A charity that teaches young people mechanics and engineering has had its future secured thanks to a partnership with Cumbria Police.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."
A training centre teaching students the skills needed to work on overhead power lines has opened in Cumbria.Read the full story ›
It's 'Walk to School Week' and more than 10,000 pupils at 63 schools across Cumbria are taking part in the national campaign.Read the full story ›
The University of Cumbria's Lancaster campus is to receive investment of £2.5 million.
The money from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership means the University can now go ahead with its plans to build a new teaching block on the Lancaster campus.
Parents in Dumfries and Galloway are being encouraged to get their children to walk to school as part of a campaign to tackle childhood obesity.
Walk to School Week was launched at Lochside Primary, where more than 70 percent of children ditched the car for the kerb during the last event.
The council say the benefits of even a small lifestyle change like this can be profound.
Well the health benefits are enormous. We have a major problem with childhood obesity now so we can encourage youngsters to be active, starting at the very start of the day and continuing throughout the day.
It is well worthwhile and the aspect of actually interacting with each other on the way to school rather than just sitting in the car, It is all very, very worthwhile.
A new £15 million nuclear college will be based at two hubs - in Cumbria and Somerset.
The National College for Nuclear is set to open its doors in late 2017, and aims to train the next generation of workers in the nuclear sector.
The Cumbrian hub will be opened at Lakes College in Workington, and will work with Sellafield Ltd and the University of Cumbria.
The announcement means that work will now begin on developing the curriculum which will help to train the next generation of nuclear workers.
It is expected that new qualifications will be available in 2017 that reflect the needs of the nuclear sector and address the skills challenge facing the industry and its supply chain.
Work is underway on the new £10 million Langlee Primary school in Galashiels.
Two pupils, Alfie Millar and Faye Kennedy, cut the first sods for the new school, which will be built by McLaughlin and Harvey and is expected to open in summer 2017.
It will be a three storey school with 14 classrooms, a centre for children with severe and complex additional support needs, provision for early learning and childcare, a sports hall and outdoor MUGA pitch.
A new building is now clearly needed and I am delighted to see work start on-site.
The school is important not just to the Langlee community but the whole of Galashiels. I hope it will be a major asset which is well used by pupils as well as local organisations and groups.
Staff at a school in Penrith are searching for past pupils, in time for their 30th anniversary celebrations.Read the full story ›
Some parents in South Cumbria are taking their children out of primary school today in protest at the way they are being taught.
Campaigners at 'Let Kids Be Kids' say there's too much assessment and not enough fun in learning.
The campaign's petition urges parents of children in Year Two, where pupils are aged six or seven, to keep their children out of school for a day in protest over the compulsory exams.
It has been signed by nearly 40,000 people.
It hopes to marshal parents of Year 2 children who have had "enough of endless testing, enough of teachers not being trusted to teach" and objects to SATs tests which it says have increased childhood anxiety.