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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Business news from around the county

Best development award for Carlisle's Story Homes

Story Homes award photo House builder Story Homes has won a ‘best development’ gong at the UK Property Awards.

Last updated 30 October 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Official opening for huge offshore windfarm today

A Cumbrian windfarm will be officially opened today with the promise that it will secure hundreds of jobs in Furness for decades.

Last updated 30 October 2014
Published by http://www.in-cumbria.com

Story Homes submits plans for 99 Carlisle houses

Story Homes has submitted plans for new homes on the edge of Carlisle which it says will create hundreds of jobs.

Last updated 30 October 2014
Published by http://www.in-cumbria.com

Roman fertility god banned by Facebook

Rude man of Papcastle An amazing Roman statue of a fertility god unearthed by Cumbrian archaeologists has been judged to be too rude for Facebook.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.in-cumbria.com

Sisters’ Barrow stall has quality clothes range all sewn up

50069348B000.jpgds TWO sisters have joined forces to set up a Barrow market stall selling high-quality children’s clothing.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk

Workington Jobcentre first in Cumbria to go digital

Jobcentre pad photo The Jobcentre in Workington has become the first in Cumbria to go digital.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Booths supermarkets bashing bigger rivals with profits boost

Edwin Booth photo Regional supermarket chain Booths has seen profits jump by 6.9 per cent, in stark contrast to the woes of bigger rivals Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

High-tech firm unveils new manufacturing facility

50069626B002.jpgds A HIGH-TECH firm which designs remotely-operated vehicles has unveiled its new manufacturing facility.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk

MPs press rail minister to invest in Furness line

Cumbrian MPs have pressed the cased for further investment in the Furness rail line and have been encouraged by the Government’s response.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.in-cumbria.com

Over 2000 new businesses set up in Cumbria this year

Over 2000 new businesses have been set up in Cumbria this year alone, new figures reveal.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.in-cumbria.com

Will Lloyds Bank branches in Cumbria be saved from the axe?

There are hopes that Cumbrian branches of Lloyds Bank could be saved from its closure programme announced today.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.in-cumbria.com

Firm uses Skype to help client in Ebola zone

Majik house A Cumbrian technology company has helped a Nigerian client get up and running despite problems with the deadly Ebola crisis.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.in-cumbria.com

£450,000 boost to Rosehill theatre redevelopment

PLANS to turn a Cumbrian theatre into a world-class arts centre with the creation of more than 30 jobs have been given a £450,000 funding boost.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.in-cumbria.com

Firms urged to aim higher at Growth Twenty14

Growth 2014 CUMBRIAN firms were encouraged to unlock their potential and increase their competitiveness when a business to business exhibition came to Barrow.

Last updated 29 October 2014
Published by http://www.in-cumbria.com

20,000 will use Carlisle airport to get to USA

Carlisle Airport will soon be used by 20,000 people a year to get to New York and other American cities according to Stobart Group boss Andrew Tinkler.

Last updated 28 October 2014
Published by http://www.in-cumbria.com

Bereaved young need protection

EM Helen Scott-Parker column ASSOCIATE solicitor Helen Scott-Parker has been a qualified solicitor since 2003 and joined Livingstons’ private client department in August.

Last updated 28 October 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk

Pals enjoy fringe benefits of opening up Ulverston business

50069680B001 A TRIO of hairdressing pals are hoping to show they are a cut above after going it alone and opening their very own hair salon.

Last updated 28 October 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk

Look ahead - The Inspira column

50061135B005 RECENTLY, there has been promising news that the percentage of Furness young people not in employment, education or training has fallen significantly in comparison with past years. Compared to the figure of 5.4 per cent in September 2012 and 4.22 per cent in September 2013, only 4.04 per cent of young people in Furness were classed as Neet last month. SARAH WILLIAMS, Inspira’s area manager in Furness, says these figures can be further improved and describes how to access information about local job or training opportunities.

Last updated 28 October 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk

Summer activities help young people to develop skills

50061135B005 WITH National Citizen Service graduations happening across the county on Saturday, we can reflect on how beneficial this programme has been to young people over the summer. Comprising of an outdoors adventure week, a residential, and volunteering, there was something to offer and challenge every 16/17-year-old on the programme. In addition to NCS, Inspira have been running other events and clubs for young people. SARAH WILLIAMS, Inspira’s area manager in Furness, talks about these youth projects and other opportunities for young people to develop their skills

Last updated 28 October 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk

New Cumbria £1.9m centre aims to unlock science’s potential

S50805BB CUMBRIA’S first Big Bang Science and Engineering Fair of 2014 will coincide with the official opening of a college’s new engineering centre.

Last updated 28 October 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk

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