Charity workers, educational pioneers and business leaders are among those recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours List. All are people who've made a huge difference to their communities. Recipients of awards, in our region, are:
Mrs Susan Aglionby, from Carlisle, Cumbria, for services to young people and the community.
Mr James Carr, from Cumbria, for services to conservation, education and the community.
Miss Lindsey Pownall, from Penrith, Cumbria, for services to business growth and productivity.
Maj Michael Bolderson, from Cumbria, for services in support of defence.
Mrs Jennifer Foote, from Penrith, Cumbria, for services to further education.
Mr Charles Godwin, from Cumbria, for services to charity.
Mrs Juanita Wilson, from Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway, for services to vulnerable children, adults and animals.
(BEM - British Empire Medallist)
Mrs Elizabeth Bannerman, from Hawick, Scottish Borders, for services to community healthcare.
Mr Leonard Bell from Langholm, Dumfries & Galloway, for services to music and the community.
Mrs Eileen Callander, from Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway, for services to education and the community.
Mrs Janet Gillespie, from Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, for charitable service.
Mrs Elizabeth Hay, from Carlisle, Cumbria, for services to the community.
Mr Adam Kelly, from Galashiels, Scottish Borders, for services to business and the community.
Mr Gordon Routledge from Longtown, Cumbria, for services to the community.
The Queen will praise the achievements of those who inspire others - from sporting stars to "unsung heroes" like volunteers and carers.Read the full story ›
Pippa Middleton is reportedly engaged after her boyfriend popped the question on a trip to Cumbria.
The Duchess of Cambridge's sister is believed to have said yes to financier James Matthew's proposal while the couple were on a weekend visit to the Lake District.
Pippa was propelled to global fame when she was bridesmaid at the wedding of Kate and Prince William in 2011.
His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent has visited the Bay Search and Rescue team in recognition of their work during the floods in December.Read the full story ›
The Duke of Kent has been visiting Cumbria's Bay Search and Rescue team to learn about their role during the flooding.
He's been hearing about their work from 1996 up to their efforts in the aftermath of Storm Desmond.
The celebrations for the Queen's 90th birthday are continuing in Carlisle.
Hundreds of people are at one party on Lismore Street.
Hundreds of people are taking part in a street party in Carlisle as part of the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations.
Her Majesty will be receiving numerous presents this year to mark her 90th birthday but perhaps none will be as unique as this one.
It's from artist Graham Short and is a portrait of the Queen on a tiny speck of gold within the eye of a needle. It's so small that it can only be viewed through a microscope. Before it's presented to Her Majesty in June, you can see it on display in Kelso at the Tony Huggins-Haig Gallery.
Thirlestane Castle in the Scottish Borders is reopening its doors.
Restoration work, which began in 2013 on the discovery of an outbreak of dry rot, is continuing but almost all of the public areas of the historic Borders castle are back to their best.
The castle near Lauder, which is still home to the Maitland family, will reopen on May 3rd.
Now hard to believe but this week Her Majesty turned 90 and throughout April, May and June a host of public events are planned to mark her special birthday.
Joining in the celebrations this weekend is a woman from Penrith. Eleanor Gardner is the same age as the Queen but until now, has never had a birthday party. Kate Walby went to meet her: