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      New demolition controls

      SAVE Britain’s Heritage has secured a landmark judgement against the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which will introduce new controls over demolitions of buildings and structures under UK planning law. The case [...]

      New Life for Brunel’s Building

      The perilous situation of an engine house belonging to one of Britain’s great engineering sons, Isambard Kingdom Brunel owned by Dairy Crest Group Plc in Totnes, Devon was covered in RN 104 and 105. The [...]

      Cleveland Street Workhouse saved!

      The Secretary of State has decided to designate the Cleveland Street Workhouse in Central London as Grade II listed. It would seem that all the hardwork of the Cleveland Street workhouse group, numerous heritage organisations [...]

      City of Adelaide still grounded

      In August 2010, the Scottish Government announced the decision to award preferred bidder status to Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Limited (CSCoAL) to remove the historic clipper City of Adelaide from the Irvine slipway leased [...]

      Stonehenge Update

      An Inquiry has been announced into proposed Stopping Up Orders for the A344, from its dangerous junction with the A303 at Stonehenge Bottom, and for part of the B3086 so that it might be diverted [...]

      Localism Bill Marches On

      Bound for scrutiny in the Lords andpossibly due for Royal Assent this year, one of the coalition’s flagship policies, the Localism Bill, is on its way to giving Eric Pickles andGreg Clark at Whitehall an [...]

      New Lanark WHS buffer zone threat

      The story of the iconic New Lanark World Heritage Site and its buffer zone is symptomatic of the threats posed to other sites designated with WHS status throughout the UK. New Lanark World Heritage Site [...]

      Book Reviews in Rescue News 112

      Rescue News 112, out at the end of February, features book reviews of the following two volumes: Conserving Historic Vessels: Understanding Historic Vessels vol 3, Commissioned and published by the Advisory Committee on National Historic [...]

      Bacteria Devouring the Titanic

      The remains of the Titanic on the ocean floor are being slowly destroyed by a newly identified bacteria, isolated from 'rusticles' on the Titanic, the Guardian reported last year. Microorganisms collected from a ‘rusticle’, a [...]

      Navy fund upkeep of HMS Victory

      There have been fears for the future of the 245-years-old HMS Victory. This was the flag ship of the British Navy on which Admiral Lord Nelson was killed at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. [...]

      Stanley Mill Development Approved

      The application to Stroud District Council for planning permission to convert Stanley Mill, Stroud, a 200-year-old Grade I listed textile mill in Stonehouse which closed 20 years ago, to include up to 135 apartments and [...]