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Thousands see annual cheese race

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The winner of each race gets to keep the Double Gloucester cheese

Thousands of people gathered near Gloucester for the annual May Bank Holiday cheese-rolling.

Participants chased a 7lb Double Gloucester cheese in four races at Cooper's Hill, near Brockworth.

Fifty-eight people needed medical treatment after the race, including a spectator who had fallen from a tree.

In 2006 the event was cancelled because rescue volunteers were unable to assist as they had been called to help with the aftermath of an earthquake.

The race, which attracts participants from around the world, has been held at Cooper's Hill for the past 200 years.

The winner of each race gets to keep the Double Gloucester cheese.



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