More than 20,000 people are expected to visit Wigtown from today for its celebrated book festival.
The event, which brings in over £2million to the local economy, has become the biggest of its kind in Scotland and attracts some of the UK's top writers. More than 200 events will take place over the course of the festival.
A Carlisle museum has scooped a top national prize.
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery beat off competition from more than 850 other venues across Britain to win the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award.
Over the summer six shortlisted museums were road-tested by undercover families against the 20 points on the Kids in Museums Manifesto and Tullie House came out on top to claim the prize.
“We are delighted to have won this prestigious national award - it's a fantastic accolade for the hard work and commitment of the whole team at the museum.
"Families are one of our main audiences and the team works extremely hard to develop innovative, exciting and engaging family friendly activities and exhibitions that have broad appeal.
"The current Eye for Colour exhibition is specifically aimed at family audiences and it is very popular because it is interactive, fun and educational. The museum works hard to create diverse programmes for all audiences so it is extra special to be able to receive recognition from our visitors for our family friendly programme."
A miniature railway in Carlisle is preparing for a double celebration next year as it marks two important anniversaries.Read the full story ›
Thousands of people turned out for the Egremont Crab Fair which has been going in the town since 1267.
This year's gurning champions were;
- Juniors' Channelle McDowell
- Women's Claire Spedding and
- Men's Gordon Blacklock.
The exhibition is taking place at Colin Allen's former home. His family are putting paintings and family photos on show for the first time.Read the full story ›
The thriller starring Christopher Eccleston centres on a remote cottage in the Lake District... the perfect location for a safe house.Read the full story ›
The £1.4 million expansion of the Beacon Museum begins today, and Copeland's mayor says it'll be a big asset to the wider community:
It has been an honour to break ground to herald the start of this major project which will bring a much needed conference facility to the centre of Whitehaven.
The expansion brings great, new opportunities to Copeland, to host exhibitions and events which previously would not have been able to come to this part of the North West. It will be an asset to business, the arts and education which will benefit the wider community.
The development will also support the Beacon Museum to achieve the business goal of self-sustainable, through increasing the opportunities for commercialisation - creating the revenue to sustain this important building, archive and museum service.
The new development will offer more prestigious, significant and diverse exhibitions which will attract more visitors to Copeland, helping to further boost the local economy.”
The expansion of the Beacon Museum in Whitehaven begins today.
The £1.4 million project is expected to expand the museum's display space, and see the building of a new conference centre.
In 2012 the museum was threatened with closure - until nuclear company Sellafield Ltd took joint ownership of it with Copeland Borough Council.
Bill Bailey has been tweeting about the "fancy" new automatic doors at Penrith Station.
The comedian is a regular visitor to Cumbria, and earlier this year his dog was rescued by Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team.
Local actors and dancers are being encouraged to audition for a part in Cinderella - this year's Christmas pantomime in Carlisle.
Producers are looking for a local performer to play the role of Dandini – Prince Charming’s best friend and valet – as well as children aged eight and over, dancers aged 16 plus, male performers and professional dancers.
The auditions take place at The Sands Centre on Sunday and Monday.