The re-opening of a flood-damaged Lake District road has made a "phenomenal difference" to businesses, local communities have told ITV Border.
Becky Heaton Cooper, who runs the Heaton Cooper Studio and art gallery in Grasmere, says her business was hit hard by the five month closure of the A591.
But she says the re-opening of the road has given her business an immediate boost.
There has been a phenomenal difference. It's like someone has turned a light back on.
People in Grasmere are aiming to open an exhibition, to show the impact of Storm Desmond and the closure of the A591 on the village.Read the full story ›
The A591 had been closed since large parts of it were destroyed by Storm Desmond in December. It re-opened today, three weeks early.Read the full story ›
One of the Lake District's top tourist attractions has been awarded nearly £5million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Wordsworth Trust is getting the cash to expand and overhaul the Wordsworth Museum in Grasmere.
Construction crews still face a massive task to reopen the A591, closed between Grasmere and Keswick.
The road collapsed during Storm Desmond, with over 40,000 tonnes of rubble littering a 4 mile stretch of road.
Our reporter, Paul Crone, went to see what progress has been made since the storm:
Visitors are not coming to the Lakes and business owners say they could lose up to £100 million if the A591 is not opened until May.Read the full story ›
A new footpath and shuttle-bus to get pupils to school on a flood-hit Lake District road opened this morning.Read the full story ›
The Environment Secretary has pledged the government will support county council efforts to get the A591 between Grasmere and Keswick reopened as soon as possible.
Thousands of tonnes of debris were removed from the road by the army earlier this week but it remains closed.
This is the scene on the A591 at Dunmail Raise, near Grasmere. The main Lake District route links Grasmere and Kendal but will remain closed following the collapse of the road.
The Border region was given severe flood warnings that over 1000 homes could flood, but rain caused only minor disruptions.Read the full story ›