September 21 2014 Latest news:

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 /

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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Glazed faience beadwork 900BC. Image by Simon Critchley

Collection of Egyptian artefacts to go on permanent display in Southport

A stunning collection of Egyptian artefacts dating back 5,000 years is about to be revealed to the public after being hidden away in storage for 40 years.

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On board the replica of 19th century Vulcan. Image by Peter devlin

Full scale replica of 19th-century boat that revolutionised maritime design opens to the public in Scotland

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.

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Get involved in the Great British Clean Up this September - you'll be championing a good cause and meeting like-minded, lovely people! Photo: MCS

Volunteers! Be part of the Great British Beach Clean and make our coastline sparkle in September

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.

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Shortlisted for the Industrial category: The Renewable Heritage Trust for the restoration of Howsham Mill, York. The mill after restoration.

Shortlist announced for English Heritage Angel Awards 2014

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.

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(L-R) Matt Hodgkins, Contracts Manager, Taylor Pearson Construction, Robert Pitchford Director of EP Consulting, Jo Cox-Brown, Chief Executive of The Malt Cross Trust,  Steve Saunders, Lead Consultant and Partner at William Saunders. Photo by Marcus Holdsworth Photography

Nottingham’s Malt Cross renovation unearths hidden treasures

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

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Thursday 21st August 2014 - Blackpool: Parents will no longer have to let their kids down with a lack of small change to pay for rides

Donkey rides on Blackpool beach get high-tech make-over

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.

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Manor Farmhouse. Image courtesy of Elysian Estates

Ultimate British holiday priced at £500,000

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.

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Agatha Christie's diamond brooch and  three-stone diamond ring

Agatha Christie’s lost diamonds go up for auction

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.

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Poolside acrobatics

UK’s oldest public open-air swimming pools to reopen

Olympic medallist Sharron Davies backs ambitious plans to restore 200-year-old Georgian lido.

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St Ives Bay has ranked No1 of Cornwall's top 10 favourite views, in a recent poll conducted by Photo: Angharad Moran

Cornwall voted county with best views in the UK

A survey conducted by 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.

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Hair tress

Schoolboys unearth one of the earliest metal objects to be found in the UK

A group of Alston schoolboys have struck gold, unearthing one of the most significant recent archaeological finds in the UK.

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A slick new service has arrived on the streets of Edinburgh

Tram travel takes off in the city of Edinburgh

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.

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The beautiful Lion's Mane jellyfish prefers the seas around the northern coastline (North Wales round to Sunderland) and are prevalent between May and October

New report takes stock of the jellyfish in UK seas

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.

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Historic Houses Association launch a new Art Trail in celebration of the great works of art across its properties

The Historic Houses Association launches the Great British Art Trail

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.

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Swiss Garden

Bedfordshire 200-year-old Swiss Garden re-opens to the public

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.

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Christened ‘The Mystery Object’ it is decorated with very fine cloisonné garnet work, small gold panels with pairs of biting beasts and, at the top, a glass ‘gem’ which is the largest piece of glass in the hoard.

New Staffordshire Hoard gallery set to open in Birmingham this October

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.

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The new £20 coin

Royal Mint commemorates First World War with collectable silver coin

The Royal Mint commemorates outbreak of the First World War with specially-designed collectable £20 silver coin.

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