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.
In the west of the region, engineers have been assessing the damage at Whitehaven Harbour after it was pounded by ferocious waves.
The old quay is closed to the public and engineers say they don't know when it will be repaired or how much it will cost. Katie Hunter reports:
Today marks the completion of the highest point of the new £90m West Cumberland Hospital.
Staff have gathered to mark the event.
The hospital is due to open to patients in Spring 2015.
Over £22,000 has been awarded to Copeland Young Sports Leaders Academy to provide sports qualifications for up to 120 young people.
The money has doubled the number of sports leaders that the Academy can train in schools like St Bees School near Whitehaven.
A ceremony is due to take place this morning to mark a significant point in the construction of the new West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.
Copeland MP Jamie Reed will unveil a plaque on the roof of the building which is due to be completed by December next year.
Tomorrow marks the completion of the highest point of the new ninety million pound WestCumberland Hospital.
ITV Border was given a special tour of the facility,before the topping-out ceremony.
The building work is on schedule and patients will arrive in Spring 2015.
Samantha Parker reports:
Tomorrow marks the completion of the highest point of the new £90m West Cumberland Hospital.
ITV Border was given a special tour of the new state of the art facility ahead of the topping out ceremony.
Bosses at the new West Cumberland Hospital say building work is on track to be finished in a year's time.
The £90 million pound hospital will open to patients in Spring 2015.
Councillor Hugh Branney, Copeland Borough Council’s portfolio holder for community regeneration, has released a statement commenting on the proposed closure of Whitehaven Civic Hall:
“The closure of Whitehaven Civic Hall is a disappointment to many people, including the Copeland councillors who had no choice but to take the decision to close the facility following the cuts to funding the government imposed on us, which to date have totalled more than £4m from a starting budget four years ago of £12m.
“We understand the strength of public opinion that will be on show tonight, but sadly we simply cannot afford to continue subsidising the facility at a cost of £200,000 per year.
“For the past 12 months we have been talking with interested groups about the future of the facility, but these discussions haven’t, as yet, produced a feasible plan that demonstrates that they could run the facility or which addresses the funding shortfall.
"However we are still willing to listen and will consider any proposal put to us.”
Police are closing Lowther Street in Whitehaven today at 5.30pm because of a protest taking place outside the Civic Centre..
Organisers have indicated that there could be a few hundred people there, so police are taking precautions and closing the road for public safety.
The road will re-open at 6pm if the situation is considered safe by police.
Motorists are being advised to use alternative routes in Whitehaven to avoid Lowther Street.
1,000 protesters are expected to gather at a popular entertainment venue, which closes its doors tonight.
Whitehaven's Civic Hall has been heavily subsidised by Copeland Council, which says it cannot afford to continue.
Watch the lunchtime report from Kim Inglis below.