Forestry experts from all over the world have been in Cumbria to learn how to use woodland for profit and to cut flood risk.
A 7-year-old girl is raising money for victims of a typhoon in the Philippines by busking in Dumfries
A group of women who overcame breast cancer and formed a fundraising group to raise cash to help others, are holding a fashion show.
15,000 children in Cumbria could be entitled to free school meals from this September, if the County Council gives the decision the go-ahead.
Councillors are expected to approve the plans, after new national legislation ruled all schools should give pupils in reception and years one and two a free school meal.
Eleanor Jones is a world renowned author who has been writing for over 25 years. She will release her first book in the UK this summer.
Her first books were pony stories for teenagers in 6 European language and one of her books sold 40,000 copies in Germany alone. Now she's started writing romances, published in English in America. Her latest book is set in the Lake District.
Eleanor describes the moment she got an agent:
– Eleanor Jones, author
"I can remember I was shaking all over - I thought this was fantastic. I had to do a lot of work on the book and it did eventually sell. But I didn't realise at that time that just because you get an agent and a book published it doesn't mean you're going to have to give up everything else and be a writer because it doesn't make a fortune for a very long time."
Her latest romance novel 'The Country Vet' will be published on 1st June.
A South African man who settled in Carlisle ten years ago says he's facing deportation for failing to provide the Home Office with an English language qualification.
Jason Nish has two children and works at the Cumberland Infirmary but the 28-year-old made a mistake filling in his leave to remain forms. He now fears he could be temporarily deported:
Voting is taking place across the region with European and local government elections.
Eight North West MEPs will cover Cumbria while six MEPs are up for election in Scotland.
About a third of wards in Carlisle and South Lakeland Councils are up for grabs whilst voters in Copeland have the chance to decide whether there should be a referendum for an elected Mayor.
Scouts from Brampton in Cumbria have been walking around Talkin Tarn with buckets of water to raise money for orphans in Kenya.
This summer marks the 70th anniversary of a key event in the second world war, and the Royal British Legion is offering help and support to any veterans from Cumbria and the South of Scotland who may want to commemorate it.
More than 150,000 troops took part in the D Day landings, when allied forces crossed the channel to land on the Normandy beaches.
Special ceremonies will be taking place in France to mark the anniversary. And, although the number of veterans is dwindling, the Royal British Legion are encouraging as many as possible to try to go.
For more information about the commemorations you can visit the Royal British Legion website.
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This summer's Commonwealth Games could be the "best ever", according to a final progress report on the build-up to the event.
The assembly of a 15,000-strong volunteer force, the progress of the Queen's Baton Relay and a long list of sponsors were praised by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) in its last review of planning for the Games.
Organisers, police and Government ministers met with the CGF in Glasgow this week to outline final preparations.
Five of the six Britons being held in an Indian jail on weapons charges have been released.
An Indian court in Madurai in southern Indian state of Tamilnadu has granted bail to all arrested Britons except one, whose bail has been rejected by the court.
Six former British soldiers jailed in India include Nicholas Simpson, from Catterick Garrison; Paul Towers, from near York and Nick Dunn, from Ashington, Northumberland.
It is not known whose application has been rejected.
Iran denied any involvement in the Lockerbie bombing in the face of the new allegations it contracted Palestinian and Syrian militants to carry out the attack.
New documents obtained by Al-Jazeera claim to show Iranian militants were behind the 1988 attack that killed 270 people. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham told AFP:
We reject any claims of Iranian involvement in this act of terror. Iran's stance not only on this case but on all terrorist-related issues is quite clear: Iran flatly denies (links) to any act of terror.
A witness to the Lockerbie disaster of 1988 says he doubts the truth will ever come out.
John Gair, who still lives in the town, was speaking after claims in a new Al-Jazeera documentary that Iran was responsible for the attack, not Libya as previously thought.