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      Interview with Francis Pryor

      Just ahead of the publication of his new book, Francis Pryor and met up with Rescue's Jude Plouviez, in the shadow of Ely Cathedral, a suitably central place in the Fens which have been the [...]

      Storm over sell-off plan for English Forests

      At the end of October 2011 the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced that the public are to be consulted on a proposed sell-off of parts of the Forestry Commission’s English Estate, [...]

      Irchester Roman Town…again

      Following my article in Rescue News 97 in 2005 about the serious damage caused to the southwest corner of this Northamptonshire Roman town, some better news about the site and its environs has recently begun [...]

      Scotland’s heritage protection

      In a recent meeting of the IfA’s Executive committee it was recognised that ‘the greatest threat to archaeology and the historic environment comes from cuts to local authority historic environment services’ (see The instrumental [...]

      London’s top secret

      Just yards from the M16 building in Vauxhall lies London's oldest prehistoric structure, on a site that has remained wrapped in secrecy until its dating could be confirmed. The Thames Discovery Programme can now exclusively [...]

      Stonehenge Roller Coaster Still on the Tracks

      In September 2010 two Road Orders were advertised: for stopping up the A344 from the A303/A344 junction to the Stonehenge visitor centre; and for stopping up the B3086 at Airman’s Corner in order to create [...]

      CSR cuts will damage archaeology

      RESCUE has serious concern about the impact of the cuts proposed in the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) on archaeology in Britain. A variety of considerations do not seem to have been taken into account when [...]

      Archaeological Archives: problems loom

      Breaking News In response to a recently issued Press Release by the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME), RESCUE will shortly be releasing a press release highlighting the importance of the issue, but also [...]

      City of Adelaide set to sail?

      HRH The Duke of Edinburgh used a celebration in July this year of the saving of the SS Great Britain to focus on the horrendous plight of the City of Adelaide. The ship a category [...]

      Severn Barrage: no government funding

      Tim Web reported in The Observer of 5th September that the government is expected to rule out public funding for the controversial £20bn plan for the world’s largest tidal energy project, proposed to be built [...]