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Founder's pledge to try and save Cumbria shops and jobs

Lakeland shop photo The founder of Lakeland Leather has promised to try and save its Carlisle, Keswick and Gretna Gateway stores.

Last updated 19 June 2014
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McDonald's worth £10m a year to Cumbria's economy

Chris Nicholls photo The fast-food chain McDonald’s is worth £10.3 million a year to the Cumbrian economy, an independent report says.

Last updated 19 June 2014
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Work starts on new 48-home Cumbria housing estate

Story Homes graphic Story Homes has started work on 48 new homes in Lazonby as the revival in Cumbrian housebuilding continues to gather pace.

Last updated 19 June 2014
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Re-opened Cumbrian museum attracts 2,000 in first week

The Beacon photo New figures show more than 2,000 people visited Whitehaven’s newly-launched Beacon museum during its first week.

Last updated 18 June 2014
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Jobs under threat as fashion retailer Lakeland goes into administration

Lakeland shop photo The fashion retailer Lakeland has gone into administration, putting 200 jobs at risk.

Last updated 17 June 2014
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Carlisle apprentice among the north's best

Matthew Howe photo An apprentice from Carlisle has been named as one of the best young learners in the north of England.

Last updated 17 June 2014
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Longtown haulier secures largest ever contract

Haulier RJ Murray & Son has secured what will be the largest single contract in its 84-year history.

Last updated 17 June 2014
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Enterprising Wigton youngsters off to national final

DigiPi photo A team of teenage business leaders is heading to London on a quest to become the best in Britain.

Last updated 17 June 2014
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New jobs at small and medium-sized firms main reason for unemployment fall

Finding work for youngsters and the long-term unemployed is the key to further falls in Cumbria’s jobless rate, officials say.

Last updated 16 June 2014
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Workers' campaign ups effort for nuclear new-build near Sellafield

The Sellafield Workers' Campaign is stepping up efforts to back nuclear new build.

Last updated 16 June 2014
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Cumbrian grants mean £2.9m projects and 34 jobs

Ast Signs photo Three firms in Penrith are among the latest to benefit from an £8.5 million fund to help Cumbrian businesses grow.

Last updated 13 June 2014
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk

Survey paints rosy picture of Cumbria's economic recovery

George Beveridge  photo The strength of the county’s economic recovery is underlined by the results of the latest Cumbria Business Survey.

Last updated 13 June 2014
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Ex-Eddie Stobart manager leading new haulage firm

Haulage firm photo A new haulage business connected to Omega Proteins’ poultry and animal-rendering plant at Wildriggs, near Penrith, is creating up to 20 jobs.

Last updated 12 June 2014
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Record-breaking year for tourism in Cumbria

Soaring summer weather helped raise visitor numbers to Cumbria, making 2013 a tourism record-breaker with 40 million visits.

Last updated 11 June 2014
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Tourism firms unite to promote north Cumbria

Eight north Cumbrian tourism businesses have joined forces to promote the area.

Last updated 11 June 2014
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Inspira careers event attracts hundreds of west Cumbrian youngsters

Inspira jobs fair photo Hundreds of 10 and 11-year-olds are discovering what talents and skills they will need for the future at a careers event in Workington.

Last updated 11 June 2014
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Cumbrian steel apprentice in running for UK welder title

Jamie Hayton photo An apprentice at Tata Steel in Workington is in the running to be named as the UK’s top trainee welder.

Last updated 11 June 2014
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Mini skills fair to be held in Carlisle

John Stevenson photo A mini skills fair will be held in Carlisle to show young people the training and apprenticeship opportunities on offer.

Last updated 10 June 2014
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New woman at helm of Cumbrian tourism body

karenmitchellfggf NURTURE Lakeland, the body that promotes “considerate and sustainable tourism” in Cumbria, has a new woman at the helm.

Last updated 10 June 2014
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Carlisle timber firm buys Southampton company

BSW Timber, which owns the sawmill at Cargo near Carlisle, has acquired Southampton-based RF Giddings & Company.

Last updated 10 June 2014
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