The Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham is appearing in Carlisle this evening. Mr Burnham will talk to supporters at the Old Fire Station at 6:30pm. He is one of four candidates vying for the leadership of the party. The others are Liz Kendall, Jeremy Corbyn and Yvette Cooper. More than 550,000 are eligible to vote in the contest which will be announced on Saturday, 12th September 2015.
More than 2,000 festival-goers have attended the 2nd Electric Fields Festival at Drumlanrig Castle near Dumfries. The festival will see 45 acts on five stages during the one day event. Organisers say the festival is a chance to show-case some of the best up-and-coming musical talent in the UK. The headline act this evening is King Creosote.
A star attraction at this weekend’s free-to-attend Environmental Art Festival Scotland is the unusual wooden sphere set afloat on the loch in front of the medieval Morton Castle near Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.
The "Urchin", which was shipped up specially from Mid-Wales for this weekend’s free public arts event in Dumfries and Galloway, is described as a “floating inhabited sculpture” or a “contemplation chamber”.
Created by Jenny Hall and Tabitha Pope of Craftedspace, it allows wet-suit clad festival-goers to spend time out on the water rather than just wandering the margins.
The two-day celebration of the art and the environment starts today and includes many eye-catching and highly unusual performance and visual art events.
RAF Sea King helicopters are being replaced by new coastguard aircraft after 35 years of service.
Richard Warren, Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team said:
RAF Sea King helicopters will train with Cumbria's mountain rescue teams for the final time today.
The Sea King's are being decommissioned after 35 years of service and will be replaced by new coastguard helicopters.
The yellow aircraft, which have been a welcome sight for the 12 mountain rescue teams, will be replaced by new red and white liveried coastguard helicopters under a 10-year multi-million pound contract.
Lake District mountain rescue teams handled 474 incidents during 2014, of which there were 11 fatalities. The majority of rescues are managed without helicopter support. The teams are all charities and volunteers are unpaid. It costs around £500,000 a year to run the 12 teams which is funded through voluntary donations.
Our reporter Kate Walby takes a trip on L'aal Ratty as the narrow gauge railway in west Cumbria turns 100.
A woman whose breast cancer was missed by the North Lancashire and South Cumbria breast screening programme is calling for an historic review of cases.
'Lisa' was given the all clear in 2005 after a routine mammogram. Six months later it emerged her cancer had been missed. She was 37 years old.
Lisa said she was devastated: "My confidence was just destroyed, I just thought how can that happen?
"I put all my trust in people to look after me and then they report I'm fine and less than six months later I'm not fine."
ITV news obtained figures earlier this year showing at least 14 other cases were missed between 2005 and 2011.
The following South of Scotland League fixtures take place tomorrow. All games kick-off at 3pm.
Abbey Vale v Heston Rovers Crichton v Creetown Dumfries Ymca v Newton Stewart Mid Annandale v Edusport Academy St Cuthbert Wanderers v Nithsdale Wanderers Fleet Star v Upper Annandale Wigtown & Bladnoch v Lochar Thistle
A coroner in south Cumbria has recorded a verdict of accidental death on student Matthew Jordan.
The 20-year-old died after falling into a beck leading into Windermere last year.
He was trying to walk back to his bed and breakfast accommodation after he'd been out drinking.
He'd been visiting Bowness with friends in March 2014 when he became separated from them.
His body was later found in the lake almost three weeks later. Fiona Marley Patterson has been at the inquest.