Shoppers in Dumfries will get the chance to have new consumer rights laws explained to them at a stand in the Loreburn Shopping centre over the next 11 days.
Dumfries and Galloway Citizen's Advice Service will be running the stall making new legislation around refunds and returns easier to understand.
Revellers at Egremont's winter wonderland Christmas lights switch-on will be able to park for free this weekend.
The free parking is available from midnight to midnight on Sunday in Copeland Borough Council's town centre car park.
The event had been due to take place yesterday but was put back a week due to the bad weather.
Motorsport star Allan McNish has been unveiled as the new patron of a Dumfries charity.
The Dumfries-born ex-Formula One driver and triple Le Mans winner is taking up the role with brain injury charity Headway (Dumfries & Galloway) - the only specialist service available to people in the region living with an Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injury (ABI/TBI).
Headway (Dumfries & Galloway) is planning a road-awareness and outdoors head-injury themed campaign during 2016 to highlight the potential dangers of activities including cycling, horse-riding and climbing.
They say McNish is the ideal famous face to help publicise the scheme.
Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged assault in Carlisle on Friday night.
A 25-year-old man sustained non-life threatening head injuries following the incident near the Portland Snooker Club on Currock Road.
Anyone who was in the area and may have witnessed something is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for Carlisle CID or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Around 100 properties in Cumbria are still without power after storms damaged overhead powerlines in the region.
Electricity North West says over the weekend 12,000 customers in the north west were affected.
Its engineers have been working since 5am this morning to restore power, however a small number of properties in Egremont, Arnside, Coniston and Grange-over-Sands are still without power.