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    Video caption: The boxing club inside a mosque

    BBC Sport Wales visits the boxing club - founded on the site of a mosque - that has been rewarded for its 'inspirational' work in the local community.

  2. Historic railway carriages to be restored as holiday lets

    Two historic Pullman carriages, with a history ranging from wartime ambulance work to fine dining, are to be restored as holiday accommodation with the help of a £250,000 National Lottery grant.

    Pullman camping coach

    The two carriages, built as part of a hospital train in 1917, were converted to Pullman dining cars in 1921 and finally to "camping coaches" for British Rail in 1960, when they ended up at Ravenglass where they are now in a state of "critical disrepair".

    The money will be spent bringing them back into use but preserving features such as the highly decorated marquetry woodwork panels.

    The carriages will accommodate up to six people and Peter Hensman, a trustee of the Ravenglass Railway Museum, said: "By restoring them, this project is an innovative way of offering quirky accommodation with a rich heritage."

    Quote Message: “These coaches are of national significance, but work is urgently needed to prevent their further deterioration” from Peter Hensman
    Peter Hensman
  3. Cornwall receives £1.5m boost to climate schemes

    BBC Radio Cornwall

    Organisations in Cornwall have received £1.5m in funding to tackle climate change.

    Almost £1.3m of the National Lottery funding will go to Duchy College, while the remaining £200,000 will go to the Bude Climate Partnership.

    Duchy College will use the money to run The Farm Net Zero project, which aims to helps farms reach net-zero emissions.

    The project will "create opportunities for farmers across Cornwall to learn about economically beneficial changes they can make to farming practices that also reduce carbon emissions", said the National Lottery Community Fund.

    "They will use bespoke farm carbon footprint calculating, target soil health, and use peer-to-peer learning and support networks for farmers and their surrounding communities, to achieve their carbon reducing goals", it added.