From September, primary schools in Cumbria will see the number of school meals they produce rise from just over 2000 to 15,000.
They'll receive more than a million pounds more to spend on meals, but one school claims it'll cost a lot more and schools will end up out of pocket.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
From September Cumbrian schools will have an extra £1.15m to make sure all 4-7 year olds get free school meals.Read the full story ›
From September Cumbrian schools will have an extra £1.15m to make sure all four to seven year olds get free school meals.In Cumbria 2168 children get free school meals but in September it will be 15,000.
That's because at the moment it's only for low income families but the government has set aside more money so all children in reception, year 1 and year 2 will get them.
Hundreds of people are expected to attend a public meeting tonight to discuss county council plans for on-street parking charges.
The Windermere and Bowness action group will host the meeting about the issue.
Cumbria County Council have approved plans to introduce charges in eleven towns across the region.
15,000 children in Cumbria could be entitled to free school meals from this September, if the County Council gives the decision the go-ahead.
Councillors are expected to approve the plans, after new national legislation ruled all schools should give pupils in reception and years one and two a free school meal.
More than 600 children in Cumbria are currently in care and badly need a safe home. But at the moment there are just 200 households that are involved in fostering.
Nearly a third of people wrongly think they wouldn't be considered suitable.
Cumbria County Council is asking everyone to think about whether they could look after a child and this year it's emphasising the need for employers to support staff who want to take on the role.
Tim Backshall reports:
As week two of Foster Care Fortnight begins we're taking a look at what fostering is and who is eligible to do it.Read the full story ›
Businesses across Cumbria are being asked to support employees who choose to take part in fostering.
Some businesses like the Cumbria Law Centre have already agreed to back the scheme. Pete Moran explains how he would do to support those employees.
Kathryne and Graham Lamb are foster parents. They have a family of their own but say fostering is something they've always wanted to do.
They told ITV news about the options available and why people should consider becoming a foster carer.
Controversial on-street parking charges have been approved by Cumbria County Council's cabinet. It's despite objections from traders who say it will be bad for business. The Council says it was left with no choice because of central Government cuts. Hannah McNulty reports.