The Scottish Government has announced a ban on fracking.
Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse confirmed the government will outlaw the controversial gas extraction technique in Scotland.
A moratorium on the practice has been in place since January 2015 and the government's decision follows extensive consideration of reports on its potential impact.
Mr Wheelhouse said: "Fracking cannot, and will not take place in Scotland."
A public consultation on the issue received more than 60,000 responses, 99% of which were opposed to fracking.
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37-year-old Leo Holding, who lives in the Lake District, teamed up with Canadian, Will Stanhope, to face the Howser Towers.Read the full story ›
Mountain rescuers are urging hikers to make sure they are properly equipped before heading out.Read the full story ›
An archaeological dig is underway in Carlisle to uncover the 4th century remains of a Roman bath house.
Volunteers will work on the site, uncovered near the River Eden in the Stanwix area in May, for the next four weeks. It is hoped the site will become a major tourist attraction:
Up to 15 people a day will be involved in the dig daily - except Sundays - until Saturday 7 October.
A Carlisle park is in the running to be named best in Britain. Carlisle City Council is urging people to vote for Chance’s Park in the People’s Choice Awards.
This year 1,797 parks and green spaces were awarded the Green Flag Award, including Chance’s Park - for the seventh year in a row. There is now the opportunity to vote for Chance’s Park to be one of the nation’s favourite parks.
For more information visit www.greenflagaward.org. Winners will be announced on 11 October.
More than 2,000 oysters have been stolen from the shoreline of Loch Ryan.Read the full story ›
Scafell Pike among the most trodden paths according to Ordnance SurveyRead the full story ›
Copeland residents can expect a softer blend of tap water throughout this year.Read the full story ›
A £7million project to make the A66 at Bassenthwaite Lake in Cumbria more flood resilient has been completed this week.Read the full story ›