A woman in Kendal is hoping to row around Great Britain, and it's all in the hope of bringing science, maths, and engineering alive for children.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
The pictures of the boat in this report are courtesy of Charlie Pitcher.
One of Kendal's only indoor play areas, Fun for Kids, is closing after 20 years of business.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
One of Kendal's only indoor play areas, Fun for Kids, is closing after 20 years amid financial concerns.
The owners, Andy and Nicola Kaye, say a long dry summer last year and changes to the age at which children can go to nursery have led to less business.
"Last year, from May to November it was massively, massively dry. It rained of an evening but most of the time through the day it was dry. This has an adverse effect on soft play centres - all across the country, not just us. And also the fact that the Government have lowered the age at which parents can send their children to nursery. Initially I didn't think this would affect us but it instantly had an effect on us."
The change he is referring to is that the government now offers 2-year olds from the lowest income families 15 hours of free nursery education a week as well as 3 and 4 year olds.
The aim is to bring down childcare costs and help parents get back to work but the Department for Education says it doesn't want to comment on this case.
Protestors against cuts to jobs and services have gathered outside Kendal's County Hall today.
Cumbria County Council is meeting there to vote on its budget for the next three years, which includes proposals to cut 1,800 jobs.
Central government funding for Cumbria is being reduced by £83,000,000 between now and 2018.
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Fiona McIlwraith meets the Dumfries woman who needs two vital organ transplants to survive and is urging people to talk to their families about becoming a donor.
Three friends from Kendal, and their beaten up old Nissan Micra, will be tackling the legendary Mongol Rally to raise money for The Multiple Sclerosis Society:
Other flooded areas have a "higher priority" than the flooded park in Kendal, according to Cumbria County Council.
The council has responded to residents' concerns about the park in Rinkfield by saying that the area is less of a risk than other areas.
The council, which is leading a flood group that is carrying out investigations into the park, is unsure of the source of the water.
"We're not quite sure about where the water is coming from but we are trying to do investigations with what we call the Making Space for Water Group and we've got a series of flooding hotspots to look at.
"We're fortunate as the next six years we are getting funding towards resolving these but there's 262 of them, some have got a higher priority where people are actually being flooded internally on a more regular basis.
"At Rinkfield there is a bund that's holding water away from the properties so there is less of a risk"
Residents in Kendal are concerned about the safety aspects of a flooded park that has now frozen.
Residents of Rinkfield housing estate in Kendal are calling on the authorities to prevent their park from flooding when it rains.
The problem has become a more serious safety concern as the pool of water is now frozen.
The council says that despite investigation, it can't find the source of the problem