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Wall windfall

At a time when many organisations are having to make cuts and difficult financial decisions, the Hadrian's Wall Trust is celebrating after securing over half a million pounds in government funding.

Much of the money will be spent on improving the marketing of the often overlooked Cumbrian section of the historic visitor attraction. This is John Bevir's full report.

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Future collaboration between PPMG and the Hadrian's Wall Trust will include tourism, conference and publishing projects.

Linda Tuttiett, chief executive of the Hadrian's Wall Trust said:

"We're delighted to welcome Chen Haiyan to Hadrian's Wall to see part of the Roman empire's north west frontier and the fabulous natural beauty of the landscape in this part of England.

"We are very pleased to announce we will have the Great Wall photos here in Hadrian's Wall Country in November.

"UNESCO's vision for world heritage sites is to promote understanding, tolerance and co-operation amongst the peoples of the world through respect for their shared heritage."

– Linda Tuttiett, chief executive of the Hadrian's Wall Trust

Doris shocked to receive royal message

Doris Hancock, 95, is walking the length of Hadrian's Wall to raise money for the charity Centrepoint.

The fundraiser, from Ambleside, received a special early birthday message from the charity's patron Prince William, to wish her well as she reached the halfway point.

Marti Errington-Dodds caught Doris as she reached her checkpoint, met with applause and a slice of cake.

Hadrian's Wall walker a big inspiration

A young man who was once homeless has spoken about how valuable the Centrepoint charity has been in his life.

The charity supports young people across the UK who face the problem of homelessness helping them to rebuild their life.

The beneficiary says 95 year old Doris Hancock, who is walking the length of Hadrian's Wall to raise money for the organisation, is an inspiration.

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