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Video: 500 people took part in the first Lakesman triathlon in Keswick

Organisers say the first Lakesman Triathlon has been a great sucess.

500 competitors swam, cycled and ran around Keswick in one of the toughest sports.

(Drone shots courtesy of 'Fluid Productions').

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.

Male red panda joins Lake District Wildlife Park

After many years of waiting, the Lake District Wildlife Park has finally been gifted a male red panda, in the hope that it breeds with the resident female.

'Charu' was brought over from Dublin Zoo as part of a breeding programme, to help increase numbers of the endangered species.

Lori Carnochan has been to see how he's settling in:

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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