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The latest news from the County Council is available to you in regular news releases sent to the press and media in Cumbria and Nationally. News Releases contain information and can also include statements from councillors and officers. You can read them for yourself as news releases are arranged in date order. 

Use the menu on the left to select news releases for a particular year, or use the website's search facility to check out particular topics.

For older news releases please got to our News Archive pages.

Latest updates on News in Cumbria

  • 10/1/2014 - Lifesaving defibrillator for Bardsea village

    The first defibrillator equipment to be purchased for a local community through the county council chairman, Alan Barry’s 2013-14 fundraising appeal has been fitted at The Ship Inn on Main Street in Bardsea Village near Ulverston.

  • 10/1/2014 - Portable heater fire safety warning

    With plunging temperatures predicted to follow the fierce winds and flooding, fire chiefs are warning of the potential dangers posed by portable heaters.

  • 10/1/2014 - Annual survey profiles social care users

    The county council's annual survey of adult social care users has revealed a picture of people’s quality of life and experiences of the care and/or support services they receive.

  • 8/1/2014 - More foster families needed in 2014

    More foster families are needed in Cumbria to help meet the predicted need for at least 1,200 new foster families across the North West this year, according to figures out today from the Fostering Network.

  • 8/1/2014 - Closing date draws near for budget consultation

    With just over a week until the end of the county council's biggest-ever budget consultation on 20 January, time is running out for Cumbrians to have their say.

  • 7/1/2014 - Chinese New Year fire warning

    With Chinese New Year just around the corner Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is issuing a timely safe celebration warning.

  • 7/1/2014 - No to Cold Callers in Slack Head

    The No Cold Calling Zone (NCCZ) in Slack Head near Milnthorpe is being refreshed by Cumbria County Council Trading Standards and Cumbria Constabulary.

  • 2/1/2014 - Deadline nearing for school applications

    Parents and carers with children starting school in September 2014 have less than a fortnight to ensure they return their applications by the 15 January deadline.

  • 2/1/2014 - Cumbria`s smokers urged to quit in January for a healthy 2014

    Cumbria County Council is urging smokers who are considering quitting in January to take advantage of free support to improve their health and save money.