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National parks extended to boost tourism

The Lake District National Park has been extended. Credit: PA

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.

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Ennerdale pub invites Bill Clinton for a pint

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!

– Alyson Swatman, Head Chef

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Pippa Middleton gets engaged in Lake District

Pippa Middleton with her fiance James Matthews Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Image

Pippa Middleton is reportedly engaged after her boyfriend popped the question on a trip to Cumbria.

The Duchess of Cambridge's sister is believed to have said yes to financier James Matthew's proposal while the couple were on a weekend visit to the Lake District.

Pippa was propelled to global fame when she was bridesmaid at the wedding of Kate and Prince William in 2011.

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