Badger culling has been given the go-ahead in 10 new areas at high risk of tuberculosis in cattle. It includes Cheshire and CumbriaRead the full story ›
In the latest in our series of 'Hidden Corners of the North West' our weather presenter Kerrie Gosney has been to the wilds of Cumbria.
Hutton Roof is one of the few areas of limestone pavement in the world.
Andrew Walter from Cumbria Wildlife Trust takes us on a breathtaking guided tour.
The Southport Flower Show opens today. Thousands of visitors are expected to attend.Read the full story ›
Theft from farms in the region is soaring according to new figures.
The Rural Crime Report released by an insurance company shows that it cost farmers three point four million pounds last year.
That's up by almost twenty two percent on the previous year.
The reports indicates that across the country rural theft cost forty four and a half million pounds in 2017, the highest level in four years.
And it indicates that farmers are using medieval methods of crime prevention, like using geese and dogs as early warning systems, as well as installing high tech security and fortifying their farms with earth banks and stockades.
Faced with repeated and determined attacks from a new breed of brazen thieves, farmers and country people are turning to history books to re-purpose security measures from medieval times.
Adapting centuries-old security with high tech solutions is already proving successful in keeping at bay thieves who don't fear being caught on camera and have the skills to overcome electronic security systems.
There are renewed concerns over people jumping from Devil's Bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale.Read the full story ›
Burnley FC stars Jack Cork, Chris Wood and Adam Legzdins, alongside the Mayor of Pendle Councillor David Whalley, officially reopened Burnley FC in the Community’s Whitehough Outdoor Centre in Barley.
The players met children from local primary schools Castercliff Primary Academy and Pendle Primary Academy who were enjoying activities at the Lancashire facility.
Mike Hall reports.
Supporters describe the decision by UNESCO as "momentous"Read the full story ›
The Lake District has been designated as a World Heritage Site.
UNESCO, the watchdog in charge of the register, made the decision at its annual meeting in Poland this afternoon.
It gives the area the same official status as the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.
It's the third time the national park has tried to get the status.
Mountain Rescue teams say there's been an increase in incidents and call outs for the fourth year runningRead the full story ›
A competition has begun to find the best photographs of the Lake District in winter. The competition is part of campaign to drive tourism to the region. Entrants are being asked to submit the best snaps.
The competition is open to photographers of all ages and split into two categories: over 18s and under 18s. So If you've got some Lake District photos you're particularly proud of and you want to enter the competition.. then click herefor more details.