Labour's Deputy Leader and Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Harriet Harman is visiting Carlisle.
She's been invited by prospective parliamentary candidate Lee Sherriff.
The pair will visit the Old Fire Station before work begins on a new £1 million art venue, then look at the new Ice Skating Rink at Bitts Park.
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Over a hundred youngsters in Coniston were let out of lessons today to join their school's long tradition of an annual fell race.
A campaign has been launched to push for the restoration of the historic Union Chain Bridge.
Rain overnight. Brighter but cooler Friday. Windy weekend