The good news stories keeping us all going through the lockdown

The region is slowly getting use to the coronavirus lockdown, and are coming up with increasingly creaive ways to stay entertained and uplifted during these unprecedented times.

From a virtual jamming session, to rainbows and tortoises in a wildlife park and a heartwarming rendition of Vera Lynne's "we'll meet again".

Here are some of the stories bringing some joy to life under lockdown:

  • Self-isolation swimming

The lockdown isn't stopping these swimmers in South Lakes! They wanted to continue their training so James and Ellie spent two days levelling the ground to build a makeshift swimming pool in their back garden.

It seems to be working a treat!

  • The 90-year-old keeping spirits high.

90 year old granny Jessie Boardman from Dalbeattie, in Dumfries & Galloway, found a special way to thank all NHS workers across the country. She sang an incredible rendition of Vera Lynne's "we'll meet again" on the street outside of her house.

We shared this clip on our social media and it already has 150,000 views, with many asking Jessie to record more videos of her singing.

  • You are tort-ally awesome!

These tortoises at the Lake District Wildlife Park have shown their support for key workers by posing next to a rainbow canvas.

This video of the group of reptiles - known as a creep - has been sent to the group Coco and the Butterfields, who are making a charity single to raise money for PPE for the NHS. Good luck!

  • Langholm RFC's rugby ball challenge

More than 100 people from Langholm RFC, from Tots to Veterans, had great fun making this video to remind people to "Stay at Home and Stay Safe."

  • Jammin' session on Facebook

With a similar message, Soul Junction - who are a Motown band from west Cumbria - performed a virtual song on their Facebook page in support of the NHS.

  • Police officers sing Happy Birthday to boy in isolation

A police unit in Cumbria found out that there was a 7-year-old stuck in on his birthday, so they decided to try and cheer him up a little bit.

Unit 3 from South Lakes Police took time away from their shift to deliver Easter Eggs and sing "Happy Birthday" to the Ben who is confined to his house during the lockdown.

Catch up with our weekly episode of The Brighter Side - a new online series by ITV Border looking at the uplifting stories from Cumbria and the south of Scotland during the coronavirus pandemic.

A new edition drops every Thursday evening on ITV Border's Twitter, Facebook and, of course, website.