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EU Referendum debate to take place in Carlisle

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A debate on the EU referendum is taking place at Carlisle United's stadium today.

It's being held by the Institute of Directors in Cumbria together with Carlisle United Business Club.

The purpose is to inform directors about the possible implications of staying in or leaving the EU.


Plans for £80m waste fuel plant at Kingmoor Park go on public display

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Plans for a new £80m plant to turn waste into energy are going on public display today.

Two companies are behind the development that would be built on vacant land in the Kingmoor Park area of Carlisle and burn household rubbish to create electricity.

A public drop-in for people to find out more about the scheme is being held this evening.


NuGen to host 28 public exhibitions as public consultation moves forward

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NuGen have announced they will host 28 public exhibition events across Cumbria, as part of the public consultation on the Moorside Project.

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.

– Fergus McMorrow

Former Magistrates' court named UK's 'Best Pub Conversion'

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A former magistrates' court and police station that was controversially turned into a pub has been named the country's best pub conversion.

The Campaign For Real Ale say the transformation of The Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Keswick has been "handled with real care and restraint and is a worthy example of how to do it well."

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