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'An historic decision' for Penrith

Residents in Penrith have voted in favour of establishing a town council for the area.

The result of a postal ballot showed that 65 per cent of people voted in favour and 35 per cent voted against.

The local electorate had been asked for views that formed part of a Community Governance Review being conducted by Eden District Council.

“The people of Penrith have made an historic decision in voting for a town council. I am pleased that the result shows a significant majority for the decision. This will mean that all of Eden District will have a town or parish council to represent the views of residents. I welcome the result. We will ask the council at its next meeting on 18 September to endorse the result and agree to set up a shadow town council to engage with residents and make preparations for elections in May 2015.

“We have a long tradition of working with town and parish councils in Eden and I we will extend this to the new town council for Penrith.”

– Cllr Gordon Nicolson, Eden District Council Leader

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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.

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 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 models make appearance in Cumbria

Lego buildings go on display at Rheged Credit: ITV Border

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

The models are all the work of Lego artist Warren Elsmore.

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

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