Cumbrian leather specialist Lakeland has gone into administration, with the immediate closure of four stores across the UK and Ireland.
Forestry experts from all over the world have been in Cumbria to learn how to use woodland for profit and to cut flood risk.
A 10-year-old girl has vowed to walk the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in memory of her neighbour who died of cancer.
The Lakes Distillery, near Bassenthwaite, is expected to open in December. Paul Currie has invested £5 million pounds in the distillery that will create 30 jobs.
He says the conditions are just right for producing whisky:
"We are taking water from the Derwent which analysis has shown is outstanding for whisky production. It'll also be perfect for our whisky and our gin. I think we've got every chance of production something as good if not better than anything in Scotland the conditions here are perfect"
It's thought that Whisky has not been made in Cumbria for 200 years and the idea is that people will want to visit the distillery for a tour as it will be five years until the first Whisky is ready for drinking.
Paul Currie expects to produce one million bottles of Whisky a year. He says it will be the biggest distillery in England by some margin.
A fell runner from Keswick has vowed to become the first person to challenge the record for running all 214 Wainwright peaks, a challenge that has only been completed once before.
Steve Birkinshaw has been in training everyday, getting ready for the week-long challenge.
The record's currently held by local fell running legend Joss Naylor. He did it in seven days, one hour and 25 minutes. Steve's hoping to shave 11 hours off that time.
Joss has given his blessing to this attempt to topple the title he's held for 27 years.
The owner of Blencathra, the Lake Distict mountain which is up for sale, says he's confident it will be sold by the end of the year.
The Earl of Lonsdale says he's had a number of offers for the iconic piece of Cumbria landscape.
A number of local people are jointly trying to raise the £1.75 million to buy it. But he says he wants to get the highest price to be able to pay off a large death duties tax bill.
Steve Birkinshaw, from Keswick, is half way through his Wainwright record challenge. He's attempting to run 214 peaks in the Lake District in less than seven days and one hour, a record set by local runner Joss Naylor.
A fell runner from Keswick has vowed to become the first person to challenge the record for running all 214 Wainwright peaks.
The Lake District challenge has only been completed by famous local runner Joss Naylor.
Steve Birkinshaw is half way through the feat, which involves running 512km over 36,000 feet of ascent.
Cumbria's first whisky distillery in 200 years has taken a big step closer. Giant copper stills have been lowered into place at the Lakes Distillery near Bassenthwaite.
It's expected to created more than 30 jobs when it opens at the end of the year. The venture's been the dream of one man, Paul Currie, who's invested £5 million.
The Lakes Distillery is another step closer to opening as the stills and other equipment arrive.
The £5 million distillery, based at Bassenthwaite, has launched a new pre-opening visitor reception ahead of its official opening in early December.
It's the first to be built in the area for over 200 years and will produce whisky, gin and vodka.
The Lake District forests have been used as a classroom for woodland managers this week.
The experts came from all over the world to find out how their work can help prevent flooding.
ITV Border's South Lakes reporter, Fiona Marley Paterson, went too.