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New houses at Brampton will have near zero energy bills, says builder

Esh group photo Housebuilder Esh Group has launched a development of revolutionary Cumbrian eco-homes that set new standards in energy efficiency.

Last updated 1 October 2015
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Thomas Armstrong starts work on £3.6m technology centre in Barrow

Barrow tech centre graphic West Cumbrian construction firm Thomas Armstrong has started work on a £3.6 million Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre in Barrow.

Last updated 30 September 2015
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North Lakes bus service rebranded as Stagecoach Gold

Stagecoach Gold bus photo Bus operator Stagecoach has invested £1.4 million in new buses for its principal route through the north Lakes from Workington to Keswick and Penrith.

Last updated 30 September 2015
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Formal bid submitted for Carlisle enterprise zone

Carlisle's hopes of landing an enterprise zone – potentially bringing 2,500 jobs – have come a step closer to reality.

Last updated 30 September 2015
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Firms to work together to improve Carlisle riverside path

A riverside pathway is set to be overhauled as part of an initiative to celebrate all that is great about Carlisle.

Last updated 28 September 2015
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Six jobs as new cafe and takeaway opens in town centre

Mahir Ali photo A chef is hoping to bring a splash of multiculturalism to a town centre when his new cafe and takeaway opens next month.

Last updated 25 September 2015
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Fast food firm Pizza Hut Delivery looking for five sites in Cumbria

Pizza Hut Delivery graphic The fast food operator Pizza Hut Delivery is planning to open up to five outlets in Cumbria.

Last updated 21 September 2015
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Carlisle timber firm lodges plan to install biomass boiler

BSW Timber is planning a major investment at its Carlisle sawmill to slash energy bills and cut its carbon footprint by 75 per cent.

Last updated 16 September 2015
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KFC has site 'under contract' for new Cumbrian restaurant

KFC shop photo Plans for a new drive-through KFC restaurant and takeaway in west Cumbria appear to be back on track.

Last updated 16 September 2015
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Cumbrian brewery's 'Psycho' beers proving hit

A Cumbrian brewery is producing a range of strong beers inspired by the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho.

Last updated 14 September 2015
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Carlisle builder lands £30m social housing contracts

Simon Phillips photo Esh Border Construction has secured contracts for social housing projects with a total value of £30m. (10 comments)

Last updated 9 September 2015
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Accountancy firm aiming to raise £10,000 for two north Cumbrian charities

Charity fundraisers photo Accountancy firm David Allen is aiming to raise £10,000 over the next year for two north Cumbrian charities.

Last updated 8 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. (2 comments)

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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