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.
Events including the Big Burns Supper, Spring Fling and the Arts Festival will continue to get financial backing from Dumfries and Galloway Council over the next two years.
The council say hosting major events brings in more than ten million pounds to the local economy.
The National Farmers Union in Scotland says the price of lamb is at a seven-year low.
It's calling for supermarkets to stock more British lamb as well as cheaper imports from New Zealand.
Farmers say they're getting 20 per cent less compared to 12 months ago:
It's been quite tough because we were getting reasonable prices this time last year and you're putting a lot of work in to producing the lambs, so to be sending them off and getting lower prices is a wee bit demoralising."
Some people who've been conned out of money in Cumbria are getting their cash back.
A national Trading Standards team has intercepted money and cheques that were taken as part of various scams.
Now local officers are visiting the Cumbrian victims to give them their money back.
A new survey claims the cost of running police and crime commissioners' offices could be cut to put extra police officers on the street.
The report from the Taxpayers' Alliance says that proportionate to population, Cumbria is the seventh most expensive of 41 force areas in England and Wales.
A new survey claims the cost of running police and crime commissioners offices could be cut to put extra police officers on the street.
The report from the Taxpayers Alliance says that for every 1,000 members of the electorate, Cumbria is the seventh most expensive of forty-one force areas in England and Wales.
For every 1,000 people in the area, it says the cost for Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner is £2,274.
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The Government is allocating the regional growth fund cash to the country to help create jobs and boost skills.
It says local economic potential will be unlocked.
Barclays customers in Alston are criticising the bank's decision to close the local branch.
It means the Cumbrian town will be without a bank from December. HSBC pulled out less than two months ago.
Alston isn't the only rural location to lose its bank. Over the past year alone we have reported on a number of other rural bank closures in Cumbria.
But residents in Alston say this closure will really affect their daily lives, as Katie Hunter reports.
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