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Old January 24th, 2015, 10:26 AM   #121
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I knew two people who were paid off from Pentagon Chemicals six years ago. and it's been ailing ever since. It's one of the last remnants of a major industry in west Cumbria. I can remember when Marchon Chemicals in Whitehaven employed over 2000. It's sad but once major employers in the area such as coal, steel, chemicals and textiles have largely gone.
Yeah know what you mean,----it's sad,--and this happened in the North East area,--where the Mines and Shipyards closed,-----but pleased that the likes of Nissan and other Companies have to some extent replaced the heavy Industries that once was,---so just hope that there will be other Industries to come in to this area, fingers crossed--cheers.
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Old January 24th, 2015, 11:35 AM   #122
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Talks to secure investment to upgrade Carlisle Railway Station

Talks have taken place to try to secure investment to upgrade Carlisle Railway Station.

A Government minister has been lobbied to demand that a major overhaul is included in a pivotal new contract.

Discussions took place this week just days after three platforms at the station were closed when glass from the roof crashed to the ground.

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Old January 25th, 2015, 06:59 PM   #123
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Yeah know what you mean,----it's sad,--and this happened in the North East area,--where the Mines and Shipyards closed,-----but pleased that the likes of Nissan and other Companies have to some extent replaced the heavy Industries that once was,---so just hope that there will be other Industries to come in to this area, fingers crossed--cheers.
Sellafield took up quite a lot of the slack, so places like Whitehaven weren't as severely affected as the North East, but there were thousands of jobs lost in the area's other industries. Going back to the seventies, as well as Sellafield, you had Haig Colliery, Marchon Chemicals, Edgards Shirts, Donnans Seafoods, Smith Brothers and Sekers Textiles in the town, now they've all gone.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 10:49 AM   #124
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Sellafield took up quite a lot of the slack, so places like Whitehaven weren't as severely affected as the North East, but there were thousands of jobs lost in the area's other industries. Going back to the seventies, as well as Sellafield, you had Haig Colliery, Marchon Chemicals, Edgards Shirts, Donnans Seafoods, Smith Brothers and Sekers Textiles in the town, now they've all gone.
Yeah --and some of the areas that are affected never fully recover, ---but you just hope for new Industries to come in --and create some employment opportunities,---cheers.
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Old January 27th, 2015, 12:04 PM   #125
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Staff devastated after fire destroys part of Cumbrian hospital
Firefighters worked through the night to control a blaze at a Cumbrian hospital.



Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service was called to the fire in a biomass fuel plant at the new West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, at 10pm yesterday.

The fire was well developed and five fire engines were needed to control the blaze, which took four hours to put out.

Hose reel and main water jets were used to tackle the incident in the single-storey building.

A spokeswoman for North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the site, said the blaze destroyed the energy centre at the new hospital building.

She said: "That has come as absolutely devastating news to the trust, to staff and the new hospital project team who were gearing up for a formal handover of keys next week.

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Old January 28th, 2015, 11:50 AM   #126
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Lake District hidden gem to get £1.6m windfall


A hidden gem of the Lake District landscape is getting a £1.6m lottery windfall.

The cash boost will allow Eycott Hill to be open fully to the public for the first time and conserve it for future generations.

Cumbria Wildlife Trust has been awarded the money by the Heritage Lottery Fund for the purchase, restoration and access improvements to Eycott Hill, which lies between Penrith and Keswick near Mungrisdale.

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Old January 29th, 2015, 10:26 AM   #127
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£21m cash boost for Cumbria

Four new Cumbrian schemes are set to go ahead thanks to major planned investment.

A Government deal has been struck which will inject nearly £21m into Cumbria’s economy.

The cash will boost growth in the county by funding key local economy projects, including: the Port of Workington; Carlisle College's Advanced Manufacturing Centre; the second phase of the Connecting Cumbria superfast broadband project; and Barrow Waterfront Enterprise Zone.

The £20.9m funding, to be delivered over five years from 2016, has just been approved by the Government.

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Old January 30th, 2015, 12:32 PM   #128
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Lake District to get first new jetty in 50 years


The purpose-built jetty will be at Aira Point on Ullswater, near the majestic Aira Force waterfall.

It is a joint project between the National Trust, which owns and manages the area around Aira Force, and Ullswater Steamers.

Although work has yet to begin on the new pier, it already has a provisional opening date of May 23.

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Old January 31st, 2015, 12:33 PM   #129
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Go-ahead for new restaurant in Carlisle city centre
By Jonny Irving Published at 10:56, Saturday, 31 January 2015



A new restaurant could open in one of Carlisle city centre’s most thriving areas.

Plans to turn the former Chloe’s Closet children’s clothing store in Fisher Street into a restaurant have been given the go-ahead by Carlisle City Council.

It would join the likes of Bijou, The Lane Bar and the Shabby Scholar in the area.

There is no firm tenant lined up but owner Nick Marriner said there have been “several enquiries” from people who want to turn it into a restaurant

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Old January 31st, 2015, 07:29 PM   #130
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While there is a thread on the Newcastle Forum about pubs of the past, Cumbria has been just as badly hit by pub and social club closures as the North East. In the last week, Carlisle has lost The Redfern and the Fisher St Social Club and in Whitehaven Kells Legion has closed as well. Indeed less than half a mile from me stand two pubs, which were once thriving, that are now disused and rumours another in Hensingham, Whitehaven, could close in the spring.

Growing up in this part of Whitehaven in the eighties, I can remember three social clubs and seven pubs, now there are two clubs and four pubs remaining. Even worse is Mirehouse, a large council estate where 5000 people live, this once boasted two pubs and four social clubs, now there's only one small social club left.

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Old February 1st, 2015, 11:59 AM   #131
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While there is a thread on the Newcastle Forum about pubs of the past, Cumbria has been just as badly hit by pub and social club closures as the North East. In the last week, Carlisle has lost The Redfern and the Fisher St Social Club and in Whitehaven Kells Legion has closed as well. Indeed less than half a mile from me stand two pubs, which were once thriving, that are now disused and rumours another in Hensingham, Whitehaven, could close in the spring.
Growing up in this part of Whitehaven in the eighties, I can remember three social clubs and seven pubs, now there are two clubs and four pubs remaining. Even worse is Mirehouse, a large council estate where 5000 people live, this once boasted two pubs and four social clubs, now there's only one small social club left.
Yeah ---these closures have been on going for a canny few years now, ---it's sad,-- but wonder how many Pubs and Clubs have closed in both areas in the last 25/30,--cheers.

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Old February 1st, 2015, 03:30 PM   #132
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Yeah ---these closures have been on going for a canny few years now, ---it's sad,-- but wonder how many Pubs and Clubs have closed in both areas in the last 25/30,--cheers.
Well in Whitehaven in the last 25 years we've lost The Royal Hotel, The Shakespeare, The Dusty Miller, The Park, The Golden Fleece, The Whitehouse, The CMS Club, The Columba Club, The Punchbowl, Smugglers, The Castle Inn, The Ship, The Brewers Arms, Mirehouse Social Club, The Calder Club, The Crown and Anchor, The Jubilee Inn, St Benedicts Catholic Club, Kells British Legion, The West Cumberland Hospital Club, The Crown Inn, The Richmond, Captain Sennys and The Distressed Sailor.
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 10:52 AM   #133
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Well in Whitehaven in the last 25 years we've lost The Royal Hotel, The Shakespeare, The Dusty Miller, The Park, The Golden Fleece, The Whitehouse, The CMS Club, The Columba Club, The Punchbowl, Smugglers, The Castle Inn, The Ship, The Brewers Arms, Mirehouse Social Club, The Calder Club, The Crown and Anchor, The Jubilee Inn, St Benedicts Catholic Club, Kells British Legion, The West Cumberland Hospital Club, The Crown Inn, The Richmond, Captain Sennys and The Distressed Sailor.

Quite a lot there mate, ---I know there are a great many in the Sunderland area alone --without those in Durham and Newcastle,---aye it's all a big change to when all the Industries were in full swing --and there was gainful employment,---but times change, --just got to make the most of what we've got, --cheers.
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Old February 3rd, 2015, 02:04 PM   #134
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152 jobs in balance as talks begin over closure of Cumbrian factory

Consultation has begun over proposals to close Eastman Chemicals in Workington.

Eastman Chemical Company today announced it will begin a consultation period regarding a proposal to close its Workington acetate tow manufacturing facility - which employs 152 people.

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Old February 4th, 2015, 11:43 AM   #135
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Cumbria University announces £1.2m investment

The University of Cumbria will create new high-tech laboratory facilities in Carlisle as part of a £1.2m expansion of its science-related courses.

The investment is the result of two successful bids to England’s education funding authority, HEFCE, and to the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), as well as matched investment from the university.

The successful bids were for £256,000 and £748,000 respectively, with the university making up the remaining £256,000.

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Old February 5th, 2015, 12:07 PM   #136
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£1.2m cuts agreed by Carlisle City Council

More than £1.2m of cuts to Carlisle City Council’s budget have been agreed.

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The authority is being forced to slash a total £4.5m from its budget over the next four years as the spending squeeze continues.

The cuts means the council’s budget will be down almost 40 per cent compared to 2010. However, a bid to change the way in which councillors are elected – estimated to save £155,000 – was rejected.

The city council’s share of council tax is also to be frozen for the fifth year running.

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Old February 6th, 2015, 12:26 PM   #137
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Big Lidl store set to get council planning go-ahead


The country’s biggest Lidl store – which would create 180 jobs – is a step closer to being built in Maryport

Allerdale planners are expected to give the thumbs up to the plans for the supermarket chain to move onto land at Milltoft, off Curzon Street when they meet next week.

The German supermarket chain said the building of the store would create 60 construction jobs; 90 indirect positions and up to 30 full and part time staff posts would be made once opened.

Chris Blyth also said he hoped that the new shop would open this summer.

Allerdale council leader Alan Smith said he hoped that by bringing Lidl to the town it will become more of a destination for shoppers.

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Whitehaven Marina freezes over
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Boats moored in Whitehaven Marina will be operating as usual despite the sea freezing over.

Tony Taylor, marina superviser said: “It wasn’t that bad, it looked a lot worse on the pictures, it was just a thin layer of slushy crystal-y ice and it’s mostly all melted, none of the boats have been affected.

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Whitehaven Marina freezes over
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Boats moored in Whitehaven Marina will be operating as usual despite the sea freezing over.

Tony Taylor, marina superviser said: “It wasn’t that bad, it looked a lot worse on the pictures, it was just a thin layer of slushy crystal-y ice and it’s mostly all melted, none of the boats have been affected.

Read more http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/wh...over-1.1191112
BBC Look North ran a piece on this last night and the ice layer looked very minimal, guy was breaking it with a spade and it looked the width of a pane of window glass. Bit of a non story.
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Old February 11th, 2015, 11:55 AM   #140
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Carlisle Cathedral revamp plans slammed


Don McDowall believes proposals for the fratry at Carlisle Cathedral would spoil its character.

Mr McDowall worked for Carlisle City Council for 27 years and ended his career as head of the authority’s planning team in 1997. After leaving he vowed not to comment on applications.

“I didn’t want to become the planning department in exile,” he joked.

But when he saw pictures of the proposed development of the fratry in The Cumberland News last week, he decided to speak out.

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