After a long career in politics as a councillor, MEP, MP and government whip, Sir Tony Cunningham said "the time just feels right to go."
Workington MP Sir Tony Cunningham has decided to stand down at the next election after thirteen years in parliament.
ITV Border has been following the progress of a west Cumbrian school teacher who has vowed to lose weight to inspire his pupils.
Two months ago we brought you the story of an incredible little boy who defied all medical opinion to celebrate his second birthday.
Noah Wall has just two per cent of his brain functioning and he has a litany of complications including Spina Bifida.
He has made incredible progress. Despite countless operations and continuing health problems he continues to amaze his thousands of twitter followers with his progress.
Now his parents are organising a Gala Dinner to raise money for a new electric wheelchair to give him an even better quality of life.
Ryan Dollard reports:
Mini submarines are demonstrating how to remove sixty year old sludge from a pond at the Sellafield nuclear site.
The waste has been building up in a historic fuel storage pond and there is enough of it to fill half an Olympic swimming pool.
The pond is being emptied as part of a decommissioning plan.
Police are appealing for witnesses of a crash in west Cumbria involving an ambulance.
They have released CCTV footage of the incident that happened on the B5301 between Moota and Aspatria at about 1am on Saturday 8 February.
A small red car failed to stop after colliding with the ambulance. The police would like to locate this car and speak to the driver. They recovered parts of the car from the scene.
The ambulance driver and his female colleague, both in their fifties, were left with minor injuries.
Anyone with any information should call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for PC 1958 James Thistlethwaite.
Cumbria Police has released CCTV footage of a collision involving an ambulance and a red car that left the scene. They are appealing for witnesses of the incident that happened on the B5301 between Moota and Aspatria at about 1am on Saturday 8 February.
A woman who died in a car crash in West Cumbria has been named.
Yvonne Hetherington-Tunstall, 48, from Curzon Street, Maryport, was involved in a collision on Tuesday 13 May.
It happened at about 11:20pm on the B5300 Silloth to Maryport road near the Cross Cannonby junction.
She was treated by emergency services, but died at the scene.
Anyone with any information should contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Martin Renney.
West Cumbria's high tech energy sector has been booming. It's thanks to the presence of Sellafield which continues to train and draw-in highly skilled engineers to the region.
Many small and medium sized companies are beginning to thrive there as well.
An event's been held in Workington to showcase successful firms and provide them with new opportunities.
Matthew Taylor reports:
A gap has opened up between the availability of skilled engineers in West Cumbria and the numbers of jobs that area being created there
The problem is that the energy sector is continuing to grow but the level of skills isn't increasing at the same rate.
It's an issue that was discussed at the Cumbria Excellence Day, an invent to promote small and medium sized businesses.
Luke Dicicco from Britain's Energy Coast - which helps local firms to invest in skills - says it's a problem that is being addressed.
Many small and medium sized firms have sprung up in West Cumbria because of Sellafield. But the managing director of specialist hydraulics company Forth Engineering, Mark Telford, argues there's also growth elsewhere. And adds that businesses are diversifying away from the nuclear industry.
Sellafield has been promising to make it easier for local businesses to win contracts from the company.
George Beveridge, Deputy Managing Director at Sellafield, says terms and conditions have been simplified for small and medium companies.
He made the announcement at Cumbria Excellence Day, a special event that has been showcasing the success of the energy sector in West Cumbria.
The first Excellence Day for businesses in the energy sector will be held in Cumbria today.
The event in Workington plans to showcase the success of both large and small businesses and create a network between them.
Smaller firms will display their products and services, whilst larger companies will demonstrate business opportunities for those companies to get involved with.
It is being hosted by Britain's Energy Coast who promote low-carbon energy in West Cumbria.