Wigton’s market will not take place until the latest national Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, Allerdale Borough Council has confirmed.

Following consultation with traders and local councillors, a decision was taken to suspend the market, as well as those in Workington and Keswick.

A statement on the council’s website reads: “We encourage people to adhere to the Covid-19 restrictions by staying at home as much as possible and avoiding social contact.

"If you need to shop for essentials, please consider supporting local businesses as much as you can.

“We will soon be launching an online directory for our market traders to give customers information on how they can buy their goods online, through home delivery or other methods.”

More information will be published on this soon.