THE recruitment window to encourage new firefighters to join teams in Cumbria has been delayed until the new year.

Cumbria Fire and Service announced on Wednesday that their drive for new wholetime firefighters was going to be postponed.

This meant that their 'Have a go' days planned for this week at Ulverston Blue Light Hub, Workington Fire Station and Carlisle East Fire Station were cancelled.

Due to the high demand shown, extra online sessions are set to be made available to the public in due course.

The service thanked those who had already shown an interest and promised that more information would be sent out as soon as possible.