Businesses, which were left without access to phones and the internet, say they will be seeking compensation for lost trade.
People in the Cumbrian village of Stainton were left without the services for seven days because of a power cut. They were reconnected yesterday. Paul Crone has the story.
"Openreach engineers are working hard to repair seven underground cables that have been accidentally damaged by contractors working for another organisation.
It’s extremely regrettable when Openreach suffers any kind of damage to its network. Our priority is always to restore the services of those affected as quickly as possible, which is what we’re trying to do in this case.
Engineers have worked hard to provide temporary services to those affected while they press on with the main job of replacing the damaged cables.
Due to the severity of the damage it’s going to be a complex process, which could take a couple of weeks to finish. Temporary traffic lights are required to enable the engineers to carry out the work safely and with minimum disruption to local people.
As a result of this incident around 300 fault reports have been received by Openreach from customers with different service providers, but more people may be affected."
Homes and businesses in Stainburn, Workington, have been given temporary Broadband and phone access, after seven power cables were accidentally cut last Friday.
Around 300 fault reports were sent to BT Openreach, and many people were without services for almost a week:
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Homes in part of Stainburn, in Workington have had no broadband or phone lines for almost a week after underground cables were accidentally damaged.
It's thought around 70 people are affected, including local businesses. Openreach maintains the local network and says the damage was caused by a separate contractor but that it's now checking out what repairs are needed.
There are calls for neither Sellafield nor Chapelcross to be chosen to store radioactive waste from dismantled nuclear submarines.
They come after the Ministry of Defence included the two facilities on a shortlist of potential sites for the project.
But both local authorities have formally objected to the idea, saying it won't benefit their area.
The Chairman of the Conservative Party has visited Cumbria to see the impact superfast broadband is making in the county.
Grant Shapps went to XLVets UK in Dalston, one of more than two million properties nationwide that now have access to the service.
He says there is still work to be done in achieving the best connection for people.
The roll out of superfast broadband is now in full swing across Cumbria, with a project to build a fibre network around the County ahead of schedule.
Connecting Cumbria will connect 93% of homes and businesses in the region with superfast broadband by December 2015. So far more than 66% have been connected.
Elsewhere in Cumbria, BT's engineers are working to deliver fibre to areas including Orton, Pooley Bridge, Grange-over-Sands, Windermere, Shap and Glenridding in 2015.
An Appleby company that makes fishing equipment has adapted its technology to help remove radioactive sludge from the storage ponds at Sellafield.
Tim Backshall reports.
Paul Knight, of Innovus, says that the plan to adapt technology previously used in the fishing industry to 'help solve some of the problems' at Sellafield is a great idea.
An Appleby company has adapted its scallop dredging equipment to help remove radioactive sludge from the storage ponds at Sellafield.
The Managing Director of Barrnon, Andrew Barr, has said the company was "surprised" to get the request from Sellafield