Anti-slavery campaigners have marched through Windermere to draw attention to the crime of human traffickingRead the full story ›
An event aimed at teaching people about the current refugee crisis is being held in Carlisle on Wednesday 19th October.
Local people, students and businesses will find out about the issues faced by refugees during the information evening taking place at the University of Cumbria's Fusehill Street Campus.
It follows news that Cumbria County Council is applying to host a group of Syrian refugees over the next few months.
The former refugee camp in Calais, which was home to more than 10,000 people at one stage, is set to be demolished shortly.
“Since 2014 the UK has resettled less than 2,000 Syrian refugees - a pitifully small proportion compared to the 4.8 million Syrians in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan.
"Meanwhile Calais Camp contains 1,179 minors including 387 refugee children who have been identified as eligible for protection in the UK, but not one child has been transferred to the UK this year."
Around 100 people dressed in black are expected to take part in a Walk For Freedom event in Windermere.
Organisers of the event aim to raise awareness of human slavery and injustice.
The walk is taking place in single file from Lakes School in Windermere to Bowness Pier.
Local businesses have provided packed lunches for the participants and free cruise vouchers for their return trip.
A 33 year-old man has been arrested and charged after an assault and robbery in Galashiels.
An 85 year-old woman had her handbag stolen on Croft Street and sustained serious injuries during the incident.
The man is due to appear at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on Monday 17 October.
The Eyemouth fishing disaster of 1881 will be commemorated with the unveiling of a new statue today.
A total of 189 men lost their lives when a storm hit the seaside town.
A five-metre long bronze sculpture called Widows and Bairns will be installed.
In the past month, five men, aged between 26 and 50, have been arrested in connection with sharing indecent images of children.Read the full story ›
Scotland's worst ever fishing disaster is being commemorated this week on the 135th anniversary of the Eyemouth tragedy.
A new sculpture is being unveiled to remember the 189 fishermen who died after being caught in a storm - most of them were from Eyemouth.
Here's a taster of Hannah McNulty's report, telling the story of what happened on the 14 October 1881:
Gurkha veterans have lost their fight to win pensions parity with their non-Gurkha British counterparts.Read the full story ›
A woman from Dumfries has told ITV Border how she and her boyfriend were locked in a sports store for over an hour during the shootings in Munich last night.
Twenty-year-old Amy Landsburgh was on holiday with her boyfriend in the German city when a gunman opened fire killing nine people.
She was shopping just 10 minutes away from where the attack happened.
Pledges to tackle hatred are being written at a Srebrenica memorial in Carlisle.
AWAZ Cumbria is holding a memorial exhibition 'Remembering Srebrenica - United Against Hatred' at Greystone Community Centre in Carlisle.
People are being invited to make their own Srebrenica Memorial Flower and write a pledge to tackle hatred.
More than 8000 Bosnian Muslims men and boys were massacred in 1995 by Bosnian Serb forces at Srebrenica.