A lady from Windermere hopes her books about her dog Henry will encourage Cumbrian children to read and teach them how to look after a dog.
Roads near Windermere will be busy this weekend as thousands of people attend the Great North Swim.
Olympic medal winner, Tim Ballie, has been teaching children from South Cumbria to kayak on Windermere.
Swimmers and pet owners have been warned after traces of blue-green algae were spotted in Windermere.
Toxins from the algae can kill wild animals, livestock and pets. Lake District National Park Authority say the algae can cause rashes on humans after skin contact and illness if swallowed.
The lake plays host to the Great North Swim which begins on Friday.
The owners of a Lakeland hotel gutted by fire are searching for the anonymous person who helped ensure it wasn't burned to the ground.
A farm worker used his quad bike to get firefighters hoses to a nearby beck.
The man has so far not been traced but the owners of the Queen's Head hotel at Troutbeck are keen to find him to pass on their thanks.
Around 50 customers and staff escaped when a major fire broke out a the Queen's Head Hotel at Troutbeck near Windermere. The historic building, which is hundreds of years old, was partially destroyed. Hannah McNulty reports
The A592 near to the Queens Head Hotel, Troutbeck, Windermere has reopened following a major fire at the building. Temporary traffic lights are in place in the area.
The 17th century coaching Inn is owned by Robinson Brewers. The Managing Director of the Pubs Division, William Robinson, spoke to ITV Border reporter Hannah McNulty. He says the company needs to assess the damage and hopes to reopen as soon as possible:
Around fifty staff and customers escaped unhurt from a hotel in the Lake District after a major fire started at the back of the building.
Parts of the The Queen's Head Hotel at Troutbeck have been completely destroyed after it was engulfed by flames last night.
People who were due to stay at the venue have been found alternative accommodation.
Parts of an historic hotel near Windermere have been 'totally destroyed' by a major fire.
The blaze started last night at the Queen's Head Hotel, Troutbeck.
Cumbria Fire Service has started investigating the cause of the fire but it is not thought to be suspicious at this stage.
– Sean Hevey, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.
Our early investigations are leading us towards some sort of electrical problem which started at the rear of the building but the investigator will find that out for us.
Inside it's totally destroyed by fire at the rear of the hotel but the bar area has water damage but no fire damage.
An historic hotel in the Lake District has been badly damaged after a major fire swept through the property last night.
Fire crews were called to the Queen's Head Hotel in Troutbeck, near Windermere, which was engulfed with flames.
The blaze has destroyed the roof in some places, and the back of the building is badly damaged.
Firefighters are still at the scene as investigations get underway.
Due to the serious fire at the Queens Head Hotel near Windermere, the A592 is currently closed between Town Head and Troutbeck junctions.
Diversions are being put in place on the A66 for anything over 3.5 tonnes (HGV’s and coaches).
Motorists travelling from the southern end can use the A591 to Kendal and then the A6 or M6 North. Lighter vehicles are able to use The Struggle but are advised to use extreme care due to the possible high volume of traffic that may be using it.