Johnson Controls convicted after worker lost leg

The US-owned industrial services giant has been fined £65,000 and ordered to pay £8,162 in prosecution costs after one of its employees lost a leg when he was run over by a cherry picker at a nuclear site in Cumbria.

£10k fine for demolishing factory with asbestos inside

A Preston demolition firm has been sentenced after knocking down a building in the Lake District containing hundreds of asbestos ceiling tiles, putting the lives of workers and local residents at risk.

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.