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Councils across Cumbria and southern Scotland could have to make more job losses as they assess the impact of further cuts in Government funding.
There was some good news though as Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander announced a feasibility study into electrifying the Lakes Line and there's help for flood hit homeowners. McNulty reports on today's announcements - and the fall-out from yesterday's cuts to council budgets.
Dick Smith is from the Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership and he says that introducing electrification to the Lakes Line will safeguard major links :
Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron has welcomed an announcement by Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander that a feasibility study will be carried out into the electrification of the Lakes Line. Diesel powered trains still travel along the 10 mile route between Oxenholme and Windermere.
Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander has announced a feasibility study into the electrification of the Lakes Line between Oxenholme and Windermere.