Courts in Workington and Kendal are being recommended for closure in a Government consultation published today.
Courts Minister Shailesh Vara has put forward a list of 18 court and tribunal buildings across England and Wales he wants to close in a cost-cutting move which includes West Cumbria Magistrates' and Kendal Magistrates’ courts.
HM Courts and Tribunals Service say the majority of courts being consulted on are not used for at least two thirds of their available time, and one in three are not used three quarters of the time.
The national and regional consultation documents and the full list of sites recommended can be found here. The consultation will last for 12 weeks and closes on 8 October 2015.
If courts in Workington and Kendal close it will leave Cumbria with just two magistrates' courts - in Carlisle and Barrow.
Dumfries' flagship leisure centre, DG One, will now cost up to £10 million to repair. It is due to remain closed for longer than was first expected, and work is not due to begin until this Autumn.
Matthew Taylor reports.
Dumfries' flagship leisure centre, DG One, will now cost up to £10 million to repair.
The sport and leisure complex was closed last October to inspect defects.
The council blames the faults on the company that built DG One, Kier Construction, and is continuing with legal proceedings against it to reclaim costs.
But Keir Construction says it won't comment while inspections are being carried out.
The Council says work on the leisure centre won't start until the autumn, as they will now put the repair work out to a tendering process.
A flagship leisure centre in Dumfries and Galloway is set to remain closed for longer than expected.
The DG One facility in Dumfries, which opened seven years ago, has been shut for four months to allow major repairs.
But the work has been delayed and it's thought a further 13 months of work will be needed before the swimming pool can re-open.
Police say they need to close the main route to the Stranrear ports for three hours to allow recovery of an HGV which ran off the roadway yesterday afternoon. The A75 will be closed between Newton Stewart and Kirkcowan from 7pm. Diversions will be in place.