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.
Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes is hosting a Victims Conference from 10am until 4pm at Rheged in Penrith.
The main keynote speaker for the day will be Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales, Baroness Newlove, who will be speaking at 1pm.
The British Transport Police has released images of two men they want to speak to in relation to incidents at Penrith rail station.
At around 9pm on Saturday 17th August, a man crossed the tracks from the southbound platform onto the northbound platform and sat on a bench.
It appeared the man was waiting for the next train to Carlisle.
PC Linda Kelly, from the British Transport Police said:
“Shortly before 9.30pm the man was joined on the bench by a second man who, suddenly, pulled down his trousers and exposed himself.
“Both men have committed unbelievable acts on the railway. The first was remarkably dangerous, the second wholly inappropriate – neither has any place on the rail network.”
“Enquiries to date have led to the isolation of two images of men we would like to speak to about the incidents.
“I believe they have vital information in relation to both incidents and I am now calling on anyone who recognises the men, or who has information about the incidents, to come forward.”
If you recognise the men please call British Transport Police on 0800405040 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800555111.
In all calls quote log number B1/NWA of 4/8/13.
Members of Penrith Castle Park Bowling Club are celebrating the completion of their new pavilion.
The keys have been handed over to the club a year after the old 1920's building was burnt down.
This is the inspirational story of a man paralysed from the neck down who has been praised by doctors for his remarkable progress and determination.
Michael Bonney, from Penrith, was left fighting for his life after falling from his bike in an accident.
Just six weeks later, he was working with medical engineers to customise his wheelchair - and he even got married in hospital.
Watch Rachel Sweeney's report here:
The search for a runaway baby porcupine is continuing in Cumbria today, August 1.
The family of three chewed through their pen and escaped yesterday but both parents were found.
Staff and volunteers at Wetheriggs Animal Rescue & Conservation Centre at Clifton Dykes, Penrith, had hoped to find their "prickly" son overnight but are still searching for him.
Members of the public are being warned not to approach him
The search has been on for three unlikely Cumbrian runaways this afternoon - in fact, it turned out to be a bit of a prickly problem for the search party.
Staff and volunteers from the Wetheriggs Animal Rescue and Conservation Centre managed to recapture Mum very quickly, Dad took a little while longer but their son is still on the loose.
Watch Vanessa Baffoe's report here:
- They are nocturnal so the chances of seeing them in the day is unlikely.
- They are most active at night.
- They are ground-living rodents.
- When feeling threatened, they run backwards and spike aggressors with their quills.
- A porcupine has more than 30,000 quills on its back, sides and tail.
- They tend to live in family groups and huddle together for warmth in the winter.
A scheme to help first time buyers onto the property ladder has been taken up by Eden District Council.
The council has teamed up with Penrith Building Society to make 95 per cent mortgages available to eligible residents within the District. They will also help to cut other costs of house buying.
Watch Andy Burn's report here:
Staff and volunteers at an animal centre in Cumbria have found a porcupine that escaped earlier today, July 31.
The animal is one of two - a father and son- that made off from Wetheriggs Animal Rescue & Conservation Centre at Clifton Dykes in Penrith.
The son is still on the loose. Members of the public are being warned not to approach him - this is because porcupines tend to run backwards at their aggressor when feeling threatened and spike them with their quills.