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Two stretches of beach on west Cumbria's energy coastline are going under the hammer.

The sands of Flimby and Lowca beaches are believed to be the first UK foreshores to be auctioned off.

The beach land is being sold by Carlisle firm H and H Land and Property, who are acting on behalf of the Workington based Curwen Estate.

A spokesperson from Harrison and Hetherington say that as it is such a unique sale, they are unable to give a guide price.

Mull of Galloway land buyout moves forward

Mull of Galloway Credit: ITV Border

Plans for a community buyout of land and buildings around the famous Mull of Galloway lighthouse have taken another step forward.

The Mull of Galloway Trust has told the Scottish Government it wants to buy the 30 acre site.

The Northern Lighthouse Board is selling off everything apart from the lighthouse, for around £340,000.

The Trust wants people living around the area, which is known as Scotland's Lands End, to buy the site with the help of money from the Scottish Land Fund.

They have already received funding from the Big Lottery Fund to help with costs.


£1.1 million Mansion House price tag

Penrith's Mansion House has been put up for sale Credit: Eden District Council

One of Penrith's most historic buildings, the Mansion House, has been put up for sale by the council this morning for £1.1 million.

Proceeds from the sale will help Eden District Council finance its one public service site project.

The building dates back to 1750.

It was purchased by Penrith Rural District Council in 1919 and was later inherited by Eden District Council.

Commerical property consultants say it could be developed for residential or retail use or as a hotel.