A report's been published by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch into the death of a mother and daughter on a boat on Windermere
A man who survived a 40 feet fall from a mountain in Cumbria is to embark on a 200 mile challenge to thank his rescuers
Changes to the rules which control safety and activity on Windermere have been approved by the Government.
A Holocaust surviver who spent his teenage years in Cumbria has returned almost 70 years after he first arrived.
83-year old Ben Helfgott, who lost most of his family during the second world war, has been visiting the Lake District Holocaust Project in Windermere.
Katie Hunter reports:
A holocaust survivor has returned to Cumbria to talk about his experiences of his time in the county during World War Two.
Ben Helfgott was one of 300 Jewish children who came from Eastern Europe to the Carlisle in 1945.
On August 14th 1945 they were taken to the Lake District and became known as the Windermere boys.
Almost 70 years later, Mr Helfgott has returned to Windermere to visit an exhibition at the Lake District Holocaust Project.
"It is always a great pleasure to come here because the first time I came here, I felt a free person and an opportunity to learn and be together with other survivors who went through the same as what I did and so it's always something I will never forget."
South Lakeland District Council is finalising its plan for who will run its leisure centres for the next 10 years.
It is hoped that getting a new private company to run Kendal, Ulverston and Windermere leisure centres will save council tax payers money.
A survivor of the holocaust is returning to Cumbria to talk about his experiences.
Ben Helfgott is one of 300 Jewish children who came from Eastern Europe to the Lake District in 1945.
He will be speaking to invited guests at the Lake District Holocaust Project in Windermere Library.
A free event to educate people living around Windermere about protecting the lake is being held at Fallbarrow Park.
Organisers will be explaining the problem of high phosphate levels in the water and highlighting simple things people can do to help improve the situation.
The event is free and runs from 10am to 1pm.
A music video urging people to help improve water quality may not sound like a sure fire hit, but it is already making waves on the internet.
The three minute film promotes care for the environment around Windermere in the Lake District.
Hannah McNulty reports:
The Windermere song is part of £1.7 million project called Windermere Reflections, which aims at highlighting environmental issues affecting the Windermere catchment area.
Verses in the song give practical advice like this:
"When you walk on the hills take care where you step, eroded paths make an awful mess.
"The sediment flows into the lake, meaning little fishes no babies can make."
There are 19 projects running over three years and split into four themes- practical conservation, choices for a greener future, celebrating landscape and heritage, and learning opportunities.
For more information on the projects and how you can get involved, click here.
Watch the Windermere-based music video encouraging people to take care when visiting the Lake District:
A music video made in Windermere is encouraging people to take care when visiting the Lake District.
The three-minute film has proved popular online and is now being shown in local cinemas.
The video features a 'Lady Windermere' character, who represents the lake, and gives advice on how to look after the Lake District and help improve water quality.
The Heritage Lottery funded the project, which was written by local practitioner Amy Boud and animator David Brown.
– Liz Davey, Programme Manager
"This is a really entertaining short film with a very catchy song which we hope will capture the public's imagination.
"It manages to put across our key messages about how we call all do our bit to look after our local area to protect the quality of water in Windermere and its catchment area."
A potentially toxic blue-green algae has been found in the water at Windermere following routine checks by the Environment Agency.
The Agency says the algae can cause illness in humans and can sometimes prove fatal to animals.
Andy Burn reports: