It is the final chance for people to have their say in Stage Two of the public consultation into a new nuclear power station in Cumbria.Read the full story ›
Crews use chainsaws and winches to remove fallen trees and debris that are currently clogging the middle of the River Petrill in Carlisle.Read the full story ›
The final public consultation event on plans for a controversial new nuclear power station in west Cumbria is being held today.Read the full story ›
NFU Scotland's Vice President, Rob Livesey, has called Lynx Trust UK's application to reintroduce lynx to the UK "brazen" and "misjudged".
It follows the announcement thatthe conservationists' preferred site for a trial reintroduction to take place is Kielder Forest, spanning Northumberland and the Scottish Borders.
In a scathing statement, the Borders livestock farmer and NFU Scotland Vice President referred to the announcement as "brazen and presumptuous":
This most recent statement from the Lynx UK Trust is the latest in a line of brazen and presumptuous announcements from this organisation.
The process for securing permission for the trial release of lynx is long and complex and any application would be subject to considerable analysis and debate.
NFU Scotland is confident that any application by the Lynx UK Trust will receive robust scrutiny, and that the Trust’s expectation of a ‘speedy and positive’ response from Scottish Natural Heritage is misplaced and misjudged.
Farmers and crofters should be confident that NFU Scotland, as a member of the National Species Reintroduction Forum, will represent their best interests and ensure this application is thoroughly scrutinised. If the interests of farming and crofting could be put at risk, NFU Scotland will take all necessary steps to stop this happening.
Facts about the big cats that could soon roam Kielder Forest and the Scottish Borders.Read the full story ›
Lynx UK Trust has chosen Kielder Forest, spanning Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, for a trial reintroduction of Eurasian lynx.Read the full story ›
Heavy lifting gear will be used to remove trees and other debris washed into Carlisle's River Petteril during December's floods.
It's hoped the work - due to start today - will reduce the risk of further flooding.
It's being carried out by the Environment Agency.
Campaigners are objecting to proposals to build an £80 million 'energy from waste' plant in the Kingmoor Park area.Read the full story ›
People in Eastriggs say yesterday's hail storm has caused tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage to cars and caravans.
This footage shows just how powerful the storm was.
Cumbria County Council has agreed to support the project, as long as the company behind the plans invests in local infrastructure.Read the full story ›