A campaigner who wants to keep the Civic Centre in Carlisle has pleaded for people to look again at the much criticised 1960s building.
Tina Leith is part of a group of people who think the building should be kept, despite plans to demolish it.
Mrs Leith says that those who think it's an "eyesore" should look again at its hidden treasures and iconic status. There's a website called "Save Carlisle Civic Centre from being knocked down" with a petition on it that people can sign.
The city council has put forward proposals to redevelop the area of Carlisle where the civic centre no stands. It is urging people to put their views forward on its vision of a new 200,000 square foot shopping development.
This archive footage was filmed by ITV Border shortly after it was built:
More than 200 people have signed a petition to try and save Carlisle's Civic Centre.
The city council is considering whether to demolish the 1960s building so a shopping development can be built. Opponents say it's an historic and architectural gem that should be saved.
More than two hundred people have signed a petition to try to save Carlisle's Civic Centre.
The city council is considering whether to demolish the 1960's building to allow a potential shopping development. But opponents say it's a historic and architectural gem and should be saved.
Scottish Borders Council has assured traders in Kelso that the town centre's multi-million-pound regeneration will soon be completed.
“The Council is currently completing streetscape works in Kelso town centre following the introduction of a new one-way traffic system. These works are due to be completed within the next few weeks and we are confident they will boost the appeal of the town centre to locals and visitors alike.
“A community stakeholder group was set up to discuss and agree the detail of the work which has been designed to enhance the town by regulating traffic flows, improving facilities for pedestrians and creating additional on street parking spaces.
“The Council appreciates that work of this nature does cause some disruption and, as such, work has been programmed and undertaken with a view to minimise this both for locals, visitors and traders in the town. During particularly important times of the year work has in fact been postponed to allow festivals and events to continued unhindered.”
Shop owner Claire Mole says the regeneration works in Kelso have cost her £15,000 of business.
She runs an independent gift shop in the town.
Since the work begun last year, Claire says visitors have been put off shopping in the town due to a lack of parking and the disruption from the works.
"I've had to let a member of staff go, I've had to move into premises with a business partner to try and halve the overheads just to stay afloat. The footfall is down dramatically and there is no people.
I think what they are doing and the idea is great and I'm not adverse to change, but I think they have taken the heart out of the town as it was. It is a market town and if you can't park in a market town, what use is that."
Traders in Kelso say the £3.8 million town centre regeneration programme is costing them thousands of pounds of business.
A number of traders have complained to the council and asked for compensation for lost business due to disruption caused from the project.
A one-way system has been implemented and the historic market square has been relaid with new cobbles.
Parking spaces have been taken away during the works and traders say that passing visitors aren't stopping as they have no where to park.
The works, which began last year, are due to be completed in the next few weeks.
You can watch Jenny Longden's report on Lookaround.
GlaxoSmithKline has been given outline planning permission to build a new bio-pharmaceutical plant at Ulverston.
The company says 700 jobs will be created during the construction of the plant.
It would be the company's first new factory in the UK for more than 40 years.
Two pubs in Carlisle are joining a national campaign to reduce VAT.
The William Rufus and Woodrow Wilson, along with other J D Wetherspoon chain of pubs across our region, will reduce their prices on food and drink for one day. It joins more than 15,000 establishments across the UK who will cut their prices by 7.5%.
Campaigner Jacques Borel called on the hospitality industry to make Tax Equality Day, today, their busiest day of the year to highlight the benefit of a VAT reduction. Mr Borel has achieved VAT cuts in a number of European countries and says that on a long-term basis this reduction will "generate growth and create jobs".
“The biggest danger to the pub industry is the VAT disparity between supermarkets and pubs. Wetherspoon, along with many pub and restaurant companies, is supporting Jacques Borel’s VAT Club on Tax Equality Day to publicise this inequality.
A similar danger relates to the general tone of corporate governance advice and practice which has helped to create unstable board rooms, often preoccupied by the wrong considerations. For example, many do not even recognise the danger from the VAT disparity, despite the high weekly level of pub closures which has lasted for many years."
The South of Scotland may have voted overwhelming to stay in the Union, but local activists who backed a "Yes" vote say they're not going away.
In the Borders, Yes campaigners will meet next week to discuss how best to continue, as Joe Pike reports:
A multi-million-pound community hub is being built in Carilsle. The first sod was cut to mark the beginning of the building work.
The Harraby Community Campus scheme will see a new community centre including a cafe, a library link, children's centre and sports facilities. A new primary school will be built on the site of the former North Cumbria Technology College.
The scheme has received £12 million of investment from Cumbria County Council and £1.6 million from Carlisle City Council.
"This is one of the most exciting schemes the county council has undertaken in recent years and it will deliver first-class facilities for this part of the city."