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Five year plan for Hadrians Wall World Heritage site

The organisation that promotes and protects one of Cumbria's biggest tourist attractions is coming up with a plan for its future.

That's despite the news last week that the Hadrian's Wall Trust is going to close because of money problems

The wall and the remains of the Roman forts along West Cumbria's coast make up the region's only World Heritage Site.

But the trust has vowed to come up with a five year plan, even though it's being wound up in the summer.

MP calls for 100,000 people to join torch-lit protest along Hadrian's Wall to show love for the UK

A Conservative MP has launched a campaign for 100,000 people to form a human chain along Hadrian's Wall, in a torch-lit demonstration of support for the UK.

Beacons were lit along the wall in 2010 to mark British Tourism Week Credit: John Giles/PA

Rory Stewart said he hoped to demonstrate how sorry English, Welsh and Irish people would be if Scottish people voted for independence.

Stewart, whose Penrith and the Border constituency encompasses the Cumbrian side of the English-Scottish border, launched "Hands Across the Border" with a speech at Westminster. Its co-founder, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, is a businesswoman and campaigner from North Northumberland.

The demonstration is due to take place on the evening of Saturday, 19th July.

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Public asked to help save Hadrian's Wall

It attracts thousands of visitors a year, it's a World Heritage Site, but it's at risk.

Hadrian's Wall was built by the Romans 1,900 years ago.

Over the years, though, wind, weather and farm animals have taken their toll on the stones, and parts of the wall are badly in need of repair.

Now, the Trust which runs it has come up with a novel way of paying for the work.

Hannah McNulty reports.

Adopt a stone at Hadrian's Wall

Parts of Hadrian's Wall in need of major renovation work Credit: ITV News

Members of the public are being encourage to 'adopt a stone' as part of a new Hadrian's Wall fundraising campaign.

As a result of funding cuts the Hadrian's Wall Trust are calling on anyone who visits the wall to get behind the scheme to help fund essential restoration work.

Anyone who takes part in the scheme will be able to adopt a stone in an online, virtual Hadrian's Wall, getting their name, picture and a message inscribed on it.

There is also the opportunity for people to adopt their very own Roman soldier to help protect their stone.

For more information visit the Adopt a Stone website.

Hadrian's Wall charity launches new fundraising appeal

The Hadrian's Wall Trust have launched a new fundraising appeal to try and raise money for the upkeep of the historic site.

The wall, which spans 73 miles across northern England, has been slowly deteriorating over a number of years.

Budget cuts now mean the charity needs to call on members of the public to help fund vital restoration work across the site.

Two friends walk Hadrian's Wall for charity

Two friends are setting off to hike along Hadrian's Wall for a charity that is close to their hearts.

Both of their lives have been affected by epilepsy, and they are raising money to help others cope with the condition.

They are in for a tough trek as it is forecast to rain over the four day trip from Carlisle to Tyneside, but that hasn't put them off, as Fiona Marley-Paterson reports:

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