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Date: Monday 20th March 2017
A 700-jobs boost could be winging its way to Eden from New Zealand, it was revealed. The district is being considered as a possible site by a New Zealand company wanting to establish a major meat processing plant within Europe. The firm, Fortex, which specialises in frozen and chilled sheep meat, has identified Eden, along with four or five other locations in the United Kingdom, as meeting many of its requirements. Eden Council officers are working on a promotional presentation to be made to company representatives when they visit Britain in June.
Date: Tuesday 14th March 2017
A Lakeside hotelier is recovering from the shock of receiving an electricity bill for nearly £22,000. Mr. Dan Sencier, of the Crown Hotel, Pooley Bridge, was horrified when the bill was presented by Norweb, who claimed that his meter had not been read properly for two years. Electricity bills for the hotel were sent direct to Whitbread, with only a general fuel costing directed to Mr. Sencier.
Date: Tuesday 7th March 2017
Six pupils of Kirkby Thore Primary School were bang on target in a nationwide competition to design a football magazine. Teams of children between the ages of seven and 11 were invited to write and design their own magazine in the contest run jointly by “Match”, the football magazine, and Children’s Channel. The judges were looking for creativity and originality and hundreds of entries were received from all over the country. There was great delight when the news came through that six Kirkby Thore pupils had won the £1,000 first prize.
Date: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
A Bampton schoolgirl has won a regional competition aimed at helping children to “play safe” with electricity. Pupils at schools throughout Cumbria and North Lancashire were asked to design a badge highlighting the dangers of playing near overhead lines. Ten-year-old Laura Doherty, a pupil at Bampton Endowed School, was the overall winner in the Norweb-organised contest, which helped get the life-saving message across.
Date: Tuesday 2nd August 2016
An Appleby teenager has returned from a Buckingham Palace garden party where she met both Prince Philip and Prince Edward. Nineteen-year-old Debra-Marie Burns, of Drawbriggs Lane, was one of around 1,500 young people to attend the party for recent winners of the Duke of Edinburgh’s gold award. She was accompanied by her parents, Ronnie and Jennifer Burns.
Date: Tuesday 29th December 2015
A Penrith councillor’s attempt to cut Eden Council’s spending was thwarted by fellow purse-string committee members, who said they stood alone in Cumbria as the only authority to spend less than Government permitted allowances. The cuts move came from Mr. Ernie Bain, who suggested a further look at each uncommitted growth item across all Eden’s committees. The suggestion was made as members of the Policy and Resources Committee set their own spending for the coming year and then went on to approve the budgets of all Council committees.