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.
Cumbria's first electric taxi has is due to take its first fare.
The new car will cost Sue's Taxis in Workington just three pence a mile to run. But the new environmentally friendly car can only go 100 miles before it needs charging.
Sue McKenzie is the owner of Sue's Taxis:
A taxi firm in Workington believe they are the first in the county to use an electric car.
Sue's Taxis bought the eco-friendly car two weeks ago but it will become fully licensed later today, Wednesday 9 July.
Sue McKenzie, who owns the firm, trialled the car for three days and said both she, and passengers, were impressed.
She says one of the main selling points of the car is that it's quieter than a normal car.
Hundreds of people have signed a petition in Workington calling for a new bypass to be built in the town.
The campaign follows concerns from locals that plans to build four hundred new homes will worsen the existing traffic problems in the area caused by so many commuters passing through.
A charity that helps addicts is having to come up with new ways to raise money after having its funding reduced.
The Cumbria Alcohol & Drug Advisory Service has been running a "Pop Up Shop" in Workington to raise much needed cash.
They need £600,000 a year to fund the service in Cumbria
A 14-year-old boy who was missing from home has been found. Cumbria Police said Ross Blacklock, from Workington, had been traced, but gave no further details.
A fire has caused what police described as "substantial damage" at a tyre company in Workington, west Cumbria.
It happened at ATS Euromaster on Annie Pit Lane overnight.
After a career as a councillor, mayor, MEP and MP - the knight, Sir Tony Cunningham has decided to retire from Westminster at the next election.
The Workington MP said he wanted to spend more time with his family, particularly his young son.
Our Political Correspondent Paul Brand caught up with him in his constituency as he announced his decision.
- Sir Tony was born in Workington in 1952 and has spent most of his life there, working as a teacher before going into politics.
- His political career began locally, serving as Mayor of Workington and Leader of Allerdale Council in the 1990s.
- In 1994 he was elected to the European Parliament where he developed an interest in international development.
- In 1995 he published the Cunningham Report, which was the first report to call for the complete and outright ban of landmines.
- Before becoming an MP in 2001, he briefly worked as Chief Executive of the human rights organisation Indict, looking at authoritarian regimes such as Saddam Hussein's rule in Iraq.
- In his spare time Sir Tony is an avid sports fan, playing rugby and football and running regularly. While living in Zanzibar he even played first division soccer.
An organisation set up in Cumbria to help young people with drug and alcohol problems is celebrating its 35th anniversary.
The CADAS charity is marking the occasion with a pop-up shop in Workington, which its hoped will raise funds for its future.