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 Met Office have issued a yellow "Be Aware" warning of heavy rain for the region which is valid from 3pm Sunday until 3pm Monday
Emma Jesson brings you Saturday night's forecast
Christmas Eve which could be rather frosty, and at present, Christmas Day itself looks like being cold and clear with a few wintry showers