The Bank of Scotland branch closed last night, meaning local people will have to travel to Castle Douglas or Dumfries.Read the full story ›
The appeal comes after two counterfeit notes were used in the Shelter Scotland charity shop in Dumfries High Street.Read the full story ›
Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner is again calling on the government to increase police funding, ahead of the Conservative party conference next week.
Peter McCall has been in talks with policing ministers after the Home Office announced it was lifting the pay cap for police officers, but the extra money would have to come from local police budgets.
Cumbria's Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner is criticising the government about police pay. The Home Office announced last week it was lifting the pay cap for police officers, but the extra money to pay for the rise would have to come from local police budgets.
The government says forces have the reserves to pay for the increase but Peter McCall says that will put other projects at risk:
Local communities across South Lakeland have shared almost £28,000 from a new development scheme.Read the full story ›
Thousands of workers at Sellafield will start voting today on whether to strike against a "completely unacceptable" 1.5% pay offer.Read the full story ›
A former Cumbrian hotel worker who tried to stop animal fat being used in the new five pound notes, says he's disappointed that the Bank of England has decided to continue with the process.
Doug Maw, who's vegan, says his next step is a demonstration outside the Bank of England on 14 September 2017 - the day the new £10 goes into circulation:
The Bank of England are supposed to represent all of the British public. Their decision to continue using animal parts in the manufacture of polymer notes shows this to be untrue. 140,000 people signed by petition via Change.org and 88% of respondents to the Bank’s own consultation wanted animal parts removing, a process the Bank acknowledge they can do. The largest economy in the world (the USA) don’t use animal parts in their money so why should we?"
Unite the Union members at Sellafield are set to hold an industrial action ballot over a ‘completely unacceptable’ 1.5% pay offer.Read the full story ›
A sharp rise in the price of package holidays and computer games helped drive up the cost of living as inflation hit a near-four-year high.Read the full story ›
A further nine rural bank branches will close in the south of Scotland this summer, Lloyds Banking Group has announced.Read the full story ›