Work has begun on a major renovation of Keswick Hospital.
It's part of a drive by NHS Cumbria to bring standards in community hospitals to new national levels.
The development will increase the range of services and cut down the number of patients having to travel long distances for simple procedures.
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The historic event always takes place on the last Friday in July.
Early enquiries suggest the men may have taken the drug Blue Valium. Two of them remain in hospital with breathing problems.
More than 8,000 people are expected to attend over the three day event, which starts at 7pm tonight.