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Naked calendar to raise money for mountain rescuers

The team reveal all in a naked calendar. Credit: Penrith Mountain Rescue Team

Mountain rescue teams usually advise people to dress appropriately and according to the conditions... but one Cumbrian group has chosen to bare all to raise funds.

The Penrith team covers the largest area of all of the Lake District mountain rescue teams, and has already been involved in 46 rescues this year.

The service is provided by unpaid volunteers, but they need money to pay for equipment, including the vehicles they use.

Team members have created a naked calendar in a bid to generate funds, and interest in their work.

The calendars are being sold in GO Outdoors and Booths in Penrith, and Eden Rock in Carlisle.

New home for Eden Animal Rescue centre

The new centre can cater for 50 cats Credit: PA

A new purpose built animal rescue centre is opening at Moorlands Head farm in Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby.

The Eden Animal Rescue will now be one of the largest animal shelters in Cumbria, with the capacity to care for 20 dogs, 50 cats and 16 small animals.

The rescue centre has relocated from it's former base at Shap, with the conversion costs topping £300,000.


Crash closes northbound M6 near Penrith

Credit: GNAAS

A man has been taken to hospital after a van towing a trailer overturned on the M6 in Cumbria.

The northbound carriageway was shut for an hour at 15.00 between junctions 39 and 40.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service says the patient was transported to the Cumberland Royal Infirmary with non life-threatening injuries.

700 cars expected at Cumbria Classic Car Show

Around 700 cars are expected to attend the Cumbria Classic Car Show, being held at Dalemain mansion near Ullswater.

The event is organised by the Wigton Motor Club and is now in its 28th year.

For 2016 the theme is "Young Guns" to encourage younger owners to display their pride and jot, with a special class for the under 30s.

As well as the hundreds of cars on display, there will also be an action arena, autotests and trade stands.


Police concern for missing 25-year-old

Dean Fargher Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are appealing for information about a missing 25-year-old man from the Appleby area.

Dean Fargher was last seen at Penrith Train Station and may have boarded a train to Liverpool on 21 July at approximately 8:48am.

He's described as white, 5ft 10, of medium build, with short curly brown hair and was last seen wearing a black shirt, grey shorts and grey Adidas trainers. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​Police are concerned for his welfare and appeal to anyone who has seen him to call them on 101.

Hundreds of homes without power in Cumbria

Power cuts are being reported throughout the region. Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of properties in Cumbria are without power, as heavy rain and thunder storms sweep through the region.

In Penrith, 987 homes have lost power, with properties also affected in Little Salkeld.

The affected roads are listed as Brecken Ridge, South Esk and Meadow Court.

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