Local authorities say Appleby Horse Fair preparations going as planned

Local authorities co-ordinating this year's Appleby Horse Fair say planning to ensure the safety of visitors and residents are going as planned.

Many travellers are staying at designated stopping places ahead of the fair, which starts on Thursday, 4 June.

Up to 40,000 travellers are expected to descend into Appleby this week for the week-long annual Appleby Horse Fair.