In Penrith thoughts are already turning to Christmas! In the town's Tourist Information Centre you can not only do some Christmas shopping but also help to raise millions of pounds for charities. Kate Walby reports.
One of Cumbria's most dangerous stretches of road could be in line for safety improvements.
The Highways Agency is reviewing the A66 between Appleby-in-Westmorland and Brough, because there have been 31 accidents there in the past five years.
Between 2009 and 2013 11 people suffered serious injuries, and 31 were the victim of minor injuries.
Local people and drivers are invited to a public meeting at Brough Memorial Hall on Thursday 13 November.
They'll be able to put questions to the Highways Agency, and suggest improvements they think should be made.
“The section of the A66 between Appleby and Brough is a single carriageway with quite a few bends and hills.
“We’re encouraging as many people as possible for come and see us at Brough Memorial Hall on Thursday 13 November so we can find out about concerns and hear suggestions for improvements.
"We’ll then use the feedback we receive as part of our study into safety on the A66.”
An exhibition has opened at Rheged near Penrith, looking into how our attitudes and emotions towards World War One have changed over the last 100 years. 12 artists have produced work that's aimed at getting us to think about our own responses.
A national child protection summit will take place in Penrith today.
The event will see representatives from more than 160 schools and organisations discuss a range of issue relating to child abuse. The conference at Rheged is being organised by Safe Haven Consulting.
Police are appealing for information about a woman missing from Penrith. Officers have been searching for Grace Lightfoot, 87, since 3am on Saturday morning. She has medical problems and may appear disorientated. Mrs Lightfoot is described as 5ft 3 tall, stocky build with curly white hair. She was last seen wearing a pink nightie.
Riding a horse is quite a skill .. and even more so if you have a disability. So now a riding centre near Penrith has taken delivery of a mechanical steed to help people get used to horses before they tackle the real thing.
The equipment is the first in Eden and cost £50,000. Fiona Marley Paterson has more
Thousands of our native crayfish are being rescued from a stretch of river in Cumbria during improvement works.
£200,000 is being spent on a scheme to "unstraighten" a mile-long section of the River Lyvennet near Penrith. Eventually the new river will provide a much better habitat. But in the meantime, each one of the crayfish is being carried to their new home by hand.
Two teenagers have been praised by a farmer after saving his nine bulls from a burning barn.
Matthew Chisholm and Tyler Scarr, both 17, rushed into the barn at Plumpton near Penrith with little thought for their own safety.
The couple who run the farm have praised their remarkable bravery. Tim Backshall has been to meet them.
Two teenagers have described the night they saved nine bulls from a barn on fire near Penrith.
17-year-olds Matthew Chisholm and Tyler Scarr were driving past when they noticed the flames. They then went to alert the farmer and rescue the bulls trapped inside the barn.
The cause of the fire is believed to be an electrical fault.
Matthew Chisholm says he could 'hardly breathe' from the smoke:
Two teenagers have been thanked by a farmer for helping with a barn that had caught fire near Penrith.
17-year-old Tyler Scarr and his friend Matthew Chisholm were going to pick up some friends when they came across the barn. Initially they had thought fireworks had been set off, but soon realised the barn was on fire and cattle were trapped inside.
Tyler says that they didn't have time to think about the task at hand and instead just 'got on with the job' of alerting the farmer and rescuing the bulls: