Richard Rhodes, the first ever Cumbrian Police and Crime Commissioner, is set to begin his work on the first day of his new job.
Mr Rhodes will be officially taking office today.
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Vigils have been held in the region to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme.
Vigils will take place across the region tonight to remember those who fought in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.
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