A Utilities firm has been fined £200,000 by the Environment Agency for dumping sewage in the River Keekle.United Utilities has apologised for discharging quantities of untreated sewage into the river.
We did not find any evidence of environmental harm but these discharges had the potential to cause significant environmental harm to the River Keekle and bathing water quality at Seascale and St.Bees. The company failed to comply with legislation intended to protect the environment. In this case action could have been taken sooner by the company to fund improvements to prevent these discharges.
More top news
The Cumbrian cricketer says he's ready for whatever Australia's wind-up merchants have to offer. He's preparing for the Ashes.
Gordon James Smith's body was found on 1 July. Police arrested four people, and are questioning three of them as part of a murder inquiry.
Pupils at Nelson Thomlinson have been helping to map Wigton Graveyard - using cutting edge technology developed by a Cumbrian firm.