BBC news for Cumbria

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.

Workington rape: Boys 'did not discuss cover-up'

The four boys, all under 16, deny raping the 15-year-old girl in a field in Workington.

Poppi Worthington: Prosecutors consider coroner's ruling

A coroner ruled the girl's father, who denies wrongdoing, sexually assaulted her before her death.

Leeds walker rescued after two-day Scafell Pike ordeal

The man is rescued from England's highest mountain Scafell Pike after walking around to keep warm.

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Deadly storm Friederike causes Dutch and German transport chaos

A fierce storm sweeping across northern Europe kills three people and halts Dutch and German trains.

Trump denies view on Mexico wall changed

The president fires off tweets after his chief of staff had said campaign promises had evolved.

US police arrest two boys after vandalism killed 500k bees

They are accused of vandalising hives at an US honey business, causing the bees to freeze to death.

Pakistan polio: Mother and daughter killed giving vaccinations

They were giving drops to children when unknown gunmen shot them dead.