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Netherhall RUFC: 'Stephen always had a smile on his face'

Netherhall RUFC in Maryport have paid tribute to Stephen Penrice, who had played rugby since he was a young boy and used to be Captain of the under-18s side.

The 44-year-old died in a fall while working on Eastbourne Pier.

"Stephen never had a bad word to say about anyone and always had a smile on his face - the biggest smile you've ever seen."

– John Shimmings, Netherhall RUFC Chairman

Cumbrian pier worker named

The Cumbrian pier worker who died after falling from Eastbourne Pier has been named.

44-year-old Stephen Penriceis is from Sandylonning, Netherton.

Emergency services were called shortly after 4pm on Tuesday, 19 August, to reports that a man had fallen from the pier

Mr Penriceis suffered serious head injuries and died at the scene.

Sussex Police will be joined by colleagues from the Health and Safety Executive to investigate the incident.

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Over six thousand enjoy jumping through the trees

6,500 people have visited the playground since it opened
6,500 people have visited the playground since it opened Credit: ITV News Border

Over 6500 people have played on nets in the trees near Windermere since tree top nets opened three weeks ago.

The nets are handwoven in France
The nets are handwoven in France Credit: ITV News Border

The nets have been handwoven by French artists, who are former fishermen.

It's though to be the first playground of its kind to have opened in England
It's though to be the first playground of its kind to have opened in England Credit: ITV Border

They allow people to experience bring high up in the trees without a harness.

They're a bit like giant trampolines.

Man charged in connection with racially offensive tweets

A 22-year-old man has been cautioned in connection with racial harassment following tweets aimed at a Carlisle United football player.

The tweets were published on the Wednesday, 12 February. It's believed they were directed at United defender Courtney Meppen-Walter.

Police traced the tweets to man from the Lincolnshire area. The man was interviewed and subsequently cautioned.

“Cumbria Constabulary wishes to reassure the general public that we will not tolerate any such comments on social media platforms and will actively investigate any such behaviour.

“Just because something is published online or on social media does not mean it as treated any less seriously as if it were said to a person’s face.”

– PC Stuart Brownrigg, Cumbria Police

Anyone who feels they are a victim of harassment online is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.

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