Cumbria County Council Cllr Tim Knowles quits cabinet
Cumbria County Council might need to cut £50 million off their revenue budget over the next 2 years, the proposals are under consultation
Cumbria County Council's full cabinet is meeting to discuss whether west Cumbria should host an underground nuclear waste store.
The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has today announced that roads in Cumbria damaged by extreme flooding in 2009 will be repaired with funding from the Government.
7.2 million pounds has been given to Cumbria County Council to allow for repairs to be carried out to highway slopes, enhanced drainage, culvert repairs and repairs to footways and bridges.
Main Street in Cockermouth will also be restored to the standard it was before the flooding.
Cumbria County Council has published its annual report detailing the allowances and expenses of its members - totally more than a million pounds.
County councillors are entitled to an allowance of around £8000 each a year - an amount that has been frozen for the past three years.
The total cost of allowances and expenses for all 84 county councillors for the 2012/2013 period was £1,056,869.
The figure is lower than the previous year, with a one percent decrease.
The council is also reporting a fall in the amount of money being claimed by its councillors for travel and subsidence, decreasing to £123,850.
A public inquiry is investigating controversial plans to bury up to a million tonnes of low level radioactive waste in West Cumbria.
Cumbria County Council refused planning permission for the site at Keekle Head near Distington in May last year. The company behind the proposals, Endecom promptly appealed.
Endecom says there is a need for such a facility, while anti-nuclear protesters strongly oppose the idea.
Watch the full report from Ryan Dollard below.
Plans to bury one million tonnes of low level radioactive waste in west Cumbria have gone to a Public Inquiry.
Cumbria County Council refused planning permission for the site at Keekle Head near Distington in May last year, prompting the company behind the proposals, Endecom, to appeal.
This has resulted in the Public Inquiry.
Endecom says the site is well suited and there is a need for such a facility, while anti-nuclear protesters strongly oppose the idea.
Phil Holland is from Endecom UK:
Cumbria County Council's decision to refuse planning permission for a radioactive waste dump in west Cumbria is the subject of a Public Inquiry this week.
A number of planning consultants and council officers will be presenting evidence at the Inquiry, which will be held over an expected two-week period at County Hall in Kendal.
The application to use the Keekle Head former open cast coal mine as a site to store up to aone million cubic metres of low-level waste was turned down in May 2012.
A Civic Funeral will be held for the Leader of Carlisle City Council later today.
Joe Hendry died last week in hospital surrounded by his family.
The service, at Our Lady and St Joseph's Church is open to the public.
The Labour party and the Liberal Democrats have officially taken over the running of Cumbria County Council following the local elections.
The Conservatives had previously been the biggest party but recently suffered heavy losses.
The new administration says that its main priority will be tackling the huge financial pressures facing the council.
Watch the full report from Tim Backshall below.
Labour and the Liberal Democrats have officially taken over the running of Cumbria County Council following the local elections.
After the heavy losses suffered by the Conservatives, Labour's Stewart Young was elected as leader of the council this morning:
No party holds more than half of the seats so Labour will run the council in coalition with the Liberal Democrats.