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Still time for firms to get involved in Workington leisure centre build

It is not too late for west Cumbrian businesses to get involved with the project to build Workington’s new leisure centre.

Last updated 24 April 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Blow for Stobart as airlines scrap routes

Stobart Group’s aviation division has suffered another blow, just a month after a High Court judge quashed its plans for Carlisle Airport.

Last updated 24 April 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Westmorland Ltd boss in running for top award

Sarah Dunning photo The chief executive of Westmorland Ltd is in the running to be crowned the North of England Entrepreneur of the Year 2014.

Last updated 24 April 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

HSBC's extra cash for north west's small businesses

HSBC has earmarked an extra £500m for small business lending in the North West, including Cumbria.

Last updated 24 April 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Global giant Jacobs to move into Westlakes offices

Jacobs Pillar House photo Jacobs has been named as the future tenant of a £2.9m office development being built on Westlakes Science and Technology Park near Whitehaven.

Last updated 23 April 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Center Parcs rapped for ‘irresponsible’ TV advert

The operator of a Cumbrian resort has been rapped for encouraging parents to take their children on holiday during term time.

Last updated 23 April 2014
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Drigg LLWR flooding concerns

Concerns have been raised that west Cumbria’s low-level nuclear waste repository at Drigg is virtually certain to be eroded by rising sea levels, contaminating the coast with radioactive waste.

Last updated 22 April 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Cumbrian bakery makes more than ONE MILLION hot cross buns

Hot cross buns photo A bakery has made so many hot cross buns that if they were placed in a line they would stretch from Carlisle to Kendal.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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News & Star shortlisted for daily newspaper of the year award

Cumbrian Newspapers, publishers of the News & Star, have been shortlisted for five categories in the prestigious Regional Press Awards.

Last updated 17 April 2014
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New beer marks Settle-Carlisle line anniversary

Settle rail line beer photo Raise a glass to mark the 25th anniversary of the reprieve of the Settle-Carlisle railway – thanks to a new commemorative beer.

Last updated 17 April 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Preferred bidder for £1.4 billion Sellafield project

Sellafield photo The preferred bidder has been announced for a new £1.4 billion Sellafield project.

Last updated 16 April 2014
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£2m Carlisle station upgrade to be officially opened

Carlisle Pendolino train photo A £2 million revamp of Carlisle station will be opened by the city’s mayor Ray Bloxham today.

Last updated 15 April 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

18 jobs as Sports Direct moves into Penrith

Penrith is in line for another jobs boost following the announcement that Sports Direct is to move into the town.

Last updated 14 April 2014
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New jobs created as west Cumbrian safety firm grows

Safety Critical photo A dozen jobs have been created at Cleator Moor as a result of expansion at Safety Critical.

Last updated 14 April 2014
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Stobart Group completes £280m Eddie Stobart deal

Stobart Group has completed a £280 million deal to sell a majority stake in the Eddie Stobart haulage business to a private-equity investor.

Last updated 14 April 2014
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk

Half-year profits rise at Carr’s Milling

Carr's Milling Industries, the Carlisle-based agriculture, food and engineering group, has today reported its half-year profits.

Last updated 14 April 2014
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Sellafield’s nine gold safety awards

Steve Long photo Sellafield Ltd has won nine gold awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) – the best ever performance by a nuclear operator.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Reays shortlisted for national awards

Chris Reay photo Reays of Wigton has made the final of the 2014 National Coach Tourism Awards.

Last updated 10 April 2014
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Carlisle lab tests firm bought by Australian rival

James Francis photo Kingmoor Technical Services of Carlisle has been sold to a major competitor.

Last updated 9 April 2014
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Cumbrian council offered £30,000 to reduce car parking

Kelvin Dixon photo Penrith Business Improvement District (BID) hopes to reach agreement with Eden council to slash the price of car parking.

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

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