An announcement will be made later about whether a 400-year-old building in Kent has been awarded more than a million pounds of lottery money. The cash would be used to restore Grade-one listed Eastgate House in Rochester.
It has strong links to Dickens' writing career. It was the Girls School in Pickwick Papers and later the Nun's House in the mystery of Edwin Drood.
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Tuesday's weather for the west of the region
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The Government has previously described the new coin - which enters circulation on Tuesday - as "harder to counterfeit than ever before".