St Benedict's in Whitehaven had a crash course on the EU referendum - a vote that will arguably affect our region's teenagers the most.Read the full story ›
Former Rural Affairs Secretary Owen Paterson has been trying to persuade Cumbrian farmers to vote to Leave the European Union.Read the full story ›
The former Secretary of State for Rural Affairs is visiting Cumbria today, urging farmers to vote to Leave the EU.
Owen Paterson will be at the Crooklands auction mart near Kendal to set out why he believes British agriculture would benefit from Brexit.
Many MPs have declared which side they are on in the debate over the UK's membership of the European Union. Find out more here.Read the full story ›
The EU referendum has been called by the Prime Minister. Here's what you need to know.Read the full story ›
David Cameron has announced that the EU referendum will take place on Thursday 23 June.
The new deal was agreed after days of talks and includes issues such as migrant welfare payments, sovereignty and free movement.Read the full story ›
In tonight's Around The House, we consider the latest chapter in the EU debate. What does the European Union mean for our region? Would we be better, or worse off, without it?
Helen Ford is joined by the Carlisle MP John Stevenson, Redcar's Ian Swales and North West Durham MP Pat Glass.
Catch the debate at 11:35pm tonight on ITV.
A debate about Britain leaving the European Union could have a negative affect on business in the Borders, according to the Chamber of Commerce.
Members say that simply considering a referendum could have a terrible impact on businesses which export goods to Europe.
Derek Cameron runs a business in the Borders, that exports goods to Europe and the rest of the world.
"I think the Europeans may well, quite rightly get fed up, take the huff and I don't see us being welcomed with open arms if we go into France or Germany."
Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce Director Andrew Collier said:
"The Borders is very much an area where businesses think globally and yes, they do very well in all parts of the world, but to be out of the EU would be a massive hinderence to them.
"It would be huge, and it is a step that is frankly almost beyond contemplation, and I think businesses in the Borders generally speaking will be very very angry about this, because they see that it is just a huge impediment to trading."