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£200 of stationary stolen from WH Smith in Penrith

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the theft Credit: Cumbria Police

Stationary worth £200 has been stolen from a shop in Penrith.

Cumbria Police would like to speak to a man (pictured above) in connection with the theft.

It happened at the WH Smiths store on Saturday, 7 June 2014.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101 and ask for PC 2080 Warman, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Love is in the air at Penrith Castle Park

Proposal in the park - Bernie Hynds accepts a marriage proposal Credit: Eden District Council

Love was all around Penrith Castle Park today (2nd July) when Steven Sheridan proposed to his partner Bernie Hynds, from Liverpool, which she accepted.

He proposed in the park's bandstand where he also displayed a banner declaring his love.

Steven Sheridan's proposal made the trip a double celebration for Bernie:

“This is the first time we have visited Penrith, but we have spent time in the Lake District before. We came here for a short break to celebrate Bernie’s 50th birthday and I planned this surprise proposal and Castle Park was the perfect place to pop the question and I am delighted Bernie said yes.'

He added: 'We are now off to Gretna Green and will get married tomorrow.”

Alan Hall from Eden District Council’s contractor Amey helped Steven with his surprise proposal by erecting the banner in the park and supplying a Castle Park rose for his new fiancée.

A contractor from Eden District Council helped put Steven's intentions into action Credit: Eden District Council


Exhibition explores adventure in the modern world

An adventure is described as an 'exciting and risky undertaking or exploit'. But with modern technology allowing us to find out about places from the comfort of our own living room, how do you have an adventure in the modern age?

That's the question being asked at an art exhibition at the Rheged Centre in Penrith.

Amy Dunsmuir went to find out more.

Cumbrian company in running for an eggcellent award

David and Helen Brass, Lakes Free Range Egg Company Credit: BITC

A Cumbrian egg company is in the running for a national award which recognises sustainable products and services within a company.

The Lakes Free Range Egg Company, near Penrith, won a Business in the Community (BITC) award for their sustainability of their products and services last week (25th June).

The winner of the national award will be announced on 8th July.


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