Councillors in Cumbria are set to discuss whether the county should host an underground nuclear waste store at a meeting in Kendal later this morning.
The county's cabinet members will decide in October whether to put west Cumbria forward to the next stage of the process and look for a site.
The government asked for communities to volunteer areas to come forward to discuss burying waste, west Cumbria has declared an interest but it will be decades before building work gets underway.
More top news
A woman told a jury she watched her girlfriend being attacked by "three" men, and recalled: "I was scared she was going to die."
Work is underway at New Road in Kendal to tidy the common land which has been closed to vehicles.
Each of the lambs were found to have serious head wounds, with three having had both of their ears completely ripped off.