River remains closed at Appleby Horse Fair.

The section of river in Appleby that is used for horse washing will remain closed this evening because of heavy rain-fall. It's been shut for most of the day due to concerns about the safety of horses and riders.

It's expected it will re-open in the morning but that decision will be made on the weather conditions overnight. Tens of thousands of gypsies and travellers are attending the annual event.

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Appleby Horse Fair

Thousands arrive in Cumbria ahead of the fair.