The Managing Director of a Seafood producer in the Scottish Borders says they've been left vulnerable by travel problems around the Channel Tunnel.
James Cook from Eyemouth based DR Collin and Sons says the company has been badly affected as their produce is not getting to customers on time.
Some of his drivers have spent hours waiting in traffic to get to Calais.
We sell high value premium quality, and we are finding it’s missing markets, customers are walking away from orders, cutting orders, leaving us with the product, so we are then having to discount quite heavily just to find a sale, otherwise we would have to pay just to have the product removed and destroyed so we are in very exposed and tenuous position here and we feel very vulnerable to all the problems that are being inflicted upon us."
DR Collin, a fish trading company based in the Scottish Borders, says delays exporting its goods via Calais are costing it thousands.Read the full story ›
A video produced by a farmers choir in Dumfries and Galloway, already has more than 25,000 views on Youtube.
'Milk Must Have a Future' highlights concerns about low milk prices:
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A £33 million funding package for an education campus and community sports facilities in Whitehaven has now been agreed.
The development will be built on the current site of St Benedict's High School, and construction could start as early as next year.
The facilities will be used by St Benedict's, as well as Mayfield Special School, and the sports facilities will be accessible to the whole community.
This has been a passion of mine for a decade now. The work has been painstaking and at times gruelling but this shows what can be achieved when we all share a common vision.
These investments will be transformative for Whitehaven and for thousands of young people and their families now and in the future. It’s an enormous step forward. New schools, a new hospital, new nuclear investments. We’re building a new and exciting future and our best days are ahead of us."
Barclays customers in Alston are criticising the bank's decision to close the local branch.
It means the Cumbrian town will be without a bank from December. HSBC pulled out less than two months ago.
Alston isn't the only rural location to lose its bank. Over the past year alone we have reported on a number of other rural bank closures in Cumbria.
But residents in Alston say this closure will really affect their daily lives, as Katie Hunter reports.
The Kilgallioch Windfarm will become the third largest onshore windfarm in the UK. The company says it'll benefit the community.Read the full story ›
Rural banks across Cumbria have been closing, as part of a shift towards new forms of banking.Read the full story ›
Tourism bosses say business is booming in the Lake District, despite this year's summer being disturbed by heavy rainfall.
According to Cumbria Tourism the number of visitors to the area in the first five months of 2015 is up by between four and eight percent, compared to the same time last year.
In the first five months of this year we're seeing between four and eight percent increase in visitor numbers, and occupancy in hotels, at caravan sites and self-catering accommodation.
So the weather doesn't seem to be affecting us at all."
Bladnoch Distillery in Galloway is to reopen and restart production after being purchased by Australian businessman, David Prior.
The investment means whisky production will resume at the new firm, Bladnoch Distillery Limited, after being halted six years ago.
Existing staff will continue in their jobs with new jobs being created.
The firm says substantial investment needs to be made to the facilities before production can continue.
“I am delighted to have been able to purchase a Scotch Whisky distillery of such renown as Bladnoch. Scotch Whisky is the world’s foremost spirit drink and I am proud to be part of the Scotch Whisky industry.”
“It is wonderful to see one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries revived. I’m excited to be on the team which will breathe new life into Bladnoch and provide a stimulus for the local economy.”