A 75-year-old man is still unaccounted for after a serious fire in a flat in Penrith.
Police were called to Lonsdale Court in Pategill just after 9.45am this. Emergency services have been at the scene all day and elderly residents in sheltered accommodation nearby have been moved to Penrith Leisure Centre.
All other occupants of the flats were unharmed by the fire.
This has been a very distressing day for the residents of Lonsdale Court, and we are working hard with partner organisations to support them and their families at this difficult time.
The search will continue for the man who has not yet been located, however sadly all indications at present are that he will not have survived the fire and subsequent structural damage to the building.
I would like to offer our most sincere thanks to everyone for rallying together to support those affected, we have seen true community spirit today.
Emergency services are continuing to deal with a fire in Penrith, and have evacuated nearby properties.Read the full story ›
Emergency services are currently dealing with a fire in Penrith.
Police were called at 9:47am today (November) to a serious fire at Lonsdale Court in Penrith.
People are urged to avoid the area at this time.
Penrith looks set to become the next 'dementia friendly town'. Sufferers and their carers met with traders and healthcare professionals to look at how to make it a more supportive environment for those living with the condition.
Mountain rescue teams usually advise people to dress appropriately and according to the conditions... but one Cumbrian group has chosen to bare all to raise funds.
The Penrith team covers the largest area of all of the Lake District mountain rescue teams, and has already been involved in 46 rescues this year.
The service is provided by unpaid volunteers, but they need money to pay for equipment, including the vehicles they use.
Team members have created a naked calendar in a bid to generate funds, and interest in their work.
The calendars are being sold in GO Outdoors and Booths in Penrith, and Eden Rock in Carlisle.
A new purpose built animal rescue centre is opening at Moorlands Head farm in Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby.
The Eden Animal Rescue will now be one of the largest animal shelters in Cumbria, with the capacity to care for 20 dogs, 50 cats and 16 small animals.
The rescue centre has relocated from it's former base at Shap, with the conversion costs topping £300,000.
A former teacher has been jailed for abducting and taking indecent images of a child.Read the full story ›
A man has been taken to hospital after a van towing a trailer overturned on the M6 in Cumbria.
The northbound carriageway was shut for an hour at 15.00 between junctions 39 and 40.
The Great North Air Ambulance Service says the patient was transported to the Cumberland Royal Infirmary with non life-threatening injuries.
Organisers of this year's Cumbria Classic Car Show say the event has been one of the biggest ever.
Held at Dalemain mansion near Ullswater, more than 700 cars were on display. Lori Carnochan reports:
Around 700 cars are expected to attend the Cumbria Classic Car Show, being held at Dalemain mansion near Ullswater.
The event is organised by the Wigton Motor Club and is now in its 28th year.
For 2016 the theme is "Young Guns" to encourage younger owners to display their pride and jot, with a special class for the under 30s.
As well as the hundreds of cars on display, there will also be an action arena, autotests and trade stands.