A Cumbrian pub has been named one of the best in Britain.
The Drovers Rest at Monkhill near Carlisle is in the Campaign for Real Ale's top four pubs and is now in the running to be crowned National Pub of the Year.
Training sessions have been delivered to teach agencies in west Cumbria, including the police, schools and Trading Standards, how to recognise legal highs.
They produce similar effects to illegal drugs but aren't controlled.
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Tourist Information Centres in Cumbria have chosen an unusual way to launch their charity Christmas cards... by dressing up llamas.
Llamas Bilby and Rico were given reindeer-like reigns and accompanied by Father Christmas and Mrs Christmas at the Llama Karma Kafe in Penrith.
The Christmas cards are supplied by Cards for Good Causes, and 70p from every one pound goes directly to charity.
The unique partnership between Card for Good Causes and Eden District has been running for over 11 years.
We are delighted that TICs around the District continue to run this unique service as it allows local residents and visitors the opportunity not only to send season's greetings to friends and family but also financially support charities who work around the UK. For every pound spent, 70p goes directly to charity."
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Cumbria Trading Standards and Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service have issued a fire safety warning for children's Halloween costumes.
The advice follows last year's terrible accident involving TV presenter Claudia Winkleman's daughter who received severe burns when the costume she was wearing caught fire after touching an open flame.
Cumbria County Council were also keen to point out that because children's costumes are classed as toys, and not clothes, they don't have to pass the same stringent fire safety tests:
Hallowe'en costumes are classed as toys which means they are not required by law to be as fire retardant as normal children's clothes. Parents and carers should be aware of this and take precautions, for example ensure children are wearing clothes under the costume.
Retail giant Primark has confirmed it will open a store in Carlisle.
The store isn't expected to open until winter 2016.
No details are currently available on where the store will be, or how many jobs will be created.
Dumfries and Galloway Council are being criticised after a one year delay in repairs to the town's largest leisure centre.
DG One was closed last October for repair work after years of problems.
The council say they're in an ongoing legal case with original developer Kier Construction.
The law has changed so that now supermarkets must charge 5p for all plastic carrier bags, to try to cut the number of plastic bags going to landfill sites.
It'll bring England into line with Scotland, as supermarkets north of the border have been charging for plastic bags for the last year.
We've been out speaking to shoppers on both sides of the border about what they think about having to pay for a plastic bag: