An Appleby company that makes fishing equipment has adapted its technology to help remove radioactive sludge from the storage ponds at Sellafield.
Tim Backshall reports.
Paul Knight, of Innovus, says that the plan to adapt technology previously used in the fishing industry to 'help solve some of the problems' at Sellafield is a great idea.
An Appleby company has adapted its scallop dredging equipment to help remove radioactive sludge from the storage ponds at Sellafield.
The Managing Director of Barrnon, Andrew Barr, has said the company was "surprised" to get the request from Sellafield
An Appleby company that began by making scallop dredging equipment for the fishing industry has adapted its technology to help clean up nuclear sites.
Barrnon Ltd has developed two pieces of robotic equipment that can remove radioactive sludge from the storage ponds at Sellafield.
The prototypes have been developed at the National Nuclear Laboratory in Workington.
Full report: The Highways Agency is asking for opinions about how to the A66, between Appleby and Brough, safer.Read the full story ›
Drivers are being asked their opinions of the A66 between Brough and Appleby. The eight mile stretch has been identified as one of the most dangerous in Cumbria and now engineers have held a public meeting to ask local people why it's so dangerous.
Jonathan Reade is from the Highways Agency and explains why the public's views are important:
The Highways Agency is asking drivers what they think of a notorious stretch of the A66 between Brough and Appleby. It's been the scene of a 31 accidents in 5 years so now engineers have held a public meeting to ask local people why it's so dangerous.
Appleby Castle is hoping to boost tourism in the Eden Valley and has hosted three open air Shakespeare performances.
Tonight, Friday 8 August is the final showing of what's often referred to by actors as the "Scottish play" - Macbeth.
Tim Backshall has been to see the rehearsals:
Barrie Palmer Artistic Director of the GB Theatre Company says they wanted to take Shakespeare to outdoor locations across the UK.
The owners of Appleby Castle are hoping it will receive a tourism boost after staging three open air performances of Shakespeare plays.
Macbeth is being staged twice today, Friday 8th August. The actors are members of the GB Theatre Company and include Joyce Branagh, the sister of Kenneth Branagh.
The Comedy of Errors was performed last night, August 7th.