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WW1: 'Penrith Remembers' Dalemain

A series of events has been launched in one part of Cumbria to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

"Penrith Remembers" will include a candlelit vigil on August the 4th and a re-enactment of the day many local recruits headed off for war.

The programme of events was launched at Dalemain, a country house near Penrith, which, as Tim Backshall reports, was itself changed by the Great War.

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Reward offered for information on allotment attacks

A reward is being offered after animals were brutally killed at an allotment in Penrith.

Ferrets, ducks and chickens were attacked between 6 and 8 April at Castletown Allotments, Gilwilly Lane, Penrith.

Six animals with either injured or killed during the attacks Credit: ITV Border

Police say the incident was an 'horrific crime'.

Anyone who has any information about the break ins or the attacks should contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Danielle Dixon. They can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Raising funds for church roof is "a struggle"

Organisers behind a campaign to raise money for a church roof say they face a huge task to fund repair bills which could run in to tens of thousands of pounds.

Fundraising has been taking place in the village of Greystoke in Penrith, to raise money to repair the rain damaged tower roof on St Andrew's Church.

Wendy Theakston is one of the fundraisers.

Rue and the Rockets rock for Cumbrian Church

St Andrew's Church in Greystoke is in need of urgent repairs Credit: ITV Border

Well loved Cumbrian band Rue and the Rockets are putting their support behind a fundraising campaign for a Penrith church.

St Andrew's Church in Greystoke faces repair bills of tens of thousands of pounds after rain water damaged the tower roof.

Rue and the Rockets will perform their best known songs in the village pub, to help raise money towards the repair bill.

The gig begins at 4pm at The Boot and Shoe in Greystoke.

Rue and the Rockets will play at The Boot and Shoe this afternoon Credit: ITV Border

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Animals attacked in Penrith

Police are appealing for information after a spate of animal attack at a Cumbrian allotment site.

Six animals have been either injured or killed in the incidents at Castletown Allotments at Gilwilly Lane, Penrith.

The attacks all took place between 6 and 8 April after the site was broken into.

The animals attacked include:

  • One ferret killed with a blunt instrument
  • One ferret stabbed with a sharp garden instrument
  • Two hens had their necks broken
  • One hen had its head removed
  • One duck was sustained serious injuries to its beak, and had to be put down

Anyone who has any information about the break ins or the attacks should contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Danielle Dixon. They can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Carlisle's cheerleaders to compete in championships

A cheerleading squad from Carlisle is will compete in the USA after qualifying for the world championships.

Carlisle's Heroes Princesses will compete against the best in the world in Florida next month.

"It's so nice to see that people from just a small city like Carlisle can achieve great things and just local girls who have just been doing it as a hobby, as good friends over the past seven years, have made great friendships out of it and have managed to achieve the goal, which is a lot of people's dreams to get to the world's and compete in the world cheerleading championships, it's a great achievement."

– Shirel Hayton, Cheerleader.
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