The building will be large enough to accommodate 600 delegates and will create 35 jobs. It is likely to be approved after the National Park Authority recommended it. But its size, location and design have caused controversy, with Friends of the Lake District arguing its look is too 'urban'.
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Tyson Fury was crowned the new heavyweight champion of the world as he ended Wladimir Klitschko's nine-year reign.
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Tyson Fury plans to give his fans a song when he's finished with world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday night.