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NuGen to host 28 public exhibitions as public consultation moves forward

Credit: NuGen

NuGen have announced they will host 28 public exhibition events across Cumbria, as part of the public consultation on the Moorside Project.

The Moorside Project involves plans to build a new nuclear power station in West Cumbria, and residents close to the proposed site will receive newsletters next week.

NuGen have had problems with their public consultation lately, after misleading letters were posted to West Cumbrian residents that led some fear they were receiving compulsory purchase orders.

In addition to the consultation events, NuGen’s continuous exhibition at the Moorside Information Centre, Whitehaven Civic Hall, will be open between 10am-4pm Monday-Friday throughout the consultation period.

NuGen’s Planning Lead in Cumbria, Fergus McMorrow, said:

The first of the 28 events will be held in Whitehaven on the 14th May and over the next 11 weeks we will move around the county - from Carlisle in the north to Barrow-in-Furness in the south. It is extremely important that everyone gets an opportunity to come and have their say about the Moorside Project.

– Fergus McMorrow

Former Magistrates' court named UK's 'Best Pub Conversion'

The Chief Justice of the Common Pleas Credit: ITV Border

A former magistrates' court and police station that was controversially turned into a pub has been named the country's best pub conversion.

The Campaign For Real Ale say the transformation of The Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Keswick has been "handled with real care and restraint and is a worthy example of how to do it well."

Keswick's Taste Cumbria food festival aims to boost trade following floods

One of the stalls at Keswick's first Taste Cumbria event Credit: ITV Border

Keswick will host its first Taste Cumbria food festival in a bid to help businesses struggling with trade following December's devastating floods.

The event is free and has free chef’s demos, free family entertainment and a giant foodie market with over 70 traders selling Cumbrian produce.

The festival is being held in Keswick in a bid to boost local businesses in an area badly hit by the December floods.

Visitors to the food festival braved the showery weather Credit: ITV Border

“We’re looking forward to a fabulous two-day festival. Thanks to the funding from Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, we are able to put on loads of family activities in Packhorse Court, next to Market Square where all the stalls and hot food producers will be.

"Then we’re setting up the chef’s demos in a marquee near the Moot Hall. There really will be something going on for all the family."

– Marie Whitehead, Director of CN Events

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