Cockermouth is stepping up its attempts to attract tourists after its high street fully reopened to traffic for the first time in seven months.
Shopkeepers reported a 50% drop in trade after traffic restrictions on Cockermouth's Main Street were put in place in March.
A community group in Cockermouth is making a film to mark how far the town has come since the floods five years ago.
Filmakers want to be thankful for the community spirit it's brought.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
A community group in Cockermouth is making a film to chronicle how the town has recovered from the floods five years' ago.
Sophia Atcha moved to the town 18 months ago and wanted to tell the story of how the community has pulled together to help each other.
'Five Years On: How Far We've Come' will be screened at the Kirkgate Centre on 19th November, exactly five years on.
The region's biggest food festival starts tonight.
The Taste Cumbria Food Festival attracts around 30,000 people to Cockermouth where more than 100 local producers and top chefs will showcase their work.
A Cockermouth soldier shot several times by the Taliban in Afghanistan is back in training after scooping five swimming medals at the Invictus Games for wounded servicemen and women.
26-year-old Luke Reeson only began swimming competitively 12 weeks ago but picked up a gold, two silvers and two bronzes despite having a shattered leg that he may still have to have amputated. Kim Inglis has been to see him action.
A former soldier from Cockermouth, who was shot four times by the Taliban whilst in Afghanistan, has won five swimming medals in the Invictus games for injured servicemen and women.
The 26-year-old, Luke Reeson, only began swimming competitively 12 weeks ago.
He tells us more:
26 year old soldier, Luke Reeson, from Cockermouth is inspiring young swimmers at his local club.
Luke was shot repeatedly by the Taliban on a tour of Afghanistan in 2012. His left leg was shattered and is pinned with metal rods.
Just three months ago, Luke took up competitive swimming for the first time and earlier this months scooped five medals - a gold, two silvers and two bronzes - in the Invictus Games for injured servicemen and women.
He's back to training at the pool in Cockermouth but still faces an agonising decision. His left leg isn't healing properly and isn't likely to which means he may have to make the decision to have it amputated.
Despite this, Luke says he is one of the lucky ones as he knows so many people who have had more than one limb amputated. He says even if it has to happen, the only thing that will change is his swimming style.
A Cockermouth soldier is back in training after scooping five swimming medals in the Invictus Games for injured service men and women.
Luke Reeson was shot in Afghanistan and may still have to have a leg amputated. He's only been swimming competitively for three months.
Tens of thousands of people are preparing to pound the streets of Newcastle this weekend for the Great North Run.
The race attracts people from across the country and several charities in Cumbria and the Borders benefit from the money raised. Katie Hunter's been to Embleton, near Cockermouth to meet one couple taking part:
Plans have been drawn up for a £2 million regeneration of a popular arts venue in Cockermouth.
The Kirkgate centre will receive more than £800,000 from the Arts Council towards the project with the rest of the money being raised locally.
Ryan Dollard reports on a venue at the heart of it's community.