A £7million project to make the A66 at Bassenthwaite Lake in Cumbria more flood resilient has been completed this week.Read the full story ›
Visitors to Bassenthwaite who haven't yet visited the lake's popular ospreys only have a few weeks left to see them up-close.Read the full story ›
Overnight closures will be introduced on one of Cumbria's main roads so work can take place on a £1.5million flood defence scheme.
Highways England is raising the carriageway by almost a metre on a stretch of the A66 at Bassenthwaite to better protect the road from flooding.
The full week of overnight closures begin on Friday (16 December) and will affect both eastbound and westbound carriageways between Lambfoot and Dubwath junctions.
Closures will be in place between 8pm and 6am.
Poor weather has reduced the number of people at the Bassenthwaite Sailing Club's annual regatta.
Wind is necessary to sail, but there's been a bit too much of it today, making conditions dangerous for all but the most experienced sailors.
Despite the poor weather there was still a good turnout to Bass Week, which is one of the north of England's biggest sailing regattas.
More than 150 boats are taking to the water on Bassenthwaite today.
The annual Bass Week is one of the north of England's biggest sailing regattas.
Run by Bassenthwaite Sailing Club, the event is aimed at families and includes a wide variety of races.
A baby red squirrel was found in a critical condition in Bassenthwaite after being separated from it's mother.
The staff at Knoxwood Wildlife Rescue Trust in Wigton have been nursing him back to health, until he is strong enough to be released back into the wild.
One of Britain's rarest fish has made a welcome return to a lake in Cumbria.
The vendace had not been seen in Bassenthwaite Lake since 2000, until a single young fish was spotted last year.
Now a new survey appears to have uncovered hundreds of them.
Where have they all come from?
Matthew Taylor reports.
A fish once thought to be locally extinct in a Cumbrian lake has now been found - in its hundreds.Read the full story ›
Britain's rarest freshwater fish is returning to Cumbria, more than a decade after being declared 'locally extinct'.
Two adult vendace were spotted during the annual fish survey of Bassenthwaite Lake. It's an improvement on last year's survey, which found a single young vendace.
A pair of ospreys has returned to nest near Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District. They managed to raise two chicks last year and wildlife experts hope they'll do it again. A camera has been installed, so anyone at the Whinlatter Visitors Centre can have a birds eye view of how they get on