A new scheme is being launched to help more people get onto the housing ladder.
Eden District Council and the Penrith Building Society have set up a 'Mortgage Boost' initiative to allow residents to apply for mortgages with just a five per cent deposit.
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Longest cold spell of winter so far. Mainly dry and bright, but feeling bitterly cold today. Very wintry further east, blizzards possible
Mountain Rescue has seen a 5% increase in rescues and with the current conditions they're advising people to take extra care.
A look ahead at a wintry weekend forecast.