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World premiere on a Keswick stage

Film stars including Kelly MacDonald and Jessica Hynes were in the Lake District last night for the world premiere of Swallows and Amazons.

They were back on the shores of Derwent water in Keswick, where some of the movie was filmed.

It's based on Arthur Ransome's book which tells the tale of four children who camp on an island in the middle of a Lake.

Katie Hunter was beside the red carpet:

Actress Kelly Macdonald will 'always remember' her time in Cumbria

Kelly Macdonald, who's starred in Harry Potter and Boardwalk Empire, admits that during her time in Cumbria she experienced "typical British weather".

The actress stars as Mrs Walker in the new BBC adaptation of the well loved children's series, "Swallows & Amazons", which is based on Arthur Ransome's summers in Keswick.

Despite the rainy weather, it didn't dampen Kelly's spirits who says her experience on set "was just something I'll always remember".

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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.

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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