An online video protesting against changes to West Cumberland Hospital has been viewed thousands of times. But the NHS Trust says changes to services in North Cumbria are saving lives.
The four piece Only The Young whose members include Carlisle's Mikey Bromley are through to the next round of the X Factor.
The band secured their place in the competition with a rendition of the classic 80s pop song Come On Eileen by Dexy's Midnight Runners.
Police can confirm that a second Capuchin monkey has escaped from South Lakes Wild Animal Park.
Police were called today at 9.11am with confirmation that a second monkey has escaped.
This follows a juvenile female Capuchin monkey that escaped at the weekend and has been sighted in the Dalton-in-Furness area.
These animals do not pose an immediate risk to the public, however it is capable of biting or scratching anyone who attempts to approach it.
For the first time the annual celebrations to mark National Dialect Day were held in Cumbria, attracting people from all over the country.
The event has been running for six years. It was hosted this year by the Lakeland Dialect Society.
An eight month tree felling programme is due to begin today at Glentress Forest in the Borders. It will lead to the temporary closure of some mountain bike trails and footpaths.
Forestry Commission Scotland says it will cover an area equivalent to 100 football pitches and the tree thinning will improve the area's biodiversity.
A one-way system on the A7 in Selkirk could become permanent, as a row continues over a wall that's in need of repair.
Scottish Borders Council claims it doesn't have legal responsibility for the wall surrounding the Glen Hotel. But the hotel owners say the repairs should be paid for by the local authority.
Councillors are meeting today to discuss making the diversion permanent.
Radiographers at hospitals across the region are due to go on strike today for the first time in more than 30 years, in a dispute over pay.
They'll stop work for four hours and carry out further industrial action for the rest of the week.
It comes a week after other members of the NHS went out on strike over the same issue.
Mainly dry with some brighter spells across the east, cloudier towards the west with some showers.
A drier and brighter spell across most areas before wet and windy weather extends east across all parts through the evening.
Feeling fresher compared to recent days. Highs to 14°C.
It's a year since a Cumbrian security guard was arrested in India on suspected firearms offences.
John Armstrong, from Wigton, had been carrying out anti-piracy work on an American-owned ship and was arrested while in port in Chennai along with his colleagues.
Despite being freed from prison and the charges being dropped the authorities are challenging the decision which means he is unable to leave the country.
His family in friends in Wigton have a held a fundraiser to try to help him pay his ongoing costs in India, including hotel bills and legal fees. They packed the town's bowling club to show their support for him.
Police have issued a warning after a juvenile Capuchin monkey escaped from South Lakes Wild Animal Park near Dalton-in-Furness.
The animal does not pose an immediate risk to the public but it is capable of biting or scratching anyone who attempts to approach it.
There have been reported sightings of this animal over the weekend in the area of Dalton-in-Furness.