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WATCH: Damp damage at Grade 1 listed building

Staff at the National Trust say they're "devastated" to have discovered wet rot in the beams of one of the Lake District's oldest buildings.

Town End Farm in Troutbeck near Windermere is a Grade 1 listed building and has to be preserved as it is, as it is one of the few unchanged examples of 16th century Lake District life.

A major fundraising campaign is now underway to save the building.

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Damp damage to Townend House

Townend House Credit: ITV Border

Staff at the National Trust say they're "devastated" to have discovered wet rot in the beams of one of the Lake District's oldest buildings.

Townend Farm in Troutbeck near Windermere is a Grade 1 listed building and has to be preserved as it is, as it is one of the few unchanged examples of 16th century Lake District life.

A major fundraising campaign is now underway to save the building.

Ross Mackintosh is from the National Trust:

Mountain biker rescued in Lake District

A mountain biker was airlifted to hospital after being knocked unconscious while out riding on one of Cumbrian's most popular tracks.

The 33-year-old man from Stockport was riding in Whinlatter Forest in the Lake District when he came off his bike.

The Great North Air Ambulance and local mountain rescue volunteers were called at around 10:45am this morning.

The man was taken to a waiting helicopter and flown to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

He suffered head, leg and arm injuries but is described as being in a stable condition.

Rescuers praised staff at Whinlatter Forest for their help in getting the man to hospital.

Search underway for missing walker

A walker has been reported missing after failing to turn up at a Cumbrian Guest House.

Karen Logan, aged 44 from Essex was taking part in a Coast-to-Coast Walk. She was reported missing at 7:30am on Friday 7th August after failing to turn up at Greenbank Farm Bed and Breakfast in Patterdale, near Glenridding.

She was last seen leaving the Gillercombe Bed and Breakfast in Rosthwaite, Borrowdale, wearing a dark strappy top, dark leggings, croc-style shoes and a pink rucksack with a Bag for Life.

She has been described as white, with blue eyes, of an average build, with brown shoulder length hair.

Mountain Rescue teams are joining Cumbria Police in the search.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police.

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Missing man seen in Windermere

Stephen Knight. Credit: Cumbria Police

Police say a missing man from Upholland has been spotted in Windermere.

There was a confirmed sighting of Stephen Knight, 40, at the railway station in Windermere on 25 July.

He went missing the day before, after finishing the night shift at work, at around 4:15am.

CCTV footage shows that Stephen did travel to the Lake District and we believe that he could still be in the area, perhaps staying in a B&B or in a hostel with both of his dogs. We are growing ever more concerned about his whereabouts and his welfare and I would ask that anyone with information contacts us as soon as possible.

Again we would appeal directly to Stephen, if you see this appeal, make contact to let us know that you are safe and well.”

– DI Jo Keay of Lancashire Police

Missing man 'could have visited Lake District'

Stephen Knight. Credit: Lancashire Police

Police searching for a missing man from Upholland say he could have visited the Lake District.

Stephen Knight, 40, was last seen at around 4:15am on Friday 24 July after finishing a night shift at work.

He is believed to have returned home on Daybrook, Upholland, but has not been seen or made contact with friends or family.

Officers think he could have been in Lancaster the day after he went missing, and could also have visited the Lake District.

He is pictured above, and is described as white, 6ft 3in tall, with a stocky build, receding hair and a moustache.

He may be wearing jeans, a black shirt and black jacket, and he is believed to have his two dogs with him, a Rottweiler and a German Shepherd.

We are getting increasingly concerned about Stephen as he has not been seen for quite some time now. I would urge anyone who has seen him or has any information about where he might be to contact us as soon as possible.”

– Insp Paul McLernon of Lancashire Police

You can contact Lancashire Police on 101, quoting log 952 of 3rd August.

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