Check up planned for gospels

A North-East MP fighting to bring the Lindisfarne Gospels home to the region has welcomed the setting up of an independent commission which will examine their condition.

A North-East MP fighting to bring the Lindisfarne Gospels home to the region has welcomed the setting up of an independent commission which will examine their condition.

Sharon Hodgson, MP for Gateshead East and Washington West, has received a letter from the British Library - which currently holds the Gospels - confirming that an independent panel was being created and that it would be overseen by an expert from the North-East.

The news comes as MPs from across the region have continued to fight to bring the famous manuscripts back to the region after they were originally taken from Durham Cathedral in 1537.

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