A lifeboat crew from Workington are expected to receive an award for one of their most dramatic rescues to date. A father and son had a narrow escape when their yacht got into trouble off Whitehaven last week.
Crewmen had to carry out the rescue in horrendous weather conditions which included twenty foot waves and snow.
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Wintry start for some and windy. Brightening later
Emma brings you Saturday's forecast
Longest cold spell of winter so far. Mainly dry and bright, but feeling bitterly cold today. Very wintry further east, blizzards possible