Forestry firm fined £15k over worker’s death

A countryside management firm has been sentenced over the death of a father-of-four who was working on Waterfront business park in Barrow-in-Furness when he was struck by a piece of metal that flew off a strimmer at high speed.

HLF supports Morecambe Bay conservation bid

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded provisional grant support towards preserving the distinctive landscape of Morecambe Bay as part of a national initiative.

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.