Comet, Jessops, Blockbuster, Toys 'R' Us and Famous Names have all closed in 2013. Forty shops in Carlisle city centre are currently vacant.
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A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region
A selection of some of the best sunrise pictures from across the region, sent in by ITV Border viewers.
Chilly start. Some frost in places, icy patches possible too. Cloud and sunny spells today, hazier in the west later