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Councils work together to get Cumbria in fast lane

Three Cumbrian councils have agreed to work together to promote the economy in the county along the M6 from junctions 36 to 44.

The leaders of Carlisle City Council, Eden District Council and South Lakleand Council have each signed up to the 'M6 Corridor Initiative.'

The Initiative outlines that the councils will work collaboratively to:

  • Promote economic growth along the M6 corridor in East Cumbria
  • Provide employment sites within easy reach of main transport routes
  • Support development wherever it is most appropriate across the area
  • Improve infrastructure and communication networks along the corridor
  • Make it easier for businesses to relocate in the area
  • Seek to attract new and growing investment
  • Market the corridor as an area open for business
  • Work with partners such as the County Council and Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership to facilitate growth .


Farmers fight fall in milk prices

Dairy farmers have been protesting over a planned cut to milk prices.

A series of price cuts will take effect in August - seeing value decrease by 2 pence per litre.

Hundreds of farmers met in London to demand an immediate reversal in what they call an 'unsustainable' fall.

Unions say from the Scottish Borders to Northumberland and beyond, more and more farmers are struggling to survive.


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