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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

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Bus firm Stagecoach increasing fares across Cumbria

Stagecoach bus photo Bus operator Stagecoach is raising fares in Cumbria by an average of 2.5 per cent from Monday.

Last updated 14 April 2015
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Record number of Cumbria start-ups last year

The strength of Cumbria’s economy is underlined by new figures showing a record number of company start-ups in 2014.

Last updated 13 April 2015
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Carlisle election hopefuls clash over tax, EU and minimum wage

Hustings photo Carlisle's Parliamentary candidates clashed over Europe, tax, and the minimum wage at a hustings this week.

Last updated 10 April 2015
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Cumbrian engineering firm shoots into UK's top 100 in ten years

Westlakes photo Westlakes Engineering has joined the ‘top 100’ list of UK civil engineering firms, just 10 years after the business was launched.

Last updated 9 April 2015
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Lake District guest house shortlisted for 'friendliest in UK' title

Borrowdale guest house photo A Borrowdale guest house has landed a hat-trick of accolades from the AA.

Last updated 9 April 2015
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Profits fall at Cumbrian poultry processing firm

Frank Bird Poultry photo Profits have plunged by more than half at poultry processor Frank Bird, despite rising sales.

Last updated 8 April 2015
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New partners at Armstrong Watson

Richard Askew photo The head of Armstrong Watson’s Workington office has been made a partner in the accountancy firm.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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All-time high demand for berths at Whitehaven Marina

Whitehaven Marina photo There has been a surge in boat owners taking up residence in Whitehaven Marina as demand hits an all-time high.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Cumbria’s B&Q shops escape first wave of cull

Cumbria's five B&Q stores have escaped the first wave of a national cull that will see 60 stores close over two years.

Last updated 2 April 2015
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Cumbria facing its most important decade, says energy coast cluster boss

BECBC photo Cumbria is on the cusp of its “most important decade” but businesses must seize the opportunities on offer.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Public consultation into new nuclear power station plans

The NuGen consortium proposing to build a nuclear power station in west Cumbria is finalising plans for a public consultation.

Last updated 1 April 2015
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Passenger services may start from Carlisle Airport next April

Carlisle Airport photo Scheduled passenger flights from Carlisle Airport could take off in a year’s time.

Last updated 31 March 2015
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29,000 apprenticeships created in Cumbria in five years

More than 29,000 apprenticeships have been created in Cumbria since 2010, according to figures published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Last updated 30 March 2015
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Social landlords join forces to reduce costs

Social landlords photo Two Castle Housing Association has set up a joint venture with another social landlord to reduce costs.

Last updated 30 March 2015
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Bridgestone may make bid to take over Pirelli

Marco Tronchetti Provera photo The Japanese automotive giant Bridgestone could step in with a counter takeover bid for Pirelli.

Last updated 30 March 2015
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Pirelli offers reassurance to workers on Chinese takeover

Marco Tronchetti Provera photo A Chinese takeover will have no impact on jobs at Pirelli’s Carlisle tyre factory, the company’s chief executive has promised.

Last updated 27 March 2015
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Former Kangol factory to become offices

The former Kangol factory at Cleator is to be converted into offices.

Last updated 26 March 2015
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West Cumbrian firm’s pitches will have vital Olympics role

SIS Baku stadium photo A Cumbrian firm is playing a vital role in the first European Olympics in Azerbaijan this summer.

Last updated 26 March 2015
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Puddings firm flying the flag for Cumbria

Country Puddings photo Country Puddings is the only Cumbrian entry in a list of 50 UK Food Stars.

Last updated 26 March 2015
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Stobart Group in new wood supply deal

Stobart Group has secured its fourth major biomass supply contract in as many months.

Last updated 25 March 2015
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