I's an unlikely setting for a recording studio - the hills above west Cumbria. But this month, Music Farm near Egremont is celebrating 25 years in the business.
Simon Cowell is just one famous name to have walked through the doors. Kate Walby has been finding out the secret to its long success.
As art exhibitions go this is one of the more unusual in Cumbria.
Almost two thousand knitted animals and plants are lurking in the woods at Talkin Tarn near Brampton. The point? To encourage more people to take up knitting. Katie Hunter has been to take a look.
Auditions for the new series of the X Factor were held in a shopping centre in Carlisle today. Dozens of hopefuls took the chance to impress talent spotters from the music industry, as Kate Walby reports.
Cumbrians who dream of a music career will be given the chance to impress the industry's talent spotters today.
The X factor pod will be at The Lanes Shopping Centre in Carlisle from 10.30am and anyone who wants to audition simply has to just turn up.
Any acts who impress the talent team will be in with a chance of auditioning in front of The X factor judges this summer.
Some famous faces have been at the seaside in West Cumbria. Celebrity chef Jean-Christophe Novelli and hairstylist Nicky Clarke were among the big names supporting the Western Lakes Home and Garden show. The event , which was staged on Whitehaven's harbour front, enjoyed perfect weather.
Two thousand five hundred people are taking part in Gelt Gladiator near Brampton tomorrow.
Hannah McNulty went to take a look at the course:
Tonight is the official opening of Carlisle's new arts centre.
The Old Fire Station cost around one million pounds to renovate, and has already played host to a gig organised by Carlisle Music City.
The opening will be followed by events like a gig on Saturday, and a children's comedy club on Sunday.
There's a treat in store for people heading to the 13th annual Spring Fling.
The open studio event across Dumfries and Galloway attracts art lovers from all over the south of Scotland and beyond.
And this year, it's targeted at food lovers as well, as Hannah McNulty found out:
A music studio in West Cumbria, which has welcomed the likes of Simon Cowell, is celebrating 25 years in the business.
Artists come from around the world to record at Music Farm in Egremont.
The musician behind it all says he can't believe it's success.
The £1,000,000 Old Fire Station held its first ever gig, as part of Carlisle Music City.Read the full story ›