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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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Motorcyclist dies in A66 crash

Fatal crash on the A66 at Dacre, near Penrith.

A 53-year-old man, from Keswick, has died after a crash on the A66 near Penrith.

It happened at around 5.40pm on Wednesday 16 May on the A66 at Dacre.

The man's motorbike, a black Yamaha, was the only vehicle involved in the crash.

The road was closed for four hours while investigations were carried out.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

A66 at Dacre Credit: ITV Border

Woman in critical but stable condition after Penrith crash

The scene of the collision in the centre of Penrith Credit: ITV Border

Police have confirmed that a woman who was left with "life altering" leg injuries after a crash in Penrith is in a critical but stable condition.

The centre of Penrith was brought to a standstill yesterday afternoon after the crash involving three cars and a pedestrian.

The injured woman was airlifted to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle where she remains receiving treatment.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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