Cumbrian cricketer Ben Stokes spared a thought for his former hometown, Cockermouth, which has been affected by flooding, after scoring a stunning double century against South Africa.
He was speaking in his post match press conference:
Cockermouth has been through this three or four times now. I grew up there as a kid, went to school, spent a lot of time there and I've still got really good mates there.
They're going through a really big rebuilding stage throughout the whole town so it's nice to know I've been able to put a few smiles on some faces who have probably had a tougher time that I am out here."
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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.
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.
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There are reports Cockermouth's self rising flood barriers are starting to rise.
The Environment Agency has issued a number of flood warnings in Cumbria.