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Business Minister says McVitie's must stay

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Business Minister, Anna Soubry, says the government must do everything possible to make sure companies like McVitie's don't leave Carlisle because of the threat of future flooding.

Anna Soubry visited the McVitie's factory this morning.

The factory was submerged under 39million litres of water and production stopped for four months.

Absolutely making it clear to McVitie's, we want them to stay in Carlisle. We are very keen to listen to them today, that's why I've come here specifically to McVitie's to talk to the senior managers to see what we can do to make sure they don't get flooded again."

– Anna Soubry, Business Minister

Former Toshiba boss moves to NuGen

Takeshi Yokota is the former Executive Officer and Senior VP of electronics company Toshiba. Credit: NuGen

Takeshi Yokota will take over as the new Chairman of NuGen.

NuGen are currently developing the Moorside nuclear power station in west Cumbria.

Mr. Yokota is the former Executive Officer and Senior Vice President of electronics company Toshiba.

“We look forward to working with our new chairman and board to drive forward our phenomenal project at Moorside. I am confident his renowned international experience combined with being based in the UK will greatly assist in our dealings with key stakeholders, including government.”

– Tom Samson, CEO NuGen

Antisocial behaviour ups police patrols in Egremont

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Police are increasing patrols in Egremont due to youth-related antisocial behaviour.

There have been a number of related incidents around Orgill Estate.

Cumbria Police are reminding people that antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated as it can have a detrimental effect on local communities.

We are increasing patrols in the area and dealing with any young people involved​ in this sort of behaviour. We are working closely with the local secondary school to provide a multi-agency approach to the issue, as well as educating the pupils on the effects of anti-social behaviour."

Any young people that are found to be acting in an antisocial manner will be referred back to their parents and be spoken to by officers from the Copeland problem solving team. We also urge all parents of teenage children to make sure they know where their children are and know of their activity."

– PSCO Sarah Brown, Cumbria Police
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