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Keswick Jazz Festival swings into 25th year

Trumpet player at Keswick Jazz Festival. Credit: Keswick Jazz Festival

The 25th Keswick Jazz Festival begins today, and will run until the end of the weekend.

The music festival will see top bands bringing the New Orleans sound to the Lake District.

You can see the full schedule here.

This 25th festival line-up is the most exciting ever. As well as many of the festival favourites there are many new faces of all ages, from near and far; exciting young musicians, seasoned professionals and international stars, all sharing the same stages.

There will be more women performing this year than ever before, a refreshing variety of styles of bands, and a number of interesting new musical combinations formed especially for the festival.

– Graham Hughes, Festival Manager


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.

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