United Utilities will carry out the improvements, which will include a new 6.5km sewer and upgrading of local wastewater treatment worksRead the full story ›
As summer draws to a close mountain rescue teams in the Lake District are warning people to be aware of the added dangers of walking in the hills in the autumn and winter.
Each year people are caught out as the amount of daylight reduces and the weather worsens:
We always try and get the message out - remember your torch, remember it gets dark an hour earlier, so that will happen again, but also you know with Freshers' Week we'll have a lot of students coming up, enjoying the outdoors which is great.
A precariously-placed boulder, which has been resting towards the top of a Lake District mountain for years, has crumbled from its perch.Read the full story ›
50 boats are in action every day on Lake Bassenthwaite as part of the annual sailing week.
It is a tradition which dates back to the 1950s, and Kate Walby has spent the day there:
Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team was called this morning (Monday August 1) to a woman who had slipped whilst descending from Haystacks towards Scarth Gap and injured her ankle.
The team attended along with the Great North Air Ambulance.
The 49-year-old casualty from Teesside was treated at the scene by team members and air ambulance doctors and carried to the helicopter.
She was flown to the Cumberland Infirmary for further treatment.
Two of the region's national parks - the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales - have been extended to protect the countryside and boost rural tourism.
The parks will now almost meet with the Lake District ending one side of the M6 through Tebay.
The original boundaries were decided before motorways were built.
The Lake District has inspired presidents, pop stars and poets to get hitched over the years. Here's five spots where Cupid might strike.Read the full story ›
After former President Bill Clinton name-checked Ennerdale during a speech, we asked some of the locals what they thought about the mention.
One cheeky chef at The Fox and Hounds pub took the opportunity to invite him back for a pint:
There's always a pint for them at the Fox and Hounds!
Bill Clinton proposed to Hillary in the Lake District... and was rejected.
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Bill Clinton, former President of the United States, has spoken of his first marriage proposal to Hillary Clinton... in the Lake District.Read the full story ›