Richard Madeley's takes on our one minute Q&A challenge.
Richard Madeley started his career in television at Border nearly 40 years ago, and today he's been back in Cumbria to promote his new career as a novelist.
His latest book is set in the Lake District in the hot summer of 1976.
ITV Border's Matthew Taylor went to meet him.
The television presenter and former ITV Border reporter Richard Madeley is in our region promoting his latest novel.
Richard Madeley's first television job was on Lookaround nearly 40 years ago, before he became a household name presenting This Morning.
He has based his new work of fiction, 'The Night Book', on his time living in Cumbria during the heatwave of 1976:
I just remember this experience as a young Londoner, an Essex Eastend boy, of falling in love with the Lakes. Just falling in love with the Lake District. I'd never been here before the weather was so incredible it was like being in the Italian Lakes. Windermere was like Como. I remember the Carlisle evening news headline Windermere warmer than the Med. The Lakes heated up in a superheated summer. It was almost a magical time for me.
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A man is critically ill in hospital after a crash on Kirkstone Pass in the Lake District.
The Great North Air Ambulance were called out at 5.30pm yesterday (Friday, June 17th) after a 29-year-old man from Newcastle fell from his bike.
He was put in an induced coma and flown to Preston where his condition was described as 'critical'.
Police believe a huge wildfire that burned through Mosedale Common last week was a case of arson, and are looking for four male youths.Read the full story ›
Magpies have swooped and taken two osprey chicks from their nest near Bassenthwaite, just days after the first chicks of the year hatched.Read the full story ›
A second osprey chick has been born in a nest being monitored by the Lake District Osprey Project.
The birth of the first one was captured on camera on Thursday morning.
The first osprey chick of 2016 has hatched at Bassenthwaite... and has been caught on camera by the Lake District Osprey Project.Read the full story ›
Floods Minister and local MP Rory Stewart says the re-opening of the A591 shows that Cumbria is very much "open for business".
The major Lake District route had been closed since the Storm Desmond floods on 5 December.
But the MP for Penrith and the Border says there's plenty more work to do, with a £10 million flood defence repair programme underway.
The work to open the A591 early shows how we are standing firmly behind communities hit by December's flooding with investment in infrastructure, new flood defences and promoting the region across the world. I am delighted Highways England has managed to do this at such high quality in very difficult circumstances.
We are showing the country, and the world, that Cumbria and the Lake District are back open for business.