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Wedding bells for famous local mountaineer

Sir Chris Bonington to marry today. Credit: ITV

It's reported that legendary mountain climber Sir Chris Bonington is getting married today.

The 81 year old mountaineer, who lives near Caldbeck, is believed to be marrying Loreto McNaught-Davis in a London ceremony.

Around 60 family members and friends of the couple are due to attend the church service.

The marriage comes almost two years since Sir Chris’s wife Wendy died from motor neurone disease in July 2014

Eddie Izzard to perform in South Cumbria

Eddie Izzard attending the Olivier Awards, at the Royal Opera House in London. Credit: PA

Comedian and marathon man Eddie Izzard has announced an appearance in South Cumbria next month.

The multilingual star will perform his Force Majeure 333 show three times, over three hours, at the Beggar's Theatre in Millom, on Tuesday May 31.

The show is performed in German at 7pm, in French at 8pm, and finally in English at 9pm.

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