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New £1million sports hall opens at west Cumbrian school

A new sports hall costing more than £1million has opened at a school in Workington. The area's MP visited along with para athlete Simon Lawson for its official opening. Our reporter Graham Stothard was there:

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School children get a taste of World War II

Students from Lanercost Primary have taken part in a World War II evacuation reenactment day. They dressed in full evacuation outfits with gas masks, travelling on the train from Carlisle to Langwathby, to experience what it was like to live during the war:

More than 1,500 students arrive at University of Cumbria

More than 1,500 students have arrived at the University of Cumbria during Freshers' Week. If you're one of the 1,500 students adjusting to student life this freshers week - here's a little survival guide from second-year student and freshers mentor, Laura:

WATCH: Cumbria's schoolchildren 'let down by cuts'

A Cumbrian headteacher says the county's school children are being let down because of budget cuts.

Clem Coady, who's also Cumbrian President of the National Association of Head Teachers, says several schools in the county are facing budget pressures.

The government says it's spending an extra £1.3 billion on education and Cumbria will benefit from a new funding formula being introduced in 2019.

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