Outdoor enthusiasts hedged their bets this weekend at the Lake District's Annual Hedge Laying Competition.Read the full story ›
David Cameron arrived in Grasmere this morning to announce the government's £3million funding package.
Our reporter, Tim Backshall, asked the Prime Minister if this was enough:
David Cameron visited Grasmere Primary School and Allan Bank to respond to worries from school children and local business owners.Read the full story ›
The £3m relief package is 'only part of what the government is doing to help Cumbria'.Read the full story ›
Cumbria County Council says David Cameron's £3million funding package is nowhere near enough to get Cumbria back on its feet.
With an estimated £500m of damage to our infrastructure, including £20m in the Lake District National Park alone, today’s funding announcement is totally inadequate.
“The government describes Cumbria and the Lake District National Park as a jewel in the crown of the British countryside, and it is.
That is why we are urgently seeking a face to face meeting with Ministers to secure the amount of money that we need to fund Cumbria’s full recovery. It is now 8 weeks since the floods hit Cumbria and this has to be, and should be government’s, top priority.”
Prime Minister David Cameron announced a £3million funding package to help repair the Lake District following December's floods.Read the full story ›
It includes money to repair infrastructure in the Lake District, and cash for a new marketing campaign to boost tourism.Read the full story ›
A Trip Advisor reviewer has criticised Skiddaw for being a long walk and having no toilets on the summit.Read the full story ›
For many the fresh powder that has coated much of Cumbria and Southern Scotland has been a source of fun but for the areas Mountain Rescue Teams it has meant a weekend of rescues.
They are urging people to respect the dangers posed by walking in the Lake District fells.
"I think everybody likes to think they are more experienced than they actually are. And we should all operate within our limitations.
"One of the main things that can help everybody, resuce services in particular, is to tell somebody where you're going.
"The paths-once they've been trodden on by a few sets of boots become ice and that's when people have a slip and suddenly a minor slip becomes a broken ankle.
"And then you're sitting in the snow waiting for us...we'll try our best to get to you as soon as we can but you're still looking at perhaps sitting on the snow for an hour and a half until the rescue team turns up."
Peter Rabbit is to feature on the next 50p coins to be created by the Royal Mint.
It celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Lake District writer and illustrator's birth.
The new coins are designed to give a snapshot of Britian over the last 1000 years.