Cumbrian cricketer Ben Stokes has achieved the fastest test century at Lord's.
Stokes, who grew up in Cockermouth, made a hundred from 85 balls in the England New Zealand international this afternoon (Sunday, 24 May).
Cockermouth cricketer Ben Stokes has just set a new record at Lord's, with the fastest ever Test century.
A man has died in a car crash in West Cumbria.
Police were called at 10.47am today (24th May 2015) following a one vehicle collision on Senhouse Street in Maryport.
The man was was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary by Air Ambulance but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
There are no suspicious circumstances and the coroner has been informed.
A charity that took in a dog found on England's highest peak say the case highlights the need for microchipping.
The Scottish SPCA had to appeal for the dog's owner to come forward after he was discovered on Scafell Pike, because he was not microchipped.
A week later and the dog has now returned home, after spending time at an animal welfare and rehoming centre in Glasgow.
Centre assistant manager Katrina Cavanagh said:
Unfortunately, Sid wasn’t microchipped so we couldn’t contact his owner directly. Thankfully, he came forward following our appeal and arranged for Sid to be collected as he wasn’t able to travel to Glasgow.
The owner is a local sheep farmer and Sid is one of his working dogs. He believes Sid took off after a bitch in season and had been looking for him. While he was surprised when he found out Sid was in Scotland, he was also very relieved he was safe.
Sid was delighted to see Jason, who works with his owner, and leapt into his van ready to go home, happy for his adventure to be over. He’s a lovely dog and we wouldn’t have had any trouble finding him a home if we’d needed to as we had lots of offers.
This is another example of why it’s important for pets to be microchipped.”
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Cumbria Police are searching for a 47-year-old man who has gone missing after wild camping in Wasdale.
Gary Lupton left his parents on Wednesday the 20th May and arranged to meet up with them 2 days later at Wasdale Head on Friday 22nd May at 3pm, but he failed to turn up.
He is described as 5ft 10in tall, slim, with short mousy brown hair which is greying. He was wearing a black 3/4 length jacket, black trousers, a black long sleeved top with 2 zips on the front and a long sleeved grey t-shirt underneath. He was carrying 2 rucksacks worn on his back and front.
He is still believed to be wild camping alone on fells but could have travelled some distance.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.
Sunday: Cloud and outbreaks of rain will clear south-eastwards during Sunday morning, followed by cooler, clearer conditions. But some isolated showers could possibly develop in the northwest later. Maximum Temperature 13C.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: Mainly dry on Monday with sunny spells for many. Rather cloudy, but dry with some bright intervals on Tuesday. Breezier, with some rain or showers possible on Wednesday.
Descendants of the soldiers that died in Britain's worst rail disaster 100 years ago gathered today at the cemetery where the men were laid to rest.
Around 1000 people were at the service in Edinburgh today to remember the victims of Quintinshill. Jenny Longden reports.
A cloudy evening with patchy light rain, affecting Dumfries and Galloway, soon pushing across all areas.
Rain will clear overnight leaving a largely dry start to Sunday as winds ease overnight.