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.

World Heritage long-list named

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Chester's Rows, Jodrell Bank, Blackpool and the Lake District are among the places putting themselves forward for nomination by Government as World Heritage Sites.

New addition to Lake District castle project

The Lowther Castle & Gardens Trust has appointed Andrew Mercer, chief executive of the East of England Agricultural Society, as commercial director for the ambitious project to open the ruin near Penrith.