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Bronze bishop's mitres recovered

The bronze bishop's mitres recovered Credit: ITV Border

Two bronze bishop's mitres that were stolen from a Carlisle church have since been recovered.

Both items, which were the latest in a series of thefts at St Cuthbert's church, were found close to a restaurant in the city centre.

But the church is still set to close its doors until CCTV has been installed.


Church closes doors after string of thefts

The bronze bishop's mitres, the latest items to be stolen from the church Credit: ITV Border

A church in Carlisle is closing its doors for a month following a series of thefts.

St Cuthbert's, on Blackfriars Street, will be open for services and pre-arranged events but will be closed during the day to visitors until CCTV is installed.

Two bronze bishop's mitres are the latest items to be stolen from the church.

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The plans were originally made by Thomas Mawson from Windermere, a notable architect who built the mosque for the Ahmadiyya Community in London in 1925.

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