Following Friday's vote to leave the European Union, businesses in the region are worried about how their export market will be affected.Read the full story ›
It was a bumper bank holiday for businesses across Cumbria, as thousands of tourists took to a weekend of sunshine in the Lakes.
Keswick Tourism Association says it was their busiest weekend in nearly a decade, with the majority of the town's hotels and attractions fully booked.
Kitchen company, Lakeland, has reopened it's flagship store in Windermere after a £1million refurbishment.
The shop attracts around 500,000 customers every year.
There's no new jobs that have been created here as a result of this refit. But obviously, a huge investment in the local area and that's been good for suppliers and other business contacts who will be part of this redevelopment."
Many are hoping the good weather, the reopening of the A591 and uncertainty over some foreign travel could help boost visitor numbers.Read the full story ›
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.