Almost half a million pounds from the Heritage Lottery Fund will protect the remains of the former copper mines in Coniston.Read the full story ›
Half of the county's fire stations don't have enough on-call fire fighters and are struggling to fill the vacanciesRead the full story ›
New on-call firefighters are needed in South Lakeland, despite a recent recruitment drive.
Crews in Kendal say there are still vacancies at the town's station and they're urging people to consider applying.
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Over 150 people have visited parts of Donald Campbell's Bluebird boat within hours of the display being open at Coniston's Ruskin Museum.Read the full story ›
Part of Donald Campbell's Bluebird K7 boat has been installed in the Ruskin Museum in Coniston.
The boat was torn apart when it flipped while Donald Campbell was trying to break the water speed record on Coniston in 1967. He died instantly and parts of the boat lay on the bed of Coniston Water until 2001, when they were raised.
Two of the original conserved and reconfigured spars and some of the fairlings have been maneuvered into position into the museum, along with two replicated sponsons. The original sponsons were in the floating wreckage that were lost after the crash.
Other parts of the craft are still being restored in a small North Shields workshop, with the help of volunteers.
Coniston Water has been alive with the sound of revving engines this week, as would-be world record breakers descend, to test their skills at high speed.
Whether it's on a power boat or a jet ski, thrill seekers have been reaching speeds of up to 100 miles per hour on a stretch of water made famous by the late Donald Campbell. Kate Walby has been taking in the action at the World Speed Records event.
A school boy is making waves at Coniston Power Boat Records Week by becoming the youngest competitor.
Jonathan Brewer is just 10 years of age and has been allowed the week off school especially to take part in the world famous event.
Daredevils are taking to the water later as part of Coniston Power Boat Records Week.
The annual event is the only time the speed limit of 10 mph is lifted to allow competitors to race across the lake.
A new ITV drama is being filmed in the Lake District. Safe House will air in the spring and tells the story of a troubled man who sets up a B&B in Coniston.
But it ends up being a safe house and secrets unfold. Fiona Marley Paterson has had a sneak preview onset.