Hoopers closes for good

Carlisle's Hoopers department store has closed for good with the loss of 23 jobs. The Castle Street shop had been running since 2006 - and was formerly home to a family run drapers which dated back to 1910.

The premises were mothballed last August only to later re-open as a discount designer outlet. A proposed sale to the Edinburgh Woollen Mill chairman Philip Day fell through. The building has a £2 million pound price-tag.