Businesses in Keswick have gathered almost 4,000 signatures on a petition asking Allerdale Borough Council not to raise car parking charges.Read the full story ›
Businesses in Keswick have gathered almost 4,000 signatures on a petition asking Allerdale Borough Council not to raise car parking charges.
The council has proposed lowering charges in places like Maryport and raising them in Keswick, to make £3.5million worth of savings and to encourage more people to use long-stay car parks.
Carlisle's Tesco superstore reopens today after being closed following last December's floods.
Everything inside the store is brand new after the flood water destroyed everything in its path.
The store's 400 staff had been redistributed but are now back in the city.
To just get the store back and the community, customers to be coming in and shopping would be great. For the colleagues themselves to have been out over the last seven and a half weeks all over the county, working in various stores, they just want to have a home back.
Electricity North West is facing criticism from customers who won't receive compensation despite suffering power cuts during Storm Desmond.
The company has received 22,000 compensation applications but say the exceptional weather circumstances mean they're not required to pay out.
An annual town centre study has recorded a six per cent increase in average weekly footfall across eight main Borders towns in 2015.Read the full story ›
Despite the floods only a few weeks ago, Carlisle proved a hit with shoppers looking to grab a New Year's bargain.Read the full story ›
People across the south of Scotland and Cumbria have been praised for their good behaviour on what is known as 'black eye Friday'.
The last Friday before Christmas is statistically one of the busiest of the year for emergency services, with many businesses finishing for the year and hosting their annual parties.
However, across Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders, there were very few incidents recorded.
In Dumfries, the Pub Watch scheme had no reports of any violence or misconduct throughout the night.
The group co-ordinator, Jackie Dickson, says she thinks people are beginning to listen to the message about being sensible with their alcohol consumption, and eating a meal before heading to the pub.
"It was a very busy night but it was trouble free. Everyone was in the festive spirit and enjoying themselves.
"We had two events running between Slipstream and the 102 Club and they were both well attended with no incidents.
"A lot of people were out but they were well behaved and had plenty of water too."
It was a similar story at another of the town's busy pubs, where there was a band night on.
"The atmosphere was great, everyone was having a good time without any issues and there were no issues from people i've spoken to on the same street.
"We would like to remind people however that violence will not be tolerated over the festive season and throughout the year, so urge everyone to stay in good spirits and enjoy their night."
Insurers expect the total bill for Storm Desmond to reach around £520 million. They've paid emergency payments of £2.6m so far.Read the full story ›
A temporary Tesco store is to open today in Carlisle, after the existing one was flooded.
The 10,000 square foot store has been built in the car park of the permanent store, at Rosehill.
The store will open to the public at 12pm today.
It will be open between 6am and midnight from Monday to Saturday, and between 10am and 4pm on Sundays.
Tesco is opening a temporary store in Carlisle today nearly two weeks after its main supermarket was flooded.
The new facility is in the carpark of the damaged store on Warwick Road.
Carlisle United stars Danny Grainger and Gary Dicker will be doing the official opening.