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700 cars expected at Cumbria Classic Car Show

Around 700 cars are expected to attend the Cumbria Classic Car Show, being held at Dalemain mansion near Ullswater.

The event is organised by the Wigton Motor Club and is now in its 28th year.

For 2016 the theme is "Young Guns" to encourage younger owners to display their pride and jot, with a special class for the under 30s.

As well as the hundreds of cars on display, there will also be an action arena, autotests and trade stands.


Police concern for missing 25-year-old

Dean Fargher Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are appealing for information about a missing 25-year-old man from the Appleby area.

Dean Fargher was last seen at Penrith Train Station and may have boarded a train to Liverpool on 21 July at approximately 8:48am.

He's described as white, 5ft 10, of medium build, with short curly brown hair and was last seen wearing a black shirt, grey shorts and grey Adidas trainers. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​Police are concerned for his welfare and appeal to anyone who has seen him to call them on 101.

Hundreds of homes without power in Cumbria

Power cuts are being reported throughout the region. Credit: ITV Border

Hundreds of properties in Cumbria are without power, as heavy rain and thunder storms sweep through the region.

In Penrith, 987 homes have lost power, with properties also affected in Little Salkeld.

The affected roads are listed as Brecken Ridge, South Esk and Meadow Court.

Off-street parking charge to be introduced in Penrith

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Parking charges will to be introduced at Drovers Lane Car Park in Penrith.

Eden District Council has set out a number of changes to off-street parking with the intention to introduce parking charges at Drovers Lane Car Park, at the rear of the Town Hall in Penrith.

The charges are likely to be introduced at Drovers Lane Car Park in mid-July, costing £1.00 for 1 hour, £1.90 for 2 hours and £3.30 for 4 hours.


Council could move to former Co-op in Penrith

The former Co-op office in Penrith. Credit: ITV Border

Penrith's former Co-op building could be converted into a council headquarters.

Eden District Council is considering moving staff out of Mansion House and the Town Hall and relocating them under one roof.

Local people are being asked for their views on whether the council should make an offer to buy the former Co-op site on Burrowgate.

Painting by 19th century Cumbrian artist goes on display

A £30,000 painting by the 19th century artist, Jacob Thompson, has gone on display for the first time in his native Cumbria.

'The Druids Cutting Mistletoe' was bought by Penrith Museum. It features a stone circle known as 'Long Meg and Her Daughters', which is situated outside the town.

The £30,000 painting by 19th century Cumbrian artist, Jacob Thompson Credit: Penrith and Eden Museum

In September 2013, we had an email from Amsterdam in which a private vendor was offering it for sale.

It's been a long process of valuation and ultimately of getting the picture restored but it's wonderful to have this icon of Cumbrian culture back in the area."

– Sydney Chapman, Curator at Penrith Museum
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