The Cumbrian MP Tim Farron has been named as Liberal Democrat MP for the year.
He got the award for his work with deprived and unrepresented communities.
He was chosen by a panel of people from charities and other social organisations. The MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, said he was immensely proud.
One of our region's MPs has been organizing football matches to try to get more young people to come along and discuss local issues. MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale Tim Farron has arranged a number of kickabouts followed by advice surgeries across his constituency in the South Lakes.
A day to celebrate all things Westmorland is being held later this month. It's 40 years since Westmorland County Council was abolished and the area merged with Cumberland and parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire to become Cumbria.
A day of dancing, music and dialect will be held at Kendal Leisure Centre on Sunday March 30th. Anyone who wants any information can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shoppers parking at Westmorland Shopping Centre will get an extra 25 minutes free this weekend.
It is to celebrate the centre's 25th birthday.
Kendal-based Derek Kingwell is blind in one eye and only has 13 per cent sight in the other. He says that is a brilliant concept and a delicious product:
His guidedog, Uska, likes a tipple himself, but Derek says he wasn’t up for sharing his pint of Braille.
Ronnie Mullin is the co-owner of Bowness Bay Brewing. He says the most important thing about the beer is the smells and flavours:
“As this year’s event is supporting South Lakeland-based charity Sight Advice we decided to enter into the spirit of things by producing a new wheat beer with some very different features.
“Not only will visually impaired people be able to find out what’s on the label, they’ll be tempted by some very exciting tastes and smells.
“We’ve used German and Czech Tettnanger and Saaz hops, with bitter orange peel from the Venezuelan island of Curacao, fresh ginger and rushed coriander seeds.
“This is all about flavours and aromas, obviously not how the beer looks. The end product is a very interesting ale, now enjoying some fantastic early reviews.”
The 20th Westmorland Beer Festival begins in Kendal and this year's festival tipple is Braille Ale.
It is made by a brewery in Bowness with the help of local charity Sight Advice.
The pump displays and information are in braille and it has been designed to have more flavour and smell.
The Cumbrian owners of a motorway service station business say they are hoping to replicate its success 200 miles away.
The family behind the well-known Tebay services on the M6 are investing £40 million in a new site but there will be one major difference.
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A health watchdog has issued two more warning notices against a south Lakes hospital Trust.
The Care Quality Commission says patient monitoring needs to be improved at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust.
Patients should also not be placed in mixed sex accommodation.
The Trust - whose chief executive resigned last month - says it's working to improve things.