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.
Hundreds of residents in Cumbria and Lancashire saw their streets turn to rivers in the worst flooding seen in the area in generations.Read the full story ›
A young shepherdess from Croglin near Carlisle has been nominated as an ambassador for the Lake District's bid for World Heritage status.
Twenty-four-year old Hannah Jackson is already one of 12 national ambassadors for the sheep association, because of her passion for encouraging young people into farming.
Fiona Marley Paterson went to meet her.
To get in the festive spirit, we sent Kerrie to the magnificent Lyme Park to get a glimpse of what Christmas and New Year were like for those upstairs and their servants downstairs.
Plans to build near Jodrell Bank in Cheshire have been rejected to protect the observatory.Read the full story ›
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Footage shows fast moving water in the town centre. Greater Manchester Fire service are warning people about the danger. They're advising people to take great care.
Bramhall Hall is re-opening after a huge restoration project, thanks to a £1.6m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The historic grade I listed building closed at the end of September 2014 to undergo major transformation.
New visitors will see changes to the historic rooms and the Hall’s features and architecture.
Two additional rooms have been opened up to the public. These are a Victorian butler’s pantry and a dining room that's been furnished with period pieces.