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Kendal Calling drug arrests

Cumbria Police have arrested 36 people for drugs offences at Kendal Calling festival near Penrith. There were fewer than previous years.

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Kendal Calling: Sunday

16,000 people attended the 9th Kendal Calling festival this weekend. They braved mud and rain to see acts such as Frank Turner and Example.

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Thousands prepare to brave the rain at Kendal Calling

Music lovers from all over the country have been arriving for one of the region's biggest festivals today.

Kendal Calling gets underway this evening, with organisers reporting record numbers

15,000 people are braving the rain on fields at Lowther Park near Penrith.

This year's line-up features well-known acts including Frank Turner, Example and Tom Odell. But there's also plenty of mud, as Matthew Taylor reports.


Hours to go until Wickerman Festival kicks off

The thirteenth Wickerman Festival kicks off today at Dundrennan, near Kirkcudbright.

Around 12,000 people are expected at the event over the weekend.

This year's Wickerman Festival gets underway today
This year's Wickerman Festival gets underway today Credit: ITV Border

Dizzee Rascal and Scottish band Del Amitri are this year's headliners.

The festival finishes with the Wickerman going up in flames on Saturday night.

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