One of Cumbria's top music festivals is returning.
Solfest didn't run this year, but organisers have announced it'll be back next August. The family-friendly three day festival will take place at Tarnside Farm near Aspatria.
That's a boost for the region's music scene, as last year Cockrock and the Whitehaven Festival were also cancelled.
A solar park in Cumbria has been given the go ahead after the Government decided not to oppose the plans.
The photovoltaic solar park will cover eight fields at Pasture Farm near Aspatria.
Allerdale Borough Council had initially approved the plans but it was delayed by a last minute intervention from Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. He had received a request from protestors to hold a public inquiry.
But after examining the issue Mr. Pickles has decided to allow the original decision to stand.
Opponents had tried to stop the plan, by Livos Energy, on the grounds that the solar panels would industrialise the landscape. The area already has a number of wind farms.
Campaigners resisting a solar energy park in Aspatria are making a last attempt to persuade Allendale Borough councillors to reject plans at a meeting tomorrow.
Local residents say the 80-acre site would spoil their view while Livos Energy argues it would provide electricity for 3,500 homes for the next 25 years.
A mudslide in Cumbria has stopped all train services between Newcastle and Carlisle.
Network Rail workers are currently on-site trying to pump mud and slurry off the tracks.
Despite earlier indications that the line would re-open at 12, Network Rail said they are doing "everything they can" but could not confirm a time for the service to return to normal.
Replacement bus services are in place.
Mud on the line has suspended all services between Carlisle and Newcastle.
The line is has been closed since 9am this morning and expected to reopen at around 12noon once the debris on the line just outside Brampton has been cleared.
A spokesman from ScotRail said: "We would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused by this incident, which was beyond our control."
Replacement bus services are running between Carlisle and Hexham and Hexham and Newcastle.
Train services between Newcastle and Carlisle have been suspended due to a landslide in Cumbria.
ScotRail, Northern Rail and East Coast are all affected after the landslip between Brampton and Haltwhistle.
Josh Wilson, 18, died following a road accident on Thursday 25 September at Heathfield Bridge in West Cumbria.
The teenager, from Aspatria, was riding his motorbike at the time of the crash.
His family says Josh will be "dearly missed" and describe him as being "single-minded, head strong, level-headed and very practical."
Josh was keen to be an organ donor and his family says it has brought a "great deal of comfort knowing that he’s managed to help so many as a result of his tragic death."
The family of 18-year-old Josh Wilson, who was killed in a motorbike accident in Aspatira, have paid tribute to a "level headed and practical boy who will be sorely missed."
He was riding his motorbike when the accident happened at Heathfield Bridge on Thursday 25th September.
He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, but died on Friday 26th September.
A person has been injured in a crash on the A956 at Aspatria, Wigton.
The A596 has been closed at Aspatria, Baggrow and Blennerhassat. Motorists are asked to use alternative routes.