Cumbrian-born John Kent was the UK's first black policeman. He served in the Carlisle Police Force between 1837-1844.
We discovered more and spoke to two of his descendants, Ian and Euan Bulman, who still live and work near Carlisle as farmers.
Simisola Jolaoso reports:
Carlisle-born John Kent was Britain's first black policeman and two of his descendants live and work in Cumbria as farmers.Read the full story ›
A medal has been presented to a Borders lifeboat station to honour a rescue carried out by its crew 99 years ago.Read the full story ›
One of the oldest traditions in The Borders is underway - the Langholm Common Riding.Read the full story ›
Concerns that the demon drink was disrupting efforts to fight the First World War prompted radical action in the form of complete state control of pubs and brewers in the Carlisle area.
For the first time ever the subject has warranted its own display in the city's main museum. Matthew Taylor reports.
All this week we'll be looking at the stories of some of the soldiers from this region who took part in the Battle of the Somme.
It was fought along a 15-mile section of the western front in Northern France, close to the town of Albert. For his first report Tim Backshall has travelled to the battlefields to find out what happened to our local regiments.
Convoys of ships braved Arctic conditions and enemy fire to supply the Soviet Union with vital war materials.Read the full story ›
The Corn Mill at Warwick Bridge near Carlisle is one of Cumbria's historical buildings on Historic England's at risk list.
A project to restore it and create an artisan bakery received almost £1.3 million of the £2 million needed earlier this year. A church in the same village has also been added to the at risk register.
A collection of historic films from the Border region can now be viewed by anyone at any time, in what's being affectionately described as 'the easiest form of time travel.'
Everything from newsreels to family videos and public information films is being made available online as part of a major new project from the British Film Institute.
You can search for films from your area here.
A Cumbrian author is making history fun for younger children by writing a series of trail tales.
Lori Carnochan caught up with her on Hadrian's Wall, along with children from a nearby school.