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Part of a machine which will play a crucial role cleaning up the most hazardous building at Sellafield has arrived on site.
The 50-tonne component was transferred three miles by road from Beckermet.
It will retrieve radioactive waste from the Magnox Swarf Storage facility.
The police in Dumfries and Galloway are testing body-mounted video cameras.
Officers will wear the cameras, which look like a credit card, on their chests.
Some groups, like Big Brother Watch, have concerns but the police say there's nothing for the public to worry about.
We don't record all the time. It's only going to be for those specific incidents of violence or disorder where we think we need to have it for evidential purposes so there should be a limited intrusion onto other people's daily lives.
A community in south west Scotland has been trying to buy a drone to assist in emergencies.
It would have the potential to reach places that are challenging for search and rescue teams and the fire service.
Lori Carnochan reports:
Dog wardens in Eden have won an RSPCA "Gold Footprint Award' for the fifth year running for their work with strays.
As part of a drive to reunite lost dogs with their owners, free microchipping events are being held in Penrith and Kirby Stephen.
Cumbria's biggest hydro-electric scheme is nearing completion.
The construction work stretches for almost a mile and a half across a fell near Ambleside.
When complete it will provide the equivalent of half the power needed by the village.
And the project has been a rather unusual backer.
Cumbria's biggest hydro-electric scheme is nearing completion. The construction work stretches for almost a mile and a half across a mountainside just outside Ambleside.
When complete it will provide the equivalent of half the power needed by the village, around 1400 homes.
The force of the water flowing down Scandale Beck is being harnessed and will be turned into hydro-electric power when the £2.8 million project is opened next month. The company building the scheme, Ellergreen Hydro, has a rather unusual partner. A third of the money has come from the Carlisle Diocese of the Church of England.
Martin Jayne, the Chairman of the Carlisle Diocesan Finance Board, says:
We're putting this money into green energy because we do have a policy whereby we want to be the greenest diocese we can be and we're carbon neutral I think is the phrase, the first diocese to be there."
Ellergreen Hydro is involved with more than 15 similar schemes around the Lake District. It says hydro electric power is becoming more and more popular in Cumbria and this scheme will also allow people to choose directly to make use of it.
Mark Cropper, the Managing Director, says:
It's going to be the very first where we're going to be able to actually offer people the ability to buy electricity directly from this scheme and that is pioneering and it's something we're working on right now."
At the moment the construction work has left a very obvious scar on the landscape, but the company says in 18 months it will be impossible to see that any work has taken place here.
Volunteers from Coniston Mountain Rescue team have been called out to 44 incidents this year - more than in the whole of 2014.
They say it could be down to people relying too much on their mobile phones, and not taking maps with them.
Fiona Marley Paterson has this report:
Our region's teams have seen a big increase in callouts this year. They say it could be down to people's reliance on mobiles phones.Read the full story ›