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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Carlisle City Council wants the public's views on plans for a new toucan crossing and pedestrian footpath at Castle Way.
The iconic house will be decked out with green spots, to celebrate the Tour passing through Cockermouth.
Our region's teams have seen a big increase in callouts this year. They say it could be down to people's reliance on mobiles phones.