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The government has decided not to relax the rules on converting barns in national parks, like the Lake District.
There had been a concern that allowing development to become easier could cause "irreversible harm" to the countryside.
The Government has agreed to ease the regulations outside the national parks but to keep the existing rules within them.
National Park authorities have welcomed the announcement.
Three letters written by Beatrix Potter are to be auctioned off in the Lake District.
Collectors from around the world are expected to bid for the items, written shortly before her death in 1943.
They reveal the author's love of the area, and the difficulties facing hill farmers before the end of the Second World War.
Paul Crone went to Cockermouth to see the letters.
Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses after £640 worth of goods were stolen from a Hawick flat.
The break-in happened sometime between 6.30pm and 9.30pm on Wednesday 5th March at an address on Gladstone Street.
Electrical goods including a TV and games console were taken.
Police are asking witnesses that saw anything suspicious in the area at that time to get in touch.
A West Cumbrian firm has announced major expansion plans that will see 100 new jobs created.
M-Sport at Dovenby near Cockermouth manufactures rally cars.
It is set to build a centre of excellence for vehicle testing and evaluation.
Mark Wise, from Mitchells Auction Company, talks to ITV Border about Beatrix Potter and her lesser known love for the Lake District and herdwick sheep.
Police are investigating after a number of cars were damaged on a road in Carlisle for the third time since Christmas.
In the latest of the string of incidents of criminal damage, wiper blades on two vehicles - an Audi and a Vauxhall car - were damaged on Beech Grove in the early hours of Sunday 2 March.
– PC Joanne French, City East Neighbourhood Policing Team
“We believe that the damage caused is anti-social rather than targeted damage and we are actively working to bring the offender to justice.
"We are appealing for anyone who may have noticed anything or anyone suspicious to get in contact with us.”
Anyone with information is being asked to contact police on 101 and to ask to speak to PC Joanne French.
Three letters written by Beatrix Potter are being auctioned in Cockermouth.
Four years ago a similar letter by the author of Peter Rabbit was sold for more than 4,000 pounds.
In these latest letters to a Lake District sheep farmer, words and pictures detail the harsh realities of farming the famous herdwick sheep.
They will be auctioned on March 20th.
Graham Kavanagh speaks to ITV Border about how his club is still looking to bring in new players to strengthen the squad.
The Riverside Healthcare Centre in Selkirk has been heavily criticised by regulators following complaints made by a relative of a female resident.
9 out of 14 of the relative's complaints - all relating to her end of life care and the use of a scheduled painkiller - were upheld.
The care home say that they are working with the Care Inspectorate to resolve these issues.