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Parents of children starting at Cumbria’s primary and secondary schools and transferring from infant to junior or primary schools in September 2015 can now apply for places.
A rogue trader has been sentenced to three years in prison this week after pleading guilty at Preston Crown Court thanks to a county council trading standards investigation.
Cumbria County Council is ready to keep the county’s road users moving, whatever the weather this winter.
John Macilwraith has been appointed as the new Corporate Director of Children’s Services at Cumbria County Council.
A fostering campaign in west Cumbria draws to a close this weekend with two drop-in events.
Revised proposals to change speed limits on a number of roads in Allerdale have been put forward by Cumbria County Council.
Around 70 county council staff that are currently based at Busher House in Kendal are due to move into their new premises at South Lakeland House.
Cumbria County Council is embarking on a major programme to upgrade street lights on the county’s roads using much more energy efficient lamps which will achieve substantial savings.
South Lakeland is a step closer to getting its own credit union as a study group for the area has submitted an application to the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) for approval.
A road between Warcop and the A66 has reopened to traffic following the successful completion of a new road bridge and a photo opportunity to view the bridge will be available on Tuesday, 23 September, at 10am.
A project coordinator is needed for a new scheme aimed at helping homeless young people in Cumbria off the streets.
The warmer weather this summer with the occasional almost tropical rain storm has encouraged Cumbrian gardens to flourish, creating an abundance of surplus garden waste.
The people of Alston Moor are being asked for their views on the best way forward for education in the area.
People in Kendal are being invited to view plans for a series of highway improvements and sustainable transport investment in the town at a community drop-in session.
The result of the September 11 Cumbria County Council by-election for the Castle division in Carlisle has been confirmed.
Sid the Shark will be taking to the streets of west Cumbria next week to help combat illegal money lenders.
Cumbria County Council's Leader, Cllr Stewart Young, has confirmed the portfolio responsibilities of his 10-member Cabinet at a meeting of Full Council in Kendal.
Secondary students in Cumbria who cycle to school are being offered free Bikeability training to help keep them safe on the roads.
Life-saving training is being offered to members of the public in Ulverston this month.
With summer drawing to a close and the autumnal chill just around the corner, Cumbria’s households are being urged to make sure chimneys are ready for winter.
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.
Shops in north Cumbria have been praised following the latest operation to stamp out underage sales by Cumbria County Council's Trading Standards team.
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.
Improvement work is to be carried out overnight on the A69 Victoria Place at the junction with Georgian Way in Carlisle.
A major fostering campaign invites west Cumbrians to make a difference and become part of Cumbria’s biggest family.
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.
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.