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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.

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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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Drivers warned to reduce speed ahead of Appleby Horse Fair

Police are warning drivers to reduce their speed around horse drawn vehicles in the build up to the Appleby Horse Fair.

This year's fair starts next Thursday and caravans and horses have already begun heading to the town.

Amateur jockey preparing for ride of his life

Keith Oakes Credit: ITV Border

An amateur jockey from Appleby is preparing to take part in the world's biggest charity race day.

Keith Oakes had no experience as a horse racer, but he began training at a local racing yard around 18 months ago.

He's now saddling up for the Best Western Macmillian Charity Race in York this summer.

It is always something that I wanted to do but never had the opportunity.

I thought I would challenge myself to see if I could get to that level and take part in it and also raise a lot of money on the way for the Macmillian charity."

– Keith Oakes
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