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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Clear start, patchy cloud at the east coast, some mist forming further west. Cool in the countryside
Some good sunny spells at first, especially in the west. Much brighter in the east than of late, just some patchy cloud around
This weekend we swap one area of high pressure for another, with some fronts inbetween. An improving weather situation...