More than 1,000 businesses have returned to trading, according to the government. But some in Cockermouth say more should be done to help.Read the full story ›
Two Cumbrian businesses in the south of the county are forging strong trading links with China.
Kendal Nutricare has secured a £6million deal with China to supply infant formula milk which is made at the factory in Kendal.
The milk can be traced back to the Cumbrian fields and to the cows at Skelmersdale in west Lancashire. 60,000 cans of infant formula milk will make their way to China in next few days.
Kate Walby reports.
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.
A former magistrates' court and police station that was controversially turned into a pub has been named the country's best pub conversion.
Businesses in a South Lakeland village say the ongoing closure of a flood-damaged bridge could put their future at risk.
The bridge across the River Gowan at Staveley has been shut since December, and Cumbria County Council say it could be up to eighteen months before a replacement structure is in place.
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.
“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."
The council have announced an extra £82.6million of government funding for flood repairs, bring the total fund to just under £122million.Read the full story ›
Tim Farron MP says that £43m flood funding for Cumbria is not enough.
He calculates that the flood scheme for Kendal, Burneside and Stavely costs £25m alone:
We break down the numbers and ask Floods Minister Rory Stewart, what and where, the money will be spent on.Read the full story ›
At least £43m has been assigned to Cumbria out of the government's £700m flood funds boost.Read the full story ›