Children in Casterton near Kirkby Lonsdale have had a special visit from a character in one their favourite books.Read the full story ›
The bike was hired to Damian Lewis by Dan Richards of Lake District Cycling.
He has launched a new scheme to provide cycle hire from Penrith and Oxenholme stations in association with Virgin Trains. The cycle store at Oxenholme station was funded by Go Lakes, the tourism organisation which promotes the Lake District.
Damian Lewis and his friends were Dan's first customers.
"I was blown over because he was so lovely. He is a nice, decent, normal guy. It's reassuring that these people are nice in real life."
Dan also revealed that he tried to stop Damian Lewis paying for the bike, saying the publicity would be payment enough, but he and his friends insisted on giving him the money.
The 'Homeland' and 'Wolf Hall' actor, Damian Lewis, has been in the Lake District for the weekend enjoying a mountain-biking and running holiday.
Local people were amazed to see the actor arriving at Penrith railway station on Saturday, where he collected the mountain bike he was hiring. He was holidaying with four others, believed to be friends from school.
The group cycled to Glenridding on Ullswater before running up and down England's third highest mountain, Helvellyn, in wintry conditions.
They stayed overnight in a small Penrith pub before heading home on Sunday morning.
Rock band Squeeze, Scottish singer Lulu and punk poet John Cooper Clarke have joined this year's Wickerman lineup.
They join the recently announced Tom Odell, The Waterboys and Example & DJ Wire.
The festival takes place on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 July.
Sir Tom Jones will perform in Carlisle as part of his 2015 European and US tour. He'll play Bitts Park on July 31.Read the full story ›
Cumbrian author and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg was in Carlisle this morning for a tour of the city's new arts venue.
The Old Fire Station Arts Centre in Warwick Street is currently undergoing a £1million revamp that will see the creation of workshop and exhibition space as well as an auditorium for live music, comedy and theatre.
"This is a wonderful new venue for Carlisle and the wider area and it's a fantastic addition to the city.
"Arts venues are massively important and it's great to see today the way it's all coming together."
The Old Fire Station Arts centre was Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service's main base in the city until two new community fire stations opened in Raffles and Eastern Way in 2012.
Carlisle City Council took over the station and turned it into an arts venue. The revamp began in October and is due to be completed in May.
Belinda Carlisle is one of five headline acts announced for this year's Ultimate Ladies' Night at Carlisle Racecourse.Read the full story ›
Children from a Dumfries Primary school are visiting what will soon become Scotland's National Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling.
Moat Brae house secured a grant of £300,000 earlier this week to finish its redevelopment.
The building, which inspired JM Barrie to write Peter Pan, is hosting today's event to celebrate world book day.
Our reporter Fiona Mcilwraith went along to tour:
The Sound of Music is to become the longest running musical at the Sands Centre.
The features classic songs like Do-Re-Mi, Climb Every Mountain, and The Sound of Music.
This year's the 50th anniversary of the film, and it'll be on in Carlisle until the 14th March.
Dumfries and Galloway could be the setting for a new film, about the flight of Bonnie Prince Charlie after the last battle on British soil.Read the full story ›