A west Cumbrian community is rallying to support a woman who's facing the possibility of leaving the country over a visa mix-up.
Alison Hawkins, who is married to a British national and whose children are British citizens , has lived with her family in Distington near Whitehaven for 13 years.
A mix-up has led to the 42-year-old's visa application being rejected. When she reapplied for it, she was told she hadn't paid an NHS surcharge. The Home Office said a letter was sent about it but she says she didn't receive one.
When the village community heard about it, a petition was begun. Around 140 people have signed it in the community centre and Church. The Assistant Curate says people have even knocked at her door to ask how they can sign it.
Alison has paid the surcharge and has reapplied for the visa, but now faces an anxious few weeks to find out if it will be approved.
A community in Copeland is set to benefit from a programme run by the Big Lottery Fund designed to help residents improve their local area.
The one million pound funding boost will be provided over the next ten years and will be spent as residents decide.
Distington in north Copeland is set to benefit from the Big Local programme and receive funding of one million pounds to help residents improve their local area.
The funding will be delivered over the next ten years, along with support, training and networking opportunities to help residents make their community a better place to live.
The million pound boost comes as part of The Big Local scheme, which was launched in July 2010, and supports 150 small urban and rural communities across the country.
The west Cumbrian village of Distington has won the lottery.
The Big Lottery has chosen Distington as one of a number of areas across the country to have one million pounds over the next ten years.
It will be up to villagers to decide what to do with the money.