Carlisle will host it's first flat race fixture of the year this afternoon, along with a family fun day.
This year's theme is a Princess and Pirate Party, with activities like a treasure hunt and sandcastle competition on offer for the children.
Gates open at 11.30am and the first race begins at 1.30pm. The final race of the day is at 4.55pm.
"What a fantastic way to start our new Flat season, by hosting a family fun day on bank holiday.
"It's been eight months since we last hosted a Flat meeting and it's great to return with a double-bill of top class racing action and fun for the kids."
More than 150 entrepreneurs, businesses and individuals have been meeting as part of the Carlisle Ambassadors project.
They're working to come up with new ideas to improve life for people in the Border city and beyond.
Katie Hunter reports
Schoolchildren from Cumbria have been put through their paces at Carlisle Cricket Club, where they've been taking part in a quick cricket festival.
A total of 19 schools took part, with around 200 pupils at the event.
Organisers hope the tournament will inspire more young people to get involved in the sport, which saw a drop in the overall number of players last year:
Two hundred of Carlisle's most high profile businesses and individuals are meeting to discuss projects that could help to make the city a better place to live and work.
The Carlisle Ambassadors group has been set up in response to calls for more to be done to promote the city.
Parkhouse Road in Kingstown, Carlisle, has been closed after an HGV shed its load.
Access to Kingstown Retail Park is still available via Kingstown Broadway.
Motorists are asked to avoid the area and seek alternative routes. The road is expected to be closed for some time.
Police were called at 10.23am today (19 May) following the incident.
Keep up to date with traffic issues at www.cumbria.police.uk/traffic.
Two men have been arrested, after drugs worth around £90,000 were seized in Carlisle.
James Blacklock, 29, of Warwick Square, Carlisle, has been charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis.
He was remanded in police custody and was due to appear at Carlisle Magistrates Court this morning.
A 22-year-old woman from Carlisle was also arrested in connection with the incident, and released on bail until June 24 2015.
The drugs were seized at Junction 42 of the M6, on Thursday, May 14.
The seventeen-year-old was taken to the outskirts of Carlisle, and beaten with rocks and bricks. His attackers have now been jailed.Read the full story ›
Tonight is the official opening of Carlisle's new arts centre.
The Old Fire Station cost around one million pounds to renovate, and has already played host to a gig organised by Carlisle Music City.
The opening will be followed by events like a gig on Saturday, and a children's comedy club on Sunday.
John Stevenson, the MP for Carlisle, is pushing for the city to be included in the 'Super Connected Cities' programme.
He's writing to John Whittingdale, the new Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, to ask for Carlisle to be accepted onto the programme.
It would make it easier for small and medium businesses to apply for government funding for broadband.
Over the past five years in Government, the areas surrounding Carlisle have benefitted greatly from the rural broadband initiative that the Government has been encouraging.
Carlisle is home to many SMEs and I do not want them to be disadvantaged. We have to ensure that there are ‘good’ broadband connections in our City, especially connecting to our Industrial Sites such as Kingstown and Rosehill.
I have written to the Minister with the support of local businesses asking if he would consider including Carlisle in the Super Connected Cities programme. We have a good case to make and the outcomes could be quite significant."
Poor connectivity has often been cited as a problem for businesses throughout Cumbria.
John Stevenson has said he is"very concerned for the children that are looked after" by Cumbria County Council.
The MP for Carlisle was commenting in response to today's news that child services in the region have been rated as inadequate for the third time in four years by Ofsted, who monitor the Children Services Department.
He says he has requested a meeting with the head of Children’s Services, John McIlwraith, and Chief Executive of Cumbria County Council, Diane Wood, to discuss this issue with them.
These are the lives of children who for whatever reason have not been given the best start.
"As a Country we have to ensure that these children are given the best care possible.
"Unfortunately Cumbria County Council appear to be unable to look after these children to an acceptable standard. "Questions need to be asked, these failings must be dealt with and significant improvements have to be made.’