Wild Spring Festival in D&G

A month-long celebration of all things nature in Dumfries and Galloway is due to begin with the Wild Spring Festival.

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Beatrix Potter letters go under the hammer

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.


Your World Book Day pictures

Today marks World Book Day, an international celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading.

To mark the day children across our region have been dressing up as their favourite literary characters, and you've been sending us your pictures.

Faith, from Dumfries, dressed up as Mr Tumble Credit: Lynne Black
Charlie Josh Russell from Carlisle went as Ron Weasley Credit: George James Russell

Charlie Josh Russell dressed up as Ron Weasley because in his words "he's ginger"!

Adam Malcolm dressed up as Captain Hook Credit: Jane Malcolm
Kelly is Rainbow Fairy Carly the Schoolfriend fairy Credit: Jane Malcolm
Neve, from Cockermouth, decided to go as Little Red Riding Hood Credit: Nic Easterbrook

Did you or your children head off this morning in fancy dress? Let us know!

We'd love to see your pictures and share them on our website. You can send us to them on Facebook or Twitter.

Record turnout for pancake flipping contest

These children got involved in the pancake flipping contest Credit: ITV News Border

Troutbeck's annual pancake flipping competition attracted a record turnout.

Families from all over the Windermere area came to flip as many times as they could in a minute.

There were boys, girls, men, women and hotelier races.

The hotelier cup is the most cutthroat: bosses send their best competition to bring back the prize for their hotel.

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