Thursday, 03 September 2015

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Energy minister hints at cash for transport improvements in west Cumbria

Andrea Leadsom photo Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom has dropped a strong hint that the Government will fund transport and infrastructure improvements in west Cumbria.

Last updated 3 September 2015
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Proposal to get gas from coal reserves under sea bed

An energy company is hoping to use untapped coal reserves off the Cumbrian coast to produce a gas that can be burned in power stations.

Last updated 28 August 2015
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Sellafield signs up for the 5% Club campaign

Sellafield has pledged that five per cent of its workforce will be made up of apprentices, graduates or sponsored students by 2020.

Last updated 26 August 2015
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Sellafield workers in mass pay protest rally

Sellafield strike photo Hundreds of Sellafield workers staged a mass rally in a protest over pay – and a 48-hour strike is now under way.

Last updated 26 August 2015
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Six seminars at next B2B event at Carlisle Racecourse

The programme for the next Growth Twenty15 exhibition on September 14 has been unveiled.

Last updated 25 August 2015
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Persimmon eyes new workers as it steps up house-building programme

Construction in Cumbria is about to be stepped up by the housebuilder Persimmon after it posted bumper half-year profits.

Last updated 24 August 2015
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Cumbrian phone app project set to create 50 jobs

Phone app photo A mobile phone app that is set to take the car insurance industry by storm and create at least 50 jobs has been developed in Cumbria.

Last updated 21 August 2015
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Stobart Air shortlisted for cash to set up services from Carlisle

Carlisle airport photo Stobart Air has been shortlisted for cash to set up routes from Carlisle Airport.

Last updated 20 August 2015
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West Cumbrian hotel shortlisted as one of hospitality industry's best employers

Sue Eccles photo A Cumbrian hotel has been named as one of the country’s top employers.

Last updated 20 August 2015
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Nuclear power plant grid links to be opened to public scrutiny

Robert Powell photo A new series of community information events will enable the public to scrutinise plans to connect a new nuclear power site in Cumbria to the grid.

Last updated 20 August 2015
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‘Parking rethink needed to encourage shoppers into towns’

Gary Lovatt photo Parking in town centres needs a radical rethink to encourage shoppers to return.

Last updated 19 August 2015
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Decades of work for Cumbrian experts at Fukushima

Fukushima photo A Cumbrian nuclear engineering firm is planning for “decades” of work that still need to be undertaken at the Fukushima nuclear site.

Last updated 18 August 2015
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Sainsbury's on look-out for small store sites across Cumbria

Supermarket Sainsbury’s is still on the look out for sites for new stores in Cumbria – but only for its ‘Local’ convenience stores.

Last updated 17 August 2015
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Government must help boost apprenticeships, says Cumbrian MP

Jamie Reed photo Government must do more to boost apprenticeships if west Cumbria is to be ready for nuclear build.

Last updated 17 August 2015
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More than 1,000 missed off Cumbria's jobless total

Job Centre photo Official figures have underestimated the number of unemployed people in Cumbria by as many as 1,300, the News & Star can reveal. (9 comments)

Last updated 13 August 2015
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19 gongs for Cumbrian producers at national Great Taste Awards

Vikki Cumbrian food and drink producers picked up 19 gongs at the Great Taste Awards.

Last updated 12 August 2015
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Cumbrian firm wins World Cup final pitch contract

The 2018 football World Cup final in Russia will be played on a pitch installed by a Cumbrian firm.

Last updated 10 August 2015
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New service aims to match job hunters with Sellafield vacancies

George Beveridge photo A new recruitment service aims to break down barriers preventing west Cumbrians from working at Sellafield.

Last updated 7 August 2015
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Cranstons opens bigger production unit in Penrith

Cranstons photo Food retailer Cranstons has opened an expanded production unit at its head office in Penrith.

Last updated 5 August 2015
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Cumbria has second highest apprenticeship take up in UK

George Beveridge  photo Official figures show that the uptake of apprenticeships in Cumbria is the second highest in the UK.

Last updated 4 August 2015
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