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Friday, 29 August 2014

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Praise for Cumbrian engineering firm's 'fantastic' new base

Steve Magill photo A west Cumbrian business has celebrated the opening of its new £3.5 million base.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Investment boosting job prospects in Carlisle, says MP

John Stevenson photo 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.

Last updated 28 August 2014
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Innovia workers saddle up for 440 mile cycle challenge

Innovia cyclists photo Five keen cyclists from Innovia Films in Wigton aim to cycle 442 miles in four days to raise money for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw.

Last updated 27 August 2014
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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.

Last updated 27 August 2014
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New £3.5m factory to be officially opened today

An engineering company will today officially open its new £3.5 million building in west Cumbria.

Last updated 27 August 2014
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Carlisle Airport plans need to take off quickly, says businesses federation

Gary Lovatt photo The Federation of Small Businesses is pushing for Stobart Group to fast-track its plans to redevelop Carlisle Airport.

Last updated 26 August 2014
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Carlisle teenager turns fish hobby into business

Sam Hayton photo A young man is hoping to capture the hearts of Carlisle shoppers after setting up his very own shop.

Last updated 26 August 2014
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Government urged to improve Cumbria's rail services

A rallying cry has gone out from Cumbria urging the Government to invest significantly in improving the county’s rail services

Last updated 22 August 2014
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Cumbrian businesswoman shortlisted for two Enterprise Vision Awards

Sally Fielding photo Success is proving sweet for a businesswoman who has seen her life transformed beyond belief over the past 11 years.

Last updated 21 August 2014
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Three firms shortlisted for Northern rail franchise

Three train operators have been shortlisted to take over the Northern rail franchise – and three more are under consideration for the new TransPennine franchise. Both are due for renewal next year.

Last updated 21 August 2014
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Housebuilder's profits boom as sales rocket

Clover Fields photo Half-year profits at house-builder Persimmon have soared by 57 per cent, ahead of analysts’ expectations.

Last updated 20 August 2014
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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.

Last updated 19 August 2014
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Cumbrian unemployment forecast to fall further

Jobcentre managers are predicting further falls in Cumbrian unemployment.

Last updated 19 August 2014
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Solicitor Taylor Rose to open office in Workington

Solicitor Taylor Rose is opening an office in Workington on Thursday.

Last updated 18 August 2014
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Institute of Directors to debate Scottish independence

John Stevenson photo The Institute of Directors is to host a debate on the implications of Scottish independence for businesses in Cumbria.

Last updated 15 August 2014
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Cumbrian pension row staff to strike

Staff at a Workington factory will walk out this weekend in a dispute over pensions.

Last updated 15 August 2014
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64 jobs at risk as factory bosses warn of possible closure

Brookside, Maryport photo Sixty-four jobs are at risk as the owner of a Cumbrian factory warns it may have to close. (15 comments)

Last updated 13 August 2014
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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.

Last updated 13 August 2014
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Penrith firm named a 'champion of hyper growth'

Mark Aston photo AST Transport Branding has been singled out for its phenomenal growth rate.

Last updated 12 August 2014
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Opinion divided over hotel plans for north Cumbrian town

New Squares photo Plans for a Premier Inn as part of the next phase of Penrith’s New Squares development has divided opinion among businesses in the town. (18 comments)

Last updated 12 August 2014
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