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.

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.

FBE launches in Lancashire

Michael Hunt

The Forum for the Built Environment will be launching its Lancashire and Cumbria branch in Preston in June.

Ulverston canal changes ownership

Michael Hunt

GlaxoSmithKline has concluded the divestment of Ulverston canal in Cumbria to special purpose company Ulverston Canal Company.

HSE reshuffles NW management

Steven Smith promoted from principal inspector in the Carlisle office of the Health & Safety Executive to North West head of operations in Preston.