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£100,000 grant to fund church roof repairs

St Cuthbert's Church, near Kendal, has won a grant that will fund roof repairs Credit: ITV Border

An historic church in the south lakes has received almost £100,000 towards the cost of roof repairs.

St Cuthbert's Church in Kentmere, near Kendal, was awarded the money from the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund.

The church was founded in the 1400s and has strong connections to St Cuthbert. It homes a yew tree that is said to be 1,000 years old.

The money covers approximately 80% of the funding required for repairs, leaving £20,000 still to raise.


The Cumbrian who designed one of Britain's first mosques

Plans for one of the first purpose-built mosques in in Britain have been restored - and they were originally drawn up by a man from Cumbria.

The 90-year-old drawings have been returned to their former glory by Cumbria County Council's Archive Service.

Thomas Mawson Credit: ITV Border

The plans were originally made by Thomas Mawson from Windermere, a notable architect who built the mosque for the Ahmadiyya Community in London in 1925.


Rose Castle for sale on open market

Rose Garden will be available on the open market Credit: ITV Border

Rose Castle Foundation says it remains committed to buying Rose Castle, despite its first offer being rejected by the Church Commissioners.

The building near Dalston will now be made available on the open market.

The Foundation was given two years without competition to come up with a viable offer.

It says it's now made one, thanks to an anonymous donor, but the Church Commissioners says the offer isn't viable.

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