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Monday, 01 September 2014

Tourism tour

In-Cumbria has hit the road on a mission to check in with Cumbria’s finest tourism businesses.

Manufacturing boost

TIS opening A new factory will help further growth in Cumbria's manufacturing sector

Accidental business

50067079B001 A couple who were left with unwanted stock managed to turn their fortunes around thanks to a remarkable twist.

Barrow shipyard

Demolition Buildings have begun to be demolished at BAE Systems in Barrow as part of a £300m-plus redevelopment programme. (8 comments)

Britain's best eatery

50054976B006.jpg A LAKE District restaurant has been ranked the best in Britain for the second year running by an influential guide.

Surveyor signs up

Neil Macgregor  photo Chartered surveyor Neil Macgregor has joined North Associates, the Wigton-based land and property specialist.

New Story Homes role

Stuart Marshall photo Acountant Stuart Marshall was destined to end up at a building firm – his middle name is ‘Macadam’.

Fukushima link

Sellafield expert has been given a role in helping with the Fukushima clean up committee

Personal finance advice

10 ways to enhance running your business

Glenn Clifford The business world can be challenging, hectic and stressful. Whatever your trade here are some ideas for increasing profits, minimising stress and improving your business.

Business headlines this week

30 jobs at risk as Cumbrian chemical factory faces closure

A chemical company looks likely to close with the loss of more than 30 jobs.
Aug 30, 2014 2:08:55 PM
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Cumbria council's new HQ: How it could look

This is how a new £10 million council headquarters in Carlisle’s Botchergate could look.
Exclusive By Pamela McGowan Aug 29, 2014 4:44:28 PM

Shortlist announced for CN Group business awards

THE finalists for the CN Group Business Awards have been chosen, and the judges say the standard is as high as ever.
Aug 29, 2014 10:22:05 AM

Council invites businesses to supplier briefings

South Lakeland firms bidding for contracts with the District Council will soon have the chance to learn how best to tailor their bids.
Aug 29, 2014 4:43:44 PM
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Dancewear shop set to open in Workington

Two West Cumbrian mums hope to get toes tapping when they open a dancewear shop in Workington next week.
Aug 29, 2014 2:00:11 PM

Cumbrian businesses join forces to promote shopping local

Six west Cumbrian businesses have joined forces to show that shopping local can produce results.
Aug 29, 2014 11:26:17 AM

Council votes to back supermarket levy

South Lakeland District Council has backed a levy on supermarkets to support the local economy and create jobs .
By Chris Hansell Aug 28, 2014 7:24:37 AM

Key piece of Barrow shopping district up for sale

A KEY piece of commercial real estate is up for sale for more than £3m.
Aug 27, 2014 9:09:48 AM

New initiative helps Cumbrian home-based businesses

It will now be cheaper for Cumbrian entrepreneurs to run businesses from their own homes thanks to a new government initiative.
Aug 28, 2014 4:08:19 PM

Directors banned for 28 years for pension misuse

THREE bosses of a Carlisle-based investment company have been banned from holding company directorships for a total of 28 years after misusing their clients' pension funds.
Aug 27, 2014 9:41:56 AM

Lake District hotel sold to local businessman

THE Best Western Burnside hotel in Windermere has been sold to a local businessman.
Aug 26, 2014 10:03:22 AM

Rogues’ gallery for shopkeepers

A ROGUES’ gallery of 40 local offenders has been put online in a new move to help Whitehaven businesses fight crime.
By Julie Morgan Aug 28, 2014 11:15:26 AM
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Investment boosting job prospects in Carlisle, says MP

Investment in Carlisle from new firms is helping to boost the number of young people in employment or training, the city’s MP has said.
By Pamela McGowan Aug 28, 2014 9:28:57 AM

Brewery wins national CAMRA award

Hawkshead Brewery has won a prestigious national CAMRA award for one its beers.
Aug 28, 2014 8:14:04 AM

Networking event set for Cumbrian and Scottish businesses

Businesses from both Cumbria and Scotland will meet for a special speed networking event only a day before the referendum on Scottish independence.
Aug 28, 2014 9:18:14 AM

Boss says poor rail service is stifling growth in South Cumbria

OWNERS of small businesses have branded trains on the Furness Line as “outdated and insufficient”.
Aug 27, 2014 6:46:55 PM

Doubts raised over nuclear subs move - Cumbria experts have say

CUMBRIA is unlikely to benefit if Scottish independence results in Britain’s submarines being moved from Faslane, experts have said.
Aug 28, 2014 2:39:41 PM

Pilot project leads to work for 16 long-term unemployed

Sixteen long-term unemployed people have found jobs after completing a pilot employment support programme.
Aug 27, 2014 12:38:50 PM

University to boost nuclear training

The University of Central Lancashire is to run a workshop on Nuclear Criticality Safety in September as the county gears up to become one of the leaders in nuclear business.
By Melissa Chappelhow Aug 27, 2014 1:16:24 PM

Banking giant NatWest to close Cumbrian branch

The NatWest is closing one of its Cumbrian branches as customers make more use of new techonology.
Aug 27, 2014 1:09:13 PM

Barrow shipping firm reveals interim results

A BARROW shipping firm has announced pre-tax profits are up 13 per cent.
Aug 27, 2014 8:13:03 AM

St Bees named as third best place to live in England

St Bees in west Cumbria is one of the most desirable places to live in England according to new research by Royal Mail.
Aug 26, 2014 8:57:12 AM

New Sellafield waste storage building 'a milestone'

The completion of a new waste storage building at Sellafield has been described as a “milestone in decommissioning’ at the nuclear site.
Aug 26, 2014 4:21:51 PM

Cumbrian houses less affordable than London homes

House prices in rural Cumbria are less affordable than properties in London, according to new research.
Aug 19, 2014 10:47:47 AM

Businesses urged to vote on special award

To celebrate its ten year anniversary British Energy Coast Business Cluster has asked its member companies to vote on a special award.
Aug 26, 2014 2:44:46 PM

Firms asked to support South Lakes cycle challenge

Cumbrian employers are being asked to encourage staff to sign up for the third South Lakes Workplace Cycle Challenge.
By Chris Hansell Aug 26, 2014 4:58:14 PM
Responsive NDT

New qualification for 64-year-old technician

A Cumbrian firm has revealed one of their employees has earned an internationally recognised qualification - at the surprising age of 64.
By Chris Hansell Aug 21, 2014 4:13:00 PM

Firms upbeat about plans for coal mines

The bosses of two firms hoping to start coal mining in Gretna and Whitehaven have given up upbeat update on their progress.
Aug 26, 2014 8:51:00 AM
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Stobart Group praised by shadow foreign secretary

Praise has been heaped on Stobart Group by the Shadow Foreign Minister.
By Phil Coleman Aug 26, 2014 9:27:07 AM

‘World-class’ pledge for rail users in Cumbria and the North

TRAIN passengers in Cumbria and the North of England have been promised “a world-class rail network” as the Government announced the shortlist of companies that will run future services in the region.
Aug 19, 2014 9:25:48 AM
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New owner for Lake District manor house

A Keswick-born entrepreneur is the new owner of one of the Lake District’s most prestigious properties.
By Emily Parsons Aug 25, 2014 1:33:28 PM
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Almost 3,000 people urge Government to scrap Cumbria nuclear reactor plans

Nearly 3,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Government to scrap plans to build a huge new nuclear reactor in Cumbria.
By Jonny Irving Aug 26, 2014 1:05:49 PM

Scottish minister to answer your questions

Are you a business with questions about how the Scottish referendum could affect Cumbria?
Aug 21, 2014 3:03:28 PM
Inn on the Lake

Inn on the Lake retains double AA Rosette

Staff at Ullswater's Inn on the Lake have been celebrating this week after retaining their two AA Rosette status for a third year.
Aug 22, 2014 6:56:52 PM
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Microsoft gold award for David Allen IT Solutions

David Allen IT Solutions has been accredited as a Microsoft Gold Partner for small businesses.
Aug 22, 2014 7:48:00 PM
Catering Partnership

Cumbrian catering equipment company sold

A Cumbrian catering equipment company has been sold.
Aug 22, 2014 10:36:49 AM

Protesters pledge to fight plan for 38 Barrow homes near historic site

CAMPAIGNERS against plans for housing on land near a historic tourist attraction in Barrow have vowed to fight the developers to the end.
Aug 21, 2014 10:31:35 AM

Farmers 'should seek advice over pipeline'

Cumbrian farmers are being urged to seek advice over a new 100 kilometre pipeline proposed by United Utilities.
By Chris Hansell Aug 22, 2014 1:57:00 PM

Cumbrian MP backs apprenticeship campaign

A Cumbrian MP has pledged his support to a new national apprenticeships campaign announced by the government this week.
By Chris Hansell Aug 22, 2014 12:18:45 PM

Tesco rethink after west Cumbria store plan rejected

Tesco bosses are deciding on their next steps after plans for a new store in west Cumbria were thrown out
By Jenny Barwise Aug 22, 2014 11:34:00 AM
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Cumbrian nuclear flights claim is ‘scaremongering’

A claim that redevelopment of Carlisle Airport could lead to it transporting nuclear waste by air is “scaremongering”, says Stobart boss Andrew Tinkler.
By Phil Coleman Aug 21, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Plea to fund alternative broadband providers

Businesses are calling on the county council to fund alternative ways of delivering superfast broadband.
Aug 21, 2014 9:04:39 AM

Mortgage broker wins industry prize

A MORTGAGE broker has scooped a top industry award.
Aug 21, 2014 3:04:21 PM
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Work on Carlisle Airport revamp could start within weeks

Work on the long-awaited £20 million redevelopment of Carlisle Airport could begin in six weeks – provided there is not another legal challenge to the planning approval granted by councillors.
By Phil Coleman Aug 19, 2014 5:45:00 PM
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Housebuilder's profits boom as sales rocket

Half-year profits at house-builder Persimmon have soared by 57 per cent, ahead of analysts’ expectations.
Aug 20, 2014 11:47:44 AM

Students given taste of working life at BAE Systems Barrow shipyard

MORE than 100 students have been given a taste of working life thanks to a Barrow shipyard placement scheme.
Aug 20, 2014 3:59:33 PM

Top engineer is set to take on new role

AN engineer described as one of the most experienced figures in the UK nuclear industry has left Sellafield to work for a shipping and civil nuclear group.
Aug 21, 2014 3:03:10 PM

Tips about market research on offer

A FREE marketing workshop is set to take place on Friday.
Aug 21, 2014 3:04:15 PM
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Cumbrian businesswoman shortlisted for two Enterprise Vision Awards

Success is proving sweet for a businesswoman who has seen her life transformed beyond belief over the past 11 years.
By Sue Crawford Aug 21, 2014 8:56:26 AM

Learn first aid skills

A FIRST aid course is set to take place next month.
Aug 21, 2014 3:04:10 PM

Cumbrian food producers get 38 Great Taste Awards

Cumbrian food producers have excelled at this year’s Great Taste Awards..
Aug 21, 2014 2:28:07 PM

Carlisle business breakfast welcomes experts for next event

Changes to work culture and plugging skills gaps will be on the agenda at the latest Carlisle Business Breakfast Club.
Aug 20, 2014 1:19:36 PM
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Staff go as Barrow firm bosses scour workforce for redundancies

REDUNDANCIES are under way at a Barrow detergent manufacturer which will see a factory’s workforce cut by almost half.
Aug 20, 2014 10:28:15 AM
Clover Fields photo

Housebuilder's profits boom as sales rocket

Half-year profits at house-builder Persimmon have soared by 57 per cent, ahead of analysts’ expectations.
Aug 20, 2014 11:47:44 AM

Huge drop in number of employment tribunals

There has been a huge drop off in the number of cases taken to employment tribunals in the North West, government figures reveal.
by Chris Hansell Aug 20, 2014 8:10:54 AM

Businesses join Cumbria County Council to call for rail improvements

THE county’s top businesses have joined forces with Cumbria County Council to push for major improvements to rail travel from 2016.
Aug 20, 2014 7:45:38 AM
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Man dies while working at Sellafield nuclear plant

An investigation has been launched after the sudden death of a man at Sellafield.
By Emily Parsons Aug 19, 2014 1:49:00 PM

Designs for new Barrow homes revealed

Proposals for 38 new homes have been revealed by Barrow Borough Council and Story Homes.
By Chris Hansell Aug 19, 2014 2:02:14 PM

Networking tips from #cumbriahour tweeters

Here's our selection of the best tweet's from last night's #Cumbriahour which looked at the best ways to start conversations at networking events.
Aug 19, 2014 12:34:38 PM

Inflation fuels rail ticket hike for Cumbria commuters

Cumbria commuters will face a 3.5 per cent increase to regulated rail fares next year after official inflation figures used to calculate the rise were published.
Aug 19, 2014 2:53:26 PM
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More than 50 jobs saved at defence depot at Longtown

More than 50 jobs have been saved at a Ministry of Defence depot that had been threatened with closure.
By Duncan Bick Aug 15, 2014 1:55:57 PM

Women bosses earning less then men

Women bosses are still earning much less than their male colleagues, according to a survey published today.
Aug 19, 2014 8:06:42 AM

Scotland wants to explore Solway for oil and gas

The Solway Firth is to feature in project looking for new oil and gas supplies on the west of Scotland.
Aug 19, 2014 8:24:00 AM

Cumbrian unemployment forecast to fall further

Jobcentre managers are predicting further falls in Cumbrian unemployment.
By Julian Whittle Aug 19, 2014 8:57:42 AM

Firms get say on Carlisle city centre vision

Businesses in Carlisle get a chance this week to have a say about radical proposals for the city centre.
Aug 19, 2014 8:57:30 AM

Date revealed for critical part of £84m Barrow gas project

A PROJECT to install a new underground pipeline is well under way, according to energy bosses.
Aug 18, 2014 2:24:15 PM
Rex Strong at Sellafield

Sellafield expert joins Fukushima clean up committee

One of Sellafield’s leading nuclear specialists has been appointed to a global committee to monitor the clean up at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear site.
By Chris Hansell Aug 19, 2014 12:27:24 PM

Solicitor Taylor Rose to open office in Workington

Solicitor Taylor Rose is opening an office in Workington on Thursday.
Aug 18, 2014 12:47:00 PM

How would an independent Scotland impact on Cumbria?

There is just one month to go until the historic Scottish independence referendum - but how should Cumbrian businesses view the prospect of an independent Scotland?
Aug 18, 2014 7:44:21 AM

Tour Series brings big cash boost and lasting legacy for Barrow

THE CYCLE race which transformed Barrow town centre three months ago has been hailed as one of the most successful Tour Series events ever.
Aug 15, 2014 11:52:08 AM

Drugs firm's Ulverston site manager on fact-finding mission to USA

THE manager behind plans to build a new biopharm facility at a drugs giant in Cumbria has been on a fact-finding mission to the US.
Aug 15, 2014 11:30:18 AM

Branding masterclass for Cumbrian family businesses

Cumbrian family businesses have been given a branding and PR masterclass from two of the county’s top gurus.
Aug 14, 2014 11:59:07 AM

Cumbrian expert welcomes farmers' optimism

A Cumbrian accountancy expert has welcomed the “underlying optimism” expressed by farmers in a new national survey.
Aug 14, 2014 3:15:49 PM

Tesco plans turned down

PLANS to bring 20 new jobs to Egremont have failed after Copeland Council rejected a proposal to build a Tesco Express.
Aug 14, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Cumbrian creamery fined

A Cumbrian creamery has been fined after releasing “trade effluent” into the sewer system without permission.
Aug 14, 2014 11:48:26 AM

Motor Show returns for fourth year

Saturday August 16th sees the return of the annual Whitehaven Harbour Motor Show.
Aug 14, 2014 11:10:50 AM

Firm issues pensions warning

A national financial advising firm has warned Cumbria’s small and medium enterprises that they may end up “at the back of a very long queue” if they delay enrolling to workplace pensions until it is too late.
By Chris Hansell Aug 14, 2014 7:42:17 AM

Lowest unemployment rate in Britain

The latest unemployment figures have revealed Eden has the lowest unemployment rate in Britain.
Aug 13, 2014 3:51:23 PM
Cumbria app

App to help discover hidden gems in Cumbria

See Cumbria through an artist's eyes thanks to a free new mobile app.
Aug 13, 2014 12:14:27 PM
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64 jobs at risk as factory bosses warn of possible closure

Sixty-four jobs are at risk as the owner of a Cumbrian factory warns it may have to close.
Aug 13, 2014 11:24:09 AM

New restaurant success opens possibility of expansion

A new restaurant in Bowness has had so much success plans are already afoot to expand to two extra locations.
By Chris Hansell Aug 13, 2014 2:21:01 PM
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New filling station, shop and cafe approved by council planners

A £1.5 million service station, creating up to 60 jobs, is set to be built after council planners gave it the go-ahead.
Aug 12, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Nuclear power station: Land investigations well underway

The NuGen consortium is continuing apace with investigations to test whether land at Moorside, Sellafield, is suitable for a nuclear power plant.
Aug 13, 2014 9:19:27 AM

Top accolade ‘a real coup’ for outdoor activity centre

AN outdoor activity centre has been awarded a top accolade.
Aug 12, 2014 3:39:51 PM

Chance for firms to have say on town’s future

BUSINESSES are being asked to have their say in plans to consider setting up a Business Improvement District in a South Lakes town.
Aug 12, 2014 3:22:48 PM

Dream team has designs on award-winning Lakes hotel

A SOUTH Lakes design team which helped win a major tourism award came together for a celebration in Windermere.
Aug 12, 2014 3:21:20 PM
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Lakeland outdoor brand strikes John Lewis deal

A SOUTH Lakeland outdoor brand has struck a deal to retail their latest innovation in major highstreet store John Lewis.
Aug 13, 2014 11:56:27 AM
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Cumbrian beer wins national praise

Just one Cumbrian beer was given an accolade at this year's Great British Beer Festival.
Aug 12, 2014 4:48:57 PM

Chance for firms to have say on town’s future

BUSINESSES are being asked to have their say in plans to consider setting up a Business Improvement District in a South Lakes town.
Aug 12, 2014 3:22:48 PM
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Lorry loads of fun for fans at Stobart Fest in Carlisle

Truck fans travelled from across the globe to Carlisle Airport to meet Eddie Stobart drivers made famous by the firm’s television shows.
By Ian Duncan Aug 12, 2014 9:35:56 AM
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£3m transport hub planned for outside Cumbrian rail station

Plans have been revealed for a £3 million transport hub to be built outside Workington’s railway station.
By Jenny Barwise Aug 11, 2014 12:09:43 PM

Lakes firm hit by Russian sanctions

A Lake District firm has said sanctions imposed by the Russian government will seriously affect seriously affect its orders in the country.
By Chris Hansell Aug 11, 2014 3:15:33 PM
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Carlisle Leisure in advanced merger talks

Carlisle Leisure, the not-for-profit organisation that runs council leisure facilities in Carlisle and Allerdale, is in advanced merger talks.
By Julian Whittle Aug 11, 2014 2:56:57 PM
The One

Cumbria businesses snap up local whisky

The very first product from the brand new Lakes Distillery near Bassenthwaite is fast being snapped up by Cumbrian businesses.
Aug 11, 2014 12:53:59 PM
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Popular Cumbrian café wins fight for longer opening hours

A Lake District café boss who launched an 18-month battle for later opening hours is celebrating after planning chiefs finally agreed to his requests.
Aug 7, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Development must prove itself to independents

The Federation of Small Business has called on developers to prove new plans for Penrith’s New Squares development will benefit the town centre and not harm existing businesses.
By Chris Hansell Aug 11, 2014 11:57:45 AM
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More thought needed on Cumbria transport links

The chairman of the Cumbrian Local Enterprise Partnership has called for more consideration to be given to the county after the publication of a major report on the north’s transport links.
Aug 11, 2014 10:23:28 AM
Keswick Filling Station cafe owner photo

Popular Cumbrian café wins fight for longer opening hours

A Lake District café boss who launched an 18-month battle for later opening hours is celebrating after planning chiefs finally agreed to his requests.
Aug 7, 2014 9:00:00 AM
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Surprise closure of Carlisle restaurant

One of Carlisle’s top-rated restaurants has ceased trading.
By Jonny Irving Aug 9, 2014 10:37:00 AM

Beer giant teams up with Cumbrian brewery

ONE of the giants of the beer world has teamed up with a Cumbrian craft brewery for the UK's biggest beer festival.
Aug 8, 2014 9:26:44 AM

Cumbria to step up to challenge ahead of imminent skills crisis

Cumbrian education and training organisations believe the county can step up to the challenge of an imminent skills crisis predicted by a new report this week.
Aug 8, 2014 1:41:22 PM
Carlisle World Shop photo

Share issue on track to grow Carlisle ethical trader

Carlisle's World Shop appears to have a bright future as a share issue nudges towards its £30,000 target.
By Julian Whittle Aug 8, 2014 2:41:03 PM
Gas plant photo

Biomass firm set to double workforce at north Cumbrian plant

A renewable energy company is set to create up to 15 jobs at its biomass operation near Calthwaite, north of Penrith.
By Julian Whittle Aug 8, 2014 9:39:52 AM

Barrow shop could close next month

A DISCOUNT toiletries shop in Barrow could shut down next month.
Aug 8, 2014 10:00:46 AM
Bake off

Bake Off boom for Cumbria firm

The popularity of the Great British Bake Off has meant that a Cumbrian firm has increased its baking range by a third as is braces itself for soaring sales whilst the latest series is aired.
By Tom Little Aug 8, 2014 9:36:39 AM
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Mixed Cumbrian response to Boris Johnson rumours

Reports that London Mayor Boris Johnson could become the Business Secretary some time after the next general election have sparked mixed reaction amongst the Cumbrian business community.
By Chris Hansell Aug 7, 2014 2:44:53 PM
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Biggest data heist of our time

This week the US Hold Security group, renowned for uncovering security breaches and hacks, has gone public about what is being described as the biggest data heist of our time.
By Neil Kendall, IT director, David Allen Aug 8, 2014 8:41:59 AM
Hoopers photo

Carlisle's former Hoopers store can become restaurants-cafes

A new cafe and restaurant complex planned for an iconic Carlisle building has moved a step closer to reality.
By Pamela McGowan Aug 7, 2014 3:04:11 PM

'Get your act together' and make most of investment

"You have got access to 60 per cent of £10bn, if you get your act together."
Exclusive by Tom Little Aug 7, 2014 9:23:13 AM

Raft of Cumbria consultation events announced for National Grid project

NATIONAL Grid will hold a series of consultation events across Cumbria to seek views on plans to connect new sources of electricity generation into the national network.
Aug 7, 2014 10:47:25 AM

Opening times battle win will create new jobs

A Keswick cafe has won an 18-month battle with the Lake District National Park Authority over opening times - potentially creating four new jobs.
Aug 12, 2014 12:40:02 PM

Communications experts to deliver workshop

Two Cumbrian communications experts are set to help businesses across the county become better at building their brands with a new workshop.
Aug 7, 2014 2:40:03 PM
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EM In-Cumbria 11 front The latest edition of the In-Cumbria magazine is out now and available to buy in newsagents across Cumbria and you can also browse through a digital version online. Get in touch if you would like the In-Cumbria magazine distributed to you by emailing nick.turner@cnmedia.co.uk

Energy Coast supplement

EM Energy front August 2014 Here's the latest edition of the Britain's Energy Coast magazine.


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