Cumbria Police is advising motorists to be aware of the dangers associated with bald and under-inflated tyres, as part of Tyre Safe Month.
Police in Cumbria are warning teenagers about the dangers of ‘sexting’.
Two of four people arrested have bail dates extended to July 5th.
Police in Cumbria have a new weapon in their fight again dangerous driving. Officers are patrolling in a lorry on the A66 to try and catch bad drivers unawares. Police have been loaned the vehicle for the operation.
It is part of an operation to try to reduce accidents.
Hannah McNulty joined them on patrol.
Cumbria Police are using an HGV as part of an operation to catch dangerous driving along the A66. They're looking for drivers who are speeding, overtaking illegally, using their phone while driving and not wearing a seatbelt.
– Sergeant Graeme Hodgson, Cumbria Constabulary Roads Policing Unit
“The use of the HGV will give officers the advantage of a higher vantage point enabling them to see into vehicles and to observe the behaviour of motorists. Drivers do not expect Police Officers to be in an HGV therefore it gives us a more honest and realistic outlook on how motorists are behaving.
It's part of Operation Natterjack which aims at improving driving along the stretch of road from Penrith to Stainmore. Police launched the operation in response to concerns from motorists and people living along the road about the standard of driving.
In the last three years, there have been 83 incidents in which people were killed or seriously injured around Kirby Thore, Appleby and Brough.
There have been new arrivals at Cumbria Constabulary after one of the force's operational dogs gave birth to ten new springer spaniel puppies.
Millie, a drug detection dog, gave birth to ten puppies yesterday - five male and five female - and mother and puppies are all doing well and are healthy.
This is the first litter from a Cumbria Constabulary dog since 2007, and it is also the first time ever that the litter will be of puppies that will become specialist operational dogs for Cumbria Constabulary.
An investigation into fraud and money laundering, which Cumbria Police says was lengthy and complex, has lead to eight men being sentenced.
Seven of those sentenced will go to prison. The police say the suffering that the victims went through was immeasurable.
Cumbria Police force has sworn in new frontline police officers, despite hundreds of staff potentially facing redundancy over the next two years.
The force must save 17 million pounds by 2015, but say it is vital to increase the number of bobbies on the beat.
Katie Oakes has been to meet the new recruits.
Watch her full report below.
Cumbria police have sworn in their latest recruits.
The 36 new frontline police officers lined up for a team photo earlier before starting two years of intensive training.
To get the job, they had to pass gruelling fitness tests and family checks.
They are looking forward to getting out on the beat.
Cumbria Police are welcoming 36 new recruits to the force today.
The men and women will serve as police constables across the county alongside the 1,100 other serving police officers.
Chief Constable Bernard Lawson will welcome the new police officers at police headquarters in Penrith.
One of Cumbria's MPs says questions should be asked about why the county's police force spent so much time and money investigating a whistle-blowing case - only for it to end with no charges being brought.
The 6 month investigation followed the leaking of information about the Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes's expenses.
However, MP Tim Farron says the decision not to prosecute vindicates his view that these were whistleblowers and not criminals.
Tim Backshall reports.
The MP for South Lakes, Tim Farron, has commented on the news that no one will be prosecuted after a six-month long police investigation into a whistle-blower who leaked a crime commissioner's expenses claims for chauffeur-driven cars.
"I welcome the news that the final person who remained under investigation over the Richard Rhodes leaked documents case has been released without charge.
"This is good news and vindicates what I and others have been saying for months - that these people are whistleblowers and not criminals."
“The Police have spent a huge amount of money and time on this investigation while disrupting the lives and careers of a number of people by these arrests.
– Tim Farron MP
"Given that people in Cumbria sometimes feel let down by the way the Police allocate resources, questions should be asked about why the Force spent so much time and resources on a case that affected the constabulary itself when we have finished with no action being taken.”