"The Trustees, staff, tutors and Friends of Higham are very excited about George's appointment and we extend a very warm welcome to him, Carmel his wife and family.
"The post of Principal of this Lake District residential college for adults generated a massive amount of interest with applicants from as far afield as Australia.
"George's passion and enthusiasm for adult learning and previous experience of the sector make him the ideal individual for the job."
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The Jim Clark Rally is changing the format, this years event on Sunday 31st May will run on private Forestry Commission gravel roads.
Kerrie Gosney brings you Sunday night's forecast
Cold with wintry showers, risk of some snow and ice early Monday.