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Warning for drivers as carts leave Appleby Horse Fair

Police are urging drivers to be careful. Credit: ITV Border

Police are urging motorists to take extra care around caravans and horse drawn vehicles as this year's Appleby Horse Fair comes to a close.

Many gypsies, travellers and visitors to the town are now leaving Appleby, and drivers are being warned to slow down.


WATCH: Alpaca studs arrive in Cumbria

Barbara with her two new alpaca studs. Credit: ITV Border

Two alpaca studs, from Australia and New Zealand, have been moved to a new home in Cumbria.

Crusader and Samurai have joined the herd at Beckbrow in Ainstable.

Owner Barbara Hetherington is one of the UK's leading breeders, and she says the boys will be mated with some of her award winning females to provide babies with a denser, finer fleece.

What was important about these boys was that we did lots of research into their dams, they both have exceptional mothers, obviously there are no guarantees but it helps the prospects of them passing on their very good genetics to our herd.

– Barbara Hetherington

Kim Inglis went to meet the new alpacas, and you can watch her full report here:


Appleby Horse Fair: Feedback wanted

The Appleby Horse Fair. Credit: ITV Border

People with opinions on this year's Appleby Horse Fair are being asked to complete a feedback form.

Europe's largest annual fair for gypsies and travellers got underway last week, and runs until Wednesday 8 June.

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