A Workington hat shop owner has won the top enterprise award from a West Cumbrian business developer
The Confederation for British Industry said it supports Scotland staying in the UK because the proposals for independence "lack clarity".
Judge quashes the latest planning permission for a new freight storage and distribution facility at the airport.
Footwear made in west Cumbria is being spotted on the feet of the very famous. Rihanna is one of two stars who've been seen wearing trainers made by New Balance, who have a factory at Flimby near Maryport. The company has increased production and jobs. Hannah McNulty reports.
When you think of Rihanna and Pharrell Williams you probably don't think of west Cumbria.
They're two of the celebrities who've been spotted wearing New Balance trainers, which are made at the factory in Flimby.
Sales are up and more staff have been taken on.
New Balance manufactures trainers at its factory in the village of Flimby on the west Cumbrian coast. 245 people are employed there and around one million pairs are currently produced there every year. Sales have been steadily rising, up 24% last year and projected to rise 10% this year.
That's been helped by singers Rihanna and Pharrell Williams being seen in the trainers. The US brand is owned by an American businessman. The Flimby factory is the only major sports shoe manufacturer in the UK. Andy Okolowicz is the factory manager:
Chanel have announced they will be taking on 100 new staff in the Borders.
Bruno Pavlovsky, the company's fashion president, made the announcement on a visit to the Barrie Knitwear factory in Hawick.
He praised their efforts since the luxury goods firm took over the from Dawson International in October 2012.
– Bruno Pavlovsky, Fashion President of Chanel
"The people here have been fantastic. They have been so supportive of all the developments, working extra shifts to build this extra success and to continue that we need to find new people. We need to recruit."
The 100 new jobs would add to the existing 176-strong workforce at Barrie Knitwear.
The Barrie brand of cashmere clothing will launch next month and will be sold at 40 of the world's top clothing stores.
A dedicated boutique will open in Paris in June with a London store also being considered.
Work starts today on bringing super-fast broadband to homes and businesses in Windermere, nine months ahead of schedule.
The roll-out of fibre-optic broadband to the Cumbria region is planned over the next eighteen months.
An ambitious plan to bring thousands of new jobs and hundreds-of-millions-of-pounds into Cumbria's economy has been unveiled.
The county's Local Enterprise Partnership is bidding for a share of Government cash to invest in growth opportunities around the M6 Corridor and also in the nuclear industry.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership has unveiled its financial plan for the country for the next ten years.
– Cllr Peter Thornton, Leader of the South Lakeland District Council
"At the moment far too many young people in South Lakeland have to leave home and go work elsewhere. This proposal will mean - if this comes off- young people will be able to stay here, work here and live here"
– Charles Crewdson, Gilbert Gilkes and Gordon in Kendal
I'm the recipient of a Regional Growth Fund bid or a Regional Growth Fund - so I am already being able to expand the factory as a result of that, take on more people to do research and development and younger apprentices and all the rest of it. Now that hopefully is what other people will be able to do across Cumbria with the plan focusing and supporting the Regional Growth Fund effort."
Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership has unveiled its financial plan for the county for the next ten years.
Cumbria's LEP, in conjunction with local councils and businesses, is asking the Government for a £23.57million share of £1billion.
What the Cumbria LEP is proposing to do:
- Help manufacturing, nuclear, and tourism businesses bid for Regional Growth Fund money to expand their business and employ more people
Develop the M6 corridor, between the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales National Park
Create 15,000 jobs and boost Cumbria's economy by £600million by 2023
Although many villages are struggling to keep local services open, one community in the Lake District are proving that it can be done.
People in Ennerdale Bridge have already rallied round to re-open their local pub and have now received a large grant to turn a disused forestry building into a village shop with space for community activities.
Cumbria's Local Enterprise Partnership has unveiled its financial plan for the county for the next ten years.
It includes plans for thousands of new jobs by focusing on manufacturing, the M6 corridor, tourism and the nuclear industry.