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.
Carol Cartmell, 41, had to "double take" at the £100,000 symbol on the scratchcard she bought today.
The mum-of-three from Whitehaven is celebrating after winning the top prize on The National Lottery's purple scratchcard.
Ms Cartmell says she cannot believe this has happened to her.
She said: "I was sitting in the car outside the shop scratching the card – never imagining that it would be a winner. I then saw the £100,000 symbol, it then appeared again – and then again for a third time. I literally did a double take as I just didn’t think this could be right."
She is now planning on buying her own home and may even consider buying the council house she lives in.
The winning scratchcard was bought from the Spar in Whitehaven.
The Great War was not only fought abroad, it was also fought here in Cumbria.
Tim Backshall tells us of the remarkable story of how West Cumbria came face to face with the enemy.
A parade will be held to commemorate the outbreak of WW1 in the centre of Whitehaven.
Organisers are appealing for ex-service people to offer to take part.
The parade will take place on the 6th May.
The First World War claimed the lives of men from virtually every town and village across the region. On August 4 it will be 100 years since Britain entered the First World War.
Whitehaven is planning to commemorate the war with a special parade in May and it's looking for ex-service people from all conflicts to come forward to take part.
Despite a long campaign to keep them open, Whitehaven's public toilets are expected to be demolished today, March 19th.
Opponents have condemned the move, saying it's a huge inconvenience for local people and visitors to the town.
But Copeland Borough Council says it has no choice because of the cut backs in the money it receives from the Government.
Former Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh, who played Hayley Cropper in the soap opera, will be performing in Cumbria tonight.
The actress is in the play 'Black Roses' at the Rosehill Theatre, Whitehaven.
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.