Half of the county's fire stations don't have enough on-call fire fighters and are struggling to fill the vacanciesRead the full story ›
New on-call firefighters are needed in South Lakeland, despite a recent recruitment drive.
Crews in Kendal say there are still vacancies at the town's station and they're urging people to consider applying.
A lorry driver has admitted causing the death of a Cumbrian woman in an early morning road crash.
Carlisle Crown Court heard today (15 February) that Adam Rybicki, 52, was travelling on the wrong side of the road when his HGV collided with a Ford Focus.
The crash occurred on the A6, south of Shap, just after 6-45am on 12th January.
Driving the Focus was 54-year-old Kathleen Bellas, from Shap, who worked as a receptionist at Kendal's Queen Katherine School.
She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
During a 10-minute court hearing, Rybicki pleaded guilty to a charge of causing Mrs Bellas's death by dangerous driving.
Judge Peter Hughes QC adjourned the case and asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.
Rybicki, who is from Poland, was remanded on bail.
One of the conditions is that he resides at an address in Luton.
He will be sentenced at the crown court next month.
There has been a serious accident at Shap, between the B6261 and Shap Summit.
The A6 has been closed both ways, and there is very slow traffic between Shap and Kendal.
Police say the road is expected to be closed for some time.
A New Year aurora took centre stage at midnight celebrations over Shap in Cumbria.
Eileen Dobson, 77, jumped out of a plane to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Her grandson died from cancer aged 21.Read the full story ›
Cumbria Police say the body of an elderly woman has been found this morning in the area of Hardendale Quarry in Shap.
Formal identification has not yet taken place and enquiries are on-going. The coroner will be informed.
17-year-old Ryan Barber from Shap has to spend over £1,400 to get to college over the course of the year.Read the full story ›
A fish and chip shop in Cumbria has won the Best Newcomer prize at a national award ceremony.
Shap Chippy opened in April 2013.
Greg Hoare has this report.
People living in rural areas around Penrith are meeting tonight to discuss bus service cuts that have left many feeling stranded.
Cumbria County Council announced the cuts on routes from Penrith to both Kendal and Greystoke. The council says it can no longer afford to subsidise the routes and is looking at alternative ways of supporting residents.
The meeting will be held in Shap.