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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. 

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Latest updates on News in Cumbria

  • 5/9/2014 - New Deputy Leader appointed at Cumbria County Council

    Following the sad passing of Cllr Jo Stephenson in July, the Leader of Cumbria County Council, Cllr Stewart Young, has appointed the new Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr Pat Bell, to the position of Deputy Leader of the Council with immediate effect.  The Leader has also appointed Cllr John McCreesh to the Cabinet.

  • 5/9/2014 - Traders pass underage tobacco test

    Shops in north Cumbria have been praised following the latest operation to stamp out underage sales by Cumbria County Council's Trading Standards team.

  • 4/9/2014 - Royal award for Theatre by the Lake volunteers

    The Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria will be attending a special ceremony to present Theatre by the Lake ‘Front of House’ Volunteers with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2014.

  • 3/9/2014 - Resurfacing at Carlisle road junction

    Improvement work is to be carried out overnight on the A69 Victoria Place at the junction with Georgian Way in Carlisle.

  • 3/9/2014 - Make a difference - Foster

    A major fostering campaign invites west Cumbrians to make a difference and become part of Cumbria’s biggest family.

  • 3/9/2014 - South Lakeland joins the food waste revolution

    South Lakeland residents are being given the opportunity to purchase food waste digesters at rock bottom prices today thanks to a South Lakeland District Council and county council scheme.

  • 1/9/2014 - Sign up for free school clothing vouchers
    With pupils heading back to class this week after the summer holidays, eligible parents are being urged to make use of free school meals and clothing vouchers.