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Derelict Carlisle hotel on endangered buildings list

The Central Plaza Hotel is boarded up. Credit: ITV Border

A derelict Carlisle hotel has been named among the most endangered Victorian buildings in England and Wales.

A national campaign is being launched to save the city's Central Plaza Hotel.

The Victorian Society has revealed the building is on its Top Ten Most Endangered Victorian and Edwardian Buildings.

Surrounded in scaffolding, targeted by vandals and boarded up, the building has been derelict for ten years.


Mixed signals: the Victorian summer house with a special story

This summer house used to be a railway signal box. Credit: ITV Border

A Victorian signal box has a new calling - it's now a summer house in Wigton.

The box is nearly 150 years old, and was used in the 19th century to direct trains between Maryport and Carlisle.

It has been brought back to life by the Wilson family, who rescued it from the roadside.