Lauren Smith, a rising star in the Badminton world, is in the final of the women's doubles at the National Badminton Championship in Manchester. The 21 year from Longtown is partnering Gabby White and the pair will face Heather Olver and Mariana Agathangelou in final later today.
Smith was named Cumbrian Sports Personality of the year last November, and is widely tipped to make the Commonwealth Games squad for Glasgow 2014.
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Train services in Cumbria are disrupted today by strike action over guards on Northern trains.
The bodies of three lurcher/greyhound dogs have been discovered just off the A75, near Stranraer.
Temporary train services are running on the Lakes Line from today, after Northern closed the line over two weeks ago.