Lake District Family say they'll have to pay £1,200 for their son to get to school, following travel subsidy cuts by Cumbria County Council
County must save £90m in cuts over the next three years. Today councillors are discussing where the axe will fall.
Cumbria County Council Cllr Tim Knowles quits cabinet
Work to improve the safety of Howwath Bridge in Kirkbride will begin this weekend.
Last year 37-year-old Russell Long died in a crash on the bridge, prompting concern over its safety.
Work will take place between Saturday 12 and Wednesday 16 April to install a safety barrier.
Cumbria county council say that bridges like this are structurally inspected every two years.
The last inspection of Howwath Bridge was carried out in June 2012 and there were no concerns about it's structure.
– Spokesman, Cumbria County Council
"The approach wall where the tragic incident took place does appear to have a cornerstone missing, but this was not deemed a structural fault in the last inspection or any previous inspections. We cannot find any records of any safety concerns being raised to the county council about the missing cornerstone by drivers, the local community or parish council.
"Replacing the cornerstone would not make the bridge safer. If vehicles are at risk of hitting the bridge at this point, then a large stone wall is not the right safety measure – a road safety barrier is."
The road will be reduced to a single lane with traffic light controls while work is carried out.
Cumbria Council leader, Stewart Young, has paid tribute to Bill Cameron who was a County Councillor and Maryport Town Counillor for more than forty years.
Tributes have been paid to former Cumbria County councillor and Maryport Town Councillor Bill Cameron who died on Friday (March 21st).
Mr Cameron represented Maryport for over 40 years until his retirement last year. He was also instrumental in saving the Carlisle to Settle railway in the the 80s.
Westmorland MP Tim Farron believes Cumbria County Council need to be more clear about its plan toe roll out super-fast broadband.
The £23.8 million initiative would see the county have higher internet speeds by 2015.
He believes the plans still lacks the 'required detail' for people to understand what kind of broadband service they will receive.
A date has been set for a Carlisle by-election.
Residents in the Belle Vue continence will be able to vote for their new county councillor on Thursday, 10 April.
Candidates wishing to stand for election have until Friday, 14 March to submit their nominations.
The by-election comes after the death of Ian Stockdale who died in November, aged 74.
Work carries out to transform a Carlisle Primary School will be unveiled this morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Carlisle's Upperby Primary school has been refurbished and expanded, boosting its capacity by 194.
The work has seen the addition of four new classrooms, toilets, cloakrooms and an activity room and external refurbishments.
The Cumbria County Council-funded scheme was completed in January.
Cumbria County Council chairman Alan Barry and Upperby headteacher Jane Hodgson will cut the ribbon.
A team of apprentices from Cumbria County Council are aiming to come out on top in a national competition.
The group, which set out on a 10 kilometre sponsored walk from Carlisle Castle this afternoon, are taking part in the Brathway Apprentice challenge.
They're raising money to build a garden at a centre for adults with learning disabilities:
Apprentices at Cumbria County Council are taking part in a 10k walk to raise money for a community project.
They're building a garden at Mill Lane Day Services in Walney, a centre for adults with learning disabilities.
The team is hoping to be crowned 2014 Apprentice Team of the Year.
– Laura Mills, Cumbria County Council apprentice
"We're really excited about doing the sponsored walk to raise money for the garden at Mill Lane. Creating a garden for the service users will be the high point of the whole Brathay Challenge. It's been hard work to organise everything on top of doing our apprenticeships, but we've all learnt a lot."
A group of Cumbria County Council apprentices are taking part in a 10km walk to raise money for a community project.
The team is hoping to be crowned 2014 'Apprentice Team of the Year'.
They're building a garden at Mill Lane Day Services in Walney which is centre for adults with learning disabilities.