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Celebrities tweet praise after Stokes double century

A host of high profile cricketers and celebrities have tweeted praise of Ben Stokes, after his stunning double century against South Africa.

17-year-old girl killed in Christmas Eve car accident

A teenage girl was killed in the accident. Credit: PA

A 17-year-old girl has been killed and two men seriously injured in a car crash on Christmas Eve.

The teenager was a passenger in a blue Fiat Punto, when it and a white Mini Cooper collided near Cockermouth. She was taken to Cumberland Infirmary with critical injuries and died yesterday evening.

The 18-year-old driver of the Punto and 23-year-old Mini driver are both in a serious condition in hospital.

The road between Tallentire and Gilcrux was closed from 5:15pm until midnight.

Crowds defy rain to celebrate Taste Cumbria festival

There has been a big turnout. Credit: ITV Border

Cockermouth may have been badly hit by flooding, but the town's celebrated Taste Cumbria Food Festival is still going ahead.

The event, which began today, celebrates local food and drink, and businesses that have been hurt by the floods have been invited to trade at the event free of charge.

Plenty of people have been there this afternoon, despite continued rainfall, and it's hoped their custom will help businesses to get back on their feet.

The food festival. Credit: ITV Border


Father and daughter, 2, remain critical after A66 crash

A 22-year-old man and his two-year-old daughter remain in a critical but stable condition in hospital, following a horror crash on the A66.

Adam Pearson and Ava Pearson, from Maryport, were in a BMW that was involved in an accident on the A66 near Strawberry How, Cockermouth on Tuesday (September 29).

It happened on the A66 between Cockermouth and Dubwath. Credit: ITV Border

They were both airlifted to hospital, and are now at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

The collision was with a United Utilities tanker.

The 60-year-old male driver of the tanker, from Gosforth, was unharmed.

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