The businessman behind a £500,000 visitor centre for the Scottish Borders hopes his new venture could become a top visitor attraction
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in D&G saw thousands of birds descend on the centre during flooding earlier this month.
The latest poll suggests voters will base their decisions on whether they think Scotland's economy would be better or worse off.
A new facility to help businesses and groups in West Cumbria develop design ideas has opened in Cockermouth.
The idea is that community groups, businesses, individual entrepreneurs and inventors can use the Fab Lab to design new products on digital programmes and have them created on site.
The sorts of things that can be developed are interior design products or anything that can be used as a prototype for engineering projects.
Designers based at the Fab Lab can help people make their products.
The only thing that the person has to pay for is the materials used in the products themselves.
The facility is funded through the Britain's Energy Coast economic development organisation which is an initiative that helps businesses in West Cumbria.
A committee of MPs has criticised the consortium that manages the Sellafield nuclear plant.
The Common's Public Accounts Committee says it's concerned about spiralling costs and big delays.
It says Nuclear Management Partners has failed to provide clear leadership.
Two very different communities say they're being badly affected by road works in Cumbria.
The rural villages in Borrowdale have been hit by the closure of the main road to Keswick, and in the town centre of Wigton, businesses and shops say trade is down because of new gas mains being laid.
Matthew Taylor reports.
The B5289 Borrowdale Road in the Lake District will be shut to cars for six weeks while a retaining wall is repaired.
Pedestrians, dismounted cyclists and horse riders will be able to pass through while work is ongoing.It'll cost around £60,000 to complete the work.
One of the main roads through the Lake District will be closed for six weeks. The B5289, which skirts along the east of Derwent Water and is the main access road for communities along Borrowdale including Grange, Rosthwaite and Seatoller, is shut.
Cumbria Highways Engineers say need to carry out structural repairs to a retaining wall that stops the roadway from collapsing into the lake. Residents and businesses will face a detour across Honister Pass which can get blocked by snow and ice in winter.
Barry Surtees from Honister Slate Mine said it would affect his business by stopping lorries from using the Borrowdale route to collect slate. He also criticised the council for a lack of notice claiming he had not had any communications from Cumbria County Council directly.
– Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet member for highways
"We appreciate that this is a popular, well-known road work on the retaining wall and keep one lane open, we now know that this cannot be done safely.
"We will pull out all the stops to get the work done as soon as we can and keep our fingers crossed that the weather will be kind as this will help with the time it takes.”
More than 150 people packed into a meeting in Brampton last night to hear about plans for a renewable energy project in the town.
The scheme, by Brampton and Beyond Energy, would generate power for up to 200 homes as part of a community project for the area.
There was public support, but some people are worried about the smell and voiced concerns about the site being too close to homes.
More than 150 people packed into a meeting in Brampton last night to hear a proposal for a renewable energy project in the town.The project would generate energy for up to 200 homes as part of a community project for the area.
Some at the meeting expressed support for the proposal but were concerned that it may be located too near to homes.
People living Brampton near Carlisle, are being urged to have their say on plans for a renewable energy project in the town. It would generate electricity for about 200 homes with profits invested locally. Not everyone's in favour though, as Katie Hunter reports.
A company want in Brampton want to create a plant which will generate renewable energy for the community.
Brampton and Beyond Energy say the anaerobic digestion plant would help the community become more resilient in the future.
They're keen to hear people's views TimothyCoombe@aol.com or 01697748833.