Hundreds of people in Cockermouth yesterday voted in favour of new authority to decide if planning decisions should be de-regulated for shops on the high street.
Certain shops will now be able to expand their businesses, turn them into cafes, change their shop fronts and change windows and doors without planning permission.
More top news
London Mayor Sadiq Khan's comments on Scottish nationalism prompted a fierce response from Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Police in the Borders are warning the public to be vigilant following reports of bogus workmen operating in the Tweedbank area.
What weather will dominate this weekend?