Chancellor George Osborne confirmed he would provide funds for a £700million boost for flood defences.
A 0.5% increase in Insurance Premium Tax will provide the extra funding for the defences.
They highlight that Chancellor George Osborne has failed to meet his own targets ahead of today's 2016 Budget.Read the full story ›
Chancellor George Osborne is preparing to deliver his 2016 Budget later this morning.
Cumbria Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Chancellor not to introduce new taxes on businesses.
The organisation says new taxes would hit business investment and economic growth in Cumbria and should be ruled out until the next General Election.
One of Cumbria's top visitor attractions is preparing to open ahead of the Easter season.
Cockermouth's Wordsworth House was damaged in December's floods and repairs have been carried out to get it ready for next weekend's opening.
A national tourism campaign is being launched in Cumbria today.
The chairman of Visit England will take to the skies above the Eden Valley in a gyroplane and fly over some of the area's landmarks including Brougham Castle to launch English Tourism Week.
Tourists contribute more than £275 million to Eden's economy each year.
A food factory in Eyemouth has welcomes a £480k cash injection from the Scottish Government meaning the company can expand and buy new equipment.
Cabinet Secretary for Food Richard Lochhead made the announcement at Eyemouth Freezers Ltd as part of a £3.7m wider investment in 12 Scottish food and drinks companies.
"This award is a tremendous boost for the business. It will enable us to provide a secure foundation for the company's future, for the development of vining pea crop in the Borders and for our employees' prospects."
Business is booming in the Lake District, as local companies help one another to bounce back from the floods.Read the full story ›
A flock of electric cars designed as sheep have started their new lives as alternative transport for tourists at popular businesses around the North Lakes.
They're available for hire as a way of tempting people to leave their car at home for a visit to the Lake District. Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
A flock of electric cars designed as sheep have started new lives as alternative transport for tourists at popular Lakeland businesses.Read the full story ›
Nearly three million pounds of funding is now available to community projects in the Scottish Borders, and those aimed at improving the local economy.
The last phase of the Leader Funding Programme helped Selkirk Pop Up Shops, and Councillor Stuart Bell says it helps inspire businesses to be creative:
They're very often start up projects, so quite often what we're seeing is projects that are a new initiative, a new idea which is looking for start up funding in order to be in a position to explore the project and explore the idea and to develop it through to sustainability.