Three men have been charged in connection with an armed robbery in Penrith, last Friday, 16 January.
It happened at the Masseuse Smooth Gifts and Crafts store, in the Castlegate area, between 11am and 11:30am.
The three men charged are:
- Angus Harron, 29, from Main Street, Shap
- Gareth Fleming, 35, of no fixed abode
- Mark Jewitt, 42, from Rydal Crescent, Penrith
All three have been charged with robbery and possession of a firearm. They are due to appear at North Cumbria Magistrates Court today.
Police in Penrith are investigating an armed robbery from a shop on Castlegate.
They were called at 11.33am following a report of an armed robbery at the Masseuse Smooth Gifts and Crafts store.
Police are currently trying to trace a man in connection with this incident.
The suspect has been described as approximately 5ft 6inches tall and aged in his twenties. He was wearing a white tracksuit, with a black hat, black scarf and black gloves.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to contact police on 101.
If you see a person matching this description, please contact police immediately and do not approach him.
Health experts are examining the source of a food poisoning outbreak in Penrith.
Ten people are confirmed as having had a Salmonella infection and there are five more probable cases.
All those taken ill had visited Penrith over the weekend of 15 and 16 November.
Specialists from the Cumbria and Lancashire Public Health England Centre and Environmental Health Officers from Eden District Council are examining where exactly the outbreak came from.
"At this stage it's not possible to pinpoint exactly the source of the illness; however we are undertaking further detailed investigations that will provide us with more information. "To aid this we would urge anyone who purchased and ate food in Penrith over that weekend and has subsequently suffered symptoms such as diarrhoea to contact Eden District Council’s Environmental Health Department."
People are being asked to fill in an online survey to help with the investigation:
Salmonella is often associated with eating foodstuffs (most commonly red and white meats, raw eggs, milk, and dairy products) that have been contaminated with the bacterium.
A carer who took part in the bullying of vulnerable elderly patients with dementia in Penrith has had her jail term halved on appeal.
21 year old Claire Strong took videos and mobile phone pictures of the abuse being committed at Penrith's Beacon Edge Nursing Home.
She was jailed for a year at Carlisle Crown Court. But judges at the Appeal Court in London have decided to cut that sentence because of her age, her previous good character and because she wasn't involved in carrying out the physical abuse.
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Initial plans for a Premier Inn in Penrith look set to be approved by Eden District Council.
The proposal is for a 60 bed hotel and restaurant in the town's New Squares shopping development. It will cost around £4 million to build and take almost a year.
Premier Inn pointed out that they have logged 120 searches for Penrith Premier Inn on their website every day and nearby Premier Inns have around 70% – 85% occupancy.
Local hoteliers are concerned it may only attract over night business stays and won't bring any money into the town.
They are also concerned the building of a restaurant could affect existing establishments in town.
A 57-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after a crash on the A66, west of Penrith.
She was treated at the scene for head injuries at the scene. It's believed her injuries are not life threatening.
It happened today (28th November) around 11.30am.
Environment Minister, Lord de Mauley, says farming is facing 'a very exciting time.
He was speaking to 150 young farmers at a conference near Penrith. The Minister was there to find out the problems facing young people wanting to get into farming. He said it's vital to recruit more people who can adapt to the changing nature of the industry
A hundred and fifty young farmers from across the country have been gathering near Penrith to look at ways of making it easier to break into the industry.
The 'Fertile Minds' event, organised by Farmers Weekly and Tesco, was open to people aged 18 to 25. They discussed the difficulties and costs of entering farming but said it was a very rewarding career to pursue.