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How to run the perfect B&B

Eden entertains more than 4 million visitors a year, spending more than £250m in the local economy.

That sounds like a lot, until you compare it to the figures for nearby South Lakeland where it gets 15 million tourists spending over a billion pounds.

Well now Eden Tourism is getting ready for English Tourism week this month - starting with learning how to run the perfect B&B.

Fiona Marley Paterson reports.

£12,000 fine for Cumbrian engineering firm

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A Cumbrian engineering firm has been fined £12,000 after one of its workers suffered severe injuries when he was struck by a metal frame weighing nearly two tonnes.

The 21-year-old from Carlisle sustained multiple cuts and fractures to his left foot and leg. He has been unable to return to work since the incident, which happened at the factory in Kirkbride near Wigton in February last year.

Tweddle Fabrications Ltd, which trades as Tweddle Engineering, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive after an investigation found the partially-constructed trailer chassis had swung out of control while being lifted by two forklift trucks.

As well as the fine, the company was ordered to pay £501 in prosecution costs after it pleaded guilty to a breach of the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998.


Rubbish problem tips businesses over the edge

Some of the rubbish that has been dumped at Willow Holme Credit: ITV Border

Traders on an industrial estate in Carlisle fear fly tipping and pot holes are affecting their businesses.

Over the past few months, mattresses, sofas, and dirty nappies have been dumped on private land at Willow Holme.

The area is owned by Able UK, which says it's working with tenants to clear up the problem, but Ian Winter who sells caravans on the site says it's putting customers off visiting.

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