A £3.7 million flood defence scheme will be built in Skirting Beck and Whangs Beck in Egremont, it has been announced.
It will reduce the risk of flooding for almost 300 homes in the Orgill, Church View and Castle Croft areas of the town.
Three large flood storage areas will be built; underground watercourses will be replaced, and will have improved inlets; and the current trash screens, which stop blockages from debris in the watercourse, will be replaced.
Funding will come from central government, with contributions from Copeland Community Fund, Home Group and Copeland Borough Council.
Cumbria County Council will also be supporting the scheme.
Design work is currently being carried out, and when the required approvals and funding are in place, minor works will start during the summer of 2015.
The main £3.7 million scheme will commence in the winter of 2015-16.
Police are investigation a robbery from the Co-Operative store on Main Street Egremont.
The theft happened just after 9pm on Saturday, 21 June 2014.
Police would like to speak with two men in connection with the incident (pictured above).
Anyone with any information or who may be able to identify the two men pictured is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for PC Dan Hindle.
Alternatively they can call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The Tour de France provided the perfect backdrop for a Cumbrian couple, who tied the knot at the finish line in Harrogate.
Newly weds Janette and Robbie, from Egremont, say they are cycling mad.
They got married at the finish line in Harrogate.
An 11-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after he was hit by a car.
It happened on Main Street in Egremont, Cumbria, at 8:08am today, Tuesday 17 June.
The boy was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary by air ambulance. The extent of his injuries is still unknown.
A 25-year-old woman, who was driving the red Citroen DS3, was shaken but not injured.
The road is now open after it was closed for a few hours and Cumbria Police has thanked motorists for their patience.
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A man has died after an alleged assault in Egremont.
Andrew Paul Armstrong from Central Avenue, Egremont died at the West Cumberland Hospital today, Thursday 3 April.
A post-mortem will shortly be carried out on the 46-year-old.
Police were called at 1:35pm on Sunday, 30 March to a report of an assault at Central Avenue, Egremont.
Two men aged 57 and 17, both from the Egremont area, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder but have been released on bail as investigations continue.
“Our thoughts are with Andrew’s family at this awful time. Our investigations are ongoing to establish the circumstances that led up to the alleged assault and find out exactly what has happened."
If anyone has any information about this incident please call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for Detective Sergeant Vasey. Or, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A man has been taken to hospital after a crash on the A595 at Egremont earlier this morning.
The 26-year-old, who was riding a red Honda motorbike, collided with a silver BMW at 7.10 am at the police station roundabout.
The biker sustained minor injuries and the driver of the car was unhurt.
The road has now been cleared.
The parents of Danica Maxwell, who died aged 15 from cancer, have set up a trust in her memory.
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New defences to protect 40 homes in a town badly affected by flooding are now in place.
However, council representatives and the Environment Agency admit that more work needs to be done to protect dozens of other properties still at risk.
Serious flooding hit the town of Egremont in West Cumbria during the dreadful summer of 2012.
A new flood wall will help protect homes along the River Ehen, but houses on the Orgill Estate still face potential problems from surface water.
Samantha Parker reports.