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Businesses across the region are being encouraged to take advantage of the Tour of Britain, which will be here for three days in September.
Last time the cycle race was in Cumbria, in 2013, it brought more than £4 million into the local economy.
Ryand Dollard reports.
Business across the region are being encouraged to take advantage of the Tour of Britain, which is here for three days in September.
Last time the cycle race was in Cumbria, in 2013, it brought more than £4 million to the local economy.
A meeting of Allerdale businesses will be held in Cockermouth next week to discuss the possible spin offs.
The new Borders Railway will open in less than three months.
It's claimed the £300 million, 30 mile link between Edinburgh and Tweeddbank will open up the region for commuters - and bring visitors in too.
But what can these visitors expect?
Hannah McNulty reports:
A retired businessman, who has handed in a petition against the planned flood defence system at Whitesands, in Dumfries, has slammed the town's council.
David Slater says it's taken a 5,500 signature petition to get Dumfries and Galloway Council to engage with people who are concerned about the plans:
The main area of concern for protesters is the plan to scrap 230 parking spaces at Whitesands, which they say will affect local businesses.
A petition against plans to build flood defences on a car park is set to be handed over to Dumfries and Galloway Council today.
Around 5,000 people have signed the petition, arguing that the loss of 230 parking spaces on Dumfries' Whitesands will harm trade for local businesses.
An attempt to brand locally caught fish as "Cumbrian" gets underway today.
A number of organisations, including local restaurants, are launching the Cumbrian Fisheries Brand in Whitehaven and Maryport.
The name will be used for fish caught around the west Cumbrian coast.
A golf tournament aimed at boosting business in north Cumbria gets underway later.
The event at Eden Golf Club, near Carlisle, will bring together 144 people from local companies.
It's being held in memory of local City and County councillor Bill Wannop, who founded the club 23 years ago.
Today marked a new era for the Heinz factory in Kendal as it become Kendal Nutricare after 25 years.
At its peak this factory employed around 300 people. At the moment it employs around 88 plus contractors. The new company hopes to keep all those jobs and create more.
"There's been a long period of uncertainty here: we've had 12 months of redundancies and a lot of work's gone from the site but I think it's great news for me personally and everyone in Kendal because I've just had a baby and I need the job and it's great for the future."
The pharmaceutical research company makes food such as baby milk and will still produce some Heinz products but it's now run by an Irish entrepreneur rather than a multinational company, and he has big plans.
"We've a core team now you know not just production, we have research, we have our own laboratories in house and what we want to do is we want to take in apprentices, we want to take people in from the community who want a long-term career here and we intend to develop new products for exports to the Asian markets and across Europe, so we're looking for graduates, we're looking for craft workers and technicians and I want to say to people locally, 'you know, you can come here and have a long-term career'."
Both companies - Kendal Nutricare and Heinz - are hailing the change as a positive move for the site. In a statement, Heinz said:
"The deal includes a two-year co-pack arrangement for Kendal Nutricare to manufacture Heinz infant cereals for the UK as well as Heinz infant formula for the Chinese market.
"The sale offers a positive future for the factory and for the people employed at the site."
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