The High Court has ruled in favour of three families, including one from Cumbria, who had brought the legal challenge.Read the full story ›
The family is one of three taking High Court action against the Government, for leaving out "non-religious world views" from the new GCSE.Read the full story ›
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 ›
Cumbria's latest hydro-power plant has been opened, with an unusual ceremony by the Bishop of Carlisle.
The facility at Rydal in the Lake District, cost £2 million and will power the nearby Conference Centre and up to 400 homes.
The Carlisle Diocese provided a third of the funding for the project, and the Bishop of Carlisle says it underlines the church's commitment to supporting green energy.
We're delighted that everybody who's worked on this project has been from Cumbria and so we hope that it's avery significant project in economic terms which has benefitted the economy of the whole county."
Half of Cumbria's 650 churches are 'struggling financially and urgently need help', according to a new survey.Read the full story ›
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.
A Cumbrian church is embracing the new media age by allowing people to post their prayers digitally and have them projected onto a wall in the church.
St Michael's and All Angels in Hawkshead has installed specialist equipment that will also allow the congregation and visitors to share their prayers with members of a church in Hackney in London. Kim Inglis went to have a look.