A much-needed redevelopment of the West Cumberland Hospital has finally been given the go-ahead after two years of planning.
Work on the ninety-one million pound project could begin before the end of the year, with the new hospital up and running by 2015. It will reduce the number of patients having to travel to Carlisle or Newcastle for operations
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The Met Office have issued a yellow "Be Aware" warning of heavy rain for the region which is valid from 3pm Sunday until 3pm Monday
Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
Christmas Eve which could be rather frosty, and at present, Christmas Day itself looks like being cold and clear with a few wintry showers