A replacement bus service is currently running on the Northern Rail line between Sellafield and Barrow-in-Furness, after reports of a person being hit by a train.
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41-year-old Dave Cairnie fought off two men carrying knives, with the metal bar he was using to unload bread deliveries at Wigton's Co-op.
Electricity North West has restored power to nearly 5,000 properties overnight across Cumbria, following ex Storm Ophelia.
Calmer conditions - for now.