The energy secretary, Greg Clark, is in Carlisle today to attend a conference which aims to promote the nuclear industry in Cumbria.
Delegates will be asked to look at how local businesses can be included in any future developments.
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Thousands of people will line the streets of Cumbria from Carlisle to Kendal today, as Stage 2 of the Tour of Britain passes through.
They will be cheering on Olympic cyclists such as Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish.
Retail giant Primark has announced the opening date for its new Carlisle store.
The budget clothes shop will open its doors to the public on Thursday, 6 October, in the Lanes Shopping Centre.
It'll be based in the building that used to be occupied by BHS, and is expected to create 144 jobs in the city.
Unions and politicians say they are doing all they can to protect 140 jobs at a Dumfries firm, which has entered administration.Read the full story ›
Politicians and a trade union have pledged to try and save a Dumfries firm which specialises in armoured vehicles.
Penman Engineering, which has 140 staff, went into administration on Wednesday.
The union, Unite, is due to visit the firm later today but in a statement said it would work hard to protect jobs.
Politicians from across the board have voiced concerns and yesterday Dumfries and Galloway MP Richard Arkless held meetings with staff and administrators and said the mood was 'positive' about the prospects of finding a buyer.
Unite the Union says it will work hard to protect the jobs of it's members at Penman Engineering in Dumfries.
Penman Engineering announced that administrators for the company had been appointed yesterday.
The company, which employs 140 people and specialises in bespoke vehicle design and construction, blamed a delay in the arrival of a major contract.
This is a worrying time for our members at Penman Engineering. In the coming days and weeks, we will support them, and will work hard to ensure that their rights are respected in this process.
“We will also work hard to protect their jobs. We will work constructively with the company and the administrators, and we call on our elected representatives at council, Holyrood and Westminster level, to do everything they can to help secure a new buyer.
“Scotland can’t afford to lose more high-skilled jobs from the manufacturing sector, and Dumfries & Galloway can’t afford another blow to its economy.”
An engineering company in Dumfries has gone into administration. Penman has been in business since 1859, and employs around 140 people.Read the full story ›
Are you one of those people who can't put your mobile down when you're out?
Or does it drive you mad when friends constantly surf the net or post messages on social media?
One bar in Carlisle is asking its customers to put their phones in their pocket on a night out because they're worried that it's killing the art of conversation.
So, is it time for a digital detox? Paul Crone has been looking at the 'fors' and 'againsts'.
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