"Our £6 million Weather Aid scheme has now received some 958 requests for funding.
"The expert group will begin considering the numerous and varied applications today. It is important that the group prioritises those farmers who were hardest hit - taking into account EU state aid rules and I look forward to hearing its funding decisions in due course.”
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The marsh fritillary butterfly became extinct in the county over ten years ago.
A number of roadworks have been scheduled to take place across the region this week.
Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service are warning people of the dangers of swimming in rivers, ponds, or lakes during the summer.