An inquest into the death of a security contractor who was shot by a colleague in Iraq has begun.
Paul McGuigan, whose mother Corrine is from Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders, was killed in 2009.
Dan Fitzsimons is currently serving a 20-year jail sentence in Iraq for the deaths of Paul McGuigan and Darren Hoare.
Jamie Reed, Labour MP for Copeland, spoke in support of airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, but said the government needs to be honest about how long the conflict may last.
He returned to the House of Commons to debate the issue with other MPs.
Parliament is due to vote on whether the UK joins airstrikes in Iraq at about 17:00.
A Cockermouth soldier shot several times by the Taliban in Afghanistan is back in training after scooping five swimming medals at the Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women.
26-year-old Luke Reeson only began swimming competitively 12 weeks ago but picked up a gold, two silvers and two bronzes despite having a shattered leg that he may still have to have amputated. Kim Inglis has been to see him action.
One of the biggest schools in Cumbria held a Centenary commemoration this afternoon, to honour former students and staff killed in the First World War.
The Bishop of Carlisle joined teachers and pupils at Trinity School for the unveiling of a new plaque. It names three men originally left off the original war memorial.
Linda Hodgson is Head of History at Trinity School:
A former soldier from Cockermouth, who was shot four times by the Taliban whilst in Afghanistan, has won five swimming medals in the Invictus games for injured servicemen and women.
The 26-year-old, Luke Reeson, only began swimming competitively 12 weeks ago.
He tells us more:
26 year old soldier, Luke Reeson, from Cockermouth is inspiring young swimmers at his local club.
Luke was shot repeatedly by the Taliban on a tour of Afghanistan in 2012. His left leg was shattered and is pinned with metal rods.
Just three months ago, Luke took up competitive swimming for the first time and earlier this months scooped five medals - a gold, two silvers and two bronzes - in the Invictus Games for injured servicemen and women.
He's back to training at the pool in Cockermouth but still faces an agonising decision. His left leg isn't healing properly and isn't likely to which means he may have to make the decision to have it amputated.
Despite this, Luke says he is one of the lucky ones as he knows so many people who have had more than one limb amputated. He says even if it has to happen, the only thing that will change is his swimming style.
A Cockermouth soldier is back in training after scooping five swimming medals in the Invictus Games for injured service men and women.
Luke Reeson was shot in Afghanistan and may still have to have a leg amputated. He's only been swimming competitively for three months.
A project to tag sharks off the south west coast of Scotland hopes to increase it's reach to Europe.
The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network set up it's project several years ago in a bid to find out more about the movements of sharks in our waters. Now it's going to expand to other waters around Europe and it's been providing all sorts of benefits to researchers.
"Tagging can give us a lot of information but what it also does which is crucial is that it encourages research. Our work with Marine Scotland and Aberdeen University has got three kids doing PhDs. On shark research migratory movements, genetics so all this is important to input into the management that we were that we were talking about earlier on."
A pair of swimmers from the Border region are in action this week at the Special Olympics European games.
They've travelled from Dumfries and Galloway to Antwerp in Belgium, to take part in the sporting event for those with learning disabilities.
Lauren Hall's been finding out how they're getting on.
An inquest into the death of a zoo keeper killed by a Sumatran tiger at a Cumbrian zoo is due to begin today.
Twenty four year old Sarah McClay was dragged into the animal's enclosure at the South Lakes Safari Zoo where she worked in May last year.
She later died in hospital of her injuries.
The week long hearing into the circumstances surrounding her death will be held at Kendal's County Hall.