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Ruth is off to the Rockies to learn about increasing the number of young people living and working in rural areas

An officer at Choose Cumbria partners Invest in South Lakeland has been awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship to travel to the US and Canada.

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MPs to celebrate county's best businesses in Cumbria Day

Cumbria’s MP's will showcase the best of the county’s businesses at the fourth annual Cumbria Day this week.

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Lighting systems expert joins high-profile manufacturing funding board

A Cumbrian aerospace and lighting systems specialist has joined the steering board of a £20 million initiative to boost the North West's manufacturing sector.

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Cumbria businesses invited to session on £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund

Businesses across Cumbria are being invited to a free business event to see how the new £400m fund could help them.

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LEP seeks cultural projects for funding

Cumbria's Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has urged the county's businesses to apply for support from the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund.

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Expanding surveyors on hunt for West Cumbria ‘Energy Hub’

Expanding specialist chartered quantity surveyors practice Solomons Europe is to establish a new 'Energy Hub' in West Cumbria.

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Port of Barrow welcomes vessel for work on Walney Extension

Associated British Ports has welcomed the newly built VOS Start subsea-support vessel to the Port of Barrow.

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Housing developer helps restore Cockermouth viewpoint

A stunning viewpoint in Cockermouth has been restored thanks to a partnership initiative including housing developer and new Choose Cumbria partner Lovell.

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Cumbria has more than 20,000 companies for the first time

New figures have revealed that Cumbria has more than 20,000 companies located in the county for the first time.


£5m boost to start international passenger flights from Carlisle Airport

Carlisle Airport is to get a multi-million pound boost to bring international passenger flights to Cumbria.

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GSK has a ‘positive start’ to 2017

The pharmaceutical firm has made a "positive start" to 2017 after it reported a doubling of pretax profits.

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Barrow shipyard’s next step in £400m plan

Plans to build the next part of a £400m shipyard development by BAE Systems have been given the green light.

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£444,000 cash injection for Walney coastline

Hundreds of thousands of pounds of investment will be devoted to promoting the heritage and wildlife on Walney's coastline.

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Cumbria LEP chair meets with Prime Minister

The chair of Cumbria’s strategic economic body has attended a meeting with Theresa May as part of discussions about opportunities for the county.

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Cumbria LEP seeks new board members

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is looking to recruit at least two new board directors to help shape the county’s economic future.

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Cumbria LEP welcomes new investment fund

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed the launch of the £400m Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF).

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Up to 10,000 new homes as go ahead given for ‘garden village’ near Carlisle

As many as 10,000 homes could be built to the south of Carlisle, after the Government gave the go ahead for a 'garden village'.

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Choose Cumbria’s career message heading for corridors of power

The award-winning marketing initiative that promotes Cumbria’s outstanding career and lifestyle opportunities is heading to Westminster.

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Cumbrian start-ups among the most resilient in the UK

Cumbrian start-up businesses have staying power according to national research.

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‘Garden City’ plans for new homes, schools and roads on edge of Carlisle

Crucial support to transform the south of Carlisle with up to 10,000 new homes, schools, businesses and roads is being sought.

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Cumbria Day to showcase best of the county to MPs

Cumbrian MPs will promote the county’s businesses in Parliament next month.