An aquarium in west Cumbria is raising lobsters to try to replenish the fishing areas off the coast.
The Lake District Coast Aquarium in Maryport is one of only two places in England where they're bred.
When the young are big enough, they're released from a boat, using weighted containers that sink slowly to the sea bed.
ITV Border's Fiona Marley-Patterson went along to Barbon, near Kirkby Lonsdale, to meet 'Pinky'... the smartest cat in Cumbria.Read the full story ›
A woman from Cumbria says her cat could be the cleverest in the county... or even the entire UK.
Carol Hack, from Barbon near Kirkby Lonsdale, says 'Pinky' is a master of thinking her way around problems, particularly when food is involved:
The penalty for dog fouling will be doubled from £40 to £80 in Scotland.
The increase, which will be in place from April 1 2016, has been supported by the Scottish Borders Council.
The timing of the increased fine fits in well with the Council’s new dog fouling strategy, which is currently being finalised and is expected to include enforcement as well as education."
A 9km stretch of coast has been labelled a Marine Conservation Zone, but some residents don't see why.Read the full story ›
Wildlife groups say important types of marine life off the coast of west Cumbria will be much better protected in the future.
A management plan will now be drawn up for Allonby Bay, near Maryport, after its national designation as a Marine Conservation Zone.
At the local aquarium the news has been welcomed:
I think the idea of creating a Marine Conservation Zone within Allonby Bay and other areas is very good, very important for the marine life and marine habitats and it can only do good really.
Management said the Zoo would close because of decisions by the council. But more than 20,000 people signed a petition to keep it open.Read the full story ›
South Lakes Safari Zoo is to close in January, its bosses have revealed. They accuse Barrow Council of "harassing" them.Read the full story ›
Vets warn there is a possible risk to pets that have consumed contaminated flood waterRead the full story ›