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Old December 22nd, 2015, 12:48 PM   #61
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Sainsbury's in Carlisle reopens

Last updated at 08:22, Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A Carlisle supermarket battered by floods has reopened today.

Sainsbury’s in Caldewgate opened its doors at 8am - and will now not close them for 58 hours.
This means it will shut at 6pm on Christmas Eve.
A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “All our colleagues are ready to welcome customers from 8am and, to help customers get ready for Christmas, we’ll remain open for the next 58 hours.”

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Shoppers queue for Boxing Day bargains

Published at 18:08, Saturday, 26 December 2015

Shoppers across Cumbria were out in force today, braving horrendous weather conditions to grab a bargain.

People were seen queuing outside a number of high street stores in Carlisle and Workington this morning hoping to be first in line to grab cut-price goods in the traditional Boxing Day sales.

Nationwide around £3.4bn is expected to have been spent in the post-Christmas sales.

Despite the bad weather in Cumbria, stores reported being busy with several seeing queues outside their shops beyond midday.

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Pull together to save Cumbria's local pubs

By Matthew Cobb

Last updated at 09:19, Thursday, 31 December 2015

A deal has been struck which could save many of Cumbria’s community pubs from closure.



The Co-op has joined forces with the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) to set out guidelines to develop a set of principles for convenience store developments on, or next to, existing pub sites.

The two organisations worked together to develop the guidelines, which outline the importance to communities of retaining successful pubs and also recognise that some locals close because of poor trading and cannot be retained in pub use.

“It’s a refreshing change to hear something like that,” Richard Weir, spokesman for Solway Camra told the News & Star. “A lot of the time when a pub is taken over by a big company, the first thing they want to do is bulldoze it.”

As part of the agreement, the Co-op says it will:

Only develop pub sites using the planning permission process rather than relying on permitted development rights;

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Prezzo pushes on with plans for Carlisle restaurant

By Pamela McGowan

Last updated at 09:36, Wednesday, 06 January 2016

National restaurant chain Prezzo is pushing ahead with plans to open a restaurant in Carlisle, creating 30 jobs.



A new planning application confirms the company’s previous interest in what is currently the Andalusian.

The Italian-themed dining chain has asked Carlisle City Council for consent to change the use of the Warwick Road premises, currently a tapas bar, to a restaurant.

It would open 11.30am to 11.30pm every day and create the equivalent of approximately 30 full-time posts.

It is also applying for listed building consent to make some internal alterations.

A Prezzo spokesman told the News & Star: “The fact that our planning application has been submitted shows that we are keen to open a Prezzo restaurant in Carlisle.

“We will await the outcome of the planning decision.”

The application says the restaurant would seat 166 people in total, split over the ground and first floors.

If granted, it is believed it would take about 12 weeks to convert the city premises ready for opening.

Prezzo first confirmed its interest in Carlisle back in November, when it applied to erect new signs at the Andalusian bar and bistro.

At the time, owners of the tapas bar said they hadn’t been approached by Prezzo and it was business as usual.

Nobody from the Andalusian was available to comment on the latest plans when contacted by the News & Star.

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Closed Carlisle department store’s stock to be auctioned

EXCLUSIVE By Nick Griffiths

Published at 09:14, Wednesday, 06 January 2016

The contents of Carlisle’s closed Paris department store are to go under the hammer in an online auction.



Fittings and stock will be sold off following internet bidding next week, with people able to try and land New Year purchases from the comfort of their own home.

Paris closed in September after opening the previous November. The Castle Street building formally housed the Hoopers department store.

Signs have gone up in the windows of the store advertising the sale, which is being handled by Gilbert Baitson auctioneers and valuers, of Hull.

Michael Baitson, senior partner, told the News & Star: “It’s only the contents. There are 900 lots in there.

“We’re talking about shop fittings, we’re talking greetings cards, we’re talking lingerie. It’s a departmental store.”

The auction goes live online on Monday and will finish the following Friday, January 15.

Details will be posted at i-bidder.com and at gilbert-baitson.co.uk.

“You can see all the lots and photographs and descriptions,” said Mr Baitson.

“You could be bidding against someone in Amsterdam. The other week we had a guy in South Korea buy items.”

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Old January 9th, 2016, 12:59 PM   #66
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Final day for BHS in Carlisle ahead of Primark’s arrival

Published at 11:22, Friday, 08 January 2016

High street retailer BHS will close its doors in Carlisle for a final time tomorrow.



The department store’s closure makes way for the arrival of discount clothing giant Primark.

And, while the new store’s arrival brings with it the prospect of 144 jobs, there are more than 50 people losing their employment at BHS.

The shop, in The Lanes Shopping Centre, had been due to close at the start of September but bosses made a startling u-turn and staff thought their jobs were safe.
Some employees who faced redundancy had previously told how they had found new jobs but were enticed to return out of loyalty.

Months of speculation finally came to an end in October, when Primark confirmed its intentions to open a store on the site in autumn. BHS at the time would confirm only that it would close in January.

However, BHS has now said that tomorrow will be its final day.

A spokeswoman said: “I can confirm the Carlisle store will cease trading on Saturday.”

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Old January 10th, 2016, 12:41 PM   #67
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Lidl withdraws plans for second store in Carlisle

Published at 11:48, Friday, 08 January 2016

Plans for Carlisle’s fifth budget supermarket have been withdrawn in the wake of the floods.



Lidl had submitted an application to build its second store in the city, but has confirmed these have been pulled ahead of urgent meetings with the Environment Agency.

It has however pledged its commitment to building in the city – and hopefully on that site.

The plans, lodged in September, would have seen the supermarket built on land off Warwick Road – at its junction with Victoria Road. The proposed location was left underwater when Storm Desmond devastated the city.
A spokeswoman for Lidl said: “Following the unprecedented flooding in Carlisle, Lidl has taken the decision to withdraw the planning application to give us the opportunity to reassess the design of the scheme.”

Bosses want to meet with the Environment Agency as soon as possible to determine the level of flood protection required. They hope this can be done once the agency has reviewed all technical data associated with flooding in the area.

“Any proposed scheme will be designed not to exacerbate any

flooding issues in the surrounding area with a view to providing betterment,” added the spokeswoman.

“We remain committed to this scheme and hope to bring it forward as soon as reasonably practicable.”

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Old January 17th, 2016, 01:25 PM   #68
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City council buys former Tesco site at Carlisle's Viaduct Estate

Published at 15:45, Friday, 15 January 2016

Derelict land where a new Tesco store was planned could now be turned into shops and homes as part of major regeneration proposals for Carlisle.



The city council has confirmed it has bought the site in Viaduct Estate previously owned by the retail giant, which had permission for a 40,000sq ft store.

Tesco dropped that scheme in favour of a larger store at Morton, a project that was subsequently abandoned. It then emerged it had no plans to revive the Viaduct Estate proposal.

Colin Glover, leader of the authority, said: “The acquisition of the Tesco land holding will allow a comprehensive redevelopment of the site to occur in due course.

“Our immediate plans are to remove the existing buildings and tidy up the site and then look at the site options in more detail.”

A local plan for the city has identified this area as “a significant regeneration opportunity”.

Demolition work is planned to start in February, if planning permission is given.

The authority says work would see the former car show rooms levelled “to improve the appearance and marketability of the site as a precursor to more detailed redevelopment proposals”.

A statement added: “A range of uses may be considered, including residential and commercial.”

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Old January 19th, 2016, 12:21 PM   #69
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Co-op store to shut with loss of 26 jobs

By Julian Whittle

Last updated at 07:38, Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Penrith's Co-op supermarket is to close with the loss of 26




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Penrith's Co-op supermarket is to close with the loss of 26 jobs.
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Lakes & Dales Co-operative has announced that the store in Burrowgate will shut for good on Friday, February 12, due to intense competition between food retailers in the town.

Lakes & Dales was formed in 2013 by the merger of Penrith Co-operative Society and the much larger Scotmid Society based in Edinburgh.

Scotmid says the Penrith food store has been unprofitable for years and that losses have reached an “unsustainable level” that is “impacting on the rest of the business”.

Malcolm Brown, head of corporate communications at Scotmid, said: “It is disappointing that, despite the best efforts of the society and our staff, we have been left with no alternative.

“Over the past two and a half years we attempted to stem the significant losses by closing non-food and then refitting and rebranding the store to make it more competitive, in what is without doubt a town that has an over-provision of food retailers.

“Unfortunately, the decision to close the store will impact on the 26 staff. A statutory consultation process will now take place with these employees to discuss individual circumstances.”

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Old January 21st, 2016, 12:11 PM   #70
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Pizza firm Domino's wants branches in west Cumbria

Last updated at 09:10, Thursday, 21 January 2016

Pizza chain Domino’s is planning further expansion in Cumbria, following the opening of its fourth outlet in the county in Penrith.



The American-owned company is targeting locations in Workington Whitehaven, and hopes to open what would be its second branch in Carlisle.

Domino’s arrived in Cumbria in 2002 when it opened a £1.5m dough production facility at Gilwilly, Penrith.

Its first takeaway outlet in the county opened in London Road, Carlisle, in 2005 to be followed by branches in Barrow and Kendal. The latest in Cornmarket, Penrith, opened in October.

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Jobs fears as shoe firm Brantano goes into administration

Published at 11:11, Friday, 22 January 2016

The discount footwear retailer Brantano has gone into administration putting 2,000 jobs at risk.




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Published at 11:11, Friday, 22 January 2016

The discount footwear retailer Brantano has gone into administration putting 2,000 jobs at risk.
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Brantano operates 140 stores and 60 concessions, including outlets in St Nicholas Gate, Carlisle, Dunmail Park at Workington, and Bridges Retail Park, Whitehaven.

The stores will remain open for the time being, and staff are being paid.

Tony Barrell, Mike Jervis and Rob Hunt of the accountancy giant PwC were appointed as joint administrators on Thursday.

They blame the rise of online shopping for the chain’s difficulties.

Mr Barrell, the lead administrator, said: “The continuing challenging conditions for bricks-and-mortar retail stores are well documented.

“Like many others, Brantano has been hit hard by the change in consumers’ shopping habits and the evolution of the UK retail environment.

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Marks & Spencer lodges new plans for Carlisle food hall

By Pam McClounie

Last updated at 08:28, Monday, 25 January 2016

New planning applications have been lodged to revamp the car park and front of the building which is set to be a new Marks & Spencer foodhall.

Bosses say they are “excited” to be opening a new store, creating 55 jobs, in north Carlisle this year.

Applications for illuminated signs and trolley bays have been lodged with Carlisle City Council for the Simply Food outlet to open at Kingstown Retail Park.

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Tesco to reopen flood-hit Carlisle superstore



26 January 2016 10:41PM

A superstore is reopening its doors eight weeks after being hit by flooding.

Tesco, at Rosehill in Carlisle, will reopen tomorrow.

The company was forced to close the supermarket last month after Storm Desmond left it underwater.

Within a week Tesco had set up a 10,000 sq ft temporary store to serve customers in the run up to Christmas.

The company has also been working to offer donations and supplies to support the flood recovery effort.
With this in mind, the store is celebrating its reopening by donation £1,000 to the Cumbria Community Foundation Flood Appeal 2015.

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Tesco cutting hours at two west Cumbrian superstores



Superstore giant Tesco is to cut the opening hours at two shops in west Cumbria.

Whitehaven and Workington are among 76 stores that currently trade 24 hours a day.

When the change takes effect, they will close their doors to customers between midnight and 6am.

The company says the reduced hours will improve the shopping experience for customers.

The changes nationally are due to take place between March 14 and April 11 this year.

A statement says being responsive to the way customers want to shop means making more efficient use of time and resources, making savings which can be passed on to customers.

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New jobs as Carlisle's Harveys store rises from the ashes



1 February 2016 10:18AM

NEW jobs are being created as furniture chain Harveys returns to Carlisle, more than two years after its store was destroyed by fire.

The national chain has rebuilt its Crown Street showroom following the arson attack, which reduced it to rubble, in November 2013.

It has now confirmed it will reopen the Harveys and Bensons for Beds store in March, initially creating eight jobs.

A spokesman said: “We are looking forward to reopening our Carlisle store on March 18, 2016, and are pleased to confirm that we will be recruiting for a number of positions.

“We have a store manager and assistant manager vacancy and three sales consultants vacancies in Harvey’s and the same in Bensons for Beds.”

Carlisle City Council leader Colin Glover said the re-launch was good news for the wider economy.

“It’s really positive that Harveys are committed to the city,” he added.

“When they lost the store it would have been easy not to rebuild but this shows real confidence in Carlisle.

“The fact that it brings jobs is also welcome and it all helps with the wider regeneration of that end of the city.”

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BHS paid £5m to make way for Primark in Carlisle



11 February 2016 4:57PM

HIGH street store BHS received a payout of more than £5 million to make way for Primark, the News & Star understands.

Details of the deal to buy BHS out of its city centre lease and free up the prime Lanes site have been revealed by Carlisle City Council, which stumped up almost a quarter of the cash.

Leader Colin Glover said its share totalled £1,397,128, and described it as an investment in the future of the city.

The Lanes is owned by a company called Carlisle Shopping Centre Ltd, in which the council has a 23.66 per cent stake.
These are the sorts of property deals local authorities do all the time when they have got ambition. The alternative is you just say no and stay a backwater.

The biggest partner is property giant F&C Reit, which has been keen to bring Primark to Carlisle as an anchor store.

They contributed the majority of the payout.

Mr Glover said F&C Reit approached the council late last year with a proposal that would finally see the high street giant opening in The Lanes.

Until now it has been confidential, for commercial reasons, but with the deal now signed he is able to explain the reasoning behind it.

“Late last year there was a report which came to council to say they were in negotiations with Primark,” he said.

“The units they were looking at were occupied by BHS. As part of the deal it would require us to give permission and contribute financially to the costs.

“The upside is it gives a higher profile to the shopping area and attract others. Primark is one of the top three in attracting other retailers because they like to be where there is high footfall.”

The council’s share of the cash is coming from its reserves and the sale of under-performing assets, not taxpayers, he stressed.

Mr Glover explained why he believes it is a sound investment.

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Tesco sets date for opening of One Stop Shop in former pub



19 February 2016 9:26AM

A NEW Tesco convenience store is due to open next month.

The new Tesco-owned One Stop Shop, in the former premises of the Bounty Inn on Victory Crescent, Maryport, will open on Thursday, March 3.

Work on fitting out the store began this week and 12 jobs have been created.

The Bounty Inn, a popular Maryport pub, was placed in receivership in 2010.

It was put up for sale as a going concern by the Convivial Group.

It continued trading under a series of managers until October 2014 when a notice appeared on the door, with no prior warning, to say it was then closed.

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Published at 09:45, Friday, 27 November 2015

Fifty new jobs will be created as Pioneer Foodservice prepares to open a new bigger food hall in Carlisle.



The company is moving its current operation at Rosehill, Carlisle, to bigger premises on the opposite side of Montgomery Way.

The new food hall will form the lynch-pin of a £4 million to £5m scheme planned by H&H Group on undeveloped land currently used as car park.

H&H acquired the site from Carlisle City Council earlier this year, paying a nominal sum because the land is contaminated and will need remediation.

The scheme also includes a 350-space car park and up to 10 industrial units. Overall, the auction mart group says, the development will create around 50 jobs.

It aims to start work on the Pioneer Foodhall and the car park next year, with the industrial units to follow in a final phase.

H&H Group chief executive Brian Richardson said: “This is a very significant development for the city, enhancing and further developing the Rosehill [Industrial] Estate, and most importantly creating jobs.

“This has been a long-term project and we have been working on it for several years together with the council.

“I am delighted we are now able to move forward towards submitting a planning application in the first half of 2016, with the building work scheduled to start as soon as possible."

Once construction starts, H&H has said, the scheme should be completed within 12 months.

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Six jobs to go when Edinburgh Woollen Mill closes shop




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AN Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop is to close next month, with the loss of six jobs.

The Workington shop opened in July 2011 and created 13 jobs at the time.

The company is owned by Philip Day, of Brampton, near Carlisle, and former Cockermouth man Steve Simpson, a commercial director for the firm, was instrumental in getting the Workington store opened.

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AROUND 25 jobs will be created by pizza chain Domino's, which is opening a store in Workington.

The company has confirmed a new store is due to open in Washington Square in the summer.

It will see the firm invest more than £250,000 in the area.

The branch will be run by franchisee Michael Bird, who already has Domino's branches in Carlisle, Kendal and Barrow.

Recruitment has not yet begun.

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