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.
Police are investigating a robbery at the Toffee Shop in Penrith where a man threatened staff with a knife.
It happened just before five o'clock yesterday afternoon at the shop on Brunswick Road.
The man brandished a knife towards staff before fleeing the scene in the direction of Bluebell car park.
He is described as:
- Wearing a scruffy grey hoodie with grey tracksuit bottoms
- Aged between 40 and 50 years old
- Of average build
- With facial stubble
A 42-year-old man from Penrith has been detained by police in connection with the incident.
Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at around 5pm last night to get in contact.
They are keen to speak to anyone who noticed anyone running away from the area or acting suspiciously.
Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart will spend this Saturday night sleeping in one of the highest and coldest places in England to raise awareness of Cumbria Community Foundation’s Winter Warmth Appeal.
– Rory Stewart, MP Penrith & Border (Conservative)
"Cumbria has some of the highest instances of fuel poverty in the country. Our traditionally built homes are difficult to heat and frequently off the mains gas grid, which make heating them very expensive.
"When your income is fixed, as is the case for many retired, elderly people, rises in energy bills can quickly become unaffordable, and the only choice left in the worst cases is to endure a cold home. It is completely unacceptable that an average of 300 people in Cumbria will die from the cold this Winter."
He'll be joined by CCF's Chief Executive Andy Beeforth and supported by members of Penrith Mountain Rescue Team. They're hoping it will encourage people to sign up for a similar challenge 'The Big Sleep' in a field beside the Low Wood Hotel, Windermere, on Saturday 15 February.
– John Whittle, Penrith Mountain Rescue Team
This weekend, we’ll be ensuring the safety of these brave souls by accompanying them to England’s highest, coldest, stone-built bothy, over 2,700 feet up in the Pennines. It’s no mean feat as the temperature will be well below zero and winds have been recorded at 113mph. The exact location for this Saturday's sleep out is a closely guarded secret as we don't want to encourage people to head out onto the fells overnight in winter. Instead we’d say consider joining The Big Sleep - a much more civilised sleepover beside the Low Wood on February 15.
– Andy Beeforth, Chief Executive of Cumbria Community Foundation
I’d like to say thank you to all our donors who have helped raise more than £52,000 to keep older people warm this winter. If you have your own camping gear and can bear the cold for one night to help raise even more money for older people, please join us for The Big Sleep on Saturday 15 February. We'll try to keep our minds off the weather by watching a family friendly film on an outdoor cinema screen. All the information you need and the names of the people who have already signed up are on our website www.cumbriafoundation.org.bigsleep or speak to Dan on 01900 825760.
Hundreds of people marched through Penrith to urge Cumbria County Councillors to vote against restructuring 5 Cumbrian fire stations. Under plans, Penrith, Workington, Whitehaven, Maryport and Kendal would lose 1 of 2 fire engines.
Firefighters protesting in Penrith say "lives could be put at risk" if plans to axe one of the town's fire engines goes ahead.
– Cllr Patricia Bell, Lib Dem, Penrith East
The consultation hasn't finished and it's really important to look at all the alternative suggestions that have been made but these are really tough times and we didn't make the propositions lightly. I didn't walk with the march but it's important to listen to how the public feel here today.
Retained firefighters from Penrith are marching through the town on Saturday protesting about plans to cut one of their fire engines. Cumbria County Council says the proposals are based on evidence, not financial savings.
The father of a Penrith chef who went missing ten days ago has said he and his wife have been overwhelmed by the support they have received. Tom McMorrow hasn't been seen since leaving a works party at the Inn on the Lake on Ullswater.
An appeal on Facebook by his family and friends brought a group of people to the lake shore today to carry out yet another search. Kim Inglis reports.
Friends and family of a Penrith chef who vanished at a staff Christmas party at Glenridding are carrying out a search of the area.
Police divers searched parts of Ullswater last week after Thomas McMorrow disappeared from the Inn on the Lake ten days ago.
The family of a missing Penrith man say they won't give up hope of finding him.
Tom McMorrow went missing on Sunday 5 January after his work Christmas party.
Extensive searches by Underwater Search Teams, Mountain Rescue and Police Officers have been carried out to try and find the 26-year-old.
Although the intensive searching has been scaled down his family are continuing to appeal for anyone who may have seen him to get in contact.
He is described as approximately 5ft 11in tall, of slim build and with short brown hair which is receding at the front.
He was last seen wearing blue denim trousers, a long sleeved white shirt and brown shoes.
Anyone who knows of Thomas McMorrow’s whereabouts or anyone who as seen someone matching his description, is asked call Cumbria Police on 101, asking to speak to the duty Sergeant at Penrith Police Station.