Rail enthusiasts are preparing to remember the forty years since the British Rail line from Alston to Haltwhistle closed.
South Tynedale Railway now runs the three and a half mile line and received a multi-million pound grant in 2014 to extend the track.
The market town of Alston has been awarded £1.7million from the Heritage Lottery Fund to attract extra visitors and boost the local economy. Hannah McNulty reports.
People in Alston want the area's secondary school and two primary schools to be merged, according to a consultation.
Earlier this year Cumbria County Council carried out an informal consultation to consider the future of Samuel King’s, Nenthead and Alston schools.
It got almost 350 responses, and 59.4 percent favoured the creation of one 'all-through' school, where
That was because the number of pupils at the schools has fallen, and current arrangements are not sustainable.
A working group will now be established to research the proposals.
The Romans arrived in Alston today (Saturday 30th August) for an educational festival.
The initiative, which was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, aimed to educate people about what life was like in Roman Britain in the year 201 AD.
The displays included battle reenactments, period cookery demonstrations and a military hospital.
Alston is being transformed back to 200 AD to teach people about Roman life.
People can watch period cookery demonstrations, battle re-enactments and get a glimpse of battlefield war wounds in a Roman hospital.
Pottery workshops and craft stalls will also be held in St Augustine's Church.
A 19-year-old horse-rider in Alston has received serious head and pelvic injuries after being thrown off a horse.
She was stabilised and taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by the Great North Air Ambulance.
A group of youngsters have struck gold on the Northumberland/Cumbria border, and found a northern link with one of Britain's most celebrated prehistoric burials.
An early Bronze Age grave was found in 2002 in Stonehenge - it contained flint arrowheads, metal tools and two gold hair tresses.
Now, a dig at Kirkhaugh near Alston has unearthed similar finds. They're thought to be more than four thousand years old.
Keith Akehurst reports:
Four schoolboys from Alston, Cumbria, have found an ancient gold hair tress.
The discovery was made when the youngsters, all from Alston Primary School, had taken part in a community dig at Randalholme Farm in Northumberland. They had been inspired by an archaeology project at school.
The 4,300-year old hair tress is the partner gold ornament to a one found during a previous dig at the site in 1935 led by Herbert Maryon which was found by one of the four boys - Luca's - great-grandfather.
They told ITV about their discovery:
A group of school boys from Cumbria have unearthed a 4,000-year-old gold ornament during a dig in Northumberland.
The Alston Primary School pupils were taking part in an excavation at Kirkhaugh when they came across the hair tress hidden in a burial mound.