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Local company wins Glenchamber Wind Farm contract

The wind farm will be between Glenluce, New Luce and Kirkcowan Credit: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

A local construction company has won the contract for Glenchamber Wind Farm in Dumfries and Galloway.

Renewable energy company RES has awarded the main construction contract for the farm to Luce Bay Plant Hire, a family-run contractor based at Dunragit.

The contract, which is valued at around £8 million, will see Luce Bay Plant Hire complete both the offsite road improvements in preparation for construction starting on site, and civil works for the construction of the wind farm.

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37 jobs to be lost in Carlisle

John Lewis is set to close a depot in Carlisle Credit: PA

37 jobs are set to be lost in Carlisle as a John Lewis distribution centre closes.

The company has announced plans to close its depot at the Kingmoor Business Park.

A consultation process will now start with all employees, who are to be offered early retirement, voluntary redundancy or relocation to a new distribution centre in Milton Keynes.

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152 jobs at risk in Workington

152 at the Eastman factory in Workington are at risk Credit: ITV Border

152 jobs could be lost if an Eastman factory in Workington closes.

Employees have been informed that there will be a consultation period regarding proposals to close the Eastman Workington acetate tow manufacturing site.

The closure is reportedly the result of changes in the global demand for acetate tow.

The company says decisions about how to proceed will be made based on what best serves the global acetate tow business and Eastman.

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