A fish and chip shop in Cumbria has won the Best Newcomer prize at a national award ceremony.
Shap Chippy opened in April 2013.
Greg Hoare has this report.
"The carnival will be spectacular, there will be more than 4,000 people parading through the streets, there will be 2015 lanterns to help celebrate the 2015 UNESCO Year of Light, there will be six bands, six big floats, hundreds of costumes, thousands of people on the streets, it's going to be absolutely spectacular."
The Big Burns Supper Festival got underway in Dumfries last night.
The event is to celebrate Scotland's national bard, Robbie Burns, whose birthday it would be tomorrow.
It is the first time the event has run for nine days in a row.
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A Carlisle choir is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month, by entertaining a local resident's home.
Carlisle Veterans' Male Voice Choir performed classics and Christmas carols. The group is made up of fifteen members, and they are looking for new recruits.
A deviant magpie raised in Royton has a new home in Cumbria.
Paul Beak was nurtured at the local cricket club, but he's been moved to Knoxwood Wildlife Park to prepare him for life in the great outdoors.
Paul Crone went to meet him.
A pet magpie that's become addicted to kebabs and fast food, has been rehomed in Cumbria.
Affectionately known as Paul Beak, the one year old magpie is now being weaned off human food, and being cared for by staff at the Knoxwood Wildlife Rescue Trust near Wigton. Paul's on a new diet swapping worm meal to sausage roll.
Emma Scott is from the Knoxwood Wildlife Rescue Trust: