One in four housing benefit claimants has had their support cut thanks to the "bedroom tax" - the highest proportion anywhere in Britain.Read the full story ›
The Chief Executive of Cumbria County Council received a bigger remuneration package than any other local council employee in the country.Read the full story ›
A group of fundraisers have been braving the heavy rain to take part in a charity walk for ex-servicemen and women.
They're walking 40 miles across Upper Nithsdale to raise money for the Veterans Helping Veterans fund.
The organisation sends veterans and their families for one week breaks to St Mary's House in New Abbey for rest and recuperation.
Some of the activities on the trip include clay-pigeon shooting and fishing.
Many of the veterans are living with conditions like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and require counselling.
The walk began in Moniaive at 7am and is expected to finish in Dumfries town centre at 7pm.
"It's Remembrance day tomorrow and it's for a great cause as the soldiers aren't getting as much recognition as they should be.
"My great-great-granddad was killed in action in France and my great-granddad was sent over to bring back the soldiers from France as well, so this time of year always means a lot to me."
Churches in Cumbria are offering advice to people struggling with debt... and are even helping them negotiate with their creditors.
Tim Backshall went to find out about the scheme, which is now being started at a church in Penrith:
David Foster knows that the problem of debt can quickly escalate. He lost his job because of ill health and saw the amount spiral.Read the full story ›
A church in Eden is offering an advice service to help people who are in debt.
Penrith Methodist Church has joined forces with the charity Christians Against Poverty, one of a number of organisations that can help:
The Penrith chapter of Christians Against Poverty can be contacted free on 0800 328 0006
A church in Eden is offering advice, and help negotiating with creditors.Read the full story ›
Plans to cut millions of pounds from public services in Cumbria will be discussed by councillors today.
Cumbria County Council says it has to save an additional 17.5million pounds next year and is putting forward savings proposals for public consultation.
The plans include closing four fire stations, which the council say could shut as the number of fires in the county is decreasing.
Well we've certainly selected fire stations for a number of reasons, one is that the level of risk has reduced, but also that there is a proximity of other fire resources and fire appliances from local stations in close proximity."
Retail giant Primark has confirmed it will open a store in Carlisle.
The store isn't expected to open until winter 2016.
No details are currently available on where the store will be, or how many jobs will be created.
Half of Cumbria's 650 churches are 'struggling financially and urgently need help', according to a new survey.
The Churches Trust of Cumbria says around twenty per cent have a weekly attendance of fewer than seven people.