A 400-year-old west Cumbrian school that shut in 2015 is re-opening.Read the full story ›
People are being invited to celebrate Cumbrian wildlife, at an annual event at St Bees Beach.
Beached Art, organised by Cumbria Wildlife Trust takes place at 11am on 30 July.
It will involve rock pool rambling, face painting, and dolphin and whale watching.
The sand sculptures competition will get underway at 2pm.
Police were called to a serious road collision at St Bees this morning.
The crash happened on the B5345 (St Bees Road) and the road was closed from the Sandwith junction to the Wilson Pit Road junction for around three hours.
The road has now re-opened.
Members of a West Cumbrian running club braved biting winds and icy waters for a New Year's Day dip in the sea at St Bees.Read the full story ›
Multiple emergency service crews were called to rescue an injured male in severe foggy conditions at Fleswick Bay on Sunday.Read the full story ›
Five governors have resigned, and four new ones have been appointed. In March, it was controversially announced the school would close.Read the full story ›
"This school should not be closing, 432 years of education on this site the governors should hang their heads n shame"
As pupils at St Bees School, in West Cumbria, leave today, they know that the doors could be closing for good.
The school's governors announced it would be closing earlier on this year, because of falling pupil numbers.
A project team has been set up to analyse the options, and they say the school could re-open in 2017.
But it's been a difficult morning for many of the pupils there:
I'm completely devastated. It's been a really hard morning."
St Bees School will close this afternoon, following a lengthy battle between governors and people campaigning against the decision.
In March, the governors announced the 432-year-old school would have to close because of falling pupil numbers.
The Save St Bees Campaign was set up to reverse the decision, and a project team was then formed to look at the options.
They say the school could re-open in 2017, in a different form.
But today, the school's doors will close, and Save St Bees say it's "the saddest day in the 432-year history":
This is the saddest day in the 432 year history of our school. Many will have to look to themselves and live with what has happened.
Those who were entrusted with being guardians of our school and our children have failed miserably. They continue to hide from the shame.
Let them. We will learn from their failings. In going forward we will make sure when our school reopens, it will be run in an open and transparent way - engaging with all of its stakeholders.
For the sake of our children, today we are celebrating a school that for years brought great joy and harmony to pupils, parents, staff and the local community.
Someday soon, we will once again be celebrating our school's achievements and its magnificent pupils."
The school has 300 pupils, and employs 130 staff.
A project team set up to look at options for St Bees School in West Cumbria say it could reopen in 2017.
The independent school closes to pupils on Friday because of falling student numbers.
Governors had originally hoped it would reopen next year, but that now looks unlikely.
Anthony Fox is leading the project team and told ITV Border:
The project team's aspiration is to have some form of education on site at St Bees at the start of academic year 2017/18.
"However none of us can give any guarantees that that will be the case because there are a range of factors and contingencies relevant to shaping the future.
"It should be clearly understood by all concerned that whatever it is that, hopefully, starts up again in 2017 will be a different institution from the current school."