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Keswick hospital petition

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More than 1,000 people have signed a petition against changes to Keswick's community hospital.

They're concerned by suggestions the number of beds available to patients could be reduced and are planning to raise their concerns with Cumbria's NHS Success Regime at a public meeting today.

Cumbrians trapped by earthquake scale Everest

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

Two Cumbrian climbers who were trapped by the earthquake that struck Nepal one year ago, have returned to Mount Everest.

Chris Harling and Tim Mosedale were on the mountain on 25 April 2015, when the earthquake triggered an avalanche, killing 12 people.

Both are currently back on Everest and hope to get to the summit next month.

It's in his blood. We can't tell him not to go, he wants to do it. Two of his clients, this year, it's their third time with Tim so they're determined to try and summit as well.



Witness appeal following fatal car crash in Keswick

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A 56 year-old man from Keswick has died after he lost control of his car and crashed into a stone wall on Borrowdale Road.

The incident happened on Saturday 26 March at 11.45am. The man was travelling towards Keswick from the direction of the Scafell Hotel, when his grey BMW hit a wall.

"The impact flipped the car and the male was pulled free from the vehicle before the emergency services arrived.

"He was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward."

– Cumbria Police

Keswick's Taste Cumbria food festival aims to boost trade following floods

One of the stalls at Keswick's first Taste Cumbria event Credit: ITV Border

Keswick will host its first Taste Cumbria food festival in a bid to help businesses struggling with trade following December's devastating floods.

The event is free and has free chef’s demos, free family entertainment and a giant foodie market with over 70 traders selling Cumbrian produce.

The festival is being held in Keswick in a bid to boost local businesses in an area badly hit by the December floods.

Visitors to the food festival braved the showery weather Credit: ITV Border

“We’re looking forward to a fabulous two-day festival. Thanks to the funding from Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership, we are able to put on loads of family activities in Packhorse Court, next to Market Square where all the stalls and hot food producers will be.

"Then we’re setting up the chef’s demos in a marquee near the Moot Hall. There really will be something going on for all the family."

– Marie Whitehead, Director of CN Events
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