 17 in the Lake District, and will offer a mixture of outdoor activities, speakers, sports events, and live music.

Payouts for potholes rises

The number of payouts for damage caused by potholes increased last year Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

The number of payouts for damage caused by potholes went up last year in Cumbria.

272 claims were made against the Cumbria County Council for damage caused to their vehicles, a rise of 22 from the following year.

Only 15% of claims were successful, with the council paying out £16,000 in compensation.

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