AND they're off! BBC North West has embarked on their Pudsey Push challenge this morning. 

Setting from Sight Advice South Lakes this morning at 9am the BBC team including Roger Johnson, Annabel Tiffin and Owain Wyn Evans were seen pulling a special red sofa along with Pudsey the bear across town. 

Stopping at various locations such as Stramongate School, St Thomas's School and Kendal College the team will be heading to Staveley and Windermere before finishing the eight-mile route in Bowness.

They are due to be in Staveley for around 1.30pm, at Windermere for 2.15pm and at the Glebe between 4.30pm and 5.30pm. 

Find out more in this week's edition of the Gazette.