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Lorry driver training business hopes to fill skill shortage

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."

– Tony Higgins, System People
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Five candidates stand for Commissioner election

The current Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes, is stepping down. Credit: ITV Border
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candidates are standing for election to be the next Police and Crime Commissioner in Cumbria.

In May's election, voters will get the chance to choose between:

  • Labour
  • The Conservatives
  • UKIP
  • The Liberal Democrats
  • An independent candidate

The current commissioner, Richard Rhodes, is standing down.

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NuGen apologises to Mirehouse residents

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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