The future of a care home, which has been closed since December's floods, will be discussed at a public consultation beginning today.
Residents from Edenside in Appleby have launched a campaign to return to the home, but ultimately Cumbria County Council will decide whether to re-open or permanently close it.
An 8-year old girl from Dumfries has set off on a 35-mile journey on horseback to raise money for the charity that's helped her to walk.
Doctors thought Jessica Hyslop would never be able to walk or communicate but she's proved them all wrong. Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
An 8-year old girl from Dumfries has set off on a 35-mile journey on horseback to raise money for the charity that's helped her to walk.Read the full story ›
A man who is living with Alzheimer's, a type of dementia, says walking up Coniston Old Man every day has helped to slow the onset of his condition.
Sion Jair is encouraging others to get active too, and has walked 28 miles from Coniston to Keswick to raise money for two charities.
Fiona Marley Paterson has this report.
A charity that helps people with drug and alcohol addiction in Cumbria is now opening its doors in Kendal.
'The Well' says there are hundreds of people in the area who need help to recover and get their lives back on track.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
More than two hundred people attended a drop-in session to discuss the future of a mental health ward in Kendal.
Healthwatch Cumbria facilitated the drop in session following news that the decision to close the Kentmere ward has been delayed pending a fuller assessment of the quality and safety concerns.
Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has written to NHS bosses to call for an extension to emergency care in Kendal, as A&E units in Barrow and Lancaster are under pressure.
In the last few days, local health bosses in South Cumbria and Lancaster have been urging the public to stay away from A&E unless faced with an emergency situation.
The Hospitals Trust has said that “sudden increases in attendance” mean that patients are “likely to experience long waiting times”.
Mr Farron said:
Local people need the peace of mind of knowing that A&E services are there if they need them. It is extremely concerning that health bosses have had to ask people to stay away. Services might be expected to be under pressure in the middle of winter, but it is worrying that the hospitals cannot cope in high summer.
I am calling on health bosses to extend the PCAS services available at Westmorland General in Kendal. Not only would this relieve the pressure on hospitals elsewhere, it would mean shorter journey times for local people.
NHS Dumfries and Galloway have apologised for serious failings found in the care given to a stroke patient at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
69-year-old Matilda Shortt says her life has been turned upside down by the actions of staff on Ward 7.
Lori Carnochan has this exclusive report:
A family from Dumfries say their lives have been turned upside down due to a number of failings made by staff in Ward 7 at DGRI.Read the full story ›
A delegation supporting services at the West Cumberland Hospital met with the Health Minister in Westminster today.Read the full story ›