Broadband speed and reliability remain a problem in many areas of the region but there are hopes the £1billion for faster broadband announced in the chancellor's autumn statement may make a difference.
However, there are hundreds of rural businesses that rely more and more on the internet to grow and maintain their operation, and who don't believe that today's announcement will help them:
An old sea tale suggests the German U-boat was attacked by a "strange beast" with "teeth that could be seen glistening in the moonlight".Read the full story ›
One in four people have signed up to use super fast broadband in the Scottish Borders so far.
Around 70% of the region now has access to the service which provides much higher speeds, allowing people to stream videos and download large files.
Friday last week saw the launch of the latest super fast broadband cabinet in Jedburgh but residents and businesses wishing to use the service need to contact their supplier.
Work to secure power supplies to one of Cumbria's most remote locations will start today.
Electricity North West is installing a new cable under Wastwater to continue powering the nearby village of Wasdale Head.
We're pulling together a list of some of the best places in the region to catch Pokémon. Get in touch with your suggestions.Read the full story ›
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is urging Pokémon Go players to take care when they use the app in the countryside.
They're also asking them to make sure they don't trespass on private property.
The group represents thousands of farmers, landowners and businesses in the north of England, and they've issued the following top tips:
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times
- Stick to designated public rights of way as marked on the map or sign posts
- Keep dogs on a lead around farm animals and horses but let the lead go if they give chase
- Leave gates and property as you find them
- Follow the Countryside Code
Across Cumbria and the south of Scotland people are visiting parks and local landmarks... to catch rare Pokémon. But what is the game?Read the full story ›
A Carlisle church has been unusually busy - all because of the Pokemon Go craze.
People have been gathering at Christ the King in Harraby, which in the Pokemon world is classed as a 'gym'.
The aim of the game is for players to meet up and take part in virtual battles with their Pokemon characters.
Michael Docherty, Parish Priest of Christ the King, says players are welcome to pop into the church.
We'd welcome any players. The church is open morning through to evening. They can pop in, light a candle you know refresh themselves after fighting in the gym... whatever that means.
On Sunday, families are being asked to spend the day from start to finish without any technology. It's part of National Unplugging Day after warnings that digital distractions are harming children's health and social skills. Kate Walby reports.
Families are being asked to switch off their computers, ipads and smartphones and take part in National Unplugging Day.
Parents and children are being asked to spend Sunday without any technology.
"It's the interactions that we often miss. I go home and my son is on his phone. I ask 'how's your day at school' and get 'urgh'.
"It's to encourage that dialogue which can be missed in society so I am looking forward to it