In December's political programme, Cumbria MP Rory Stewart is among Helen Ford's guests to discuss changes to the State Pension age and the impact on young adults who face 50 years in the workplace.
And, as the world mourns Nelson Mandela, MPs consider the lessons of his life for politicians the world over.
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More than one million pounds is being provided to boost the number of golden eagles in the region.
Hannah McNulty investigates how the awful events of December 2015 affected some of the region's most vulnerable people: the homeless.