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Penrith Show celebrates 180 years

The Penrith Show will this weekend celebrate it's 180th birthday.

The team behind it say it's still managing to keep its 'small country show' feel despite record numbers of entries this year.

More than 1000 sheep have been entered into this years show, with 56 lambs due in the ring at one time for a mule lamb class.

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Rheged's Lego exhibition 'really impressive'

A four metre long model of St Pancras station and over 70 other buildings made out of Lego has gone on display in Rheged near Penrith.

The models are the work of Artist, Warren Elsmore.

The exhibition also has areas where children can build their own Lego models.

So our reporter Matthew Taylor found plenty to inspire the imagination when he went along.

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Charity praised for fuel poverty work

Opt 4 helps people understand their energy tariff and work out how to switch
Opt 4 helps people understand their energy tariff and work out how to switch Credit: PA

A charity in Penrith has won an award for its work helping people in fuel poverty in Cumbria.

Opt 4 helps people understand their energy tariff and work out how to switch.

It's been praised for its sustainability, financing itself with the commission for helping people switch.

The award was sponsored by British Gas, which says it supports groups trying to make energy bills more affordable.

Lego exhibition comes to Cumbria

The Rheged centre is home to a new lego exhibition
The Rheged Centre is home to a new lego exhibition Credit: PA

With school holidays just around the corner, families will soon get the chance to see world-famous landmarks in miniature form at Rheged.

Over 70 buildings made out of lego will go on display today, built by the artist Warren Elsmore.

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