Police are investigating a serious road traffic collision that occurred just before 5pm on Saturday 22 July 2017 on the A66. The incident occurred on the A66 near Threlkeld and involved a blue van and a yellow motorbike.
The motorcyclist, a 29-year-old man, was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital with serious, but not life threatening, injuries. The road was closed in both directions for several hours.
Anyone with any information should contact PC 2367 Baker on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The Friends of Blencathra committee has confirmed that it is still in talks with the Earl of Lonsdale to buy the mountain after reports it has been removed from sale.
The group was set up 18 months ago to resist the proposed sale of the North Lakeland mountain for £1.75million, which comes with the title 'Lord of the Manor of Threlkeld'.
At the time, Hugh Lowther, the Earl of Lonsdale, said the sale was necessary to pay a £9million inheritance tax bill, which had to be paid within 10 years of his father's death.
However, agents activing on his behalf say they "had to make alternative arrangements" to meet the inheritance tax bill as the deadline approached, and have therefore decided to stop actively marketing the mountain.
Agents say they have had to sell properties that are currently occupied, an eventuality they were trying to avoid by selling Blencathra. However, they say these properties have been sold with the tenants in place.
They told ITV Border "bits and pieces have come together to allow us to meet the bill", by selling a mixture of properties and other parts of the estate.
They maintained that the mountain would still be for sale "if the right buyer could be found, at the right price." The Friends of Blencathra hopes that will be them.
Threlkeld Cricket Club has agreed an undisclosed out of court financial settlement with Cumbria County Council, three years after its ground was badly damaged by flooding.
The flood was caused by a blocked culvert owned by the County Council.
The settlement was agreed out of court, and the Club says it'll be used to help repay the England and Wales Cricket Board Charitable Trust some of the money it's owed for fixing the pitch.
A 'thank you' message has been revealed at the ground, from the club to everyone who has helped with the repairs, and also to the firm of solicitors, Baines Wilson, who represented them in their action against the County Council.
Fire services and the Environment Agency have been bolstering flood defences near Keswick today.
They have been pumping the Yellow Dam in Threlkeld out to get into a culvert - which had been partially blocked.
With more heavy rain predicted to fall over the next few days, fire crews have been working to lessen the pressure on the dam - and to reduce the risk of potential flooding to homes and businesses in the area.
The A66 has reopened following an earlier crash involving a cyclist and a Toyota Avensis.
The collision happened shortly before 2 o'clock this afternoon.
The driver of the car, a 43-year-old man from Threlkeld, was not injured.
The cyclist, a 60-year-old man from Florida, received serious injuries and was taken to Newcastle hospital via Air Ambulance.
The road was closed for a time while the emergency services attended the incident.
A 60-year-old man from Florida has been taken to hospital in Newcastle with "serious injuries", after his bike collided with a car on the A66.
The accident happened at Threlkeld, near Keswick.
The driver of the car was uninjured in the accident.
Motorists are asked to follow the diversions in place.
Diversions are in place to allow emergency services to deal with the crash on the A66 at Threlkeld, near Keswick.
Travelling towards west Cumbria, motorists are advised to use junction 41 of the M6, travelling along the B5305, Wigton.
Travelling towards Penrith, motorists should follow the diversions in place at the Crossthwaite roundabout, Keswick.
Cumbria Police say that the road will be closed for some time.
The A66 has been closed at Threlkeld following a collision involving a car and a cyclist.
Emergency services are currently at the scene at the junction with Threlkeld, near Keswick.
The extent of the cyclist's injuries are not known at this time.
Motorists are being advised to avoid the area and to seek alternative routes.
A cricket club in Cumbria, whose pitch was destroyed by flooding in June, has suffered another setback. The club, at Threlkeld near Keswick, has found out that the ground is contaminated by lead and arsenic from the flood water.
The clean up is now likely to take longer, be more expensive and there's an argument over who should pay the bill.