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
The Duchess of Cambridge will be in the Lake District next week.
She is due to visit the Great Tower Scout Camp as a volunteer in the Scout Association. She will be joined by other adult volunteers and will train to work with Beaver and Cub Scouts.
During her visit, she will use her training to help look after a group of 24 Cub Scouts from Cumbria and Manchester.
The Cub Scouts will be taking part in a pack holiday event, which will involve tree-climbing, outdoor cooking and fire-lighting under the guidance of Kate and other volunteers.
The Duchess, who is five months pregnant, will travel to the 250-acre Scout activity centre set close to Lake Windermere in the Lake District National Park next Friday, 22nd March.
A man has been rescued after falling 100 metres from Helvellyn, the Lake District's third highest mountain.
The 27-year-old, from Cheshire, fell towards Red Tarn and suffered injuries including a dislocated shoulder and fractured ankle.
He was treated at the scene and put on a stretcher before being lowered down the snow slope to a waiting Air Ambulance.
The man was rescued by Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team, who attended three incidents yesterday, 23rd February.
The other rescues involved a father and son who had fallen while descending an icy path.
Both were treated for leg injuries and were airlifted from the scene by a Navy Sea King helicopter.
The other rescue involved a 47-year-old walker who was also airlifted to hospital after falling on icy slopes.
Claire Waller and her family were at Eyemouth Harbour on holiday when they saw Katie-Lou and her friend swept out to see by a wave.
They administered CPR at the scene.
– Claire Waller
"We just wanted to try and get her out of the water as quickly as possible. At that point she was still conscious, so we were shouting and throwing things in to to get her to grab them.
"It is very poignant to be receiving this award today. As parents, we would have done the same for ours, we would have done the same for anyone."
Vicki Robinson, is representing Jane Tomlinson's Run for All charity.
"People know Jane best for her big, extreme endurance events but she was also a passionate family woman and a devoted mother of three.
"We wanted to put on an event all the family could be part of to continue her legacy and that's what this is all about"
Many charities will be represented during the festival including Macmillan Cancer Support, Fix the Fells, RSPCA, RSPB, Yorkshire Cancer Research, Parkinson's UK, the Great North Air Ambulance, Shine and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.
Children's favourite Peter Rabbit has been urging youngsters to sign up for the Lake district event at the official launch at The World of Beatrix Potter in Bowness-on-Windermere.
Family favourite Peter Rabbit is helping to launch this year's Jane Tomlinson's lake district walking festival.
The charity event will take place on 8th September and will see around 1,000 people take part in various courses ranging in distances from five to 22 miles.
Jane Tomlinson came to national attention when, despite being diagnosed with an incurable cancer, she took part in a number of endurance challenges to raise money for charity, including marathons, an Ironman Triathlon and a 4,200 mile bike ride across America.
When she died in 2007 aged 43, she had raised £1.85 million for charity.
– Tristan Batley-Kyle, Event organiser
"There is a route to suit all abilities and everyone can enjoy the stunning scenery of this wonderful national park.
"Last year's event was a great success and we're sure this year's will be even bigger and better as we know lots and lots of people have been telling their friends and families what a fantastic time they had."
– Mandy Drake, Head of Fundraising, Great North Air Ambulance Service
"We are proud to be associated with this event, which is taking place just a short flight from the base of our Pride of Cumbria aircraft near Penrith.
"We hope as many of our supporters as possible take part in the walk, which promises to be a great opportunity to explore this beautiful area while raising money to support the local air ambulance."
Video credit: Wasdale Mountain Rescue
A woman has had to be rescued from Scafell Pike in the Lake District after falling and sustaining a head injury.
The 45-year-old was walking on the Corridor Route when she slipped on some ice. It's believed she fell more than 20ft.
Members of Wasdale Mountain Rescue team attended, and she was airlifted to the West Cumberland Hospital via a Royal Navy Seaking. Rescuers said her injuries are not life threatening.
This week the Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team are celebrating their 60th anniversary and looking back on countless lives saved and after six decades of public service.
Ryan Dollard has this report:
Jim Coyle and John Dempster have both been part of Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team for more than fifty years:
Mike Park from the Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team has been celebrating the 60th anniversary of the rescue service along with his colleagues.
He told ITV Border why the service is so important to the town: