The Prime Minister Theresa May has welcomed the return of commercial flights to Carlisle Lake District Airport in the House of Commons.
Mrs May made the remark in response to Conservative Carlisle MP John Stevenson, who asked for government support for Carlisle and the Borderlands.
Mr Stevenson informed her that from 4 June she will be able to fly to Carlisle for the first time in 30 years.
Prime Minister Theresa May is visiting Cumbria this afternoon.
She is campaigning in the North West as part of the Conservative Party's Local Election.
Ms May is visiting an LED lighting business in Ulverston.
'This Is What You Came For', a collaboration with Rihanna, was played before Theresa May's speech.Read the full story ›
The Prime Minister has told ITV Border she understands concerns in Cumbria over uncertainty about a new nuclear power station in the county.
Theresa May said her government remains committed to new nuclear but she didn't commit to funding the Moorside project.
The Prime Minister's refusal to give financial backing to Moorside comes as the company in charge of developing the project has admitted for the first time that the project will be delayed.
The PM raised the case of John Armstrong and five other former British army personnel currently serving time in India on weapons charges.Read the full story ›
The eight MPs in Cumbria and the south of Scotland have confirmed to ITV Border that they hope to stand for re-election in June.Read the full story ›
Labour's candidate for the Carlisle constituency in the 2015 General Election has revealed she will not stand this time around.
Lee Sheriff lost out to Conservative John Stevenson by 2,774 votes.
With a second General Election in just over two years looming, find out which MPs in Cumbria and the south of Scotland hope to stand again.Read the full story ›
Theresa May says the government is developing a nationwide modern industrial strategy, which will be tailor made for regions like Cumbria.
Carlisle Conservative MP, John Stevenson, asked Theresa May during PMQ's today, if the government would commit to a strategy which takes into account Cumbria's tourism, nuclear and agricultural industries.
The government says the strategy will make the economy work for everyone and deliver highly skilled, highly paid jobs, and develop more competitive world-leading businesses: