A firm bid to take over the failing Hoopers store in Carlisle has been received from the owners of the Edinburgh Woollen Mill. The Langholm based firm is run by local businessman Philip Day. The move could see 83 jobs saved in the Carlisle store
Store bosses say 1800 people applied for the 55 job vacancies at the new store in Dumfries.
Bagpipes and traditional dancing outside new Debenhams in Dumfries which opened this morning. 55 jobs have been created at the store, which is in the old TJ Hughes building. It's hoped it could be good for the town centre, which has 54 empty shop units.
A week after one of Carlisle's premier high end retailers announced it was closing due to mounting losses a new Department Store opens in Dumfries. Debenhams new branch in the town will create 55 jobs
Negotiations are underway to try and save some of the 83 jobs threatened by the closure of Hoopers department store next month. Relocation is unlikely to offer a realistic option for most staff as the chain's other stores are a long way outside of Cumbria.