"We continue to provide consular assistance to the men and their families, during what has been a very difficult and distressing time.
“During the men’s six month detention, consular staff visited them on 18 occasions, secured them better food and other small comforts, and passed on letters to loved ones. Since their release from prison, we have continued to provide assistance - including putting the men and their families in contact with organisations that offer help, from financial assistance to counselling.
“Ministers have also taken a close interest in the detention of the Seaman Guard Ohio crew and have met the respective MPs and family members on a number of occasions. And while Ministers from the Prime Minister downwards continue to raise their case at every opportunity, this is a legal - not a political – case and the British Government cannot interfere in another country’s legal process, just as we would not allow another country to interfere in ours.”
Six former British soldiers, including three from this region, have been told today that they will go on trial in India on weapons charges.Read the full story ›
A man from Cumbria who has been detained in India for 21 months over alleged weapons offences has been told this morning he will go on trial.
John Armstrong, from Wigton, was one of six Britons detained in October 2013.
The charges were later dropped, but police in India appealed that decision and that appeal has now been upheld.
The men, who were part of a crew providing security for shipping, strongly deny the charges.
Ownership of Wigton swimming pool has been handed to a community trust, by Cumbria County Council.
But if they want to keep it open, they'll need to find around £60,000 every year.
Greg Hoare went to find out more.
Wigton's community swimming pool has been saved from closure.
The Wigton Baths Trust was granted ownership of the town's pool by Cumbria County Council on 23 March, and it'll officially run the pool from 31 March.
The council said financial cutbacks meant it couldn't afford to keep it open, and it was due to be closed.
But Alan Pitcher, Chair of the Trust, is confident they've got the financial power to keep it going:
Police have released images of two people they want to speak to following an incident at a shop in Wigton.
The CCTV images show a man and a woman entering The Factory Shop on Kings Street.
Detectives say a large quantity of DVDs were taken from the store on Thursday.
Anyone with information should contact Cumbria police.
Today the campaign to have a man with Down's Syndrome and dementia cared for in his home town succeeded.
Michael Cavelrt's family started an online petition, signed by more than 150,000 people, to ensure that he would be cared for in Wigton.
In a meeting this morning, it was confirmed that Mr Cavelry would remain in Wigton.
Hannah McNulty reports.
The family of Michael Calvert, who has dementia and Down's Syndrome, are delighted with the news that he'll be cared for in their home town.
Michael has lived with his mother in Wigton his entire life.
She can no longer care for him, and there was a strong chance he'd be moved to a home 20 miles away.
But today the authorities say there's a space for him in Wigton - a decision welcomed by his family:
The decision to allow a man with dementia and Down's Syndrome to receive care in his home town of Wigton has been announced.
Representatives of the council and the NHS met with Michael Calvert's family this morning.
In a joint statement, the authorities say they are happy a satisfactory outcome was achieved.
"The various agencies involved in this case met with the family this morning to discuss the most effective way forward.
All agencies involved are pleased that a satisfactory outcome has been achieved for Michael and his family."