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Entrepreneur wins prestigious award

Only two years after starting her hat and fascinator outlet in Workington, Norah Alderson of Cherry Tree Fashions won the overall prize for enterprise from the development agency, Britain's Energy Coast.

She has expanded into a shop in the town and now employs an apprentice to help make her fashion items. Other winners at the event included West Coast Fish Ltd from Workington, winners of the overall WiSE Award for 2014.

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Inside Newton Rigg's new milking parlour

The new unit at Newton Rigg is made up of two buildings. One to house the cows and the other for the milking parlour itself.

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Cow pens at the new unit Credit: ITV News

The new facility will allow students at the college to train using top of the range equipment.

Milking Parlour
Milking parlour Credit: ITV News

Hundreds of people turned out to see the opening of the new parlour. It gives Newton Rigg the ability to offer tudents a much better insight into the realities of Dairy farming.

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Around four hundred guests attend opening ceremony Credit: ITV News

New milking parlour to provide a great resource for college students

Lord Curry of Kirkharle, the Bishop of Carlisle, representatives from the farming industry and college dignitaries were among four hundred guests welcomed to Newton Rigg's Penrith campus to celebrate the new Dairy Unit's official opening.

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Newton Rigg's restocked Dairy Herd was wiped out in 2001 Credit: ITV News

The herd was wiped out in 2001 and has since been built back up to 151 cows and heifers. The new dairy unit will enable Newton Rigg students to learn the dairy trade in a state of the art facility.

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New Parlour Credit: ITV News
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