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Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Cumbrian firms told to bid for share of £400m pot

Businesses in Cumbria are being encouraged to apply to a £400m fund to support innovation.

Last updated 8 July 2014
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Objectors: Carlisle airport flights plan not viable

Stobart Group’s latest proposals to bring scheduled flights to Carlisle Airport have been condemned by a consultant acting for objector Gordon Brown.

Last updated 8 July 2014
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Blencathra sold to unnamed buyer

ptblencathraaaaaa An iconic Cumbrian mountain has been sold - but not to community campaigners. (23 comments)

Last updated 4 July 2014
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New owner for Workington's Washington Square shopping centre

Washington Square photo Workington's Washington Square shopping centre has been sold for more than £30 million after its owner was plunged into receivership.

Last updated 3 July 2014
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£1.5bn of work at Sellafield

Sellafield expects to offer £1.5bn of work with specialist suppliers over 10 years, as it steps up nuclear decommissioning.

Last updated 2 July 2014
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Nestlé to pay all workers living wage

Fiona Kendrick photo Nestlé today becomes the first major manufacturer and the first fast-moving consumer goods company (FMCG) to be accredited as a Living Wage employer.

Last updated 30 June 2014
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Tips and advice on offer for firms entering CN Group Business Awards

Julian Whittle photo Firms entering the CN Group Business Awards can get tips and advice from one of the judges.

Last updated 27 June 2014
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Help for Cumbria's family-run businesses

A new service aims to help and advise Cumbria’s family-run businesses.

Last updated 27 June 2014
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Innovia Group completes refinancing deal

Innovia Group of Wigton has completed a £360 million refinancing deal.

Last updated 26 June 2014
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New Cumbrian bookshop wins best retailer in town

Liz Topping photo A children's bookshop that has been trading for only 18 months was among the winners of the Penrith Stars of Business Awards.

Last updated 25 June 2014
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Go-ahead for 99 new homes in Penrith

Almost 100 new homes are to be built in the Carleton area of Penrith, with a new primary school and other facilities also in the plans.

Last updated 23 June 2014
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West Cumbria retains business boost status

West Cumbria has kept its Assisted Area status, which gives businesses access to extra funding and tax breaks to invest and create jobs.

Last updated 20 June 2014
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Former winners join judges’ panel for CN Group Business Awards

Jackie Arnold photo The judging line-up for the county’s most prestigious business awards has been finalised.

Last updated 20 June 2014
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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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