Heritage

Black Country awarded Geopark status

13/07/2020

The Black Country has achieved official UNESCO Global Geopark status.

Government unveils £1.57bn rescue package for arts and culture

06/07/2020

The Government has announced a £1.57bn funding package to help cultural and heritage organisations survive the coronavirus crisis.

Securing the future of heritage buildings and places

15/06/2020

When can heritage buildings and sites open to the public again and what measures will they need to take to do so?

Launch of £50m heritage emergency fund

03/04/2020

A new £50m fund to support heritage organisations at risk due to the coronavirus crisis has been launched.

Walkers urged to find 'missing' paths before 2026 deadline

11/02/2020

There are around 10,000 miles of historic paths missing from the map in England and Wales, according to a walking charity.

Give councils greater powers to protect local heritage buildings

10/02/2020

Damien Egan, Mayor of Lewisham, explains why he is leading calls for the Government to give local authorities greater powers to protect local heritage buildings and assets of community value.

Whitehall urges councils to list local heritage sites

23/10/2019

The Government has called on councils to draw up lists of historical and cultural buildings in their area as part of a drive to preserve local assets.

Councils urged to celebrate historic counties

17/07/2019

New guidance to help local authorities celebrate historic counties and boost community pride has been launched by the Government.

£15 fund to make ‘creative’ use of historic buildings launched

02/07/2019

A multi-million pound fund has been launched to help transform high streets through the ‘creative’ use of underused historic buildings.

Heritage projects given £100m funding boost

19/06/2019

The National Lottery has announced plans to hand out funding to big projects over the next three years totalling £100m.

Worthing’s Art Deco pier named best in the UK

11/04/2019

Worthing’s Grade II Listed Art Deco pier has been voted the best in the UK for 2019.

Council receives funding to preserve 1910 election posters

10/04/2019

Wigan Council has secured funding to protect 141 posters from the 1910 election.

Council ‘disposed’ of ancient Roman artefact

07/09/2018

Colchester Borough Council disposed of a Roman water feature after it proved ‘too expensive' to maintain.

Liverpool will keep its World Heritage Status

27/06/2018

Liverpool City Council has welcomed the announcement that it will retain its World Heritage Status (WHS).

Eight new historic sites join Heritage Action Zone scheme

05/12/2017

The heritage minister has announced the latest historic places that are set to be revived — and the sites are mostly concentrated in the North and Midlands.

Driving regeneration, conserving heritage

25/10/2017

Rachel Campbell and Emily Gee discuss the implications for historic buildings as the disposal of surplus public assets climbs the national agenda.

Blackpool's piers placed on heritage watch list

19/10/2017

Blackpool’s three piers have been put on a heritage ‘at risk’ list due to the threats from the effects of climate change and changing tourism needs.

Poll reveals widespread support for Conservation Areas

28/09/2017

A new poll has revealed there is widespread public support for council powers designed to protect the appearance of Conservation Areas.

Over £16bn generated in heritage tourism, report finds

22/09/2017

Heritage tourism has generated over £16bn in spending by domestic and international visitors so far this year.

Hull heritage sites listed

17/07/2017

The Government has identified nine historical sites in Hull as ‘significant’ to the UK’s heritage.

Councils urged to apply for funding to restore historic buildings

20/06/2017

Councils and other local groups are being invited to apply for Heritage Action Zone status - which could mean funds and expert help in restoring historic buildings and sites.

Heritage body announces £6m investment in historic sites

20/03/2017

A multi-million pound investment in English heritage sites will support councils in reviving local economies, public body says.

Welsh council urges organisations to take over heritage sites

21/10/2016

Anglesey County Council has warned that three of its heritage sites are at risk of closure unless someone takes them over.

Cuts to heritage planning services ‘harmful’

28/07/2016

A decade’s worth of cuts to local authority heritage and planning services ‘harms’ the historic environment, campaigners say.

High Court gives approval for Lime Street regeneration plan

18/01/2016

The High Court has rejected a bid to overturn the £35m regeneration of Lime Street in Liverpool.

Liverpool to invest in at-risk historic buildings

23/10/2015

More than £50m could be invested in Liverpool’s most at-risk historic buildings.

Concord airfield to become air museum

17/09/2015

The Mayor of Bristol has been asked back a £16m project for a new aviation museum on the site made famous by its connection with Concorde.

Broxbourne to seek Royal Borough status

27/01/2015

Broxbourne Council is to petition for ‘Royal Borough’ status, in a bid to become the fifth borough to be awarded the title.

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