JOBS look set to go after a Carlisle bingo hall announced its closure because of the coronavirus' impact.

Buzz Bingo, on Englishgate Plaza in Bothergate, has announced it will not reopen, along with 26 other clubs across the country, as part of a proposed nationwide restructuring of the business.

A total of 573 jobs are at risk.

The firm said the move is part of a Company Voluntary Arrangement to secure its long-term future.

The other 91 clubs, including the nearest to Carlisle, in Dumfries, 33 miles away, will have a phased reopening from August 6 - only 12 will however open on the first day.

The decision to close the bingo hall was announced on the Carlisle club's Facebook page today.

It said: "Everyone has been impacted by coronavirus including us here at Buzz Bingo, which means we have had to make some difficult decisions.

"It’s with a heavy heart we announce that Buzz Bingo Carlisle will not be re-opening and is closing permanently.

"We’re really sad to bring you this news as we know this will be a difficult time for our community and our colleagues.

"We’d like to thank all our customers and colleagues for their ongoing support and for making our community amazing."

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