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£5 million deal could create fifty new jobs

The land as it is currently used Credit: ITV Border

Fifty jobs could be created in Carlisle as the city council has agreed to sell five acres of land on the Rosehill Industrial Estate.

The deal is thought to be worth up to £5 million.

There are plans for the land to be used for the development of up to ten commercial and retail units, as well as a 350 space pay-and-display car park.

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37 jobs to be lost in Carlisle

John Lewis is set to close a depot in Carlisle Credit: PA

37 jobs are set to be lost in Carlisle as a John Lewis distribution centre closes.

The company has announced plans to close its depot at the Kingmoor Business Park.

A consultation process will now start with all employees, who are to be offered early retirement, voluntary redundancy or relocation to a new distribution centre in Milton Keynes.

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152 jobs at risk in Workington

152 at the Eastman factory in Workington are at risk Credit: ITV Border

152 jobs could be lost if an Eastman factory in Workington closes.

Employees have been informed that there will be a consultation period regarding proposals to close the Eastman Workington acetate tow manufacturing site.

The closure is reportedly the result of changes in the global demand for acetate tow.

The company says decisions about how to proceed will be made based on what best serves the global acetate tow business and Eastman.

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