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Cumbria Police Chief breathes sigh of relief over budget... but funding review still to come

The Chief Constable of Cumbria Police has said he's relieved the force isn't facing cuts as big as expected.

Senior Officers were anticipating savings of more than £11m ahead of the chancellor's statement.

But although the government announced the overall police budget will stay the same, Cumbria could still lose out in the months ahead as the formula for police funding is set for review:

Police and Crime Commissioner 'relieved' after Autumn Statement

The PCC is relieved. Credit: PA

Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes says he's "relieved" the force has been spared millions of pounds of cuts following the Autumn Statement.

Cumbria Police feared it would lose £11 million from its budget but Chancellor George Osborne announced yesterday the cut would not be going ahead.

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Kingmoor Park to become Enterprise Zone

Kingmoor Park. Credit: ITV Border

Kingmoor Park's bid to become an Enterprise Zone has been successful, Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Spending Review today.

Here is what you need to know about the business park:

It is a former RAF site, will two million square feet of office space available.

It is already home to around 100 businesses supporting 2,000 job.

Another 3,000 jobs could be created when it becomes an Enterprise Zone, from April 2016.

Workington's Lillyhall fails in Enterprise Zone bid

George Osborne's review surprised many people. Credit: PA

Lillyhall, in Workington, has missed out on a bid to become an Enterprise Zone.

In his Spending Review, Chancellor George Osborne announced that Kingmoor Park in Carlisle will be one of 25 new or extended zones.

But while Kingmoor Park has been successful, Lillyhall business park in Workington has NOT been named one of the Enterprise Zones.

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