The Scottish and English border councils have both agreed to join forces in the hope of boosting business and tourism in the area.
Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Northumberland and Cumbria and Carlisle City Councils will meet to build new alliances to improve existing business, tourism and transport links.
A mother gave birth to twins just hours apart,one in England and one in Scotland. Donna Keenan gave birth to Dylan in Wooler, Northumberland. And then his sister Hannah arrived at Borders General Hospital near Melrose less than 2 hours later.
More than 100 volunteers are taking to woodland across the North of England to count red squirrels. The "Red Army" will cover 270 areas across Cumbria, Northumberland, Durham, and North Yorkshire. Red squirrels are under threat from a lethal virus carried by greys.
John Lancaster says the response from the people in Penrith and the village of Culgaith has been immense.
Reports are suggesting that Stuart Lancaster, the Cumbrian who was temporarily given the role of head coach of England's rugby union team following Martin Johnsons resignation, will be handed the role permanently this afternoon.
An announcement is expected just after 12.