A bid has been launched to bring the 2021 Rugby World Cup to Workington.
The town hosted matches during the 2013 tournament and Allerdale Borough Council wants to stage games again in four years time.
The council says it could bring nearly two and a half million pounds in to the local economy.
450 roles are set to go at the plant, as well as many more agency jobs.Read the full story ›
Cumbria County Council says the Windermere Ferry will be out of action for weeks after it caught fire last Sunday.Read the full story ›
The Edinburgh Woollen Mill has confirmed a date is set for its site in Langholm to move to Carlisle.
Scottish Secretary and Dumfriesshire MSP David Mundell made the claim on Twitter.
He called on the retailer to recognise the support the community has provided 'over many years'.
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A spokesperson for the EWM Group said:
The decision to move to Carlisle was not taken lightly or quickly, but EWM Group is expanding and our current premises in Langholm are not capable of supporting a modern, fast-growing, national retail development.
Langholm has played a critical role in our company's history and heritage, and we will be retaining our headquarters building there.
We have ambitions to turn the building into a heritage centre which celebrates the role that both Edinburgh Woollen Mill and textiles has played, and continues to play, in Scotland."
The date of the move will be on or around 30 July 2018.
RBS chief executive Ross McEwan is due to give evidence at the Scottish Affairs Committee.Read the full story ›
Young's Seafood itself is now on the market. The potential sale is understood not to have an affect on the possible closure of Pinneys.Read the full story ›
Scottish Parliament has been warned that the closure of Pinneys factory would be an 'economic tsunami' for Annan.Read the full story ›
Young's Seafood will consult with staff throughout the 45-day process. If the factory closes, at least 450 people could lose their jobs.Read the full story ›
People who live and work around Dumfries were today invited to join the Midsteeple Quarter Community Society and change the future of the town centre.
Started by the Stove Network the Midsteeple Quarter focuses on the idea of the community buying back its High Street.
The membership is free and members will have a say in future projects for the town.
"The Midsteeple Quarter Project is a means by which local people can once more create a town centre that brings opportunity and prosperity for everyone in our community. It is a Community Benefit Society that everyone can join - it is like an old fashioned 'building society'; something that we all own and have an equal say in directing."
The Midsteeple Quarter Project aims to take ownership of a group of disused buildings on Dumfries High Street.
They will refurbish them and steward them for the community as affordable enterprise space at street level and rent out good quality flats on the floors above.
Their plans are to start by re-developing the former Bakers Oven premises on Queensberry Square - subject to an Asset Transfer from the Council.
Loganair has been chosen to run the first commercial passenger and business flights from Carlisle Airport since 1993.Read the full story ›