The mayor of Wigton says a new factory, which will make the coating for plastic banknotes, will secure the town's future.
Construction is now underway on the £20 million factory owned by the Innovia Group, which will create 80 jobs.
Guardian, the polymer substrate that will be made at the factory, will be used to coat five and ten pound plastic bank notes.
The Bank of England will switch to these notes from 2016, and this factory in Wigton's at the heart of the changes:
Police have confirmed that a milk tanker and a van crashed on the A596 at Waverton, Wigton.
Both drivers were treated at the scene and the van driver has been taken to hospital. It's believed his injuries are not life threatening.
The road is still closed and drivers are asked to avoid the area.
The family of a man who died following a crash on Wigton Road in Carlisle have paid tribute him.
92-year-old Edward Farish, of Greta Avenue in Carlisle, died on Sunday 16th November. He was known as Alan and was born in Carlisle.
Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash or anyone who may have seen a Blue BMW 520 being driven on Wigton Road prior to the incident.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call PC John Firth of the North Cumbria Operational Support Unit on 101.
A pet magpie that's become addicted to kebabs and fast food, has been rehomed in Cumbria.
Affectionately known as Paul Beak, the one year old magpie is now being weaned off human food, and being cared for by staff at the Knoxwood Wildlife Rescue Trust near Wigton. Paul's on a new diet swapping worm meal to sausage roll.
Emma Scott is from the Knoxwood Wildlife Rescue Trust:
The family of a man from Cumbria, who's been stranded in India for a year, want the UK Government to put more pressure on the Indian authorities.
An event was held in Wigton yesterday to raise money for John Armstrong, who was arrested on firearms offences while working as a security guard, protecting ships from piracy.
But his family say they're not being told enough about what is happening to try to get him home.
Neil Billingham reports.
It's a year since a Cumbrian security guard was arrested in India on suspected firearms offences.
John Armstrong, from Wigton, had been carrying out anti-piracy work on an American-owned ship and was arrested while in port in Chennai along with his colleagues.
Despite being freed from prison and the charges being dropped the authorities are challenging the decision which means he is unable to leave the country.
His family in friends in Wigton have a held a fundraiser to try to help him pay his ongoing costs in India, including hotel bills and legal fees. They packed the town's bowling club to show their support for him.
The family of Wigton man, John Armstrong, who is stranded in India after being arrested a year ago, say they're "overwhelmed" by a fundraising event to raise money for him.
Friends and family of a Cumbrian man who was arrested in India more than a year ago are raising money to support him.
John Armstrong, 27, was working as an anti-piracy security guard when he was charged with possession of arms and ammunition.
He was released on bail but has not been allowed to return to the UK.
His family says he is struggling to pay for everyday essentials like food and accommodation.
The first fundraising event is on Sunday 19 October at Wigton Bowling Club from 1pm - 4pm.
Cumbria Police are treating a fire at a farm in the Mealsgate area near Wigton as suspicious. The blaze, which started at about 6pm on Friday, is estimated to have caused £30,000 of damage. Officers are appealing for information about a small maroon Vauxhall which was seen in the area on Friday evening.