RAF Sea King helicopters are being replaced by new coastguard aircraft after 35 years of service.
Richard Warren, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team said:
The month of August has also been a historic month for one of our mountain rescue teams on the west coast. Wasdale MRT was called out to a rescue on Scafell Pike on the 17th August where a lady had broken her ankle. Due to a hazardous stretcher carry back down the mountain, the team leader called in helicopter support and was extremely surprised and pleased when he was advised that a Sikorsky S92 from Humberside was being scrambled to their location. This much larger and heavier, more powerful and greater capacity helicopter has a very distinctive engine sound that Cumbrians will soon become used to and teams will become experienced in the fierce downwash which blows you off your feet if you are not secure. This rescue was the very first occasion where the new Bristow helicopter had flown into Cumbria on an operational mission, a truly historic event for the teams.
RAF Sea King helicopters will train with Cumbria's mountain rescue teams for the final time today.
The Sea King's are being decommissioned after 35 years of service and will be replaced by new coastguard helicopters.
The yellow aircraft, which have been a welcome sight for the 12 mountain rescue teams, will be replaced by new red and white liveried coastguard helicopters under a 10-year multi-million pound contract.
Lake District mountain rescue teams handled 474 incidents during 2014, of which there were 11 fatalities. The majority of rescues are managed without helicopter support. The teams are all charities and volunteers are unpaid. It costs around £500,000 a year to run the 12 teams which is funded through voluntary donations.
Thousands of extra homes and businesses in the Scottish Borders are set to benefit from high-speed fibre broadband.
The latest phase of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme will see communities including Ettrick Bridge and Jedburgh connected.
Over the summer the Rheged Centre in Penrith is home to an interactive exhibit of one of the world's most popular computer games.
Minecraft has sold sixty million copies worldwide. The game allows you to design your own virtual world and everything in it.
ITV Border went along to see this real life exhibition.
Fiona Marley Paterson has this report.
An interactive exhibition in Cumbria featuring the popular computer game Minecraft has been visited by almost 9000 people already.
We spoke to organisers to about the exhibition which is on at the Rheged Centre in Penrith to get some top tips of things you can do with Minecraft.
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Anti-nuclear groups have slammed NuGen's announcement confirming Moorside as the site where the company intends to build Europe's biggest new nuclear power plant.
Radiation Free Lakeland's Marianne Birkby says the land next to Sellafield was originally designated as a 'buffer zone' to prevent further development and that the new development will 'double the terrorist target of Sellafield'.
"The land acquired by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority was bought out of the public purse as a buffer zone around Sellafield to ensure that there would be no new hazardous development or population increase near Sellafield.
"Protections have been ditched to accommodate the nuclear industry and our nuclear-obsessed government who plan to double the terrorist target of Sellafield with nuclear sprawl on green fields adjacent to the flood plain of the river Ehen. The only protections now are for the nuclear industry at the expense of Cumbria and the wider environment. What other industry would be allowed to operate with nominal public liability in the event of contamination accident?"