Seven days until Christmas - and for Royal Mail staff in Carlisle it's the busiest day of the year.
The city's mail centre handles letters and parcels from all over the country which are destined for Cumbria and Dumfries & Galloway.
Julie Pirone says they'll deal with six hundred thousand items of mail today and are urging everyone to take time to write a full address:
More top news
Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
The Pirelli Rally began with a ceremonial start at the tyre manufacturer's Carlisle factory.
Torrential rain in the run up to today's crucial play off game between Salford City and Workington Reds.