Young farmers across Dumfries and Galloway are turning their hands to a spot of agricultural art.
A series of decorated hay bales have sprung up in fields overlooking main transport routes in Dumfries & Galloway namely the A75 and A76.
Paul Crone along to see the display.
New figures show Keswick has the fifth highest house prices, in relation to other towns in its county, in England.
A study by Lloyds Bank found the average price in Keswick was nearly £300,000, 77% percent more than the overall average in Cumbria.
A million pound plan to transform Fell Foot Park near Newby Bridge on Windermere has been approved.
The development by the National Trust will include a new water-sports centre. It's hoped the investment will bring in more visitors.
But some people are objecting to the proposal because they fear it will cause extra noise and traffic problems.
Jobs are going to be cut at the UK National Nuclear Laboratory at their sites in Sellafield and Workington.
Bosses have confirmed they will cut the company's pay role by 10 percent to make it more cost-effective. It's thought up to 50 local jobs could be lost.
The government announce a temporary ban on another controversial gas extraction technique, but Ministers are under fire for delaying a final decision on fracking. And Labour keep up the pressure on the First Minister over the business dealings of the SNP's former business spokesperson.
Servicemen and women serving abroad are receiving 'morale boosting' care packages, thanks to a man from Cumbria.
Ryan Winthrop from Whitehaven has been collecting and assembling the boxes for five years... and as the father of a serving soldier he knows what a boost it can be to get a parcel from home.
Samantha Parker reports.
There are fears that two species - the Demon Shrimp and the Zebra Mussel may be about to enter Cumbria's waterways and devastate the local wildlife.
Both have already spread to a canal basin in North Lancashire. Anglers and boat users are being asked to make sure they don't inadvertently move the creatures.
Tim Backshall has this exclusive report.
A powerful new campaign from the Scottish Government and Road Safety Scotland, urges drivers to watch their speed on country roads and help reduce the number of fatalities.
"Don't miss what's round the corner. Watch your speed on country roads". thats the message from the Scottish Government as they launch a road safety campaign.
Country roads account for the largest number of fatal accidents on Scotland’s roads - over half (55%).
Last year alone 755 people were killed or seriously injured whilst driving on country roads and three out of four of those were men.
Loss of control is the biggest cause of deaths on country roads, frequently associated with driving too fast for the conditions and leaving too little time to react to unpredictable road conditions and hazards.
Minister for Transport and Islands Derek Mackay said:
You can watch the highly emotive campaign advert here:
Superintendent Fraser Candlish of Police Scotland said:
Scotland and Glasgow rugby player, Stuart Hogg, tragically lost his best friend, Richard Wilkinson, in a crash on a country road in 2009 and is supporting the campaign.
Stuart Hogg has been involved with the campaign to help promote road safety, particularly amongst younger drivers.
You can watch the video below
The campaign is running throughout Scotland across multiple channels including TV, cinema, outdoor, radio, digital advertising.
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw is calling upon his team to 'do it for the fans' and clinch qualification for the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
The Scots face Samoa in their final match in Pool B at St James' Park in Newcastle on Saturday, knowing a win would guarantee their progression to the knockout stages.
Tens of thousands of Scots are expected to travel to Newcastle for the game, giving Laidlaw and his teammates a strong support base.