The annual festival brings around £1 million to the local economy. This year money is also being raised to help communities in Nepal.Read the full story ›
A colourful festival featuring Nepalese food and traditional dancing has been taking place in Carlisle.
Hosted by the city's female members of the Nepalese Association, the event celebrated the annual Teej Festival which sees women dress in red.
"This festival actually helps us to preserve our culture even though we are thousands of miles from Nepal. It's for our young ones so they can learn what the festival is and what we do back home."
An expedition leader who was on Mount Everest when the earthquake struck Nepal in April is taking on an extreme challenge to try to raise money for some of the victims' families.
Three Nepalese members of Tim Mosedale's team were killed when the earthquake triggered an avalanche at the mountain's base camp.
Tim Backshall reports.
A Cumbrian climber who was leading an expedition on Everest when the earthquakes hit Nepal in April is training to complete 3 extreme sports challenges in the Lake District back to back to raise money for the rebuilding of the country.
Tim Mosedale is training for 50 days to attempt to swim Derwent Water and back, cycle the Fred Whitton route then run the Bob Graham Round in 48 hours, an extreme triathlon.
The swim is 4.5Km each way, the cycle is a grueling 112 miles over 6 Lakeland passes and the run is a 66-mile ultra marathon taking in 42 peaks and 27,000ft ascent and descent.
A former University of Cumbria student who won top prize at the Katmandu International Mountain Film Festival for her documentary about a Nepalese boy living in the UK is now selling her film to raise money for victims of the Nepal earthquakes.
Laxcha Bantawa has so far raised £2,000 and hopes to fund 25 shelters for people made homeless by the earthquakes earlier this year.
A Cumbrian mountaineer who was caught in an avalanche on Mount Everest says he intends to go back next year.
Tim Mosedale escaped from the mountain uninjured, but three of his team died in the disaster.
Matthew Taylor reports:
Experienced Cumbrian mountaineer Tim Mosedale had a lucky escape after surviving the Nepal earthquake.
He's now returned home to his family in Keswick, but he's already made plans to return to Mount Everest:
The Nepalese community in Carlisle has been gathering to raise funds to help family and friends back home.
The death toll following the earthquake in Nepal has now reached almost 8,500.
Ryan Dollard reports.
Experienced Cumbrian mountaineer Tim Mosedale has returned home from Nepal following the earthquake that killed thousands of people.
He managed to escape unharmed, however three of his close friends were killed in the disaster.
Air accident investigators from the UK are heading to Nepal to investigate the plane crash which killed seven Britons yesterday.
45-year-old Darren Kelly from the village of Isle of Whithorn in southern Galloway died alongside his brother Vincent Kelly in the crash.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said today it was sending two staff to Kathmandu to assist local authorities probing the disaster, which killed all 19 people on the aircraft shortly after take-off from the capital city's airport.
The British group, who arrived in Nepal on Wednesday, were due to begin trekking in the Himalayas yesterday.
Five Chinese people, three Nepalese passengers and four crew members were also killed, with reports suggesting the accident was caused by a bird strike.