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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