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2,000-year-old Roman house to reopen as part of £235k scheme


The Roman Painted House in Dover, built in 200AD, is set to reopen this summer after a period of repairs.

Crooked House owners ordered to rebuild pub


‘Britain’s wonkiest inn’ must be rebuilt to the condition it was in before a suspected arson attack last year, the local authority has said.

Historic artefacts transferred to county council


Ownership of historic artefacts found outside of Lincoln is set to be transferred from the city council to Lincolnshire County Council.

Sto Acoustic System Helps Refurbished Town Hall Sound Just Right


A listed building which has been redeveloped now boasts greatly improved acoustics thanks to the use of the StoSilent Distance ceiling system from Sto.

Why the planning system is failing our pubs


Greg Mulholland and James Watson, Campaign for Pubs, argue that the case of the Crooked House Pub should prompt a rethink of the planning system.

UK’s last remaining gaslit cinema to reopen


On Friday (30 June), The Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds will open its doors to visitors after a £4.8m refurbishment.

Nottingham’s castle closure after £33m revamp ‘huge disappointment’


The closure of Nottingham’s castle after a multi-million-pound investment is a ‘huge disappointment’, the city council has said.

Edinburgh Council apologises for colonial past


Edinburgh Council has apologised on behalf of the city for its past role in sustaining slavery and colonialism.

Decision to name Bristol street after cigarette brand under review


Mayor of Bristol is currently reviewing a controversial decision to name a street after a cigarette brand after an anti-smoking charity criticised the plan.

Ancient royal hall unearthed in Suffolk, council confirms


Evidence of a 1,400-year-old royal hall of the first Kings of East Anglia has been unearthed in Suffolk, the county council has announced.

New £25,000 grants to celebrate ‘overlooked’ working class histories


Historic England today announced that it is making grants available to fund community-led projects that will celebrate ‘overlooked’ working class histories.

Yorkshire councils welcome find of rare Roman remains


Local authorities in North Yorkshire have welcomed the ‘remarkable discovery’ of rare Roman remains at a housing development site.

Whitehall urges councils to list local heritage sites


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.

£62m fund to regenerate historic high streets


The culture secretary has said that a new £62m fund will ‘breathe new life’ into historic high streets across the country.

Whitehall announces £36m to develop coastal communities


Around 70 coastal projects have been awarded a total of £36m by the Government as part of an effort to attract tourists and create jobs.

Historical guildhall to undergo first ‘major restoration’ in decades


York's Guildhall, one of the city’s most historically significant buildings, could be in line for its first major restoration in more than 60 years.

Coastal landmarks receive £1m in Whitehall funding


The Government has announced £1m of funding to help restore coastal assets and landmarks to their ‘former glory’.

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