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Collabro album launch in Carlisle

Carlisle's Matthew Pagan (centre) and his bandmates
Carlisle's Matthew Pagan (centre) and his bandmates Credit: PA

Collabro will be in Carlisle today, Monday 18 August, to officially launch their debut album, Stars.

The operatic boy band, who won Britain's Got Talent in June, will be meeting fans and signing copies of their new CD.

The band will also be kicking off their debut UK tour in the city in January.

Hundreds turn out to see historical parade

Henry VIII and Mary Queen of Scots were among the legendary figures parading through Carlisle city centre as part of the now annual pageant. The event is only a few years old but is already established as one of the highlights of the city's cultural calendar.

As part of the Pageant and Fun Day,giant puppets depicting key historic characters from the Tudor period paraded through the city centre.

It is the centre piece of a ten day programme also includes a celebration of Carlisle's Market stalls between Sunday 17 August and Wednesday 20 August, followed by an international market between Thursday 21 and Monday 25 August.

La Senza set to close in Carlisle

La Senza on English Street Carlisle
La Senza on English Street Carlisle Credit: ITV Border

The La Senza store in Carlisle's going to close after the firm went into administration.

The underwear shop in English Street will shut on August 25th. La Senza's parent company Marnixheath Limited, went into administration last month.

Six people will lose their jobs in Carlisle.


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