Cumbria County Council agree £24m cuts

Councillors voted on a raft of cuts in order to save £24 million this year.

The Council has to save nearly £90 million over three years due to cuts in central government funding.

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Cumbria's flood repairs could hit £2m

Councillor Keith Little told the county councils budget meeting repairs to Cumbria's roads caused by recent bad weather could hit £2 million.

Damage caused by last nights storm is still being assessed.

There were cheers in the chamber as he reminded Councillors the Prime Minister David Cameron promised 'money was no object' for repairs and said they're working with the Government to try and secure funding.

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