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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Different kind of pound on county council's agenda

Different sort of pounds currently on the agenda at meeting after Cumbria was named fattest county in England.

One councillor says the findings should be taken 'with a pinch of salt' after reports the survey was carried out via phone with less than 1000 people.

Councillor Pat Bell who looks after Public Health and Community Services say the Copeland area, which was labelled fattest in the county, already has a range of programmes aimed at encouraging exercise but this issue needs "a range of approaches".

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