September 3 2014 Latest news:
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.
The Vulcan, a 19th-century boat that revolutionised maritime design across the world, has returned to its original home on the Monkland Canal in Coatbridge, Scotland, as an innovative heritage exhibit following a £300,000 renovation programme.
The UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), is seeking 10,000 volunteers to help clean up our coast in a mass participation event from 19-22 September, in light of recent figures showing the highest amounts of litter on British beaches in 20 years.
Prehistoric rock carvings on the Yorkshire Moors, a vandalised urban church with hidden murals, one of the last working farrier blacksmith’s in the country, and an 18th-century water mill providing electricity for the national grid are among 16 heritage projects that have made it to the shortlist for the English Heritage Angel Awards 2014.
Hidden rooms, secret passageways and examples of historic art work – these are just some of the things that have been uncovered as work gets underway as part of a major renovation at Nottingham’s Malt Cross, a cafe, bar and events venue in St James’s Street, Nottingham www.maltcross.com.
Blackpool beach trotted into the 21st century on 21 August as a troupe of donkeys – one of the beach’s most famous attractions, alongside the Tower – went cashless and ‘contactless’ for the first time.
Luxury property rental specialist, Elysian Estates, has added ‘the ultimate best of Britain’ tour to its portfolio, offering customers a five-star, once-in-a-life-time journey travelling the length and breadth of Britain during the summer holidays.
Hidden treasure from the home of the nation’s much-loved author, Agatha Christie, comes to light at the Bonhams, Knightsbridge Jewellery auction on 8th October.
Olympic medallist Sharron Davies backs ambitious plans to restore 200-year-old Georgian lido.
A survey conducted by www.DigitalOutdoors.co.uk has seen Britons name Cornwall as home to the most popular views in the UK. Following the Daily Mail’s suggestion that holidaymakers considering an August staycation might wish to avoid Cornwall due to the cost, a recent survey from Digital Outdoors shows that more of the nation’s favourite views are in Cornwall than any other county.
A group of Alston schoolboys have struck gold, unearthing one of the most significant recent archaeological finds in the UK.
Edinburgh is now the proud owner of a new fleet of trams, which are expected to bring real economic benefits to the city. The trams will link up with further transport hubs along the route connecting passengers with road, rail, bus and air links.
If you’ve enjoyed a splash in the seas around Britain this summer, you may have found the water a bit overcrowded... with jellyfish. Last year proved a record year, and numbers look high this year too.
The Historic Houses Association (HHA) has just launched a new online heritage trail to celebrate the great works of art on display to the public at historic houses, castles and gardens.
A little-known Swiss Garden created in the heart of Bedfordshire in the early 1800s re-opens to the public tomorrow (31 July) after a vital £3.6m restoration project has saved its crumbling fairytale-style landscape and buildings.
This October, a new gallery uncovering the fascinating story of the Staffordshire Hoard opens at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and will feature the UK’s largest permanent display of the incredible Anglo-Saxon treasure.
The Royal Mint commemorates outbreak of the First World War with specially-designed collectable £20 silver coin.
The tower at the Glasgow Science Centre has reopened to the public.
eminent figures within fields such as music, art, and politics will once again be able to join the likes of Florence Nightingale, Alfred Hitchcock and Charles Dickens by having their former London homes commemorated with a Blue Plaque.
IWM London’s brand new First World War Galleries have been officially opened by the Duke of Cambridge and Prime Minister, David Cameron
Research reveals British children are missing out on some of the nation’s hidden gems, with one in ten children in the UK never setting foot on a British beach.
The UK’s heritage assets remain largely untapped by local authorities and could play a much greater role in helping their area thrive and succeed as a place, according to the new report launched today by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
For those looking to make the most of their summer, Mercure hotels are offering the ultimate package this season with up to 40% off. The Mercure Summer Offer includes Bed and Breakfast and is available at any of its 74 stylish hotels across the UK – all for just £59.
With the arrival of what appears to be a large film crew at Puzzlewood in the Forest of Dean, rumours have started to spread that the atmospheric site might be one of the settings for the next Star Wars film due to be released at the end of 2015.
A detailed facial reconstruction of Richard III along with a replica of the king’s skeleton showing his battle injuries are among the highlights at a new visitor centre dedicated to the king opening in Leicester on 26 July 2014.
As the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are set to commence on 23 July, Team Scotland’s parade uniform for the Opening Ceremony has now been unveiled
A new canoe trail between Scotland’s two largest cities is set to encourage more people into taking healthy exercise while appreciating two beautiful stretches of historic canals.