Hundreds of new homes will be built in the Lake District in the next decade, in a bid to avert what many think is a growing housing crisis.
Lake District jobs are safeguarded by £4m of Regional Growth Fund cash. It is expected to safeguard 400 jobs.
Six apprentices are now working within the Lake District National Park, the roles came about thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant
Mountain Rescue teams in the Lake District have issued a warning to walkers to make sure they make sure they're equipped for the fells and the weather. It follows several hypothermia cases in the past week. One group says people could die if they don't take the correct gear. Hannah McNulty reports
A walker who had no map and couldn't tell rescuers where he was, and several other cases of hypothermia, have led Mountain Rescue Teams in the Lake District to issue an urgent warning to walkers.
Temperatures on higher ground are unusually cold for May and fresh snow has fallen in the past few days.
One rescue group says despite summer approaching, they're worried people could die if they don't take the right equipment.
Watch the full report from Hannah McNulty below.
Thirty jobs are promised with the opening of a whisky and gin distillery in the Lake District.
It will be run from a converted farm, and will include a cafe and visitors centre.
Samantha Parker reports:
Thirty jobs will be created by a new whisky distillery opening near Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District.
By next year the distillery, bistro and visitor centre attraction will be fully open, with the aim to bring more tourists towards west Cumbria.
The distillery, which will produce a Lakes Malt by 2018, is based the site of a former Victorian farm at the Cockermouth end of the lake.
Work is about to begin on the first distillery to be built in the Lake District for 200 years.
The new £2.5 million distillery, based at Bassenthwaite, will produce both gin and whiskey and is expected to open in 2014.
A former clergyman from the Lake District has been sentenced to eight months in prison for indecently assaulting a 15-year-old boy.
The offences date back to when 70-year-old Andrew Folks was a priest in Langdale.
At Carlisle Crown Court today he pleaded guilty to one charge of indecent assault against the boy and another of attempting to.
He has also been put on the sex offenders' register for ten years.
A spokesperson for the Diocese of Carlisle today said that thoughts and prayers were with the victim and his family.
Police have named a woman who fell to her death in Great Langdale yesterday.
Elisabeth Huber, who was on holiday from Switzerland, was with a group when she fell.
Mountain rescue volunteers helped the rest of the group off the fell.
Hannah McNulty has this report:
Cumbria Police have confirmed that the woman who died after falling in Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale, is Elisabeth Huber from Heimberg in Switzerland.
The 68-year-old was on holiday in Cumbria and was part of a walking group when she fell around 100 metres at 1.50pm yesterday (16th April).
Members from Langdale Mountain Rescue Team attended the incident, but Ms Huber was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are not treating the death as suspicious at this time.
A woman has died after falling during a walk in the Great Langdale valley. The walker, who hasn't yet been named, fell from a path above Dungeon Ghyll on Tuesday afternoon. Volunteers from Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue team and Kendal went to her aid but she had died from her injuries.
Her body was recovered by the Mountain Rescue team who also helped the people she was walking with to safety.
A woman has died after falling from a path in the Lake District. Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team reported that they went to help the walker, who fell into Dungeon Ghyll.