A couple from Penrith are celebrating today after matching five numbers plus the bonus in Saturday’s Lotto draw,
A man believed to be in his sixties has died in a house fire in Penrith, Cumbria
The conference will explore issues of forced marriage, honour based violence and same sex domestic violence.
Three women have been sentenced after committing fraud from their workplace in Penrith in 2011.
The women were working at Dorothy Perkins and between January and July 2011 stole over £2700 in total.
They were sentenced yesterday, Wednesday 11 December, at Carlisle Crown Court
- Lisa Bell, aged 22, of Askham Crescent, Penrith was sentenced to six months imprisonment suspended for two years, a curfew of 8pm – 3am and tagged for four months, as well as being ordered to pay £1199 in compensation.
- Sarah George, aged 23, of Hunter Lane, Penrith was sentenced to 120 hours unpaid work, a curfew of 8pm – 6am and tagged for four months, as well as being ordered to pay £418.75 in compensation.
- Samantha Morrison, aged 34, of Clifford Close, Penrith was sentenced to 115 hours unpaid work, and was ordered to pay £238.90 in compensation and £400 in costs.
The offenders retained receipts and conducted false refunds, completing the refund slip with false names and addresses.
Some of the names used were known to the women. They would then take the money from the till.
DC Vicky Hughes, from Cumbria Police, said she was 'please justice had been served':
– DC Vicky Hughes, from Cumbria Police
“Bell and George pleaded guilty early in the process, but Morrison only recently changed her plea to guilty – causing a lot more work and time to be spent on the case. A lot of hard work has gone into today’s verdict with over 80 statements of evidence being taken from people named on the refunds slip. This case shows that we are committed to finding and prosecuting criminals, and take fraud very seriously. The sentences imposed show that we do not tolerate this in Cumbria and work hard to protect innocent people and businesses from fraud.”
Anyone with any concerns or suspicions that fraudulent acts are being committed should call Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Plans have been revealed to extend Penrith's town hall.
The potential expansion would cost around 1.5 million pounds and would take up to a year to complete, bringing all of Eden District Council's services under one roof.
A planning application has been submitted to extend Penrith Town Hall.
The proposed three storey extension, would enable all of the Council's services and officers to be located on one site in Penrith town centre.
The new extension would include 945 cubic metres of general open plan office accommodation for Council staff, with a glazed link to the existing Town Hall building.
It is estimated that the proposed extension would cost around £1.5 million and would take about a year to build.
The proposed extension has been environmentally designed its location would be carefully sited in the car park behind Corney Square to minimise the visual impact on the existing building and the town’s conservation area.
You can view the plans on the Planning Application Register at www.eden.gov.uk.
Union officials from USDAW are meeting bosses and workers at a pharmaceutical company in Cumbria later today where 40 jobs are being cut.
Phoenix Healthcare Distribution based on the Gilwilly Industrial Estate in Penrith announced the job losses last week.
A river in the Eden Valley can flow freely again, after a weir and ford were removed.
Eden Rivers Trust says the work is vital to improve fish stocks and to help prevent flooding. Samantha Parker reports.
A weir has been removed from a river near Penrith in an attempt to restore it to a more natural state.
Eden River Trust carried out the work on Morland Beck near Crossrigg, Cliburn in addition to removing a ford from the River Lyvennet near Cliburn Mill.
Removing the man-made barriers from the rivers will have multiple benefits as fish like salmon and trout will now be able to move more freely in these rivers and make use of the areas that have been opened up to them.
The work was carried out by Alan Wearmouth, a local contractor.
You can watch a time-laps video of the Weir being removed below:
A weir and a ford have been removed from two rivers in the Penrith area to restore them to a more natural state and improve them for wildlife.
Fish such as salmon and trout will now be able to move more freely in these rivers and make use of the areas that have been opened up to them.
The work has been carried out by Eden Rivers Trust with permission of the landowner and with the appropriate advice and consent from the Environment Agency.
The ford was removed from the River Lyvennet near Cliburn Mill and the weir from Morland Beck near Crossrigg, Cliburn.
Pupils from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Penrith performed in the town's main square for the second Winter Droving Festival.
Matthew Taylor reports.
Phoenix Healthcare depot in Penrith. 40 people could lose their jobs
Workers at a healthcare distribution depot in Penrith were told it would close, with the loss of around 40 jobs. Jayne Shotton, from USDAW, the union which represents the employees, said the news would have a big impact on the area.