The creative community in Peebles are celebrating after coming top in a competition to find Scotland's most creative places.
The latest poll suggests voters will base their decisions on whether they think Scotland's economy would be better or worse off.
The church where Cumbrian TV presenter Helen Skelton married her husband Richie Myler has been given a £70,000 grant towards repairs.
Unemployment in Scotland has fallen by 25,000 to 176,000, its lowest level in almost five years. Official statistics released this morning show the unemployment rate now stands at 6.4%, compared to 7.1% in the UK as a whole.
Cumbria University has become the first in the world to accept the digital currency, bitcoins, as payment for tuition fees.
They are offering the first course in alternative currencies and have decided the best way to learn about bitcoins is to use them.
Fiona Marley Paterson has been finding out what bitcoins are.
A petition with more than 40,000 signatures opposed to the proposed cuts to Cumbria's Fire Service has been handed in to Cumbria County Council.
The council have made proposals to cut fire engines from stations at Barrow, Penrith, Kendal, Whitehaven, Maryport, Dalton and Workington.
The plans would help to save £24m from the council's budget, but the Fire Brigades Union says the move would risk lives.
An ancient church that hosted Cumbria's wedding of the year has been awarded 70 thousand pounds to make urgent repairs. TV presenter Helen Skelton married rugby league star Ritchie Myler in St Michael's in Kirkby Thore near Penrith in December.
The wedding even made the pages of 'Hello' magazine. The church though has been falling into disrepair, but it's future now looks a little more secure, as Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
Developers are now submitting requests to build on 88 sites in South Cumbria earmarked to create 1000 new affordable homes and 1000 better-paid jobs in the area.
South Lakeland District Council is one of only a few councils in the country to find land for development, rather than waiting for developers to propose sites.
It's hoped it'll meet a housing and job crisis: there are around 3000 families waiting for a housing association home in South Lakeland and many more who can't find an affordable home.
The charity Shelter says fewer than 3% of properties in the area are affordable for families. Less than 1% of people in South Cumbria are unemployed but many are on the minimum wage and can't afford high Lake District prices.
Of the 88 sites, 20 will be for businesses, the rest for housing. Of those sites, 4.2% are brownfield while 95.8% are greenfield. Environmental groups feel that building on greenfield sites is wrong and will damage local habitats.
One of the 88 sites earmarked for development across South Lakeland.
This brownfield site near Scroggs Wood in Kendal is one of 20 potential business parks.
The Treasury has pledged to honour all UK Government debt up to the date of potential Scottish independence.
An independent Scottish Government would become responsible for a "fair and proportionate" share of current liabilities, according to a paper issued by the Treasury.
In the event of independence, a new contract would be needed between governments following extensive negotiations.
There would be no change to UK-issued gilts, or bonds.
– Treasury paper
"Instead, an independent Scotland would need to raise funds in order to reimburse the continuing UK for this share,"
British ministers have so far refused publicly to "pre-negotiate" terms of independence for Scotland.
Voters in Scotland will be asked whether the country should be independent in a referendum on 18 September.
Campaigners in Cockermouth fighting plans to introduce on-street parking charges will hand over a petition to the county council this morning.
More than 2,000 have signed it.