BBC news for Cumbria

M6 crash death football agent Peter Morrison jailed

Peter Morrison was found guilty of causing the death by dangerous driving of road worker Adam Gibb.

Thirlmere zip wires would pose 'hazard' to RAF jets

Supporters of the scheme say the £1.8m plan would be an economic boost to the area

Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway wind farm plans unveiled

The scheme would see a total of 49 turbines situated in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway.

Kurt Schwitters' Merz Barn: Cumbria's modern art landmark up for sale

A Chinese developer could buy a barn used by one of the godfathers of modern art.

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Mattis: US national security focus no longer terrorism

The defence secretary points to "growing threats" from Russia and China.

Philippines stops sending workers to Kuwait over abuse fears

The ban comes after President Duterte said employers in Kuwait were driving Filipinos to suicide.

Larry Nassar case: Olympic champ Jordyn Wieber reveals abuse

Jordyn Wieber and teammate Aly Raisman tell the child abuser: "The tables have turned, Larry."

Workers cleared over Canada rail disaster

Forty-seven people were killed in one of the worst rail disasters in Canadian history.