Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw is calling upon his team to 'do it for the fans' and clinch qualification for the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
The Scots face Samoa in their final match in Pool B at St James' Park in Newcastle on Saturday, knowing a win would guarantee their progression to the knockout stages.
Tens of thousands of Scots are expected to travel to Newcastle for the game, giving Laidlaw and his teammates a strong support base.
The Prime Minister David Cameron has said there will be an announcement in December on improvements to the A1 North of Newcastle - which could help improve transport links to the Borders.
A feasibility study on the dualing of the A1 through Northumberland was announced in June last year. In his Autumn statement Chancellor George Osborne is due to announce the outcome of that study.
Some improvements are expected - but the Department for Transport won't give any further detail at this stage on what that will involve.
Carlisle's Simon Lawson has won silver in the elite wheelchair race at the Great North Run for the second time in three years.
He finished just behind Spain's Jordi Madeira who won the race in a time of 43 minutes two seconds.
A Cumbrian vicar is putting his best foot forward in an effort to raise £1,500 for his daughter to go to Ethiopia on a charity mission next April.
Reverend Chris Casey will be one of the thousands of runners in the Great North Run next month.
Kim Inglis reports.
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Celebrations are being held for the 175th anniversary of the Newcastle to Carlisle railway line.
A special historical service will leave for Carlisle at 11.22am.
It is the oldest coast to coast passenger line in the UK and opened in 1838.
A decision is expected about the future of children's heart surgery at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital and Leeds General Infirmary.
The government has been reviewing an earlier decision to close the unit in Leeds and keep Newcastle open as a Centre for Excellence.
The hospital in Newcastle takes patients from across Cumbria and southern Scotland. Follow updates on this story here.
A Scottish grandmother says she is being forced to move to Newcastle to get the cancer drug she needs to extend her life.
Maureen Fleming says she can't afford to pay for Cetuximab which costs £3000 a month in Scotland but is free in England.
Her plight was raised at First Minister's Questions:
British Transport Police is increasing police patrols on some services travelling from Newcastle to Carlisle on a Saturday evening.
The extra patrols have been put in place on the 19.24 and 21.18 services following a increase in reports from passengers and staff of a number of people on-board both trains causing disruption and anti social behaviour.
BTP officers will be on hand at Newcastle station to see the trains arrive and oversee their departure. Officers will also travel on the trains to prevent disruption during the journey.
The 21.18 service has been designated as a dry train; alcohol will not be allowed on-board.