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The plans were originally made by Thomas Mawson from Windermere, a notable architect who built the mosque for the Ahmadiyya Community in London in 1925.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


Carlisle Cathedral's Fratry Project is back on track

Carlisle Cathedral Credit: ITV Border

Plans to create a multi-million pound heritage teaching and learning centre at Carlisle Cathedral are back on track.

The Heritage Lottery Funding has confirmed initial funding of £81,000 for its plans to develop world-class facilities in the Fratry building inside the Cathedral precinct.

This grant means work can now take place to complete a new building design, and should lead to a second grant application of £1.8 million from the HLF within two years.

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