Flood defences costing £5.7m aimed at protecting 180 properties from the River Derwent in Keswick, Cumbria are among 39 projects given the go-ahead by the government.
The Environment Agency is seeking a maintenance partner for a £780,000 four-year framework looking after flood defence pumping stations in the North West.
Three bidders shortlisted for the £101m offshore transmission assets of the Ormonde wind farm project will enter a further round of bidding.
The identity of the shortlisted companies in the contest to develop a new tourist attraction at the 1,000-acre forest has been published, offering the first clues as to the area's future use.
A special week of dedicated news and features on Place North West in May will examine work in the region relating to the low carbon agenda.