2 athletes and a coach from Dumfries & Galloway are heading to Belgium next month for the European Special Olympics.
Eight of the men from Cumbria who fought in WW1 received the prestigious Victoria Cross medal. Find out why here.
Before World War One the German Emperor was twice a visitor to what is now Cumbria, due to his great friendship with the Earl of Lonsdale
More than 30,000 spectators are expected to visit this year's Lowther show ground in Cumbria over the weekend.
The show, which was cancelled in 2008 due to bad weather, was revived three years ago and now has over one hundred competitors in the carriage trials.
Organisers insist they are confident the event will still go ahead as planned despite predictions of heavy rain over the weekend.
The Duke of Edinburgh is visiting Lowther show ground in Cumbria today.
Prince Philip is helping to judge the carriage driving. He is also close friends with driver George Bowman senior, who was injured at Lowther show yesterday.
A famous carriage driver is recovering in hospital after getting injured at the Lowther show ground in Cumbria.
George Bowman, 78, was riding a horse drawn carriage when the animal bolted. Bowman fell off the carriage and sustain head and chest injuries. He was airlifted to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.
A famous carriage driver has been airlifted to hospital after an incident at the Lowther show-ground in Cumbria.
George Bowman senior, 78, from Penrith, suffered head and chest injures during a carriage driving accident yesterday and was airlifted to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary. His condition was said to be stable last night.
A 23-year-old woman was also treated by paramedics at the scene.
At the time of the Great War the German emperor was Kaiser Wilhelm the second. But what's less known about him is his connection to Cumbria and his close friendship before the war with the Earl of Lonsdale.
On a state visit here, he was cheered by local people. But as war loomed, the friendship broke down and Lord Lonsdale eventually formed his own army battalion to fight the Germans.
Tim Backshall has been looking at the story of the friends who became foes.
Much of the blame for World War One is often placed on the German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm the second. But what's less known about him is his connection to what is now Cumbria and his great friendship before the war with the Earl of Lonsdale.
On a state visit to Penrith and the Lake District he was cheered by local people. But as war loomed the friendship broke down and Lord Lonsdale eventually formed his own army battalion to fight the Germans.
Thousands of people from across Cumbria and the South of Scotland will attend special ceremonies to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.
Sixteen million people died in the Great War, which started one hundred years ago today.
For a full list of services in Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders, clickhere.
On the eve of the centenary of World War One a number of memorial services have been taking place across Cumbria an the South of Scotland.
Lori Carnochan has been along to one of the services in Brampton: