Shoppers brave weather for sales

It's Christmas sales time for many shops in the Borders and Cumbria. Shoppers have been braving the bad weather in a bid to bag a bargain.

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The Lanes visitor numbers down on last year

The number of visitors to The Lanes shopping centre in Carlisle dropped by almost 100,000 people compared to the same time last year.

Nearly 760,00 visited the centre between December 1st and Christmas Eve this year. In 2012, the figure was 872,000.

Commercial Director David Jackson puts it down to changing shopping habits and increased online sales.

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