Our Political Editor Peter MacMahon explains the politics behind the job losses announced by BAE Systems today.
Lake District jobs are safeguarded by £4m of Regional Growth Fund cash. It is expected to safeguard 400 jobs.
The supermarket giant Asda claim 350 jobs could be created if plans to build a £15m store in Dumfries get the go ahead.
A West Cumbrian firm has announced plans to expand - and is set to create a hundred jobs.
M-Sport at Dovenby near Cockermouth manufactures rally cars for the global market. It's set to build a centre of excellence for vehicle testing and evaluation.
It won't just be for motor sport, however, as the company is also targeting the general automotive industry.
Kim Inglis reports.
A West Cumbrian firm has announced major expansion plans that will see 100 new jobs created.
M-Sport at Dovenby near Cockermouth manufactures rally cars.
It is set to build a centre of excellence for vehicle testing and evaluation.
A West Cumbrian firm has announced major expansion plans that will see a hundred new jobs created.
M-Sport at Dovenby near Cockermouth manufactures rally cars for the global market and is set to build a centre of excellence for vehicle testing and evaluation.
Cumbria Constabulary are hoping to add an extra 84 officers to the force over the next year.Over the next two years the force is looking to take-on a further 72 full-time Police Officers and transfer 12 staff from other areas of the force.
A council in South West Scotland is promising to help create more than 400 new job opportunities in the next three years.
Dumfries and Galloway Council will be investing £1.5 million in new apprenticeship schemes.
The region has the lowest wage levels in the UK, and has seen a fall in the number of private sector jobs.
Russell Brown, Labor MP for Dumfries and Galloway, said a working partnership between organisations is needed.
Two events are being held in Dumfries to try to tackle the town's unemployment problems.
Local politicians and MPs will meet a range of organisations followed by an event aimed at bringing together employers and young people.
Union officials from USDAW are meeting bosses and workers at a pharmaceutical company in Cumbria later today where 40 jobs are being cut.
Phoenix Healthcare Distribution based on the Gilwilly Industrial Estate in Penrith announced the job losses last week.
Phoenix Healthcare depot in Penrith. 40 people could lose their jobs
Workers at a healthcare distribution depot in Penrith were told it would close, with the loss of around 40 jobs. Jayne Shotton, from USDAW, the union which represents the employees, said the news would have a big impact on the area.
Unions say workers at a pharmaceutical distribution centre in Cumbria have been told they are being made redundant. 43 people, several of them from the same families, are employed at the Phoenix Healthcare depot in Penrith, which is closing.
The firm was unavailable for comment on Saturday.
USDAW, the union which represents the workers, said they were told in an announcement on Wednesday and are now in consultation with the firm.
"It's a small community so these redundancies will have a big impact, bigger than they would in a larger town," said Jayne Shotton, the area co-ordinator for USDAW. "It's devastating for these families, particularly as it comes so close to Christmas."