Lori Carnochan went to meet the team behind Carlisle MENCAP's new film, which encourages people with disabilities to vote.
Carlisle MENCAP hope their new film will inspire people with learning disabilities to vote.
And the filmmaking process itself was worthwhile, according to those who put the video together.
Hear Our Voice is a national campaign by MENCAP, aimed at giving people with disabilities a voice in the run up to the General Election.
The aim is to make sure that learning disabilities are firmly on the agenda of all political parties.
There are 1.4 million people across the UK who have a learning disability and they want their issues to be heard by local and national politicians.
Today was the launch of a film they've produced, which you can watch here.
It's been produced by Carlisle MENCAP, and is being funded by the cabinet office.Read the full story ›
A film made in Cumbria to encourage disabled people to vote will be distributed across the UK.
500 copies will be sent to disabled people and groups ahead of May's general election.
That's because the quality of the film, and message behind it, have been approved by the Cabinet Office, which has agreed to fund it.
The film called "Voting - hear my voice" was made at Carlisle's MENCAP centre.
A recent study puts Carlisle high street as the sixth healthiest in the country.
And schemes like the Carlisle Ambassadors programme, in which a new network of cycle paths is being planned, are looking to make it even better.
Ryan Dollard went to see what people in the city centre think.
Tim Backshall went to meet Lillie-Mai Jackson, who is learning to walk on prosthetic limbs, after both her legs and one of her arms were amputated.
Lillie-Mai Jackson's parents were told she had hours to live when she was diagnosed with meningitis at birth.
But now, she's taking her first steps.
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The new West Cumberland Hospital is expected to open this Autumn, it has been announced.
That's a boost because progress on the £90m hospital suffered a setback earlier this year, when a fire damaged the energy centre.
The hospital itself wasn't damaged, but was left without any source of electrical power or heating.
Following the fire it has been important for us to carefully consider and test all of the options we had in order to allow us to move forward both quickly and, most importantly, safely.
We are very pleased to say that we are now back on track and the hospital will be opening to patients in Autumn this year. This is a real testament to the hard work and determination of our staff.
We look forward to arranging public open days in the coming months to allow members of the local community to come and view their fantastic new hospital before we open the doors later this year.”
70 places throughout Britain were assessed according to the type of businesses that were found there.Read the full story ›