A 9km stretch of coast has been labelled a Marine Conservation Zone, but some residents don't see why.Read the full story ›
Wildlife groups say important types of marine life off the coast of west Cumbria will be much better protected in the future.
A management plan will now be drawn up for Allonby Bay, near Maryport, after its national designation as a Marine Conservation Zone.
At the local aquarium the news has been welcomed:
I think the idea of creating a Marine Conservation Zone within Allonby Bay and other areas is very good, very important for the marine life and marine habitats and it can only do good really.
The area on the west coast of Cumbria has become one of 23 new marine conservation zones across the UK.Read the full story ›
Watch the Tour of Britain passing through Allonby this morning, on its way up to Silloth, and then Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.
The video was sent in by Mike Harris, and he's slowed it down for maximum effect:
The road between Silloth and Allonby is still closed while engineers assess the damage after hundreds of tonnes of debris were washed ashore. The coastal route there has been shut since Saturday afternoon.
Sea water in four places in the North West have failed to meet european water quality standards according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs(DEFRA).
Allonby, Fleetwood, St Annes, Seascale fell below the Bathing Water Directive standards.
Defra says the main sources of pollution are sewage and animal waste washed into water, particularly during rainfall.
Councillor Keith Little spoke to ITV Border about the new cycleway between Allonby and Maryport which completes Hadrian's cycleway.
Local schoolchildren joined the elite wheelchair athlete Simon Lawson at the opening of a new cycleway between Allonby and Maryport in West Cumbria this morning.
Simon told ITV Border that the new track was going to be particularly beneficial for his training and for greater safety for cyclists in the area.
A new £800,000 cycleway will be opened between Allonby and Maryport in West Cumbria later todat.
The 3.7 mile route will complete the entire Hadrian's Cycleway from Ravenglass to Tynemouth.
Two stretches of the region's coastline are to be opened up so walkers can enjoy the views across the Solway Firth and the North Sea.
Natural England has confirmed the routes between Allonby and Whitehaven - and Hartlepool and Sunderland will be part of the England Coastal Path.
Watch Kim Inglis' report here: