The family of a Whitehaven girl are asking people to sign up to the organ donor register as she desperately needs a heart transplant.
A group of four tattoo artists from West Cumbria have won £2.4m on the National Lottery. They scooped the jackpot in Wednesday's draw.
Don Gailer will leave his post as head coach of Whitehaven Rugby League Football Club with immediate effect.
A scheme that was pioneered at Whitehaven's main hospital 10 years ago is now being applied across the NHS.
The West Cumberland Hospital was the first to use specially trained nurses to assess whether patients need to stay the night or can return home to their families.
Ambulatory care units - as they are called - are now opening all over the country.
The one in Whitehaven has seen nearly 900 patients in the past 10 months alone - the vast majority of those were treated by the nurses and sent home on the same day.
Comedian Lee Evans is due to play a gig in Cumbria in the Spring.
He will take to the stage at the Rosehill Theatre in Whitehaven on 25 April.
The comedy star, famous for is high energy performances, has also made is mark on the silver screen. He's appeared in numerous Hollywood films, including The Fifth Element, There’s Something About Mary and Night at the Museum.
A 12-year-old girl has been taken to hospital following a car crash.
The collision happened on the Loop Road in Whitehaven at 8:30am this morning.
The girl suffered minor injuries but was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Delays were caused as a result of the incident but the scene is now clear.
Urgent repairs have begun to a Whitehaven Harbour, which was battered by storms.
More than three hundred thousand pounds is going to be spent to restore the structure, parts of which are nearly 400 years old.
Hannah McNulty has more.
Urgent repairs have begun to a Whitehaven Harbour, which was battered by storms. More than three hundred thousand pounds is going to be spent to restore the structure - parts of which are nearly 400 years old. Hannah McNulty reports
– Celia MacKenzie, Whitehaven Harbours Commissioner
The Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners’ have worked for many years with the Environment Agency in order to protect the town from inundation from the sea within the harbour. Harbour Commissioners’ are delighted with the support and the speed at which the Environment Agency have provided the funding and the technical support. Works are due to start week commencing 3rd March and will be scheduled to finish late March early April."
Copeland Borough Council, the Environment Agency and the Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners have secured £324,000 to repair storm damage to flood defences at Whitehaven Harbour.
– Craig Cowperthwaite, Environment Agency
On Thursday 5 December a severe storm coupled with one of the highest spring tides of the year caused unprecedented structural damage to the harbour and in particular to the Old Quay, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Repairs to the structure are urgent as additional storms would create further damage to an already weakened structure, compromising the towns flood defence system.
“The money was secured from the £130 million emergency funding announced by the Government to aid the flood relief effort and repair damaged flood defences.”
Work is under way to repair damage to Whitehaven Harbour.
The Environment Agency, Copeland Borough Council and the Whitehaven Harbour Commission has secured more than £300,000 for repairs.
Damaged stonework will be replaced and the structure strengthened to protect against future bad weather.
Maintenance work is also being carried out on the lock gates.
Work is beginning to repair storm damage to Whitehaven Harbour.
The structure, part of which is an ancient monument, was badly damaged by huge waves and winds of up to 100 miles per hour in December.
A man was pulled from the water at Whitehaven Marina.
The Coastguard received a call about the incident at 11:50am yesterday, 20 February, from a passer-by and sent their team and an ambulance.
On their arrival, the man, believed to be a yaucht owner in his 50s, had been pulled from the water and had left the scene.
The coast guard said other people at the marina had used ropes to pull him out.
They believe he had been in the water for about five minutes.