Plans to bring more than 500 mining jobs to west Cumbria are moving forwards, according to the company behind the project.Read the full story ›
A progress report on fresh plans to bring mining to West Cumbria will be available to the public tthis weekend in WhitehavenRead the full story ›
Almost half a million pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund will protect the remains of the former copper mines in Coniston.Read the full story ›
The money will turn a cycle path in West Cumbria into an arts trail celebrating the region's railways.Read the full story ›
West Cumbria Mining say their plans to supply coal to the steel industry aren't affected by the sale of Tata Steel in the UK.Read the full story ›
The Chief Executive of a company hoping to open a new underground coal mine in west Cumbria says it could open at the end of 2018.
Mark Kirkbride, of West Cumbria Mining, says around one billion tonnes of coking coal could be on the coastline near Whitehaven.
A company wants to build a new underground mine near Whitehaven. They say around one billion tonnes of coking coal could lie on the coast.Read the full story ›
People in west Cumbria will be able to find out more about plans to bring coal mining back to the area this weekend.
West Cumbria Mining are hosting a public open day at Whitehaven's Haig Pit to give an update on their scheme to extract coal from under the Irish Sea.
A mining company says its exploratory drilling for zinc in the Pennines is looking very promising.
The drilling is taking place in the Nenthead area, near Alston.
It was once a big mining area and in its time had one of the most productive lead mines in the country.
Canadian company Minco wants to bring mining back to the area around Nenthead if the mineral supplies are sufficient.
It could lead to the creation of between 300 and 500 jobs.
The exploratory work is expected to take several years.
A miners' wheel was unveiled in Kirkconnel as part of this year's 'Day of the Region' celebrations. The monument, on Polveoch Terrace, just off the main street, was opened by councillors, children and local people.
Fiona McIlwraith reports.