Cumbria County Council have today approved the move to close two failing secondary schools in West Cumbria, in favour of replacing them with a single academy.
Southfield Technology College and Stainburn school in Workington will now close in August 2015, delaying the closure from the end of this year.
The proposed new academy will have 1,200 places for school children.
Many teenagers spend a lot of time and effort preparing for their school prom, but one 16-year-old from Workington went the extra mile.
Aiden Gregory was given a damaged Mini by his parents when he was just ten, to do up in time for his prom in the years ahead.
After six years of hard work and graft, Aiden was finally driven to the event at Workington's St Joseph's School last week.
Controversial plans to build a new £9m leisure centre in Workington will go-ahead. Councillors voted in favour of the development at Cloffocks despite concerns about it being built in a flood-prone area.
Plans for a £9m leisure centre in West Cumbria have been given the go-ahead, despite opposition to where it will be built.
The site of the centre in Workington is controversial. Campaigners say they'll consider a judicial review. Katie Hunter reports:
A 'bad batch' of cocaine and heroin has been linked to a man's sudden death.
Police say the 28-year-old was found dead in a property on Station Road, Workington, on Sunday, 20 July.
A number of other people have reported "significant adverse effects" with some requiring hospital treatment.
Residents in a Workington ward are unhappy with plans to build a £9m leisure centre in their area.
People living in Moorclose want the money to be used to upgrade the existing sports centre in the town.
Plans to build the controversial new centre are to be discussed by members of Allerdale Borough Council at an open meeting this afternoon.
Plans to build a controversial new leisure centre in Workington could be given the go-ahead later today.
A planning meeting is being held by Allerdale Borough Council to discuss the proposal to build the new facilities at Cloffocks.
The council say the new nine million pound sports centre would replace two ageing buildings and benefit the town.
An amateur theatre group is a step closer to securing the future of Workington's historic Theatre Royal.
An application by Workington Playgoers Club for just over £350,000 from the BIG Lottery Fund has been approved.
It's hoped a half a million pound revamp can start next summer.
A man's had serious injuries to his face after an object is believed to have been thrown at him while he was sitting in a van in Workington. The incident happened in Ashfield Road in the town yesterday afternoon.
Cumbria's first electricly powered taxi has begun taking its first fare. It's costing Sue's Taxis in Workington just three pence-a-mile to run it.
But the snag is that it can only go 100 miles before it needs charging. So is the electric taxi the future of transport - or will it run out of juice? Matthew Taylor has been to take a look.