Around two hundred people turned out to a meeting in Canonbie last night to discuss controversial plans to use fracking to extract underground gas around the village.
Local people fear it will cause environmental damage and affect tourism. The developer says it could create jobs and boost the economy.
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Over a hundred youngsters in Coniston were let out of lessons today to join their school's long tradition of an annual fell race.
A campaign has been launched to push for the restoration of the historic Union Chain Bridge.
Rain overnight. Brighter but cooler Friday. Windy weekend