October 31 2014 Latest news:

Doctor Who's Tardis on top of Caerphilly Castle. © Cadw, Welsh Assembly Government (Crown Copyright)

Cadw celebrates 30 years with 30 fascinating facts

Today (29 October), Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service, marks 30 years since its creation, so to celebrate, here’re 30 fascinating facts you might not know about the organisation and its iconic monuments...

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Could this be England's 'Tree of the Year'? The Major Oak, Notts. Photo: Notts County Council

Vote for England’s favourite tree

Ten trees have been shortlisted by the Woodland Trust for England’s ‘Tree of the Year’ competition, and it is now over to you to whittle down the few to one worthy winner. England is rich in ancient trees and the public has been swift in suggesting their favourites - but which deserves to win?

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Magna Carta

New Magna Carta trails launched for 2015

Six new Magna Carta trails have been created to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the charter.

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Eltham Palace living room. English Heritage

London’s Eltham Palace to open new rooms to the public

One of Britain’s best Art Deco Buildings to survive to this day, Eltham Palace will be opening five new rooms to the public in April 2015 following restoration work.

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Eastbourne Pier. ©English Heritage/Derek Kendall

English Heritage at Risk Register announced

Eastbourne Pier, a Cornish tin mine and the shipwreck Hazardous are among the sites to be added to the English Heritage at Risk Register this year.

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National Army Museum development

London’s National Army Museum undergoes £23m redevelopment project

The National Army Museum will be closed to the public until 2016 while a complete renovation is carried out.

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'Saving Treasures, Telling Stories' project will create a long-term collecting culture

Archaeology scheme in Wales to see museums working with public to build collections

The archaeology collections of national and local museums across Wales are to benefit from a new scheme that will see them working with members of the public who have stumbled upon archaeological finds.

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NMS new galleries

New galleries announced for National Museum of Scotland

The National Museum of Scotland has received funding towards opening 10 new galleries showcasing important collections of decorative art, design, fashion and technology

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The Road Usage Lab

Winter Driving Worries? 5 Things To Know

Promotional feature - Driving in the winter season brings many concerns. For most Mums, the biggest concern is the children in the back seat! But if you’re faced with the school run, shopping, or a work commute, you don’t have a choice.

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Three views of a linch pin unearthed by University of Leicester archaeologists

Bronze relics from Celtic chariot found at Leicestershire hillfort

University of Leicester archaeologists have made an exciting discovery of the decorated bronze remains of an Iron Age chariot.

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Possibly the largest painting in Britain...the giant map of Wales

Pembroke Castle now home to largest painting in Britain (probably)

Historic Pembroke Castle, the great Welsh fortress where Henry VII was born, is now the site of one of the country’s most innovative visitor experiences. A suite of exciting digital and graphic enhancements is crowned by ‘The Great Map of Wales’, a large-scale representation of the country’s medieval heritage. At over 1100 sq m, larger than two tennis courts, Pembroke Castle’s Great Map is thought to be the largest painting in Britain.

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Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs. Photo credit: Paul Winch-Furness

New Michelin star restaurants announced in 2015 Michelin Guide

Fourteen British restaurants have gained their first coveted Michelin star for 2015 providing plenty of ideas for eating out.

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Finished with training, the Edwin L. Marks crew prepares to depart the US enroute to Hardwick UK. They flew a complete tour in mid 1944 including a trip on

New American Air Museum website now live and seeking your help

IWM Duxford has launched a new crowd-sourcing website for the American Air Museum, offering a digital record of the memories and stories of the men and women of the US Army Air Forces (USAAF) who found themselves serving their country from somewhere in England, during the Second World War. It also records the memories of the British people who met and befriended them.

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Elizabeth Gaskell's House. © Jill Jennings

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester reopens to the public

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester has reopened to the public following a £2.5 million renovation of the building that will allow it to become a centre for the understanding of the cultural and literary heritage of the Victorian novelist and her family.

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The Sill, Northumberland

Hadrian’s Wall new £11.2 million visitor centre gets green light

Plans for The Sill, an £11.2 million visitor centre that will replace the existing 1960s centre at Hadrian’s Wall has been given the go-ahead.

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Fireworks. Getty Images/(c) Jupiterimages

London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display to be ticketed for first time this year

Tickets now on sale for London’s internationally acclaimed New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations

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Bramall Hall

Bramall Hall to undergo £1.6 million restoration project

Stockport’s Bramall Hall, a Tudor manor house set in acres of parkland, will now be closed to the public until spring 2016 as restoration and refurbishment work is carried out at the property.

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For the Fallen. On sale 1 October 2014

For the Fallen: New book provides photographic tribute to those who served in the First World War

Some of the UK’s most moving and beautiful war graves and memorials, from the impressive memorial in Tower Hill to the remote St Finnan’s Isle Burial Ground in Loch Sheil, are included in For the Fallen (1st Oct, AA Publishing, £25), a collection of stunning photographs by the highly acclaimed military photo journalist Michael St Maur Sheil.

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National Botanic Garden of Wales

National Botanic Garden of Wales plans to restore original Regency landscape

Previously home to one of the finest water parks in Britain, the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire has received initial funding towards restoring its original Regency landscape.

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East Reservoir. London Wildlife Trust

London Wildlife Trust to open wetland nature reserve in 2015

New wildlife rich wetlands set to transform London’s Stoke Newington Reservoir next year.

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Water Mouth, Devon. ©VisitBritain / Adam Burton

England set to have one of the world’s longest coastal walking routes by 2020

Plans for England Coast Path National Trail will see almost 3,000 miles of coastline accessible to the public by 2020.

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One of the chosen few: Five Bells, Wickham, Berks

CAMRA announces the top 16 pubs in Britain

The best pubs in Britain as judged by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, have been released to mark the launch of the Good Beer Guide 2015, which publishes today.

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Mi-Ah Rodiger, 'Crown Jewel' 2010.

New jewellery gallery to open in Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art will be opening a brand new Jewellery Gallery on 4 October.

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The Shard. Image by Jason Hawkes

See what London will look like in 2030 with a major addition to The View from The Shard

Visitors will be able to compare London today with how it might look in the future via The View from The Shard’s state of the art interactive ‘Tell:scopes’.

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Stonehenge. © Geert Verhoeven

Stonehenge surrounded by remains of hidden ancient monuments, new survey reveals

Seventeen previously unknown ritual monuments dating to the period when Stonehenge achieved its iconic shape, as well as Dozens of burial mounds, have been mapped in minute detail around the ancient Stonehenge site.

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'How Watson Learned the Trick', published 2 October by Walker Books. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A Sherlock Holmes tale created for Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House in 1922 to be published in original miniature size

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s much-loved characters, Sherlock Holmes and his trusty sidekick Dr John H Watson, are bought to life in a book measuring just 38.5 x 30 mm, an exact replica of the hand-written story created by Conan Doyle exclusively for Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House in 1922.

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William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Image: Shaun Jeffers / Shutterstock.com

Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with second child

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child.

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Justin Minns' winning image. © Justin Minns

The winner of the Shipwrecked Mariners’ photography competition to find the UK’s best sea view has been announced

Winning photograph revealed in Shipwrecked Mariners’ competition to find the best image of UK’s coast and connection with the sea.

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Coronation Street set. Copyright ITV

Coronation Street set turns into visitor attraction ahead of demolition

Fans of the television soap Coronation Street are now able to take a tour of the famous cobbles in central Manchester ahead of plans to demolish the site to make way for a new housing development.

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Manchester Piccadilly tram

Archaeological project gets under way as historic remains of over 100 people are found beneath Manchester tram works

A long-term archaeological project is now under way in the Cross Street area of Manchester city centre as part of Metrolink’s transformational Second City Crossing.

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