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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.



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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