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One year of Penrith Park Run

Organisers and runners celebrate the first anniversary with a cake Credit: Eden District Council

More than 1,000 runners have taken part in Penrith Park Run since it began 12 months ago, clocking up 16,070km between them.

The event takes place every Saturday at 9am at the Frenchfield Sports Centre.

Race Director Ian Parker says:

Local runners of all ages and abilities have really embraced the parkrun concept; we have a fantastic turnout every week, whatever the weather! It has been an exciting and rewarding journey to reach the milestone of the events 1st Birthday, this achievement would not have been possible without the enthusiasm of the many volunteers who generously give up their time to help set up the course and marshal the event.

– Ian Parker, Race Director


Delays on A66

There are currently traffic delays on the A66 Skirsgill Roundabout at Penrith, near Junction 40.

This is due to a lorry which has lost part of its load on the eastbound carriageway.

The road is not fully blocked, however delays are to be expected in the area.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

Police identify body found in Penrith

Police have identified the body found in Penrith on Friday Credit: PA

Police have confirmed that the body found at King Street, Penrith, last week is that of Anthony David Francis McAtear.

The 56-year-old was from Thompson Court, Penrith.

His body was found on Friday by a member of the public.

There are no suspicious circumstances regarding his death and the Coroner has been informed.

Body found in Penrith

A man's body was found today, January 30 at King Street in Penrith by a member of the public.

Police were called to the scene just after 8am this morning.

The death is not believed to be suspicious at this time.

Enquires are ongoing; more to follow.

Watch: Cumbrian firm build tomb fit for a king

Hannah McNulty reports on the Cumbrian firm that have provided the tomb and flooring that will surround the remains of King Richard III when they are reburied.

Pictures of Richard III excavation courtesy of the University of Leicester. Artist's impression courtesy of van Heyningen and Haward Architects


King Richard III entombed by Cumbrian Stone

The tomb is where King Richard III's remains will be re-buried Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A firm in Cumbria is making the tomb where the remains of King Richard III will be re-buried.

The king's bones were found under a car park in Leicester three years ago.

Penrith based Cumbrian Stone is carving the limestone for his new resting place at Leicester cathedral this March.

King Richard was killed on the battle field at Bosworth in 1485.

Three charged after Penrith armed robbery

Three men have been charged in connection with an armed robbery in Penrith, last Friday, 16 January.

It happened at the Masseuse Smooth Gifts and Crafts store, in the Castlegate area, between 11am and 11:30am.

The three men charged are:

  • Angus Harron, 29, from Main Street, Shap
  • Gareth Fleming, 35, of no fixed abode
  • Mark Jewitt, 42, from Rydal Crescent, Penrith

All three have been charged with robbery and possession of a firearm. They are due to appear at North Cumbria Magistrates Court today.

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