6:42 pm, Thu 18 Apr 2013
Full Report: New lease of life for historic Workington hall
One of West Cumbria's best known historic buildings could be getting a new lease of life.
Workington Hall was the last place of refuge for Mary Queen of Scots before her imprisonment and execution, and now locals are now moving ahead with plans to see the building restored.
Find the whole story out from Jonny Blair below.
5:22 pm, Fri 22 Mar 2013 Reiver raiders return
Full Report: Reiver raiders return
Nearly 500 years ago, towns in the Borders were run by ruthless men who would steal cattle and plunder their neighbours to gain wealth and status.
It was a bloodthirsty but colourful time in the region's history, and this weekend, Hawick will remember the Border Reivers through song and drama.
You can watch the full report from Jenny Longden below.
5:20 pm, Fri 22 Mar 2013 Reiver raiders return
A torchlight procession due to be held tomorrow evening has been cancelled due to wintry weather.
A walk to Roberton has also been cancelled on Sunday.
Other events for the festival, which runs from Friday evening until Sunday, will go ahead as planned.
5:19 pm, Fri 22 Mar 2013 Reiver raiders return
Children perform at the Hawick Reiver Festival
Credit: ITV News
A festival celebrating and remembering the men that once fought for Border towns takes place this weekend.
The Hawick Reiver Festival is a programme of performances, demonstrations and re-enactments to give local people and visitors a flavour of what the town would have been like nearly 500 years ago.
Among the activities planned, there will be a fancy dress parade, jousting, a medieval market and singing from local schools.
A full programme of events is available here:
4:19 pm, Mon 18 Feb 2013 Medieval Village may lie beneath Selkirk
Medieval spindle whorl found at ancient site
Spindle whorl found near Philiphaugh in Selkirk which is believed to date from the medieval period
Credit: Southern Uplands Partnership
A spindle whorl, believed to be medieval, has been found at Philihaugh in Selkirk.
Workers from Scottish Water unearthed what could be remains of an ancient medieval village whilst carrying out water works.
Archaeologists are now working to discover how large the site is and how far the remains date back.
9:52 am, Mon 18 Feb 2013 Medieval Village may lie beneath Selkirk
Medieval buildings cover a 'sizeable area' say archaeologists
The remains of a medieval village are thought to have been discovered on the outskirts of Selkirk in the Scottish Borders.
Scottish Water was laying a new water main at Philiphaugh when workers made the discovery.
Archaeologists say that a number of stone buildings have been found across a sizeable area, suggesting that there may have been an entire settlement.
"We knew there had been something there, we just didn't know where it was.
"Now we have the village, and it is quite an extensive village.
"We have got a really extensive area of maybe half a kilometre where we have had buildings right along the road running to the salmon viewing centre."
– Chris Bowles, Scottish Borders Council
Scottish Borders Council say that the ancient remains will now be taken away for closer examination.
Carbon dating will be used to try to give a more precise timeframe for when the settlement was inhabited.
6:09 am, Mon 18 Feb 2013 Medieval Village may lie beneath Selkirk
Archaeologists hail 'exciting discovery'
Scottish Water was carrying out the works at Philiphaugh on the outskirts of Selkirk whilst laying new pipes between Howden and Yarrowford.
A Scottish Borders Council's archaeologist said:
"It is an exciting discovery. It is not every day that medieval villages are found - most of them are known, this one was completely unknown."
– Chris Bowles, Scottish Borders Council
11:05 am, Mon 26 Nov 2012 History brought to life
Lannercost pupils host Tudor banquet
Lanercost pupils hosted a Tudor banquet at Naworth Castle near Brampton to complement the learning they have been doing this term. Staff and pupils dressed in period costume to bring history to life.
Kim Ingles reports:
9:49 am, Fri 23 Nov 2012 History brought to life
History lesson brought to life
Credit: ITV Border
A primary school in Cumbria is bringing their history lesson alive today. Lanercost pupils are hosting a Tudor banquet at Naworth Castle near Brampton to complement the learning they have been doing this term.
Staff and children will be dressed in period costume for the event in the Castle's banqueting Hall. Friends of Lanercost are providing the food.