The family who run Carlisle curry house The Viceroy have been speaking about the future ambitions of their restaurant after it scooped the top prize at last night's British Curry Awards.
A Cumbrian curry house has won a top award at the so-called Curry Oscars.
The Viceroy in Carlisle was named the Best Restaurant in the North West at the British Curry Awards.
Prime Minister David Cameron attended the event in London, which is an annual celebration of the best cuisine in the industry.
Students and teachers at a primary school in West Cumbria have collectively introduced a school ban on bananas.
One of the pupils is allergic to them - so Westfield Primary School in Workington is a banana-free zone.
Samantha Parker reports.
Westfield Primary School pupil Chloe Crouch is allergic to bananas, an allergy that has meant that the school made the decision to ban bringing the food onto campus.
She was born with the condition that also affects her father Lee.
"When Chloe was born we did wonder if she would have the same condition as me. I also have a pretty bad reaction to bananas so we never gave them to here.
"We discovered she did have the allergy when she went to a friends house and accidentally had a banana milkshake.
"She can go into anaphylactic shock and needs urgent medical attention.
"I think the school have been fantastic and so understanding. We didn't ask them to ban to bananas but that's what they decided to do and I support it.
– Lee Crouch
"We know Chloe is safe at school and that is very reassuring for us. Should she come into contact with bananas during school time all safe are trained to stop the symptoms and administer the Epi Pen if needed.
"It is a weight off my mind knowing they know what to do."
Karen Rennie on Facebook:
"Would you ask if it was necessary if it was a nut allergy? Of course it is! Who cares if it's a banana allergy or a nut allergy, the school has to take precautions to make sure the child isn't exposed to them while in their care and the best way to do that is ban them."
A primary school in West Cumbria has banned bananas because a pupil has a severe allergy to the fruit.
Bananas and anything that could contain traces of it is not allowed past the gates of Westfield Primary School in Workington.
If the youngster comes into contact with bananas she suffers a severe allergic reaction that requires urgent medical attention.
A man from Galloway man has had so much success showing people what they can and cannot eat in nature that he has given up his day job to do it full time.
Mark Williams now runs Galloway Wild Foods, taking people out and about in woods around the area.
"It's free food, what could be better?
"But it's free food that's in season and organic, that you've picked yourself, no big company is making the decision for you, you're making the decision for you about what you eat, when you eat it, how you eat it, and you know exactly what's gone into it as long as you pick mindfully ... so it's really lovely and it just adds another dimension to a walk.
– Mark Williams
"Get out in the wilds, there's free stuff, delicious stuff, interesting stuff, beautiful stuff, it's around us all the time and it's just a question of tuning into it."
The third Taste Cumbria Food Festival has been called a huge success as 20 thousand people arrived in Cockermouth over the weekend.
The two-day long event brought in hundreds of thousands of pounds to the local economy.
It was set up in the wake of the devastating floods of 2009.
Marie Whitehead, organiser of Taste Cumbria Food Festival