One of the region's largest employer says it can press ahead and create new jobs thanks to new flood defences.Read the full story ›
A bench has been unveiled in the west Cumbria town Cockermouth to coincide with the anniversary of the end of World War One.
The new street furniture is already catching the eye of locals and was installed by the Rotary Club. It's on the town's main street outside the United Reformed Church.
They gave the ultimate sacrifice, they gave their lives in absolutely horrific conditions and they did that for our benefit so that we at least can live in peace. It has not go to be forgotten.
Cumbrian swimmer Luke Greenbank has won silver in the 4x100m Medley Relay at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
The 20-year-old, from Cockermouth, won the medal for Team England in the final race.
Wordsworth House in Cockermouth has had its busiest visitor season for five years.
More than 29,000 people visited to the childhood home of the world famous poet between March and October.
Two special exhibitions were held, which saw a visitor increase of 15 percent on the previous year.
The house was affected by flooding in 2015 along with the rest of the town, but reopened in April 2016 following extensive repairs.
"Both the flood in 2009 and 2015 did hit us very hard, there was an awful lot of work for the staff team over both of those winters.
"So it's taken a little while to get back on track, but it's really nice to sort of feel we're on an upward trajectory now with that."
Greg and Jill Johnston set up Team Evie in memory of their daughter who died following a number of health problems.Read the full story ›
Two new Taste Trails, including a jigsaw treasure hunt for children, will guide people around the town through colour-coded zones.Read the full story ›
Contractor hired to shoot rabbits who eat flowers left on gravesRead the full story ›
Local cricket hero and England vice captain, Ben Stokes, has returned to Cockermouth today, Thursday 10 August, to raise money for damage caused by Storm Desmond.
Ben hosted a PCA masters side at Sandale against Cockermouth Cricket Club team:
Police are searching for missing 17-year-old Brandon Watson from Cockermouth.
Brandon was last seen on Fitz Road in Cockermouth, at 5.30pm on 5th July.
Brandon is 5ft 7ins tall and of slim build.
He may be wearing a grey tracksuit.
Although he lives in Cockermouth, he also has connections to Workington and police are asking anyone who has seen him to get in touch.
A female runner, participating in a mountain marathon with her son, needed rescued from Crummock lakeshore path. Later a 68 year old man from Liverpool, fell down a rocky path beside Green Crag, Haystacks, landing on his head and also suffering injuries to his right leg.