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Meet the furry faces of fame on the fells

A pair of dogs from Keswick have won a tourism award for their work in bringing more visitors into Keswick and promoting it as a dog-friendly place.

Max and Paddy have become social media stars:

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Police name man who died on A66

Credit: ITV Border

Police have named the man who died on the A66 as David Robinson, 53, of Keswick.

He was pronounced dead at the scene after being found injured at around 7.30am on 13 December.

Police are still investigating how David Robinson died, but think he may have been hit by a HGV and that the driver was not aware of the collision.

Anyone with information or who may have dashcam footage of that area around 7.30am, should call 101 and ask to speak to PC 1947 Ross.

Keswick show cancelled

Keswick Show Credit: ITV Border

This year’s Keswick Show has been cancelled.

The popular event had been due to take place on Monday but organisers say that bad weather over the past few weeks had forced them to cancel.

Secretary Judith Hildreth said: “A decision was made to cancel as there was no facilities for car parking due to the condition of the ground.

“It is very disappointing but I would like everyone who has supported the show over the years and hope that they will do so again in the future.”

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Dates confirmed for 2018 Keswick Mountain Festival

The festival will run from 7 to 10 June 2018 Credit: Keswick Mountain Festival

The organisers of Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF) have announced the dates for the 2018 event, which will run from 7 to 10 June 2018 at Crow Park in Keswick.

The 2017 KMF was held in June for the first time and featured the event’s biggest ever programme. Improvements to the event included a larger dedicated campsite, increased capacity in the sporting events, and the addition of new activities for young people.

KMF say they are very pleased that they will be able to stage the festival once again next June:

Our priority has always been to deliver a sustainable major event here in the heart of Cumbria, that brings in extra visitors and income, and which local residents can also enjoy and take pride in.

Independent research shows that the event brought £1.17m into the Keswick area in 2017 and that 15% of the visitors were new to Keswick and would return."

– Nicola Meadley, Keswick Mountain Festival director

House of Cards writer’s new play to have world premiere in Cumbria

Remarkable Invisible will play from 11 August to 4 November Credit: Theatre by the Lake

American writer and producer of Netflix drama, House of Cards, is bringing her latest play to Cumbria. Laura Eason's, Remarkable Invisible, is to have it's world premiere at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake.

The production, 'a compelling and moving family drama', is directed by Zoë Waterman and involves the actors; Matt Addis, Ian Barritt, Eliza Hunt and Alice Selwyn - all involved in the smash hit production Handbagged.

Theatre by the Lake say they are delighted to be premiering Laura's latest play here in Cumbria.

The play is a lot about who your parents are and what you inherit from them. How you form yourself, whether you try to imitate them or rebel against them. And it’s about the ways in which everyone can have a different view of the reality of their family.”

– Laura Eason, Producer, Remarkable Invisible

Remarkable Invisible will play in the theatre’s intimate Studio space from 11 August to 4 November. Further information can be found at www.theatrebythelake.com.

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