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County council public health chiefs are urging people worried about HIV to take a test early.
South Lakeland county councillors today agreed to fund defibrillators and training for three primary schools through a special grant.
Cumbria County Council has thrown a £5,230 lifeline to help repair a leak at Kendal’s Sandgate Hydrotherapy Pool, which caters for up to 500 disabled children and adults each week in South Lakeland.
Parents are being urged to avoid an unwanted Christmas present and take advantage of a free flu vaccination for their children.This year, all primary school-aged children in Cumbria can get a free flu vaccination from pharmacists and their GPs.
Loan sharks will be targeting vulnerable people during the Christmas period warn Trading Standards officers.
Cumbria is now among the best performing local authorities in the country in terms of the amount of waste it recycles - and is well on track to reach the recycling target of 50% by 2020.
The number of smokers who have given up the habit in Stoptober has increased dramatically – up 17 per cent on last year.
Cumbria’s residents are being urged to carry out an online five-minute home fire safety check.
Cumbria Trading Standards is warning hotel owners who charge guests extra for posting bad reviews online that they could be breaking the law.
Charges for on-street parking and residents’ parking permits will not be introduced across Cumbria following a consultation that identified concerns about the inadequacy of the current enforcement regime.
One in four secondary school pupils claim to have drunk alcohol in the past week prompting concerns for their future health.
Children across Cumbria will be donning brightly coloured clothes for their journey to school on Wednesday to highlight the importance of always being easily seen.
Cumbrian young people are being called upon to get their registrations in by tomorrow so they can campaign for change on issues that affect them.
Fourteen children from a primary school near Brampton will be swapping their beds for ‘sleeping rough’ to raise funds for a new scheme aimed at helping homeless young people off the streets.
As the weather takes a turn for the worse Cumbrians are reminded that if they are feeling ill they should follow these simple steps to ensure they are getting the right help and advice.
Young people in Cumbria will be making history when they elect the county’s first-ever members of the UK’s Youth Parliament next month.
People in Cumbria are being encouraged to get involved and learn more about the biggest challenge the county council has ever faced in terms of cutbacks and changes to the way it runs services.
Cumbria County Council today thanked the Department for Work & Pensions for keeping the Penrith Jobcentre open following councillors' expression of concerns about closure.
People are being invited to learn about the extraordinary lives of some of Cumbria’s most colourful characters next week.