The Lake District National Park has welcomed it's latest additions: a baby zebra and a baby meerkat.Read the full story ›
Although Spring is associated with newborn lambs, staff at the Lake District Wildlife Park have been busy with new arrivals to the zebra and meerkat family.
Richard Robinson, the Zoo Manager talks through the naming process of the new zebra:
A few years ago it was threatened with closure, now it's about to open its doors again after a £2 million, two year revamp.
Keswick Museum and Art Gallery is hoping to attract thousands of visitors every year.
Hannah McNulty has been to see what's new at one of the Lake Districts oldest museums.
Keswick Museum and Art Gallery is opening this weekend after it was closed for two years to undergo a £2 million revamp.
The museum is going to start charging visitors again, as it has done in the past. Adults will pay £3.75 for entry and under 5s will be free. It must be self-sufficient by 2016.
"We're projecting about about 15,000 visitors, paying visitors. In the past when it was free we could get more but we have to earn our living now, we won't be subsidised so every penny counts"
Keswick Museum and Art Gallery is re-opening this week after a £2 million revamp.
It's been closed for nearly two years for the work to be carried out. There's a new entrance, extension and new and renovated displays.
The museum was originally opened in 1898 and the art gallery was added in 1905. The new refurbishment has up dated and enhanced facilities.
More than £1.75 million of funding has been awarded by The Heritage Lottery Fund.
Allerdale Borough Council, Cumbria Fells and Dales Local Action Group, and many other local organisations also pledged money towards the funding for the project.
Thousands of people will be descending on Keswick over the next four days for the town's Mountain Festival. They're coming to see famous speakers, live bands and to watch or take part in mountain sports.
This year, due to popular demand, there are more triathlon events than ever before. The sport is fast becoming one of the most popular in the Lakes.
Fiona Marley Paterson went to meet one family who love getting involved:
There's so much to choose from, it's a good idea to plan ahead. Here's a list of what's going on at this year's Keswick Mountain Festival.Read the full story ›
Organisers of Keswick's Mountain Festival are gearing up for their biggest festival yet. It's 4 days of music, camping and sports.Read the full story ›
A serious crash involving "multiple casualties" has taken place on a main road through the Lake District.
The Great North Air Ambulance has three helicopters at the scene, to take injured people to hospital.
They report that children are among the casualties, although details are unclear at present.
The crash happened on the A66 at Threlkeld, near Keswick at approximately 1030am.
The road was exceptionally busy due to Bank Holiday traffic.
More details to follow.
Police are issuing fresh warnings for horse riders after a horse died after it became stuck in mud.
The recent wet weather has left routes used by riders extremely wet and muddy. These conditions can be dangerous to both riders and their animals.
Police were called to Castlerigg in Keswick at 8:30pm on 7 March when they were told there was a horse stuck in mud.
A vet sedated the animal and firefighters managed to free the horse but the it had to be put down for medical reasons.
“This type of tragic incident can be avoided by such things as sticking to dry paths and walkways, checking routes on foot first, don’t go into flooded, wet, or muddy areas or take unnecessary risks. If in doubt take an alternative route or return the way you came. You never know how deep the mud may be.
“If you are unable to avoid the route ensure the horse walks, avoid trotting or cantering.
“If your horse does become stuck in mud, dismount and let go of the reigns, but only if it is safe to do so. Most horses can free themselves from boggy situations."
If anyone sees a horse stuck in mud please call the RSPCA emergency line on 0300 1234999.