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Local MP Tim Farron has started a petition calling on the Government to properly fund preventative mental health care for young people in Cumbria. Due to cuts to the public health budget from central Government, Cumbria currently only spends £75,000 a year on tier 1 mental health preventative care. This works out at just 75p […]

Torver Quarry Police are appealing for information relating to an incident of criminal damage which occurred between 2.30pm on 29 June 2018 and 7.30am on 2 July 2018. Graffiti has appeared on approximately 20 signs and plant machinery within the Torver Quarry grounds. If you have witnessed this incident or have any information about it […]

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet has decided that only stunned halal meat should be provided to schools. The decision affects the supply of halal meat to 27 schools by the council’s catering service, where there is the demand for it from the Muslim community and where the headteacher and governing body request this for a proportion […]

A public meeting is to be held in Ulverston to explore new ways of tackling climate change. South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) wants to share ideas with as many people as possible. Council Leader, Councillor Giles Archibald, said: “This council is stepping up to the challenge and showing leadership by informing people of the facts, […]

Cumbria Trading Standards and United Utilities are warning residents in Cumbria to be on their guard from cold callers claiming to want to talk about poor water pressure. Bogus callers take advantage of others due to the increased communication there’s been around saving water during this hot dry weather. United Utilities staff members always carry […]

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