The cost of free school meals

From September Cumbrian schools will have an extra £1.15m to make sure all 4-7 year olds get free school meals.

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Council approve West Cumbrian school closure

Cumbria County Council have today approved the move to close two failing secondary schools in West Cumbria, in favour of replacing them with a single academy.

Southfield Technology College and Stainburn school in Workington will now close in August 2015, delaying the closure from the end of this year.

The proposed new academy will have 1,200 places for school children.

Stigma of being transgender is 'distressing'

A young transgender man from Dumfries is calling for better education on gender in schools, to help prevent bullying and prejudice. However, he wasn't identified in the piece because he didn't want to be shown on TV due to the stigma.

Becky Kent from the Scottish Transgender Alliance spoke to Emma Baker.

Watch: Fixers: One man's aims to increase gender education

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Fixers: One man's aims to increase gender education

A young transgender man from Dumfries is calling for better education on gender in schools, to help prevent bullying and prejudice.

Nearly three quarters of the UK's estimated 300,000 transgender people say they have suffered abuse on the street.

In our latest update from Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - this young transgender man wants it to stop.

Fixers: Increasing information for young transgender people

ITV Fixers works with young people to give them a voice.

In Dumfries a 20-year-old male is hoping to make more information available for young people about being transgender.

Below he explains when he realised he was transgender.

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Cumbria's School Games participation is 'fantastic'

Hundreds of children from across Cumbria have been taking part in the finals of the county's School Games.

The event, in Carlisle, featured a range of sports, including hockey, tennis and netball. The event was opened by the sports minister Helen Grant. It aims to encourage children to take part in sports as well as promoting healthy lifestyles, something Sport England is keen to develop.

Mike Diaper, from Sport England, says it's 'fantastic'.

Cumbrian pupils prove they are a good sport

Local Cumbrian schools from all over Cumbria are gathering for the school sports day. They are taking part in various activities including Tri-golf and hockey. The sports minister Helen Grant MP was there to open the ceremony.

Children at the school sports day Credit: ITV Border
The event was opened by sport and tourism minister Helen Grant, who is from Cumbria Credit: ITV Border
Children playing Quicksticks hockey Credit: ITV Border
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