More than 1,200 people in South Lakeland have applied for £5,000 grants to protect their properties from future flooding.
South Lakeland District Council says 66 per cent of those eligible had submitted applications by last week's deadline for the flood resilience grants.
In South Lakeland, a total of 2,358 properties were flooded in December 2015.
Of those, it was estimated around 1,900 were eligible for the grant scheme announced by the government.
South Lakeland has voted to Remain in the European Union. 52.82% Remain, 47.11% Leave.
The return of the Tour of Britain to South Lakeland will boost businesses in the area, according to one of the local MPs.
Tim Farron, MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale and leader of the Liberal Democrats, has welcomed news that Stage Two of the Tour will pass from Carlisle down to Kendal:
The Tour also passed through South Lakeland in September 2013, when it brought an estimated £4.1 million into the local economy, and some 15,000 supporters to the streets of Kendal.
A National Lottery jackpot winner of nearly £3 million has finally come forward.
The anonymous buyer purchased the ticket in South Lakeland two months ago.
The UK’s first official Laureate for Storytelling, Taffy Thomas, has entertained visitors in Windermere on board a historic steamer.
They were treated to some spooky tales from the places in South Lakeland they passed while sailing around Windermere.
Members of the public are being asked to comment on proposed plans for new housing in south Lakeland.
The council aim to protect green spaces from development at various locations, in accordance with the south Lakeland Core strategy.
The public have until 1pm on 6th May to submit their comments on the documents.