A business employing fifty people has been set up near Carlisle, to train lorry drivers.
The company is supported by major local employers and is looking to fill a major skills shortage in the haulage industry.
We've had an ageing profile and people not replacing that because of various factors. Now there are real opportunities for young people. Employers are crying out for new people who are well trained, eager to get on and eager to progress in this industry."
Two Cumbrian businesses in the south of the county are forging strong trading links with China.
Kendal Nutricare has secured a £6million deal with China to supply infant formula milk which is made at the factory in Kendal.
The milk can be traced back to the Cumbrian fields and to the cows at Skelmersdale in west Lancashire. 60,000 cans of infant formula milk will make their way to China in next few days.
Kate Walby reports.
Kendal Nutricare have secured a deal to supply infant formula milk to China. 60,000 cans will be shipped within the next few days.Read the full story ›
The fight to save Workington's steel industry is heading straight to the heart of Government today.
Local MP Sue Hayman will meet with Business Secretary Sajid Javid later and plans to grill him on the future of Tata's long products operation at Derwent Howe.
She will also push for the industry to be supported across the UK.
West Cumbria Mining say their plans to supply coal to the steel industry aren't affected by the sale of Tata Steel in the UK.Read the full story ›
In May's election, voters will get the chance to choose between:
- The Conservatives
- The Liberal Democrats
- An independent candidate
The current commissioner, Richard Rhodes, is standing down.
A company that wants to bring mining back to West Cumbria is unveiling it's plans to people this weekend.
West Cumbria Mining is holding a public open day at the Haig Museum in Whitehaven.
It wants to develop a new coal mine that could extend under the Irish Sea.
A number of public meetings took place on Wednesday evening addressing concerns over the impact a new power station in West Cumbria might have on nearby houses.
The meetings were held after 1600 people living in and around Whitehaven, received letters giving the impression their homes will be compulsory purchased to make way for the Moorside project.
Nuclear Company NuGen has since apologised and says not all properties will be affected.
Kate Walby was in West Cumbria last night:
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ITV Border has been given an exclusive preview of plans for rooms at the new £212million Dumfries hospital.Read the full story ›