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Cumbria is stepping up the fight against doorstep crime following a year in which trading standards officers responded to more than 200 incidents in the county.
Wet weather, dark evenings and winter looming… now may seem like an odd time to be thinking about a British seaside holiday.
Don’t get caught out like Guy Fawkes this Bonfire Night – take safety steps and stop firework fun turning to tragedy.
A third of the children waiting for adoption in Cumbria need a place for their brothers and sisters. What’s more, they wait the longest for an adoptive family.
A community playgroup and library are set to be protected thanks to the free transfer of a building and land from Cumbria County Council to a voluntary group in Shap.
People in Dalton can find out what the authorities are doing to look at ways to reduce flood risk in the town at a public meeting next week.
Cumbria County Council can confirm that Main Street in Cockermouth has fully reopened to two-way traffic this afternoon (Friday 24 October).
Richard Parry, Corporate Director for Health and Care Services, is to leave Cumbria County Council in January next year.
You’re four times more likely to die in a house fire if you don’t have a working smoke alarm.
Cumbria County Council is to cut its 9 million business miles each year by 10 percent and introduce low-energy schemes in all of its offices when it agrees to take part in Climate Local and tackle climate change.
To reduce house fire risks in Cumbria, free electric blanket testing is being offered at six venues across the county.
Calling all serving and former members of the Royal Corps of Signals in Cumbria – your county needs you!
Cumbria County Council’s Director of Public Health has leant his backing to a proposal to ban smoking in Trafalgar and Parliament squares in London following the success of Cumbria’s smoke-free playground initiative.
A handy new web page which will help capture people’s views on a street-by-street basis on the details of the introduction of on-street parking charges in six towns in Cumbria has now gone live.
Community projects and good causes across South Lakeland are to share a cash boost worth more than £15,000.
The business benefits of high speed fibre broadband have been highlighted in Copeland, where local MP Jamie Reed visited the Phoenix Enterprise Centre in Cleator Moor to see the impact the work of Connecting Cumbria is having.
Cumbria County Council’s South Lakeland Local Committee has elected a new Chair and Vice Chair.
Free life-saving training is being offered to members of the public at Barrow Golf Club.
Improvement work is to be carried out on sections of the A595 Wigton Road, Carlisle, starting next week.
The result of the October 2 Cumbria County Council by-election for the Windermere division in South Lakeland has been confirmed.
Colin Jones (Liberal Democrat) has been elected county councillor for Windermere after the following votes:
Cumbria’s biggest killer is taking money out of smokers’ pockets – with the average smoker able to save nearly £1,700 if they stayed cigarette-free for a year.
Landmark passed as 50,000 homes and businesses get fibre through 200 new cabinets
More than £30,000 is being invested in Copeland communities after Cumbria County Councillors agreed a series of grants.