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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
Two friends from Kendal are hoping to raise awareness of a rare form of epilepsy which killed a three-year-old girl.
The pair are beginning an 84 mile trek along Hadrian's Wall later this morning.
Clare Feeney-Johnson has epilepsy and a member of Alvin Finch's family died because of it.
Archeologists are beginning an excavation on the largest civilian settlement along Hadrian's Wall.
Surveys have revealed detailed lines of buildings, possibly houses and shops, in the Maryport settlement.
It is hoped the dig, which is being carried out by a team from Newcastle University, will reveal more details about the lives of people who lived there.
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.
Tourism executives from the Far East have been in the region to see how better links can be formed between the Great Wall of China and Hadrian's Wall.
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