Vanessa Champion, a volunteer archaeologist, says the Heritage Lottery Fund grant will help the South Lakes to uncover more evidence about it's industrial past.
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The Lake District National Park wants 10 volunteers to meet tourists on Windermere cruises and encourage them to stop off at Brockhole.
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Thomas Galloway pleaded guilty to arson with intent to endanger life. He's been warned to expect a prison sentence.