'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:
MPs are voting this afternoon on whether to back Theresa May's demand for a snap general election.
Parties across Cumbria and the south of Scotland will begin selecting their candidates to fight the election on 8 June.
Former Carlisle MP Eric Martlew believes Labour could regain control of the city from the Conservatives but thinks the party should've pushed for the date of the vote to be delayed.
If I have a criticism of what has gone on this week, the labour party have just said yes we're going to have a general election. If I had been there I'd say we'll have a general election but not on the 8th June we'll have it all a fortnight later and give us all time to get ready for it. They should've been bargaining on this you can't refuse to have a general election because it makes you look frightened."
Copeland MP Trudy Harrison has welcomed the call for a General Election less than two months after she was elected to parliament.Read the full story ›