Councillors in Cumbria have voted to accept up to 10 more unaccompanied Syrian children who've fled conflict in their country.
It would bring the total number of unaccompanied child refugees in Cumbria to 14.
The children all entered the country without any family, having journeyed from their war-torn homeland.
The council's cabinet approved plans to take in more children as part of the National Transport Scheme.
The council have asked for help from the military to make an emergency air drop of food and groceries, coal and logs and baby supplies.Read the full story ›
There’s a shortage of foster carers in parts of Cumbria. In the Carlisle and Penrith area alone the local authority needs to increase foster families by two thirds to cope with the amount of children needing care.
Sandra Fialkowski has looked after nearly 200 children in her 35 years as a carer. She says fostering can be very rewarding and is urging people to consider it:
The 244-year-old Bell Bridge at Welton collapsed into the River Caldew after a number of storms.Read the full story ›
The latest design for the new Pooley Bridge has been unveiled at a public meeting in the village last night.Read the full story ›
A draft design for the new crossing at Pooley Bridge will be unveiled tonight at a public meeting. Residents will be given feedback about consultations of the design and how a final draft was decided.
The bridge collapsed during Storm Desmond in December 2015 and a temporary one opened in March last year. The meeting about the permanent bridge design will take place at Parkin Memorial Hall at 6.30pm.
Around 24,000 tonnes of salt have been stockpiled to help keep Cumbria's roads open this winter.Read the full story ›
Controversial plans to create an extra traffic lane on Warwick Road in Carlisle have been formally withdrawn by Cumbria County Council.Read the full story ›
Ford Bridge in Burneside, near Kendal, has been closed due to public safety issues. Technical teams are assessing the bridge this afternoon.
Diversion signs are currently being installed and drivers are advised to take care and only travel if necessary.
A new campaign has been set up in Cumbria to help the elderly avoid falls and trips.Read the full story ›