There is disappointment in Workington with the announcement that 90 jobs are at risk as Tata Steel announces plans to slash its workforce in the town by a third.
Management say a shrinking order book has forced them to look at cuts.
500 jobs are at risk at three sites, including Workington.
A consultation process will begin shortly and the company says support will be offered to staff.
Katie Hunter reports.
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Kerrie brings you Saturday's forecast for Cumbria & The Scottish Borders
Another cold and icy night but cloudier, wetter, windier and milder from the west by dawn
Icy patches will be a hazard on some untreated roads, pavements & paths. Some injuries are possible from slips and falls on icy surfaces