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Four dogs rescued from baking hot car at Appleby Horse Fair.

Four collie dogs have had to be rescued from a car at the Appleby Horse Fair.

The dogs were found in the back of a pick up truck, where the temperature measured 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

The RSPCA and Cumbria Police attended the scene on Garths Head Road in Appleby where they took the back off the car so the collies could be released.

The four dogs were taken to a nearby police station to be given water.

30,000 expected at Appleby Horse Fair

The Appleby Horse Fair began on the 6th June, with more people than usual visiting the town. Overall, 30,000 people are expected to attend the fair.

Queues to get to Fair Hill began from 5.30am on Thursday morning. Although there were five arrests today, Cumbria Police have said this is a very small amount for such a large turn out.

Matt Taylor was in Appleby:


'Low' arrests at Appleby Fair

30,000 people are believed to be in Appleby for the annual fair Credit: PA

Five arrests were made in the first 24 hours of Appleby Fair. One was for assault, two for having controlled drugs and two for being drunk and disorderly.

However, police have acknowledged that this is a small number of arrests among the group of 30,000 believed to be at the fair and that the 'vast majority of people are enjoying the event and are in good spirits'.

Tributes paid to soldier killed in training exercise in Cumbria

Sgt Mark Foley was killed during a training exercise at Warcop Training Area near Appleby Credit: MOD

Tributes have been paid to a soldier who died during a training exercise at an army base in Cumbria.

Sergeant Mark Foley, 31, died at Warcop Training Area near Appleby on Wednesday. It's understood that a vehicle rolled over during training.

Sgt Foley is survived by his wife Kelly and two daughters, Emily and Hannah. His wife described him as her "soul mate and best friend" and said they will "miss him so much".


Warning of fast moving horses at fair

Cumbria Police are warning visitors about fast moving horses at Appleby Fair.

It has been reported that this year's fair is seeing more visitors than originally expected.

Fair 'adds excitement' to Appleby

The Appleby Horse Fair has started Credit: ITV Border
Matt Taylor speaking with the Royal Oak landlord Kyle Macrae Credit: ITV Border

The Royal Oak in Appleby is preparing for the weekend by opening an outside beer garden.

The landlord, Kyle Macrae, said:

"Although it's an inconvenience it adds excitement to the town"

The Royal Oak, Appleby Credit: ITV Border

Road delays to Appleby Fair

Caravans and cars were able to enter Fair Hill from 4am, 5th June Credit: PA

'Significant' road delays have been caused due to the amount of traffic heading to the Appleby Fair, says police.

"Our aim is to strike the right balance between all the communities. This is not without issues but by working together we can continue the family friendly atmosphere at the Fair.” - Robin Hooper, Chair of the Multi-agency Strategic Co-ordination Group (MASCG)

The fields for Appleby Horse Fair opened this morning, with bow tops and caravans taking up residence for the next few days.

Bow tops were allowed onto Fair Hill from 5pm last night (4th June)

Motorised vehicles were able to enter from 4am this morning when the gates officially opened.

Police report that there has been a significant increase in the number of caravans arriving in the area this year.

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