An Ambleside photographer has spent the last 14 years capturing climate change images across 30 countries, on every continent in the world.Read the full story ›
The first osprey chick of 2016 has hatched at Bassenthwaite... and has been caught on camera by the Lake District Osprey Project.Read the full story ›
'Colouring for Cumbria' features pictures from local artists and was launched to raise money for the victims of Cumbria's floods.Read the full story ›
A farmer from Dumfries is teaching his bulls how to behave on a halter- by having a donkey train them.
Richard McCornick breeds Charolais at Barnbackle Farm near Lochfoot and says the donkey, who he's named 'Donkey', helps calm his bulls.
It's the easiest way to halter break your cattle for the shows and sales. Donkey enjoys putting the bull through his paces.
"Donkeys seem to be growing in popularity recently for halter breaking cattle because they soon show the bull who's boss. They're such stubborn animals but Donkey isn't long with them!"
"It makes life so much easier, and it's also pretty funny to watch."
Rauour the mountain rescue dog has been given a top award, after he saved a critically injured missing person in a blizzard.Read the full story ›
Residents are being invited to discuss plans for this year’s Appleby Horse Fair.
Cumbria County Council is holding a special meeting of the Upper Eden Neighbourhood Forum on Monday 23 May 2016, 7pm to 9pm at the Public Hall, Appleby.
The Chair of the Fair’s multi-agency strategic coordinating group (MASCG), and Chief Executive of Eden District Council, Robin Hooper will present arrangements for the 2016 fair.
The meeting, chaired by Appleby County Councillor Martin Stephenson, will give local people the opportunity to hear about operational planning for the fair directly from the coordinating group and ask questions or raise concerns.
“We’ll be discussing a range of issues relating to the fair including policing, traffic management and the regulation of caravan sites, so I’d encourage residents to come along and find out more.”
Following the fair there will be a public debrief meeting at Appleby Public Hall between 7pm and 9pm on Monday 18 July to discuss how it went and give residents an opportunity to make suggestions for the planning process for next year.
Appleby Horse Fair 2016 runs from 2nd June to 8th June. For more information visit www.applebyfair.org
A £30,000 painting by the 19th century artist, Jacob Thompson, has gone on display for the first time in his native Cumbria.
'The Druids Cutting Mistletoe' was bought by Penrith Museum. It features a stone circle known as 'Long Meg and Her Daughters', which is situated outside the town.
In September 2013, we had an email from Amsterdam in which a private vendor was offering it for sale.
It's been a long process of valuation and ultimately of getting the picture restored but it's wonderful to have this icon of Cumbrian culture back in the area."
Around £7,000 has been raised to repair footpaths on Scafell Pike in Wasdale to combat the effects if December's storms as well as a rising number of walkers on the mountain each year.
Our reporter, Fiona Marley Paterson met Sir Chris Bonnington, who is the patron of British Mountaineering Council's Mend Our Mountains campaign:
A Dumfries charity will begin clearing a minefield in the Middle East, at the site of Jesus' baptism.Read the full story ›
Police in Dumfries were forced to close Annan Road and several surrounding roads, after a rampaging bull escaped from a local market.
Drivers were warned to avoid the area and people were told to stay in their homes.
Police soon detained the escapee cow and the roads have been reopened.