Hadrian's Wall Trust to close

The organisation responsible for safeguarding Hadrian's wall is to close in the next six months.

Hadrian's Wall beacons lit

Sixty beacons were lit along Hadrian's Wall last night to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

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Hadrian's Wall walker gets royal birthday message

A 95 year old lady who is walking Hadrian's wall for charity has been given a surprise royal boost as she passed the halfway mark.

Doris Hancock, from Ambleside, is raising money for Centrepoint, a charity which helps young homelss people. Prince William is a patron and he sent Doris a surprise message to both express his gratitute to her and wish her an early Happy Birthday.

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Hadrian's Wall to mark Olympics

Hadrian's Wall will be illuminated by hundreds of coloured balloons to mark the Olympics. The artwork will trace the route of the wall from Tyneside to the Solway.

The balloons will be lit by LED lights which will change colour. The event will take place between 31st August and 1st September. People will be able to follow events on a dedicated website. Those behind it say there's much to get excited about.

Hadrian's Wall gets cash boost

The Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site has received a £537,185 funding boost to help protect it for future generations.

The money's being provided by the SITA Trust. After detailed surveys in May specialist stone masons will begin the conservation work on a threatened central section of the Wall.

The full project is expected to be completed in August 2013.

This is fantastic news for Hadrian’s Wall and we are very grateful to SITA Trust for recognising the importance of this project for the future of the World Heritage Site.

– Linda Tuttiett, chief executive, Hadrian's Wall Heritage
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