A media opportunity is to be held at Lakes College, Lillyhall on Friday June 1 from 9.30am to mark the start of construction at the new Britain's Energy Coast Construction Skills Centre.
Cumbria County Council's archive centre in Kendal will be showcasing previous Royal visits to the area with a special photographic collection during the Diamond Jubilee week.
A man aged 25 from the Preston area was arrested yesterday by officers from Cumbria Police following an investigation into cold callers by Barrow CID and Cumbria County Council’s Trading Standards.
Highways improvements are set to be made on Holker Street in Barrow-in-Furness, which include the construction of a new mini roundabout , speed humps and speed limit changes.
Headteachers in West Cumbria today (29 May) gave a cautious welcome to the announcement of a new University Technical College.
A king and queen will be the guests of honour at a Penrith Diamond Jubilee party this weekend.
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Independent care homes across the county could get help to train staff and improve their dementia care facilities thanks to a £1million scheme offered by Cumbria County Council.
Cumbria County Council is providing nearly £1million of funding to 43 new projects throughout the county aimed at supporting local people deal with mental health issues.
Getting young people into work through apprenticeships, backing a subsidised bus scheme for young people, supporting youth councils and the UK Youth Parliament and targeting funds at some of the most vulnerable young people in South Lakeland - they are some of the main spending priorities mapped out by South Lakeland Local Committee at its
Cumbria County Council's Cabinet has now decided what the future of office accommodation for county council staff in Carlisle will look like.
Projects offering benefits to communities in South Lakeland have been awarded grants of £21,428 by Cumbria County Council.
Illegal tobacco trading has been stubbed out in Cumbria thanks to a multi agency operation with Cumbria County Council’s Trading Standards, HM Revenue and Customs and the North West Illicit Tobacco team.
The county council division of Aspatria and Wharrels has been held by the Conservatives following the by-election held on 24 May.
The 'Sellafield Stories' oral archive at Cumbria County Council's local studies centre in Whitehaven was launched on Tuesday 22 May.
Following an investigation by Cumbria County Council’s Trading Standards team, a pub in South Lakeland has been fined for selling substituted and dangerous alcohol.
Cumbria County Council’s archive services said a big ‘thank you’ to their supporters at an event last week to celebrate local history month. The event, held at Kendal Library, was, attended by a wide range of supporters including authors, researchers, family historians, local society members, volunteers and donors to the collections.
Cumbria County Council's Cabinet member responsible for economic development has welcomed the announcement from the Government that it is awarding a £328m contract for designing a new generation of nuclear deterrent submarines to BAE Systems as "brilliant news for Barrow".
Representatives from both the public and private sector are pushing the case for Cumbria to continue to be a key player in the future of the global energy industry this week.
County councillors in Allerdale have agreed to over £9,000 worth of grant funding to communities and organisations to help fund local initiatives, at last week’s Local Committee.
Around 400 people came out to celebrate in the sun yesterday for the official opening of the million pound Silloth Green renovation.
A parenting programme pioneered in Cumbria is preparing potential new adopters to bring children into their lives.
Cumbria will be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in style this summer thanks to a helping hand from the county council.
The defence minister Peter Luff MP has acknowledged that a Cumbrian munitions depot threatened with closure is the most efficient site in the country and that storing most of the country's munitions at a single site poses a higher security risk than dispersing supplies around a number of different locations.
Children and young people across Cumbria will be hitting all the right notes after the county was awarded funding to the tune of £1.5million to create a music education hub.
Cumbria’s Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee heard from representatives of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Universities of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust last week (9 May).
Cumbria Road Safety Partnership (CRSP) are, for the fourth year running, giving young people the chance to further improve their driving skills and this time even more Cumbrians can take advantage of this opportunity.
Representatives from Cumbria County Council will be presenting the Defence Minister Peter Luff MP with a compelling case to rethink the anticipated closure of MoD Longtown at a meeting in Westminster tomorrow.
The million pound Silloth Green renovation is nearing completion and will be marked with an official opening ceremony on Sunday 20 May at 2pm (all press invited).
Cumbria County Council’s Trading Standards team has donated fake goods worth around £100,000 to charity.
More than 14,000 Cumbrian school children have pledged to join Strider, the National Walk to School Mascot, and take part in a national walking challenge next week (21 – 25 May). All press are invited to various media opportunities across the county (see attached list of schools taking part).
Local community groups are being invited to a conference to learn about the benefits of emergency and recovery planning and to find out how they can work with agencies and local authorities if they are faced with an emergency situation such as a flood or other extreme event.
A Cumbria County Council Care Home is offering families an afternoon of awareness and advice on end of life care at Greengarth Residential Home during Dying Matters Awareness Week on 16 May 2012.
A star pupil will be taking a starring role for Cumbria in this summer’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations after being selected to represent young people in the county at the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
County councillors in Barrow have awarded more than £15,000 to help fund projects and initiatives in the area.
Young people in Barrow are set to benefit from a £10,000 investment from Cumbria County Council.
Cumbria County Council is supporting this year’s Carers Week (18 to 24 June) to recognise the contribution made by people in the county who provide unpaid care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled.
Firefighters in Carlisle are issuing a warning following a spate of call-outs to bonfires in the city.
The first set of information on traffic flows around Carlisle following the opening of the city's new multi-million pound Carlisle Northern Development Route is showing that there has been a 20% reduction in congestion in the city and around 10,000 vehicles a day are using the new road.
Cumbria County Council's libraries will be hosting a series of events to help celebrate the 21st anniversary of Adult Learners' Week, which starts next week (12 to 18 May).
Communities in Carlisle have been given the go-ahead for over £28k worth of funding after county councillors agreed to award eight different neighbourhood forum grants.
County councillors in Carlisle have agreed to over £5,000 worth of grant funding to communities and organisations to help fund local initiatives.
Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet today agreed to provide grants totalling £120,000 to support a range of projects working with local people and promoting cultural activity in the county.
Highlights of Cumbria County Council's drive to target its services on those who need them most have been brought into sharp focus at a Cabinet meeting in Cockermouth.
Senior county councillors have welcomed the approval of plans for the new multi-million pound care facility in Barrow.
The owner and employee of a Carlisle off license have today been fined for selling tobacco to children following a test purchasing exercised conducted by Cumbria County Council’s Trading Standards team.
A display of images taken by young photographers in the townships of South Africa have just days left on show at seven venues across Cumbria.
A proposal to use a former open cast coal mine in West Cumbria as a site to store up to a million cubic metres of low-level radioactive waste for the next 50 years has been refused by county councillors.
The Olympian courage shown by a Cumbrian teenager in overcoming a series of personal tragedies has been rewarded with a key role in the build-up to the world’s biggest sporting spectacle.
Cumbria County Council's Fire and Rescue Service has appointed a new locality manager for the Kendal area.
The county council division of Kendal Strickland & Fell has been held by the Liberal Democrats following yesterday's by-election which was triggered by the death in March of the former South Lakeland District Council Leader and county councillor Brendan Jameson.
Local authorities in Cumbria and Lancashire have agreed to work closely with National Grid to ensure local communities are informed of plans to upgrade and reinforce the existing electricity transmission system to connect new power generating sources in the North West, and that their views are captured and taken into account as the project
Motorists can be confident they are getting a full measure of fuel when they fill up their vehicle thanks to the launch of a new scheme by Cumbria County Council’s Trading Standards.
Cumbria County Council's multi-million pound reconstruction of Northside Bridge in Workington reached a key moment on Thursday, 26 April, when the steel 'backbone' of the massive structure spanned the River Derwent for the first time.
Cumbria’s Health Scrutiny Committee will hear about the planned acquisition of North Cumbria Universities Hospitals NHS Trust (NCUH) at its meeting next week (Wednesday, 9 May at County Offices, Kendal, 10am).
Cumbria has repeated its annual success in ensuring the majority of parents of primary school children get their school of choice.