A recent study puts Carlisle high street as the sixth healthiest in the country.
And schemes like the Carlisle Ambassadors programme, in which a new network of cycle paths is being planned, are looking to make it even better.
Ryan Dollard went to see what people in the city centre think.
70 places throughout Britain were assessed according to the type of businesses that were found there.Read the full story ›
Ambitious plans for a major retail development in the heart of Carlisle are poised to get the go-ahead.
The bid will culminate on Friday when councillors debate the proposals to build a large store and a multi-storey car park on an existing 216-space car park in Lowther Street.
Carlisle City Council is bringing in what it says are the cheapest ever saver permits.Read the full story ›
Eden entertains more than 4 million visitors a year, spending more than £250m in the local economy.
That sounds like a lot, until you compare it to the figures for nearby South Lakeland where it gets 15 million tourists spending over a billion pounds.
Well now Eden Tourism is getting ready for English Tourism week this month - starting with learning how to run the perfect B&B.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
A Cumbrian engineering firm has been fined £12,000 after one of its workers suffered severe injuries when he was struck by a metal frame weighing nearly two tonnes.
The 21-year-old from Carlisle sustained multiple cuts and fractures to his left foot and leg. He has been unable to return to work since the incident, which happened at the factory in Kirkbride near Wigton in February last year.
Tweddle Fabrications Ltd, which trades as Tweddle Engineering, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after an investigation found the partially-constructed trailer chassis had swung out of control while being lifted by two forklift trucks.
As well as the fine, the company was ordered to pay £501 in prosecution costs after it pleaded guilty to a breach of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.
Traders in Carlisle are claiming that fly tipping and pot holes on private land at Willow Holme are affecting their businesses.
Kate Walby reports.
Traders on an industrial estate in Carlisle fear fly tipping and pot holes are affecting their businesses.
Over the past few months, mattresses, sofas, and dirty nappies have been dumped on private land at Willow Holme.
The area is owned by Able UK, which says it's working with tenants to clear up the problem, but Ian Winter who sells caravans on the site says it's putting customers off visiting.
The future of Rose Castle is uncertain as the property is due to be made available to buy on the open market.
Kate Walby reports.
Rose Castle is to be put on the open market after the Rose Castle Foundation's offer has been deemed unviable.Read the full story ›