Meeting in Kendal this morning, the county council's cabinet members were in sombre mood. They say these are dark times for the public sector as it struggles to deal with reductions in its budget which mean that 1,800 council jobs will have to go.
The County Council says these are the biggest cuts it's ever faced and they will have an impact on lives, on families and on the local economy.
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