A £15 million fund to boost culture and creativity in the North of England has been launched.Read the full story ›
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Workers at a tax office in west Cumbria have been told it will close next year with the potential loss of more than 200 jobs.
The Public and Commercial Services Union say the Lillyhall Contact Centre near Workington will shut in October 2018.
HM Revenue and Customs has said it will be talking to its staff to establish the support they need and whether they're able to move to another HMRC location or other government department, or a role outside the civil service.
Kepco says it's in talks to buy a stake in the consortium developing the proposed Moorside nuclear power station in west Cumbria.Read the full story ›
The Northern Powerhouse Minister, Jake Berry MP, has been visiting Carlisle Airport today as nearly £5million government funding was announced.
Mr Berry told ITV Border that the transport network throughout the county would also be reviewed, to improve connectivity to the airport:
The boss of Stobart group, which owns Carlisle Airport, says passenger flights to UK destinations could be taking off by summer 2018.
£4.75-million government funding from the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership will be used to improve the runway and terminal.
We asked Stobart CEO, Andrew Tinkler, what the future of passenger flights from Carlisle Airport is going to look like:
Passenger flights from Carlisle to London, Belfast, Dublin and some USA cities could be a step closer to reality with government funding.Read the full story ›
A new enterprise agency is being created to support business, give young people access to skills and create growth across the region.Read the full story ›
Plans for upgrading the centre of a town in Dumfries and Galloway to boost the local economy and create new jobs are going on display today.Read the full story ›