The television presenter and former ITV Border reporter Richard Madeley is in our region promoting his latest novel.
Richard Madeley's first television job was on Lookaround nearly 40 years ago, before he became a household name presenting This Morning.
He has based his new work of fiction, 'The Night Book', on his time living in Cumbria during the heatwave of 1976:
I just remember this experience as a young Londoner, an Essex Eastend boy, of falling in love with the Lakes. Just falling in love with the Lake District. I'd never been here before the weather was so incredible it was like being in the Italian Lakes. Windermere was like Como. I remember the Carlisle evening news headline Windermere warmer than the Med. The Lakes heated up in a superheated summer. It was almost a magical time for me.
The tales of Beatrix Potter have been told at firesides and bedsides for over a hundred years, and now they're being sung on stage.Read the full story ›
Fans have been full of praise for rock legend Rod Stewart after his performance at Brunton Park in Carlisle on Tuesday evening.
Thousands of people turned out to watch him perform his classic hits like "Maggie May" and "Do you think i'm sexy?".
"What a performance. He's my lifelong hero and i'm still buzzing. I couldn't sleep for singing the songs over and over in my head.
"To top it off i managed to get my hands on a signed football. Sir Rod Stewart- a true entertainer."
He's a rock legend who's been at the top of his game for half a century and Rod Stewart is bringing his latest stadium tour to Carlisle.Read the full story ›
Organisers of the Summer Solstice festival say they're prepared for a weekend of music, performance and artwork.
The three-day event takes place at Crawick Multiverse near Sanquhar from June 24th to June 26th.
Some of the entertainment taking place includes a procession featuring a dozen riders a pipe band and dancers, a cosmic treasure hunt and the unveiling of Charles Jenck’s new mosaic entitled Solar Flare/Earth Shield.
“We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to an extraordinary fusion of art, science and entertainment. To bring together artists, world renowned scientists, superb performers and so many members of the local community is quite wonderful – and will be a huge amount of fun.”
A surprise gig by The Stone Roses takes place at the Sands Centre in Carlisle this evening.
Tickets for the event went on sale last Saturday, just hours after the concert had been announced online.
Fans had to head to the venue to buy them in person over the weekend, and bring along an item of band memorabilia to be eligible.
The message that the Stone Roses were to play a Carlisle gig went out at 10:30am on Saturday... and within hours tickets had sold out.Read the full story ›
Car enthusiasts were at Thirlestane Castle in the Scottish Borders today for the 44th Borders Vintage Automobile Club car rally.
An estimated seventy thousand people travelled to the grounds for the 10th year at the site.
Hundreds of amateur and professional kiters are expected to attend Birdoswald Roman Fort this weekend for the Carlisle Kite Festival.
Husband and wife Peter and Sarah Bindon are on hand to teach the festival goers how to fly kites.
There is also a chance for you to design your own kite and then take it up to the skies in the surrounds of the Roman Fort.
The festival is on until Monday.
Scottish rugby star Stuart Hogg had a round of golf at Wentworth yesterday... and was snapped next to One Direction's Niall Horan.Read the full story ›