The M6 is closed in both directions due to a police incident.
The closure is between junction 43 at the A6 and junction 42 at the A69.
There is a northbound diversion in place along the A6, onto Eastern way and then onto the M6 at junction 43, and for southbound drivers; vice versa.
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A meningitis fundraiser from Dumfries says a potential new breakthrough in diagnosing the disease could save many lives.
Michael Pattie lost his son David to meningitis, and has raised more than £350,000 for Meningitis Research.
The new 'pin-prick' test, developed by scientists at Imperial College in London, could diagnose the infection within minutes.
With this new, fantastic new development, a simple pin-prick of blood can instantly determine whether it's bacterial or viral and give the medics the tool and knowledge to act much faster so in actual facts this is going to save many lives.
A West Cumbrian rugby league referee will be in charge of the Challenge Cup final between Hull and Warrington at Wembley this Saturday.
Gareth Hewer, from Whitehaven, was given the nod ahead of his full-time refereeing colleagues; and he says he doesn't feel nervous:
It's weird really, it's a weird situation to be in because although there will be 75 thousand people you won't tend to hear those because you are so focused on the game and you are so involved on the pitch.
The 34-year-old, who works at Sellafield, has been officiating for 12 years and was named Referee of the Year in 2009.
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A Lake District council says it's on target to help deliver a thousand new affordable rented homes by 2025.
So far South Lakeland has helped create 263 properties over the last two and a half years to tackle the local housing shortage.
Dry and bright start to the day, but with showers turning heavy, persistent and occasionally thundery through the day.
Warm, especially in any sunny spells.
Maximum Temperature 21 °C.
Thousands of young people across Cumbria will be opening their exam results today as the GCSE envelopes and emails are delivered.
Many of those opening their results will have been affected by December's floods.
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