Two projects to help cancer patients return to everyday life are being launched in Dumfries and Galloway.
The Move More and Regaining Wellbeing initiatives aim to improve the support offered to people who are living with cancer.
They will reduce isolation and help people regain their independence and wellbeing.
An FOI request by Tim Farron MP, shows that waiting times for some ambulance services has doubled over the last five years.Read the full story ›
Carlisle DJ, Robbie Dee, is to become an ambassador to the mental health charity, Carlisle Eden Mind.
The pantomime star recently had seven weeks off work due to depression and anxiety.
He believes becoming an ambassador to the charity was an easy decision:
Patients who suffer with leaky heart valves can take part in a trial which could revolutionise surgery to correct the problem.Read the full story ›
Protestors are taking part in a Carlisle rally, objecting to Cumbria County Council's plans to close a string of care homes.
The council is proposing to close seven care homes in Carlisle and Copeland, replacing them with two new £6million homes.
A petition with the names of protestors will be handed to the council today, urging them to reconsider the proposals.
People with an illness are asked to refrain from visiting friends and family, following a norovirus outbreak at the Cumberland Infirmary.Read the full story ›
An Ennerdale woman has been honoured for her 14 years of voluntary work to support and improve maternity services in Cumbria.Read the full story ›
The number of people in Cumbria getting social care to help them live independently has fallen by 35% in the past five years.
That's according to national charity, Leonard Cheshire Disability, who say 7,000 fewer people in the county receive support than in 2011.
A Scottish Borders support group for parents with autistic children is hoping to achieve charity status and raise awareness of the condition in the region.
Our reporter, Evanna Holland, has spoken with one member of the group about what challenges she faces raising her son, and how better training could make a huge difference to their lives:
An optometrist from Peebles is taking on a unique challenge to see what it's like for people who've lost their sight.
Linda Quinn is spending the day wearing specialist glasses which simulate varying degrees of sight loss.
Linda will be documenting her experience throughout the day as she takes on every day tasks like shopping, walking and spending time with her family.
She's raising money for 'talking' books, which is a free service run by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). They distribute over one million books every year to blind and partially sighted adults and children.
"It is fantastic to be involved in Peebles Community RNIB Talking Book. Peebles is one of the strongest communities I have known and I am proud to be part of it.
"There are so many wonderful charities and fundraising efforts in Peebles but, being an optometrist, it is my job to look after people's ocular health and to achieve the very best vision for them.
"This project will give me a chance to experience the practical impacts of sight loss.
"Whilst this can never replicate the emotional side of losing one's sight, it will place me in scenarios which will allow me to understand everyday challenges that children and adults face on a day to day basis. I hope it could also allow me to help someone that either already lives with this or is perhaps facing it in their future."