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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 the importance of a long term solution. RESCUE has a long track record of concern about the lack of resource …

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Stonehenge Update: October 2010

The new coalition government withdrew its contribution of £10m towards the Stonehenge Project on 18 June. Shortly afterwards, despite legal representations from the Stonehenge Alliance, Wiltshire Council granted planning permission for the Stonehenge visitor centre scheme. Although English Heritage has resolved to try to obtain the lost £10m from alternative sources outside Government, it is understood that the money has not yet been secured. In …

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Redevelopment threat for Stanley Mill

In what may well be the first real test of PPS5, one of the most important industrial archaeological complexes in Britain, Stanley Mill in Gloucestershire is threatened with massive re-development and extensivedemolition of large parts of the site. Stanley Mill is the finest of the Stroud Valley Textile Mills, is Listed Grade 1, and survives largely complete with all its original associated buildings …

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Cuts to National Museums Liverpool

Museums have been starved of resources for many years relying on donations and voluntary help from their local communities. It is ironic that David Cameron chose Liverpool to announce his Big Society concept. National Museums Liverpool receives 95% of its funding from central government and has been told to expect cuts of at least 30%. It is unlikely …

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