River re-opens at Appleby Horse Fair

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Horse washing at Appleby Horse Fair Credit: ITV Border

The river has re-opened at Appleby Horse Fair to allow the traditional horse washing to take place. It was closed yesterday due to safety fears after the water level rose following heavy rain-fall. This morning, the multi-agency partnership running the event decided it was now safe to open.

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