BAFTA-winning director Ken Loach is visiting Cumbria today, for a special screening of his new film I, Daniel Blake.
The film is about a man whose benefits are cut after he is declared ‘fit for work’, despite being in recovery from a heart attack.
The screenings will be followed by discussions about people's experiences with the welfare system.
I, Daniel Blake won Best British Film at this year's BAFTA film awards.
The screening will take place on Thursday 16 February at the Mirehouse Labour Club in Whitehaven.
Teachers and staff at the Whitehaven Academy will walk out in another round of strikes this morning.
The school will be closed to most students today and tomorrow.
It follows an ongoing row over management concerns with the trust that runs the academy - Bright Tribe.
Detectives investigating a sexual assault in Whitehaven are calling for witnesses to come forward.Read the full story ›
Storm Barbara has made itself felt in both south and west Cumbria.
Here are a few photos we've received and taken ourselves around the Lake District and Whitehaven:
A set of triplets from West Cumbria who were born three months prematurely have made it home in time for ChristmasRead the full story ›
A couple from West Cumbria surprised the congregation at a church nativity by getting married during the performance.
David Blamire and Chrissie Armstrong were playing the parts of Mary and Joseph during the Angels and Shepherds Nativity at St James' in Whitehaven.
As well as ‘playing’ the part of the baby Jesus in the Nativity Tableau, their daughter Daisy was baptised during the service.
The Rev’d Robert Jackson, Priest-in-Charge of St James’, was one of the few people in on the secret.
Alison Murphy told her youngest son Gary she wished his brother Anthony had never been born and they should "push him off a cliff".Read the full story ›
A man is stable in hospital after being stabbed in a pub in Whitehaven.
It happened at the Three Tuns in Duke Street in the town at around 10:40pm on Saturday 1st October.
A man has been arrested by Cumbria Police, which is appealing for any witnesses to get in touch. The force wants to hear from anyone who saw the suspect or the victim in the time leading up to the stabbing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for Detective Sgt Jim Rooney or Detective Constable David Matthews.
The town's historical market will showcase it's transformation this weekend, as it relaunches it's twice-weekly market with 30 new stalls.Read the full story ›
Copeland MP, Jamie Reed, has warned Labour members not to "quit" the party after Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as party leader.Read the full story ›