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West Cumbrian woman is north west voice on nationwide network

Shelly Gambles photo A west Cumbrian woman has become the only person to represent the north west on the board of the National Enterprise Network (NEN).

Last updated 12 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Dream Placement day gives Cumbrian sixth-formers insight into work

Dream placement day photo Ninety sixth formers from across Cumbria were given the chance to impress some of the county’s top employers as part of a work experience scheme.

Last updated 11 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Notable beginning for £20m Innovia plant in north Cumbria

innoviaworkkkfgg003 Work has officially begun on the new £20 million plant where the material being used to produce Britain’s new plastic £5 and £10 notes will be made.

Last updated 10 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

£2bn to be spent cleaning up Sellafield

Almost £2 billion is set to be spent cleaning up Sellafield.

Last updated 9 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Slice of whisky history on offer from Cumbrian distillery

Lakes Distillery still photo A rare opportunity to own a piece of Cumbria’s whisky distilling history is now on the table for £12,000.

Last updated 9 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Opticians shops to close after Vision Express take-over

The Conlons Opticians shops in Carlisle and Penrith are to close after the chain was acquired by rival Vision Express.

Last updated 8 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Edinburgh Woollen Mill planning 100 shop expansion

Philip Day photo Edinburgh Woollen Mill is bucking the trend on the high street by unveiling plans to open 100 stores over two years.

Last updated 8 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Businesses hail reform for tax that saps life out of companies

George Osborne photo Chancellor George Osborne’s pledge to reform business rates has been widely welcomed in Cumbria.

Last updated 5 December 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

National Express bookings from Carlisle soar

Coach operator National Express has reported a surge in bookings from Carlisle over Christmas, largely because of disruption on the railways.

Last updated 4 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Bio-refinery to turn waste into power at Carlisle food factory

A green initiative at Cavaghan & Gray in Carlisle will turn food waste and animal by-products into power and heat, slashing energy bills.

Last updated 4 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Lakes College skills students among best in country

Lakes apprentices photo A college is celebrating having four apprentices who made it through to the finals of a national competition.

Last updated 4 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Window dressing competition aims to boost trade in Penrith

Penrith window dressing photo Traders in Penrith are helping to boost the town’s appeal by transforming their windows for Christmas.

Last updated 4 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Barefoot shepherdess launches Herdwick Tweed clothing range

Alison O’Neill photo A new range of clothes has been developed from ‘Herdwick Tweed’ by a Cumbrian shepherd.

Last updated 4 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

No free Pirelli calendar for Carlisle factory workers

Pirelli calendar 2015 photo Pirelli has launched the 2015 edition of its world-famous calendar – but workers at the Carlisle factory won’t be getting a copy.

Last updated 3 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

West business leaders welcome area’s rapid economic growth

Steven Szostak photo Business leaders say they are not surprised the west Cumbrian economy is one of the fastest growing in the country.

Last updated 2 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Eden firms urged to take up apprenticeships cash

Businesses in Eden have been urged to take advantage of up to £2,000 to help fund apprenticeships.

Last updated 2 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Whitehaven shop named Samsung store of year

The audio-video specialist Brooks of Whitehaven has been named as Samsung’s ‘store of the year’ for northern England, Scotland and Ireland.

Last updated 2 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Carlisle council consults businesses over spending plans

Jason Gooding photo Carlisle City Council is consulting businesses on its spending plans for the 2015-16 financial year.

Last updated 2 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

New Lakes Distillery starts commercial production this week

Paul Currie photo The Lakes Distillery is due to start commercial production of malt whisky, gin and vodka this week.

Last updated 2 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Stobart Air adds routes from Cardiff

Stobart Air, the company lined up to start scheduled flights from Carlisle Airport, has taken on two routes from Cardiff.

Last updated 1 December 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

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