The Rt Rev’d James Newcome says if major changes aren't made, the strain on NHS services will become "intolerable".Read the full story ›
Carlisle Cathedral has hosted an event to celebrate the contribution of migrants to UK.
The Cathedral is one of a number of venues across the country to sign up to the 'One Day Without Us' national day of action.
People were invited to tie multi-coloured ribbons to the main gates.
Organisers were keen to point out the positive role migrants play in all walks of life.
26 percent of NHS doctors are technically migrants.
So this day is all about saying if all the migrants were actually to say we've had enough and are going back, as some people want us to do, the whole health service would collapse.
A sod-cutting ceremony has taken place for the new Dumfries Baptist Church on Gillbrae Road.
A crowd turned out to see the first cut in the soil for the £4.5 million complex which is expected to be completed by Easter next year.
The Church congregation have raised three-quarters of the total amount required to pay for the project.
Building is expected to get underway next week.
It's been fantastic to see the response of the Church family, to see the way people have given sacrificially to this project.
Hundreds have marched through Peebles as part of celebrations marking the 300th birthday of Peebles Masonic Lodge
The Masonic lodge in Peebles is celebrating it's 300th birthday.
Opened in 1716, the local Borders chapter will celebrating with a series of events, including the parade down the high street on Saturday. Members from lodges from across Scotland are attending.
Very proud indeed. It's quite an achievement for any organisation in any town to survive for 300 years.
An historic Grade 1-listed building, which was home to the Bishops of Carlisle for 800 years, is to re-open as an international centre for peace and reconciliation.
Rose Castle near Dalston, which has been empty since 2009, has been bought by The Rose Castle Foundation, which is a charitable organisation.
LGBT groups have staged a protest outside a church in Dumfries, where a South African pastor accused of homophobia has been speaking.Read the full story ›
Carlisle Cathedral has been awarded £400,000 towards repair work on the nave of the building and the aisle roof.
The funding has been given as part of the First World War Centenary repairs fund.
The 140-year-old event is expected to bring 15,000 people to the town, providing a big boost for local businesses.Read the full story ›
Seven Cumbrian churches in need of urgent roof repairs are to benefit from a share of almost £23 million.
They include St Mungo's in Dearham.
The government grants have been awarded to 401 historic places of worship across the UK.
A Cumbrian vicar is set to raise thousands of pounds for charity, taking on her first London Marathon in memory of her dad.
The Rev’d Michelle Woodcock will run the gruelling 26.2 mile course next month to benefit the British Heart Foundation.
It comes 19 years after Michelle’s father, Geoff, died following a massive heart attack on her birthday.
“Even after all this time we still miss him every day, so I wanted to do something which was positive and in his memory.
“I have always loved running. It’s my way of relaxing and being able to have some thinking time and time with God. Believe me I’ve had plenty of opportunity for that during my training which is going really well.
"I’m well known for my pink high-heeled shoes but these days you are more likely to see me in a pair of trainers!”
Michelle says she has had huge support from her parishioners as well as the Two Valleys congregation which takes in Crosthwaite, Cartmel Fell, Winster and Withersland and where her husband Michael is Priest-in-Charge.
To date she has received sponsorship of more than £1,000 but has to collect a total of £2,000 in order to be eligible to run for the charity in the marathon.