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Will the sunshine last? Here's your weekend weather forecast

A good weekend to enjoy the Lakes Credit: ITV

Cumbria and the Lake District can look forward to a sunny weekend according to the latest Met Office forecast.

Anyone looking out of their office window at today’s sunshine can be rest assured that there is more on the way for Saturday and Sunday.

The Met Office told ITV Border it would be a settled weekend and there would be “more sunshine on Saturday and even on Sunday with nothing too much around to spoil things”.

Temperatures would be 13 or 14 degrees Celsius on Saturday and possibly a degree cooler on Sunday.


Police call off search for paraglider

Police were searching for a paraglider Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria police have called off a search following a report today of a paraglider possibly crash-landing.

At around 9.10am this morning police were called by a member of the public who reported having witnessed what may have been a paraglider having descended in the Isel area, near to The Lakes Distillery.

Searches of the area have been carried out and have involved officers, a police helicopter, a drone and mountain rescue.

However, no person or evidence of a paragliding accident has been found.

Cumbria Constabulary has also not received a missing person report which could relate to this incident.

Whilst the search has been cancelled, Cumbria Constabulary would still like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed anything or who has any information about this report.

Police search for paraglider

The paraglider was seen in the Isel area Credit: ITV Border

A search is underway for a paraglider seen in distress while trying to land in the Lake District

Police are in the Isel area carrying out a search after a member of the public rang them to raise concerns about the paraglider.

At around 9.10am this morning a caller told police they had witnessed a paraglider swiftly descending in the Isel area, near to The Lakes Distillery, possibly in distress.

Police have not received any reports of a missing person report in the area.

A force spokesman said: “Initial searches have been carried out, including with the help of a police helicopter, but have so far proved negative. More officers are now on the ground carrying out a search of the area.”

Cumbria Constabulary is asking anyone who witnessed the paraglider in trouble or who has information which may assist then to call Cumbria Constabulary on 101 referencing incident number 36 of 23 March 2017

Campaign to save historic bell-tower launched

Hawkshead's historic parish church Credit: ITV Border

A campaign's been launched to save the bell-tower of one of the Lake District's most historic churches. St. Michaels and All Angels in Hawkshead dates back originally to around the year 1300.

But its bell tower is now in need of urgent repairs if they are to continue ringing. Tim Backshall reports:


'Turn your clocks back' Mountain Rescue teams urge

Mountain rescue teams in Cumbria are urging people to make sure they've turned their clocks back an hour.

Many people forget to, and get caught out when darkness falls sooner than expected on the Lake District fells.

ITV Border's Greg Hoare went to meet one of the members of the Wasdale team, to pick up some more safety tips.

Man dies after Lake District fall

A man has died after falling while walking in the Lake District.

The Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team members were called on Saturday night to a 50-year-old man who had fallen down Dove Crag. He died after falling from a ledge.

The man had planned on spending the evening with a group of eight friends.

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