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Fire service teaching pupils how to save lives

The fire service will teach pupils to save lives. Credit: ITV Border

Pupils at Keswick School are being taught how to save lives by Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.

They will be learning a variety of life saving techniques, including CPR and how to use a defibrillator.

The school recently affiliated to the British Heart Foundation and teaches 'Heart Start training' as part of its syllabus.


WATCH: Keswick house prices unaffordable

A survey has revealed that Keswick is the most expensive market town in Cumbria and the fifth most expensive in England, when compared to the price of houses around it.

It's leading to fears that the people who live and work there are being priced out of the area.

Hannah McNulty has been looking at how one group is trying to change that.

Keswick houses amongst the most expensive

Housing prices in Keswick Credit: PA Wire

New figures show Keswick has the fifth highest house prices, in relation to other towns in its county, in England.

A study by Lloyds Bank found the average price in Keswick was nearly £300,000, 77% percent more than the overall average in Cumbria.

the average house price in Keswick.

Police: burglars from North West targeting Keswick

Cumbria Police Credit: PA

Cumbria Police believe burglars from the Liverpool and Manchester areas could be targeting Cumbrian towns... in particular Keswick.

The warning comes following two attempted burglaries in the county.

On Saturday 29 August, at around 10:50am, a man from Portinscale, Keswick, heard footsteps coming from upstairs in his home.

When he went to check the source of the noise, he discovered a male intruder.

When challenged, the man claimed to have been looking for his B&B.

He's described as white, in his late 40s/early 50s, well-tanned, around 5ft 7”, clean shaven, wearing two jackets and a brown leather/suede flat cap. He spoke with a Liverpool accent.

There was a similar incident in the Kendal area on Monday 24 August at around 11:30am. Nothing was stolen in either of the break-ins.

We have reason to believe that individuals from the Liverpool and/or Manchester areas are targeting the Keswick area for burglaries. We believe that they are targeting both private homes and hotels/B&Bs during daylight hours for sneak-in burglaries – when confronted they may claim to be tourists looking for their accommodation.

I would urge people in the local area to make sure they lock their doors and windows, and not give anyone the opportunity to sneak in to their property unaware."

– DC Martin Hodgson


70 year old Woman falls 300ft

Keswick Mountain Rescue Credit: Keswick Mountain Rescue

A 70-year-old woman fell around 300ft at Mousthwaite Combe, Blencathra, suffering serious shoulder injuries.

A member of the public alerted Keswick Mountain Rescue services of a woman who had fallen close to a Scales Fell path at around 13.50 on Wednesday 5 August.

Rescue services responded immediately sending a vehicle to search the area.

The German tourist fell 300ft through the steep bracken, landing in a gully.

The operation took 2 hours and 23 minutes and 11 rescue team members.

The woman was stretchered down through chest high bracken to the air ambulance.

Joss Naylor encourages Tim Mosedale

Cumbrian fell running legend Joss Naylor put on his trainers this morning to meet Tim Mosedale as he ran through Wasdale on his epic extreme triathlon.

Joss Naylor, who lives in Wasdale, came out to cheer Tim along. Credit: ITV News Border

Tim, a Cumbrian climber who leads expeditions on Everest, has raised over £5,500 for the rehabilitation of Nepal with his challenge.

He's still running in the Lakeland fells, attempting to do a Bob Graham round after cycling the Fred Whitton route over all the Lakeland passes, swimming the length of Derwent Water and back.

The cycle ride is one of the toughest in the UK: 112 miles over 6 Lakeland passes including Honister, Wrynose and Kirkstone.

The swim is 4.5Km each way in open water, while the run is a 66-mile ultra marathon starting and ending at Keswick's Moot Hall.

It's taking him a little longer than the 48 hours he'd hoped for but he's still on target to finish.

Tim Mosedale and (2nd right, red jacket) on Sunday morning Credit: ITV News Border

Woman hit by car in Keswick

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A pedestrian was airlifted to hospital this morning after being hit by a car in Keswick.

The Great North Air Ambulance's Pride of Cumbria helicopter was dispatched and on arriving at the scene the aircrew medical team treated a woman for head and arm injuries.

She was then transported to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary. Her injuries are described as non life-threatening.

Cumbrian climber attempts extreme triathlon for Nepal

Tim Mosedale leads expeditions up Everest in Nepal Credit: Tim Mosedale

A Cumbrian climber who was leading an expedition on Everest when the earthquakes hit Nepal in April is training to complete 3 extreme sports challenges in the Lake District back to back to raise money for the rebuilding of the country.

Tim Mosedale is training for 50 days to attempt to swim Derwent Water and back, cycle the Fred Whitton route then run the Bob Graham Round in 48 hours, an extreme triathlon.

The swim is 4.5Km each way, the cycle is a grueling 112 miles over 6 Lakeland passes and the run is a 66-mile ultra marathon taking in 42 peaks and 27,000ft ascent and descent.

Tim will attempt to cycle the Fred Whitton route. Credit: Tim Mosedale
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