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Shop owner ditches plastic

New shop owner pledges to ditch plastic Credit: ITV Border

A shop's opened in Penrith that promises to use no plastic, and has a zero-waste policy.

The idea behind Another Weigh is that customers can fill their own containers with goods that then get weighed.

It sells everything from cereals to plastic-free straws and nappies.

All profits will go to an educational charity. associated with the shop.

"I've got young children and I'm worried about their future. So I changed to re-useable nappies at home, reusable straws when we go out and about but then I go and do my food shop and I look in my basket and it was just full of the crinkle plastic you can't recycle so we had to do something about it."

– Zoe Hedges, owner of Another Weigh

Man seriously injured after M6 crash

Credit: Cumbria Roads Police

A man is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the M6 near Penrith.

It happened around 7:15pm on Monday 30 July.

The 60-year-old man was driving a Mitsubishi pick-up which left the northbound carriageway between junctions 40 and 41.

He was flown to the James Cook hospital in Middlesbrough with serious injuries. His condition is now said to be stable.

His female passenger was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

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