Farmers have lost thousands of pounds worth of crops and the cost is being passed on to consumers.
Teenagers in Silloth have successfully campaigned to have a BMX track built in the seaside town.
Caravan and campsite owners in Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway say bookings are down by 50%.
Hundreds of golfers are competing in the west Cumbria for the prestigious English Amateur Championship.
The event is being staged at Silloth Golf Club, with some playing at Seascale.
Hundreds of amateur golfers tee'd off at Silloth-on-Solway golf club for the second day of the English Amateur Championship.
Hundreds of amateur golfers tee'd off at Silloth-on-Solway golf club for the second day of the English Amateur Championship. In total 288 amateurs will play two matches in the hope of scoring enough points to place them in the top 64 which will secure them a place in Saturday's final.
To ensure all players have participated in two matches before the final some of the rounds are being played in Seascale but the final will be played in Silloth. There are 24 Cumbrians involved who are hoping to lift the trophy which has previously been won by Sir Nick Faldo and Paul Casey.
Seb Crookall-Nixon, 18, from Cockermouth is one of those hoping to use the home advantage to clinch the title. Seb was involved in a car accident earlier in the year. Following a break to recover the teenager's focus is on a professional golfing career.
– Seb Crookall-Nixon
'I had 10 weeks out after the car accident and in some ways I am very lucky to be here. Hopefully playing at Silloth will give me a home advantage of sorts but I am not complacent. I still have to play two competitive matches and hopefully will do enough to get to the final.'
Being awarded this event is a huge honour for the club and for Cumbria and it's hoped it will raise the profile of the county's courses. Previous winners of the competition include Sir Nick Faldo and Paul Casey. The opening two rounds will be split between Silloth's Links course, and Seascale
A Cumbrian care home is celebrating it's 150th birthday. The Silloth Nursing and residential Care Home opened its doors in 1862. In that time it has cared for convalescing patients from the Cumberland Infirmary who used to arrive by train.
The home also looked after wounded soldiers during World War 1 and offered care to woman from Gretna Munitions. A host of former staff have been invited to join the celebrations at the home which cares for elderly people and young disabled adults.
Video courtesy of the RNLI
Silloth RNLI volunteers rescued a 12 metre fishing vessel with two men onboard early on Thursday morning after they got into difficulties in the shallow waters of the Solway. The crew were paged at 2.30am to go to the help of the two fishermen.
The propellers of the 20 tonne Silloth-based trawler had been fouled by ropes, immobilising the vessel and leaving it drifting dangerously into shallow water. Force 4-5 winds and rough seas made conditions difficult and meant the trawler was at risk of running aground.
The RNLI crew managed to get a tow rope onto the trawler and towed the vessel to safety. Eddie Studholme, Silloth RNLI lifeboat operations manager, said the weather and sea conditions combined with the size of the fishing vessel meant this was a challenging rescue.
– Eddie Studholme, Silloth RNLI
"Both the crew and our Atlantic 85 lifeboat performed brilliantly. The crew were all called from their beds to take part in the rescue but we launched the lifeboat within 8 minutes of the pagers going off, they worked brilliantly as a team to ensure the trawler and two men on board were brought to safety. The trawler was much bigger and heavier than the lifeboat and the wind and sea conditions meant this was never going to be an easy job. But, with some difficult manoeuvres to tow the vessel back to port, the crew completed this rescue successfully"