Kirkby Stephen has a new leader for its mountain rescue team.
Adrian Cottrell had been the team's deputy leader for the last six years and now takes overall charge after being elected unopposed and is 'looking forward to the challenge'.
Following repeated flooding in parts of the region, a mountain rescue team has had its vehicles adjusted to be able to drive through deep water. The Galloway team has been involved in helping people during a number of floods in South West Scotland.
Kirkstone Pass re-opened.
Several cars and an ambulance were trapped at Kirkstone pass in The Lake District after snow fell.
The ambulance was recovered this morning but a number of cars are still waiting recovery.
Police are advising motorists not to attempt to drive though the pass at the moment.
The A5087 between Rampside and Newbiggin is closed due to high sea levels and debris being washed onto road.
Three people were hurt in a collision on the pass yesterday
Langdale and Ambleside and Patterdale mountain rescue teams assisted the North West Ambulance Service at the scene after an ambulance sent to the crash became stuck in snow.
Kirkstone Pass currently remains closed. Hardknott and Wrynose Passes should also be considered closed due to dangerous road conditions.
British Cycling has teamed up with mountain rescuers, the RAF and air ambulance to simulate what would happen in the event of a serious biking accident in the Lake District. Organiser, Neil Atkinson of British Cycling, said:
"This is all about putting skills to use in real life situations. We are training the cycle leaders of the future and days like this are invaluable in helping them deal with emergencies. We're working with the Mountain Rescue and Air Ambulance today to make this as realistic as possible"
Rescuers in the Lake District have been learning how to deal with a serious mountain biking accident.
A major exercise has been taking place near Ambleside, involving British Cycling, mountain rescue teams and an RAF search and rescue helicopter.
The man in his fifties suffered severe head and suspected chest injuries in the incident which occurred just after midnight.
Eleven members of Coniston Mountain Rescue Team worked with Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and paramedics to treat the man at the scene. He has been transferred to Furness General Hospital.