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Irish Street in Whitehaven closed due to damage caused by ex hurricane Ophelia

 Irish Street in Whitehaven closed due to damage caused by ex hurricane Ophelia
Irish Street in Whitehaven closed due to damage caused by ex hurricane Ophelia
Cumbria left battered by storm Ophelia
VIDEO: 100mph gusts, buildings damaged, roads closed and 1,000 homes without power
Ex-Corus steelworks site plans approved
The next phase of the major redevelopment of Workington’s former steelworks site has been given the go-ahead.

Banners put up by residents of Warwick Road, Carlisle, who oppose plans to widen the road outside their houses

 Banners put up by residents of Warwick Road, Carlisle, who oppose plans to widen the road outside their houses
Banners put up by residents of Warwick Road, Carlisle, who oppose plans to widen the road outside their houses
Carlisle residents remain confident despite no extra lane decision
Residents living on one of the main routes into Carlisle say they are still hopeful that a local authority will back down over controversial plans to widen the road and remove trees.

Work being carried out on Harraby cycle track

Work being carried out on Harraby cycle track

Work being carried out on Harraby cycle track

Work being carried out on Harraby cycle track

Work being carried out on Harraby cycle track

 Work being carried out on Harraby cycle track
Work being carried out on Harraby cycle track
New Carlisle cycle track to open before end of 2017 - but will cost £109,000 more
A new cycle track being built in Carlisle WILL open before the end of the year - despite being hit by a three-month delay.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets workers clearing fallen power lines in Kilcock, Co Kildare
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets workers clearing fallen power lines in Kilcock, Co Kildare
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets workers clearing fallen power lines in Kilcock, Co Kildare
Storm Ophelia leaves thousands without power and water supply, disrupts travel
Storm Ophelia has caused further disruption after three people died in hurricane-force winds and hundreds of thousands were left without power.
Roads still closed after Storm Ophelia batters the county
Roads are still closed throughout the county after Storm Ophelia caused havoc though the night.

Tim Farron

Stephen Eames

 Tim Farron
Tim Farron
Row over out-of-hours mental health cover in Cumbria continues
A Cumbrian MP who had expressed "deep concerns" about out-of-hours mental health cover in the county is claiming victory.

Murder victim: Melinda Korosi, 33, from Carlisle.

Miklos Verebes, who jailed for life,for the murder and rape of Melinda Korosi last year.

Peter McCall, police and crime commissioner for Cumbria. Photo: DAVID HOLLINS

Dave Higham from The Well in Barrow. Photo: JON GRANGER REF: 50078704B001.jpg

Photo: Laura Dodsworth

Funding for victims of domestic abuse has fallen in Cumbria since 2010. Image by Ella Paton, Viewfinder Studios.

 Murder victim: Melinda Korosi, 33, from Carlisle.
Murder victim: Melinda Korosi, 33, from Carlisle.
Domestic violence in Cumbria: crime levels soar as refuge funding falls behind
DOMESTIC abuse is one of the fastest growing crimes in Cumbria - leaving funding for refuge places lagging behind, a new investigation has revealed.

A chimney stack which has partially collapsed through the rook of the Masonic Lodge on Portland Squaer in Carlisle. Cumbria Fire and Rescue attended to check and the road has been closed and barriers put in place for public safety: 16 October 2017 STUART WALKER 50089119F001.JPG

A chimney stack which has partially collapsed through the rook of the Masonic Lodge on Portland Squaer in Carlisle. Cumbria Fire and Rescue attended to check and the road has been closed and barriers put in place for public safety: 16 October 2017 STUART WALKER 50089119F003.JPG

A chimney stack which has partially collapsed through the rook of the Masonic Lodge on Portland Squaer in Carlisle. Cumbria Fire and Rescue attended to check and the road has been closed and barriers put in place for public safety: 16 October 2017 STUART WALKER 50089119F005.JPG

A chimney stack which has partially collapsed through the rook of the Masonic Lodge on Portland Squaer in Carlisle. Cumbria Fire and Rescue attended to check and the road has been closed and barriers put in place for public safety: 16 October 2017 STUART WALKER 50089119F004.JPG

 A chimney stack which has partially collapsed through the rook of the Masonic Lodge on Portland Squaer in Carlisle. Cumbria Fire and Rescue attended to check and the road has been closed and barriers put in place for public safety: 16 October 2017 STUART WALKER 50089119F001.JPG
A chimney stack which has partially collapsed through the rook of the Masonic Lodge on Portland Squaer in Carlisle. Cumbria Fire and Rescue attended to check and the road has been closed and barriers put in place for public safety: 16 October 2017 STUART WALKER 50089119F001.JPG
A section of a Carlisle road has been closed after a chimney collapsed
There are fears for public safety ahead of Ophelia, prompting officials to cordon off the area

Scotch Street, Carlisle

 Scotch Street, Carlisle
Scotch Street, Carlisle
Carlisle's shopping area to be blocked off
Carlisle's pedestrian shopping area will be blocked off while repairs are carried out to bollards.

David Wilkinson.

The Cumberland Infirmary DAVID HOLLINS

The Cumberland Infirmary. Photo: DAVID HOLLINS

A hospital Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Logo Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Furness General Hospital, in Barrow. Photo: LINDSEY DICKINGS

David Wilkinson

 David Wilkinson.
David Wilkinson.
Hospitals in Cumbria keep EU doctors and nurses despite Brexit
HOSPITALS in Cumbria have managed to retain nurses and doctors from Europe despite last year's controversial Brexit vote.

The bridge at Egremont closed to traffic

 The bridge at Egremont closed to traffic
The bridge at Egremont closed to traffic
Flood-hit bridges cause chaos for Cumbrian motorists
Drivers faced 10-mile tailbacks on west Cumbria's busiest road, after the council was forced to close flood-hit bridges.

Janice Watson from Prosecco Al Fresco

Lidl organic Prosecco Spumante

Colin Cox

 Janice Watson from Prosecco Al Fresco
Janice Watson from Prosecco Al Fresco
Experts rubbish claims of a 'hangover-free prosecco'
While "hangover-free" prosecco sounds like a great night out, there are concerns it could encourage binge drinking and is just the latest gimmick to tap into the thirst for the Italian wine.

Flooding on roads and in villages around Aspatria (Wednesday)

 Flooding on roads and in villages around Aspatria (Wednesday)
Flooding on roads and in villages around Aspatria (Wednesday)
Cumbria weather: Flood alerts, bridges closed, roads chaos and rain warning
Cumbria is bracing itself for yet more rain as a Met Office weather warning comes into force - and 70mph gusts could also be on the way.

Carlisle civic centre

Chris Southward, Carlisle City Council's portfolio holder for environment and transport

 Carlisle civic centre
Carlisle civic centre
Green bin charges scrapped by Carlisle council after backlash
Controversial plans to charge for green bin collections in Carlisle from next April have been scrapped.

Parking changes are planned on Murray Road in Workington

 Parking changes are planned on Murray Road in Workington
Parking changes are planned on Murray Road in Workington
Traders' hopes for Christmas changes to parking times
Long-awaited changes to controversial 30-minute parking restrictions on key Workington town centre streets could be in place by Christmas.
Fly-tippers given 'on the spot fines' as Cumbria councils crack down on culprits
FLY-TIPPERS are being slapped with "on the spot" fines as Cumbria's councils start to crack down on the culprits.

Gateway 4 Women has opened in Denton Holme, Carlisle

Mayor of Carlisle Trish Vasey opens the new centre

 Gateway 4 Women has opened in Denton Holme, Carlisle
Gateway 4 Women has opened in Denton Holme, Carlisle
Vulnerable women in Carlisle will be supported by new centre
A new women's centre has opened in Carlisle to provide vital services not currently available in north Cumbria.

Flooding across part of north and west Cumbria

Flooding across part of north and west Cumbria.

 Flooding across part of north and west Cumbria
Flooding across part of north and west Cumbria
Cumbria warned to brace itself, as weather warnings issued for rain and wind
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Cumbria throughout most of tomorrow as the county braces itself for more heavy rain.

Michael John, headteacher of Kingmoor Junior School

Kingmoor Infant School

 Michael John, headteacher of Kingmoor Junior School
Michael John, headteacher of Kingmoor Junior School
Fresh calls to expand Carlisle schools amid pupil boom
The squeeze on primary school places in the north of Carlisle is back in the spotlight today.

Car going through flood water

 Car going through flood water
Car going through flood water
Bridges stay closed as fresh flood advice issued
Drivers are urged not to go through flooded roads as Cumbria braces itself for more unsettled weather.

Plumbland

Flooding between Blennerhasset and Bagrow

Flooding on the old railway line under the bridge near Seaton Village Hall

 Plumbland
Plumbland
WITH VIDEO: Cars still stranded in floods after storm hits Cumbria
Cars are continuing to get trapped in floodwater as roads across the county remain underwater.

Flooding across part of north and west Cumbria.

Sue Hayman

Flooding across part of north and west Cumbria.

Flooding across part of north and west Cumbria.

Flooding across part of north and west Cumbria.

Flooding across part of north and west Cumbria.

Flooding across part of north and west Cumbria.

Flooding across part of north and west Cumbria.

Flooding across part of north and west Cumbria.

 Flooding across part of north and west Cumbria.
Flooding across part of north and west Cumbria.
Floods are a warning: Government must step up to ensure Cumbria is protected
A Cumbrian MP says more must be done to prevent further flooding tragedies hitting the county

Lawrence Tinnion

Council workers forced to abandon flood prevention work - because of flooding
County council workers had to abandon flood prevention work today when the road they were working on was flooded.

The sod-cutting ceremony yesterday.

 The sod-cutting ceremony yesterday.
The sod-cutting ceremony yesterday.
Work starts on new 60-bed care home in Copeland costing £6m
Work has officially started on a new £6m 60-bed residential care home in Whitehaven.

Traffic being diverted off the A595 at Mealsgate because of flooding

 Traffic being diverted off the A595 at Mealsgate because of flooding
Traffic being diverted off the A595 at Mealsgate because of flooding
A590 and A595 latest Cumbrian roads closed as flash flooding continues
A full list of road closures has been released

Council council boss Cllr Ian Stewart. Photo: PAULA THANNER

Cllr Ian Stewart who has talked for the first time about his suicide attempt three years ago for World Mental Health Day. Photo: PAULA THANNER

World Mental Health Day. Cumbria County Council deputy leader Ian Stewart who has talked for the first time about his suicide attempt three years ago. Photo: PAULA THANNER

 Council council boss Cllr Ian Stewart. Photo: PAULA THANNER
Council council boss Cllr Ian Stewart. Photo: PAULA THANNER
'If I had not been found for another 15 minutes it would have been too late' - Cumbria council boss speaks of suicide bid
A SENIOR county politician has spoken publicly for the first time of his attempt to commit suicide exactly three years ago today.

The World Mental Health Day event in Carlisle city centre

 The World Mental Health Day event in Carlisle city centre
The World Mental Health Day event in Carlisle city centre
Carlisle hosts World Mental Health Day event to tackle stigma
Tackling mental health stigma is the key message of a high high-profile awareness event taking place in Carlisle today.

Whitehaven Christmas Lights Switch On 2015

 Whitehaven Christmas Lights Switch On 2015
Whitehaven Christmas Lights Switch On 2015
VIDEO: Pop tribute acts to star at Whitehaven's Christmas lights switch-on
Ariana Grande and Little Mix tribute acts are set to star at Whitehaven's Christmas lights switch-on next month.

A view of the derelict site of the Sekers Mill at Hensingham, Whitehaven

 A view of the derelict site of the Sekers Mill at Hensingham, Whitehaven
A view of the derelict site of the Sekers Mill at Hensingham, Whitehaven
Relief as work starts to transform eyesore former factory site into £6m care home
Work starts today on transforming a notorious eyesore in to a £6m care home.