Health trust finances
Health figures "astonishing" says Carlisle MP
Figures obtained exclusively by ITV Border have found that the North Cumbria Health Trust spent £8 million in the past year on temporary doctors.
The Freedom Of Information request also found that one locum consultant was being paid £158 an hour.
Local MP John Stevenson has branded the figures as 'astonishing', but the trust says that recent recruitment issues are now improving.
The MP for Carlisle believes the drawn out merger process with the Northumbria Trust has created the problems:
Political debate from the heart of Westminster
Carlisle Conservative MP John Stevenson joins Helen Ford for Around the House at 11:40pm.
The discussion includes the vote on equal marriage, the future of the coalition and whether the region will suffer after the promise of a referendum on our future in the EU.
Other guests include Labour MP Julie Elliott and Liberal Democrat Ian Swales.
Plus Hexham's Guy Opperman explains why apprenticeships should be on a par with degree courses.
Hospital trust admits liability
Carlisle MP: "Trust has to be rebuilt"
Carlisle MP John Stevenson told ITV Border he was happy that the hospital had admitted liability but that more work has still to be done: