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.
Penrith rally driver Paul Bird is leading the Malcolm Wilson Rally at the halfway stage.He is currently 19 seconds ahead of Dumfries driver David Bogie. The top seed for the rally, Euan Thorburn from Duns, is a further 20 seconds behind after suffering from mechanical problems.
The rally crews are now in service and will then head our to do another four stages around Grizedale and Greystoke this afternoon.
What goes into a good marmalade? Oranges obviously, sugar of course, and some kind of gelling agent. That's a basic version.
But, there were some weird and wonderful recipes on show in Cumbria this weekend at the annual Original Marmalade Awards.
The event at Dalemain near Penrith attracted people from around the world. But no prizes for guessing who the special guest was.
Katie Hunter has this report:
Marmalade enthusiasts from across the world descended on Cumbria at the weekend for the annual Original Marmalade Awards.
There were more than 2000 entries including beer, honey, yellow mustard and seaweed varieties.
With entries coming from as far as Australia, the Philippines, South Africa, Japan and South Korea, this year,s World Marmalade Awards have been hailed a success.
More than 2,000 jars were sent in by amateur marmalade-makers to the event at Dalemain, near Penrith.
This year has also seen an increased number of artisan marmalade entries compared to last year, a sign organisers claim, shows the awards are now setting the standard for marmalade both nationally and internationally.
The award winners were revealed yesterday, 1 March, at 11am .
The artisan marmalade maker awarded Double Gold will be offered the opportunity to sell their wares at Fortnum & Mason.
– Jane Hasell-McCosh, Organiser World Marmalade Awards
"Yet again we have been amazed by the enthusiasm and support of marmalade-makers all over the world for this wonderful competition. We look forward to welcoming people to Dalemain over the festival to celebrate this great preserve. We must also look to the future and make sure that the Seville oranges of Seville continue to be grown for this ever increasing market."
It has been a record haul at this year's World Marmalade Awards, with more than 2,000 jars sent in by amateur marmalade-makers.
Entries for the awards, hosted as part of the Marmalade Festival at Dalemain, near Penrith, have been submitted from as far afield as Australia, the Philippines, South Africa, Japan and South Korea.
This year has also seen an increased number of artisan marmalade entries compared to last year.
Organisers claim this shows the awards are now setting the standard for marmalade both nationally and internationally.
A group of youngsters in Penrith have been getting a taste of the thrills and spills of white-knuckle competition.
What they have been learning about may not be an Olympic sport, but it is certainly dramatic.
Amy Dunsmuir has more.
Pupils at Yanwath School in Penrith were given a white knuckle ride this morning.
They had a visit from world renowned white water kayaker Ben Marr.
Ben was born in raised in Ontario, Canada but now travels the world taking on some of the most dangerous river rapids known to man.
He is currently on a tour of the UK talking to other enthusiasts about his adventures.
Cumbria Police release image of man they want to speak to in connection with an incident of robbery in Penrith on Tuesday, 21 January 2014.
Police were called to the incident at 4:55pm after a man threatened staff in a Penrith shop with a knife.
He is describes as being between 40 and 50 years old, with facial stubble and of average build.
He was said to be wearing a scruffy grey fleecy hoodie with grey tracksuit bottoms.
Police would like to speak to the man pictured as he may have information about the incident.
Anyone who recognises the man, or has any information about the incident, are asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and speak to PC Richard Massey at Carlisle CID.
Taxi drivers and civil servants are joining forces with Cumbria Police to encourage more people to spot and report child sexual exploitation.
Cards will be given out to taxi drivers in north Cumbria outlining the signs of child sexual exploitation and what they should do if they suspect someone is at risk.
– Rachael Boustead, Taxi Proprietor Penrith Taxi
“We at Penrith Taxis are more than happy for its drivers and staff to carry these cards and help combat child sexual exploitation – we see lots of things in our day to day contact with the public so it sounds like a good scheme.”
– Cumbria Police spokesperson
"Everyone has a role to play in protecting children in Cumbria, regardless of their profession or knowledge of children.
"Taxi drivers often have the opportunity to witness interactions/signs of CSE that are hidden from the young person’s friends or family."
Do you have concerns for the welfare of a child? Call Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Three people in their early 20s have been charged in connection with incidents at Beacon Edge Nursing Home, Penrith.
William Bowman, aged 21 from Bowscar, Penrith has been charged with ten counts of ill treatment/ wilful neglect.
Chevonne Benson, aged 22 from Roman Road, Penrith has been charged with seven counts of ill treatment/ wilful neglect.Claire Strong, aged 20 from Clifton, Penrith has been charged with three counts of ill treatment/ wilful neglect.
This follows an investigation into safeguarding issues that were brought to the attention of Cumbria Police.
All three were charged on Friday 24th January 2014. They will appear in Carlisle Magistrates Court on Friday 7th February 2014.
– Cumbria Police spokesperson
"The investigation has been conducted with support of Adult Social Care Team and the Beacon Edge Care Home who have been proactive in safeguarding the residents. The priority throughout the investigation has been the support and care of the residents within the home."