Three years after some of the worst flooding the region has ever seen, ITV Border explores the causes and what the future could hold
Robert Heaton, 41, was last seen on Friday. Today, November 19, divers from Cheshire joined the search
A former Cannon of Carlisle has been sentenced at Carlisle Crown court for sex offences dating back 20 years.
Anne Wyatt, he wife of author and first Lake District National Park Ranger John Wyatt, has left the entire contents of her house and her car to the Oxfam store in Ambleside.
Chris Lane, Oxfam Shop Ambleside Manager told us how it happened:
Anne Wyatt, who lived near Hawkshead, has left the entire contents of her house and her car to Oxfam in Ambleside.
She was the wife of author and first Lake District National Park Ranger John Wyatt, who died in 2006.
It includes a collection of dolls houses and over 180 bears.
The £4.5 million investment in Galloway Forest Park from the Scottish Forestry Commission has been said to show 'commitment' to boosting green tourism within our region.
The money has been invested into upgrading and building three new visitor centres within the park.
The new Kirroughtree visitor centre is due to open for the first time on Saturday.
The new tourism developments have been welcomed by Paul Wheelhouse, Environment & Climate Change Minister:
– Paul Wheelhouse, Environment & Climate Change Minister
“Galloway Forest Park was established back in 1947 and is famed for its wilderness, rugged landscapes, nature and outdoor recreation. This multi-million pound investment in forest tourism marks a significant commitment to help support and grow green tourism in the region.”
The Met Office has upgraded their weather warning for tomorrow's high winds to amber.
Gusts are expected to reach 80mph across our region, with some parts of Scotland getting winds of 90mph.
Winds will begin to ease during the afternoon, with the strongest gales hitting eastern coastal areas in the evening.
The Met Office has also warned of the potential for significant coastal flooding along parts of southeast Scotland and northwest England.
This may include flooding affecting parts of coastal communities and travel disruption along coastal routes.
The public should be prepared for the potential for significant disruption.
The Met Office are keeping the warning under close review and updated as necessary.
Safety on the A7 was the overriding focus of a meeting at Falahill earlier this week between local MP Michael Moore and key organisations in the construction of the Borders railway.
Mr Moore convened the meeting at one of the busiest construction points and was joined by the Director of Environment and Infrastructure at Scottish Borders Council, the Network Rail Project Director, the Head of the Construction team at Contractor BAM and the local police inspector for the area.
– Michael Moore, MP for Berwickshire
“I have been contacted by numerous people about the state of the A7. This meeting with the most senior decision makers involved in the construction and monitoring of the railway saw all present make a commitment to safety above all else. Over the course of the meeting, we had an extended discussion about the issues of white line visibility, signage and traffic management. All present stressed that the liaison between Network Rail, the contractors BAM, and Scottish Borders Council, will be closer and more regular and road safety will be of paramount importance”.
This year's Turner Prize-winning art work is to go on display in a Cumbria, where is was conceived and created.
Laure Prouvost won the prize at a ceremony in Londonderry, Northern Ireland on Monday.
Her installation 'Wantee' was inspired by the artist Kurt Schwitters who lived in Coniston the 1940s.
The exhibition will move to the Ruskin Museum in Coniston on 24 Janurary.
A new, state-of-the-art visitor centre is to open in Galloway Forest Park on Saturday.
£4.5 million has been invested by Forestry Commission Scotland to create and update three sites, including a new complex at Kirroughtree, a modernised centre at Clatteringshaws and an upgraded centre at Glentrool.
The new centre at Kirroughtree will be opened for the first time at 10am on Saturday.
All three visitor centres have Galloway based catering businesses providing food and refreshments.
The Kirroughtree complex aims to be very user friendly for those exploring the forests or just wanting somewhere for a bite to eat and a coffee.
For walkers or mountain bikers, there will be new showers, changing rooms, bike washes and an open space modern café.
Police are currently dealing with an incident where a woman was attacked by what is believed to be a German Shepherd breed of dog on Longway, Barrow-in-Furness.
The woman has been taken to Furness General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police are asking members of the public that if they see the dog to not approach it and to call Cumbria Police urgently 101, asking to speak to an officer at Barrow Police Station.
Tourism in Galloway Forest Park is set for a boost with the opening of state-of-the-art visitor centres.
Forestry Commission Scotland has invested £4.5 million to create a brand new complex at Kirroughtree including a totally modernised centre at Clatteringshaws and an upgraded centre at Glentrool.
Local businesses are working with the Commission to provide services within the centres.
Kirroughtree visitor centre opens its doors for the first time on Saturday 7 December at 10am.