An NHS Trust says reductions in the number of people dying at hospitals is down to the centralisation of emergency surgery in Carlisle.Read the full story ›
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 ›
Residents of a west Cumbrian village hit by flooding in the build up to Storm Desmond are being invited to a public meeting tonight.
More than a hundred properties in Flimby flooded on the 3rd of December last year.
It was the first place in our region to suffer significant damage during the winter floods.
The meeting will discuss a report looking at how future flooding could be prevented.
The money will turn a cycle path in West Cumbria into an arts trail celebrating the region's railways.Read the full story ›
The charity that helps older people has been awarded half a million pounds to tackle loneliness, a particular problem in the area.Read the full story ›
Find out how people from Workington are helping Philippine communities rebuild... and why a fleet of fishing boats have West Cumbrian names.Read the full story ›
A terminally ill brain tumour patient from Whitehaven is campaigning for more investment to help find a cure for the disease.Read the full story ›
Sellafield Ltd says it's taken its "most significant stride ever" in the 100 year mission to clean up the nuclear site.
Workers have removed historic nuclear fuel rods from the site's waste ponds cutting radioactivity levels in them by over two thirds. The operation has also brought forward the projected date for draining the pools completely by around twenty years. Ryan Dollard reports.
Police in West Cumbria have been carrying out an armed search after a robbery at a Post Office in Maryport.
The robbery took place at the Post Office on High Street at around 11:30am. Staff were threatened by a man with a firearm, although no-one was harmed. High Street was closed for more than four hours after the incident.
Armed police are currently searching a property on Moss Bay Road, Workington, in relation to the robbery. An area of the road has been cordoned off and armed officers have been deployed as a precaution.
Police said there is no perceived threat to members of the public.