We've rounded up some of the biggest stories from across north and west Cumbria in the past week. 

Banned Carlisle motorist drove a three times the speed limit

A banned Carlisle motorist who sped away from police at up to three times the speed limit exhibited what an officer said was the “worst” dangerous driving he had seen.

After a high-speed journey during which 34-year-old Henry King came close to killing a cyclist, and forced other drivers to take evasive action, the patrol officers involved abandoned the pursuit because of risk to the public.

Read the full story here

Plans submitted for new Greggs in Carlisle 

Plans for a new Greggs outlet at a former Carlisle doctors' surgery have been submitted to Cumberland Council.

The application relates to the former Harraby surgery building on the corner of Eastern Way and London Road and the latest application is for two illuminated facia signs as well as a non-illuminated totem sign for the development.

Read the full story here

Lidl confirms difficult decision to withdraw Workington plans

Lidl have confirmed that they will no longer open a new store in Workington - as they make the 'difficult decision' to put the development site back up for sale.

The supermarket chain have said that over the years their teams have worked 'incredibly hard' to secure the site, however after 'significant delays' the site no longer meets the companies new store requirements.

Read the full story here.

Wigton teenager finishes school with 100% attendance record despite the pandemic 

Archie Irving, a 16-year-old from Wigton recently signed off from secondary school with a perfect 100% attendance record, something he has maintained since first starting at Bolton Low Houses at the age of five.

He maintained this record throughout the pandemic, as both of his parents are key workers. 

Read the full story here

Carlisle welcomes new city centre brewery

West Walls Brewing Co. officially opened its doors to the public this Saturday (June, 29) from 2pm. 

After a year of hard graft, Fergus Campbell and Joe Harrison welcomed their first customers this weekend.

Read the full story here.