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Drivers are being asked their opinions of the A66 between Brough and Appleby. The eight mile stretch has been identified as one of the most dangerous in Cumbria and now engineers have held a public meeting to ask local people why it's so dangerous.
Jonathan Reade is from the Highways Agency and explains why the public's views are important:
The Highways Agency is asking drivers what they think of a notorious stretch of the A66 between Brough and Appleby. It's been the scene of a 31 accidents in 5 years so now engineers have held a public meeting to ask local people why it's so dangerous.
Appleby Castle is hoping to boost tourism in the Eden Valley and has hosted three open air Shakespeare performances.
Tonight, Friday 8 August is the final showing of what's often referred to by actors as the "Scottish play" - Macbeth.
Tim Backshall has been to see the rehearsals:
Barrie Palmer Artistic Director of the GB Theatre Company says they wanted to take Shakespeare to outdoor locations across the UK.
The owners of Appleby Castle are hoping it will receive a tourism boost after staging three open air performances of Shakespeare plays.
Macbeth is being staged twice today, Friday 8th August. The actors are members of the GB Theatre Company and include Joyce Branagh, the sister of Kenneth Branagh.
The Comedy of Errors was performed last night, August 7th.
An open air production of Shakespeare's Macbeth will be shown tonight, Friday 8 August at Appleby Castle.
Among the cast are former Royal Shakespeare Company actors including Joyce Branagh who plays Lady Macbeth.
Shakespeare's great plays will be shown in an open air theatre production against the historic 12th century backdrop of Appleby Castle.
The Comedy of Errors is being shown tonight, Thursday 7 August, and tomorrow night a cast, including former Royal Shakespeare Company actors, will perform Macbeth.
It's a two day event that hopes to bring more people to the castle and the local area.
The clean-up is underway today in Appleby as Europe's biggest traveller and horse fair draws to a close.
Around 40,000 people are thought to have been at the event - the highest number the fair has seen in recent years.
The gathering attracts people from all over the country and beyond. This year's fair has been hailed a success by police and organisers - who say despite the high numbers, there has been relatively little trouble.
Tim Backshall reports.
Four collie-type dogs were rescued from a pick-up truck during the Appleby Fair. Despite having high temperatures, the dogs recovered and a man was cautioned.
Another dog was removed from a car on Sunday and was too hot. However, it recovered quickly and a woman was interviewed and cautioned.
“It’s so frustrating to keep repeating the same message over and over and to keep dealing with incidents that we’ve warned against. Very fortunately all of the dogs were okay.
Never leave your dog in a vehicle, or anywhere else that can get hot, on a warm day.”
The RSPCA also dealt with a horse that had been over-ridden to the point of exhaustion, a donkey suffering with a skin condition, an injured kitten and a collapsed horse that failed to recover.
The RSPCA dealt with 147 incidents this year and issued three warnings compared to 142 incidents and 10 warnings last year.