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Keswick A66 resurfacing to begin

Roadworks. Credit: PA

Work to resurface the A66 near Keswick will get underway next week.

The £668,000 project will see the road resurfaced, refreshed road markings, new reflective road studs and some new fencing and cattle crossing signals.

Work will begin next Monday (13 June) on a section of the route between Threlkeld and Scales.

Further work between Scales and Mungrisedale will then take place between 27 June and 20 July.

Most of the work will be done between 8pm and 6am each night using temporary traffic lights, a 40mph speed limit and occasional convoy arrangements with drivers being led past the road works at 10mph by a contractor’s vehicle.

Some side roads will also be closed overnight but these will be signed locally, and some daytime working will take place between Scales and Mungrisedale.

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64-year-old man rescued from mountain near Keswick

A 64-year-old man from Essex has been rescued from a mountain near Keswick this afternoon.

Keswick mountain rescue team were called out to a male who had fallen down steep rock section close to the summit of Cat Bells mountain.

He was treated at the scene by the Great North Air Ambulance doctor and Paramedic team before being carried over difficult terrain to the helicopter.

He was flown to hospital in Carlisle where he remains with non life-threatening injuries.

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Keswick Jazz Festival swings into 25th year

Trumpet player at Keswick Jazz Festival. Credit: Keswick Jazz Festival

The 25th Keswick Jazz Festival begins today, and will run until the end of the weekend.

The music festival will see top bands bringing the New Orleans sound to the Lake District.

You can see the full schedule here.

This 25th festival line-up is the most exciting ever. As well as many of the festival favourites there are many new faces of all ages, from near and far; exciting young musicians, seasoned professionals and international stars, all sharing the same stages.

There will be more women performing this year than ever before, a refreshing variety of styles of bands, and a number of interesting new musical combinations formed especially for the festival.

– Graham Hughes, Festival Manager
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