Tim Farron MP has spoken to our correspondent Gerry Foley about the fact the Roads Minister has pledged to back plans to introduce a roundabout at a South Lakes accident blackspot.
He said while this hurdle has been cleared momentum needs to be kept up.
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Both Whitehaven and Workington were comprehensively beaten, on the first day of the Championship season.
Thousands of people are visiting the Lake District this weekend, for the annual Big Chill Swim event.
The Met Office have named the 9th storm of the season Storm Imogen. This will hardly impact the ITV Border region