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Armed police present at Christian convention in Cumbria

Part of the convention takes place on Skiddaw street, Keswick Credit: ITV Border

Armed police officers will continue to patrol a Christian convention taking place in Cumbria.

The Keswick Convention is due to take place throughout the month of July, until the 4th of August.

Around 15,000 people are expected to attend the event, which has been taking place since 1875, over the three weeks.

Cumbria Police tweeted:


Delays after A591 accident in Keswick

The accident happened on the A591 in Keswick. Credit: ITV Border

There are delays on the busy A591 road in Keswick, due to an accident.

It happened between the A5271 Penrith Road and B5322 Back Lane, and was reported at 11:15am.

No further details have been released.

The A591 southbound is closed at Chestnut Hill, causing queueing traffic in the area.

WATCH: Milestone for Keswick as flood-hit hostel reopens

A major milestone has been celebrated in Keswick today, with the reopening of the town's YHA youth hostel.

The hostel has been closed since the floods of Storm Desmond, in December 2015, and is one of the final businesses in the town to reopen.


Date changed for Keswick Mountain Festival

Keswick Mountain Festival in 2015. Credit: ITV Border

Next year the Keswick Mountain Festival will be held in June, rather than May.

The event, which draws mountaineers and adventurers from all around the world, will take place from 8 to 11 June 2017.

Organisers say they've chosen the new date because "there is a greater chance of it being warmer for camping, warmer for swimming and lighter for partying in the evenings".

They say the size of the campsite is also increasing, and there will be space for caravans next year.

Teenager airlifted after Kewick Rugby Club roof fall

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A 15-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after falling through a roof at Keswick Rugby Club.

It's believed the teenager was trying to retrieve a ball when he fell 10 feet through the roof.

The incident happened just before 6pm on Tuesday 23rd August.

The Great North Air Ambulance Service were called to the scene where the boy was treated for a head injury before being transferred to the Cumberland Infirmary.

He's said to be in a stable condition.

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