A new outdoor photography exhibition is currently running in Carlisle.Read the full story ›
Work to improve deer fencing on the M6 between north Lancashire and south Cumbria will get underway next month.Read the full story ›
Darren Green's video shows him rescuing a "cast" sheep that was stuck on its back.Read the full story ›
The Carlisle Budgerigar Society has plenty of birds, but only 15 human members. They want more, but warn it takes plenty of work.Read the full story ›
The Carlisle Budgerigar Society is hoping to spread its wings by attracting new people.
At present the club has plenty of feathered friends, but only 15 members.
The club wants to attract new blood from Aspatria, Wigton and further afield.
Campaigners are trying to encourage hotels and restaurants in the Lake District to buy local fish and seafood at source.
Paul Crone went along to the launch of the Cumbrian Fisheries Brand.
Cumbria Police have teamed up with the Lake District Wildlife Park to help train officers about birds of prey.Read the full story ›
Nocturnal wildlife tours are now available from Castle Douglas - a UK first.
Lori Carnochan went to see what she could find:
The Environment Agency says it carried out more than 30 patrols to catch people fishing illegally in Cumbria and Lancashire over the May Bank Holiday weekends.
It's a particularly bad time, because May falls within the coarse fishing 'close season', when coarse angling is suspended on rivers, streams, and specified canals and stillwaters to protect spawning fish.
During the two Bank Holiday weekends, Agency staff carried out 61 visits to waters across Cumbria and Lancashire, served more than 62 report forms for illegal fishing, and checked more than 628 anglers for rod licences.
Our enforcement teams have been in out in force – particularly over the last couple of bank holidays – and will continue to be over the coming months.
The number of anglers caught red-handed is testament to how seriously we take illegal fishing but worryingly it shows a blatant disregard for the law and the health of fisheries.
People who don’t buy a licence are not only cheating other anglers and the future of the sport but running the risk of criminal conviction and a fine. There is no excuse – it costs just £27 for a whole year and you can buy it from the Post Office website.”
A company from Castle Douglas is offering a glimpse into the animal kingdom at night.Read the full story ›