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.
An underwater search team has been called in to help police officers search for a missing Penrith man.
26-year-old Thomas McMorrow went missing from the Glenridding area of Penrith on Sunday 5 January 2014.
– Sergeant Laura Millburn, Cumbria Police
“We are appealing for Thomas to get in contact with the police, his family or friends to let us know that he is safe and well. We are very concerned about him because this is out of character. Thomas was at his Christmas party, enjoying himself with work colleagues and friends. He was last seen at 10:10 pm on Sunday night. As a precaution we are working with underwater search teams, who will be looking around pier and shoreline of Ullswater to see if there are any indications that Thomas may have been in the area."
Police ask that anyone who has seen Thomas or knows where he is contacts them on 101 and asks to speak to Sergeant Laura Millburn or any officer at Penrith Police Station.
Police are appealing for information after a man from Penrith went missing after his work Christmas party.
26-year-old Thomas McMorrow was last seen in the Glenridding area late evening on January 5.
He has been at the Inn on the Lake.
Police are appealing for information to help find a missing Penrith man.
26-year-old Thomas McMorrow went missing from the Glenridding area of Penrith late on Sunday, January 5.
He was last seen at the Inn on the Lake just after 10 pm that night where he had been at his work's Christmas party.
He is described as approximately 5 foot 11 inches in height, of slim build with short brown hair which is receding at the front.
He was last seen wearing blue denim trousers, a long sleeved white shirt and brown shoes.
2014 looks set to be a very promising year for one chess club in the region.
Members of Penrith Chess Club thought they might have to fold after all their equipment, including clocks and boards were stolen.
However, instead of it being the endgame the club has recovered and is proving more successful than ever.
Tim Backshall has been to see them in action.
A chess club in Penrith has received a new lease of life after recovering from having all of their equipment stolen.
A mother from Penrith who allowed her daughter's organs to be donated for transplant - after she died of a brain tumour - says it's been a great comfort to know that other lives have been saved.
Lesley Kremer is calling for organ donation to be made automatic, after her daughter Rosie died last year.
Her organs were given to five different patients.
Katie Oakes reports:
A mother who allowed her daughter's organs to be donated after she died of a brain tumour is backing the 'opt out' system.
The scheme, already in place in Wales, would mean that in the event of death, a person's organs could be used without giving consent.
It applies to over-18s who die in Wales if they have lived in Wales for more than 12 months.
Lesley Kremer's daughter died last year.
She spoke with Aled Jone and Lorraine Kelly on Daybreak:
Three women have been sentenced after committing fraud from their workplace in Penrith in 2011.
The women were working at Dorothy Perkins and between January and July 2011 stole over £2700 in total.
They were sentenced yesterday, Wednesday 11 December, at Carlisle Crown Court
- Lisa Bell, aged 22, of Askham Crescent, Penrith was sentenced to six months imprisonment suspended for two years, a curfew of 8pm – 3am and tagged for four months, as well as being ordered to pay £1199 in compensation.
- Sarah George, aged 23, of Hunter Lane, Penrith was sentenced to 120 hours unpaid work, a curfew of 8pm – 6am and tagged for four months, as well as being ordered to pay £418.75 in compensation.
- Samantha Morrison, aged 34, of Clifford Close, Penrith was sentenced to 115 hours unpaid work, and was ordered to pay £238.90 in compensation and £400 in costs.
The offenders retained receipts and conducted false refunds, completing the refund slip with false names and addresses.
Some of the names used were known to the women. They would then take the money from the till.
DC Vicky Hughes, from Cumbria Police, said she was 'please justice had been served':
– DC Vicky Hughes, from Cumbria Police
“Bell and George pleaded guilty early in the process, but Morrison only recently changed her plea to guilty – causing a lot more work and time to be spent on the case. A lot of hard work has gone into today’s verdict with over 80 statements of evidence being taken from people named on the refunds slip. This case shows that we are committed to finding and prosecuting criminals, and take fraud very seriously. The sentences imposed show that we do not tolerate this in Cumbria and work hard to protect innocent people and businesses from fraud.”
Anyone with any concerns or suspicions that fraudulent acts are being committed should call Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Plans have been revealed to extend Penrith's town hall.
The potential expansion would cost around 1.5 million pounds and would take up to a year to complete, bringing all of Eden District Council's services under one roof.
A planning application has been submitted to extend Penrith Town Hall.
The proposed three storey extension, would enable all of the Council's services and officers to be located on one site in Penrith town centre.
The new extension would include 945 cubic metres of general open plan office accommodation for Council staff, with a glazed link to the existing Town Hall building.
It is estimated that the proposed extension would cost around £1.5 million and would take about a year to build.
The proposed extension has been environmentally designed its location would be carefully sited in the car park behind Corney Square to minimise the visual impact on the existing building and the town’s conservation area.
You can view the plans on the Planning Application Register at www.eden.gov.uk.