It's been a week that started with the headlines dominated by snow, but by today only the fell tops weather forecast featured the white stuff.
Here's a reminder of some of today's developments:
- Police laid siege to a Barrow hotel room where a man had barricaded himself in with a woman, eventually forcing their way in;
- Ofsted inspectors professed themselves highly impressed by the speed with which a new team of senior teachers had turned round a struggling West Cumbrian comprehensive;
- And one Carlisle whisky shop owner raised a glass to the introduction of a minimum price for alcohol just across the border, with the hope it will bring a few Scots customers south.
Have a very good weekend.