Work has begun to lay track along the route of the new Borders Railway.
It's a major milestone for the project, which is still on track to be running by September next year. Scottish Transport Minister Keith Brown joined Network Rail bosses to officially launch this important phase of the project this morning.
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A Cumbrian cyclist who was left paralysed from the neck down after a catastrophic crash has died.
The man who died in the A66 crash at Stainmore on Monday 11 November has been identified as Stephen Cloudsdale, 61.
The Education Secretary Gavin Williamson visited Whitehaven Academy as part of his tour of west Cumbria.