A Carlisle museum and art gallery is facing a 20% cut in its council funding due to government cuts to budgets, despite having just been given a national award for its work with schoolchildren.
City Councillors met at Tullie House to examine the venue's business plan and discuss the proposed £250,000 a year cuts.
Kim Inglis reports:
More top news
An earthquake measuring 1.7 on the Richter scale has been recorded in Cumbria.
A west Cumbrian man has been jailed for carrying out a knife attack.
Animal charity the Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a dog suspected of being used for badger baiting was found abandoned.