Barrow to benefit from £1.6bn Irish Sea wind farm

Danish energy giant DONG Energy and Scottish Power Renewables have agreed to go ahead with the construction of a 108-turbine wind farm in the Irish Sea, with an operational base in Barrow-in-Furness.

Should the Lake District be bigger?

Campaigners including Sir Christopher Bonington, Friends of the Lake District and Campaign for the Protection of Rural England want the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales National Parks to be extended. Read their case.

Flood defence project approved

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.

Lowther Castle renovation presses ahead

Work is gathering pace on the long-awaited restoration of the historic castle and gardens near Penrith in Cumbria with publication of a brief for a £6.6m specialist construction contract.

Flood defence contract comes to market

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.