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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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Penrith School 450th Birthday

The Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Penrith is celebrating its 450th anniversary.

From 12 noon until 8 today (Saturday 28th June) there's live music, "celebrity" guests, tennis and sprinting competitions and a hog roast.

On Sunday 29th June, the school's current pupils will challenge former pupils to a cricket match, followed by a service at St Andrew's Church.

The service will feature readings and music from the last 450 years.

Programme for Saturday 28 June:

  • 12 noon to 6pm Stalls including: tombola, candy floss, coconut shy, hook a duck, giant buzzer, cupcakes, ice cream parlour, plant stall, book stall,
  • 12 noon to 3pm Giant Bouncy Castle
  • 12 noon to 2pm Barbecue & Tennis Tournament for Year 7 and Year 8
  • 12 noon to 1pm Performances by school musicians
  • 1pm Burying of time capsule
  • 1.30pm to 2.30pm Drama performances
  • 2pm to 3pm Sprinting competitions started by Gwenda Ward
  • 2pm to 3.30pm Tennis Tournament for Year 9 and Year 10
  • 2pm to 4pm Will Addison (Sale Sharks) rugby masterclass & musical performances
  • 3.30pm to 6pm Open Tennis Tournament
  • 4pm Planting of The Anniversary Oak
  • 5pm Flash mob - Les Misérables : One Day More
  • 6pm to 8pm Band performances

Penrith man hit by motorbike at World Cup

A football fan from Penrith has been knocked over by a motorbike whilst on holiday in Brazil for the World Cup.

Mark Fisher was crossing the street in the host city of Belo Horizonte when a motorcyclist hit the 25-year-old.

Mr Fisher suffered several bruises and a fractured tooth and is currently in a local hospital.

A spokesman said the motorcyclist fled the scene of the accident.

'Illegal raves' leave Beacon Hill littered with rubbish

A section of the wall has been damaged by campers and revellers Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are calling on the community of Penrith to help stop an area of the town from being littered with rubbish and damaged, after a large group of young people are thought to have held a number of 'illegal raves' at Beacon Hill.

The police are calling on locals to help stop the damage Credit: Cumbria Police

Around 30 to 60 young people are believed to have been involved - with some camping at the site following the gatherings on Friday and Saturday nights.

Litter is being left behind after gatherings take place in the area Credit: Cumbria Police
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