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MSP John Lamont spoke of his delight that a project to build a new community centre in Burnfoot had received £1.2million in lotter funding.
The money will help towards transforming the site of the old Roadhouse pub, turning it into a place for locals to meet.
– John Lamont, MSP
"I was delighted to hear that the plans to build a community hub in Burnfoot received such a large grant. This is a fantastic project that will make a big difference to the Burnfoot area, and it is great that this has been recognised by the Big Lottery Fund. I know that those behind the project have been working tirelessly to make it a reality, and receiving this money now means they are a step closer to achieving their goal."
Cockermouth all rounder Ben Stokes has claimed his first test wickets.
Cumbria's first test player dismissed Australian captain Michael Clarke in the second Ashes test in Adelaide.
It came on a day hugely dominated by the Aussies who declared on 579 for nine before taking the wicket of Alistair Cook before the close of play.
We spoke with John Grainger, Directer of Cumbrian Cricket ltd who said it was a great day for the sport in Cumbria.
Residents of Burnfoot have been awarded a £1.2million lottery grant to help them fund a new community centre.
The plan will see the the site of the old Roadhouse pub transformed into a meeting place for local residents.
The new centre will help to give locals access to a wider range of services than are already available.
Its hoped it will also offer formal volunteering and work placements.
Deputy Chief Constable Stuart Hyde is today receiving a Queens Policing Medal from Buckingham Palace which he was awarded in 2012.
He received the medal in the Birthday Honours list last year in recognition of his significant contribution to national policing, particularly issues in tackling student crime and Fraud through the use of IT.
He joined Avon and Somerset Constabulary in 1983 and in 2009 became DCC of Cumbria Constabulary, serving in a further two forces across the country during his career.
Earlier this year, DCC Hyde announced he will retire on 31 December 2013.
Plans to create a community hub in Burnfoot have received a massive boost as it was announced that they are to receive £1.2million in lottery funding.
The project aims to transform the site of the old Roadhouse pub and turn it into a place for the Burnfoot community to meet.
It will also give local residents access to a range of services as well as offering formal volunteering and work placements.
Thousands of people across the region are still without power after Thursday's storms.
Scottish Power confirmed that 2,000 people are without electricity in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.
In Cumbria, 800 people are waiting for engineers to re-connect their homes after severe gales damaged power lines.
Electricity North West say it is mainly homes in coastal areas or on higher ground that are affected.
During the peak of the storms, 50,000 people in the south of Scotland and 3,000 people in Cumbria lost power.
South African flag flying at half-mast alongside the Saltire outside Scottish Government headquarters http://t.co/B3D7S5Ar4G
First Minister Alex Salmond said:
“The death of Nelson Mandela marks the passing of a great statesman and a global icon, so it is only appropriate that we here in Scotland, a land Mr Mandela had great affinity with, mark his passing appropriately.
“That is why I have today instructed that the South African national flag should fly at half-mast alongside the Saltire outside St Andrew's House in Edinburgh.
“The whole world is marking the loss of a great leader – all of Scotland feels that loss, and we join the people of South Africa in particular in marking Mr Mandela’s passing.”
Kendal Town Hall's flag is flying at half mast in respect for the death of Nelson Mandela, and South Lakeland District Council has also lowered the flag on Ulverston Town Hall.
Leader of South Lakeland District Council, Peter Thornton, said:
"I've asked for our flags to fly at half-mast to mark the passing of a statesman whose reach extended far beyond politics."