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IHBC launches online registration for Recognised CPD providers: Sign up online, for free!

As part of the IHBC’s refinement of our support for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and related learning opportunities for members and practitioners from all disciplines and backgrounds, we are launching a new online registration form for anyone seeking recognition by … Continue reading

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Be a ‘Friend’ to the IHBC’s 2017 Manchester School and use your network to join ours, absolutely free! (Limited Offer)

Interested bodies can be a ‘Friend’ of the IHBC’s 2017 Manchester School, hosted by our North West Branch, and have their logo and website link on our ‘Friends of the School’ page, by agreeing to promote the School’s profile across their freely … Continue reading

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IHBC responds to White Paper on housing market

The consultation on England’s Housing White Paper – ‘Fixing our Broken Housing Market’ – has now closed and the IHBC has submitted its comments.

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HESPR top Pick: Pembrokeshire seeks consultant to define and value cultural heritage, closing 13 June

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly Bulletins that bring tender and other business opportunities together into one handy resource, and the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this … Continue reading

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Wales’ Economy Secretary launches UK’s first statutory list of historic place names

A new online resource that has already recorded nearly 350,000 historic place names in Wales and will capture their historical importance for generations to come has being launched by Economy Secretary, Ken Skates.

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UNESCO: UK Explanation of Vote (EoV) concerning the Jerusalem and Culture resolutions

EoV delivered by the UK Delegation to UNESCO, regarding the Jerusalem resolution and the resolution concerning Educational And Cultural Institutions in the Occupied Arab Territories. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

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Celebrating Scotland’s ‘Year of Heritage etc’ in parks and greenspaces

To celebrate its year of heritage, history and archaeology Parks Scotland has launched their Heritage and History campaign to promote the diversity of Scotland’s parks and greenspaces highlighting projects that are working to develop park and greenspace heritage.

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Belfast dry docks may lose listed building status

Two dry docks which are the oldest part of Belfast’s port may lose listed status as a result of a review by Northern Ireland’s heritage authorities, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

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Italy giving away dozens of historic buildings for free (with just one catch: tourism)

From ancient castles, monasteries, convents and towers to old farmhouses, schools and inns, 103 of Italy’s historic buildings are being given away for free with one requirement: all takers will need to commit to transforming the properties into tourist facilities … Continue reading

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University of Dundee invites people to virtually design new building

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations, the University of Dundee invited people to design and build a new iconic university building in a virtual version of Dundee.

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IHBC welcomes Historic England support for 2017 Annual School: ‘Marking some 10 years of strategic support for accessible, sector-wide CPD’

The IHBC is delighted to announce that Historic England has extended its decade-long support for the IHBC’s Annual School and the accessible, sector-wide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities it offers.

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IHBC launches web page resource for our bespoke PI Insurance scheme

The IHBC has launched a dedicated web page advising on the suite of insurance products and services on offer to support the work of IHBC members, schemes developed in partnership with McParland Finn Ltd insurance brokers and tailored to meet … Continue reading

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Changes in Wales’ EIA highlighted

The Chief Planner for Wales, Neil Hemington, has written to all heads of planning in Wales about changes to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regime due to come into force on 16 May.

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London’s Skyline Campaign launches petition against change to Westminster’s tall buildings policy

The Skyline Campaign has launched a petition against proposed change to Westminster Council’s policy on tall buildings, arguing it would be the ‘kiss of death to conservation’, and describing the consultation questionnaire as ‘devious and dishonest’.

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Brick Awards 2017 now open: Closing 9 June

Nominations for the Brick Awards 2017 are now open, with 15 different categories celebrating brick in every aspect of design and construction, and with a closing date of 9 June.

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Opinion: WHS status for Lake District? Not if it’s preserving a sheepwrecked monument to subsidised overgrazing and ecological destruction

George Monbiot, writing in the Guardian, argues that, with UNESCO deciding in the next few weeks about inscribing the Lake District as a World Heritage Site, this would lock the Lake district into its ‘current shocking state’, ensuring that ‘recovery … Continue reading

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Discover Edinburgh in 101 extraordinary objects: Part of Scotland’s Year of History Heritage and Archaeology

A new visitor experience ‘Edinburgh 101’ is launched as part of a plan to connect as many people as possible from all backgrounds to the heritage of the city, as party of Scotland’s Year of History Heritage and Archaeology.

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Brodsworth Hall ‘posh privy’ unveiled: BBC Celebrates!

An outdoor privy at Brodsworth Hall, near Doncaster, South Yorkshire is being hailed as ‘one of the poshest in the country’ after being restored at a Victorian country house.

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Interested in IHBC’s UK plans… and heritage policy? Late opportunities to attend Council+ in Birmingham, 18 May

The next meeting of the IHBC’s UK-wide advisory board, ‘Council+’ (C+), is on Thursday 18 May, in Birmingham and, due to changes, places are now available for members of any category to help us advance discussions on IHBC forward plans … Continue reading

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IHBC’s 2017 School bursaries still available: ‘Money’s not the barrier’ to the 2017 Manchester School on ‘Transport Infrastructure’

Some bursaries are still available for the IHBC’s 2017 School in Manchester on ‘Transport Infrastructure’, on 22-24 June, so if you need help, apply now!

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IHBC CPD boost: Extend your skills using Designing Buildings Wiki’s ‘Top 50’

The IHBC’s Conservation Wiki is part of Designing Buildings Wiki (DBW), the construction industry knowledge base, and to celebrate reaching 5,000 articles, DBW has listed its most popular articles, any of which can be useful starting points for members to … Continue reading

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HESPR top Pick: Swansea seeks comprehensive survey for Hafod Copperworks Archaeological Assessment, closing 1 June

The IHBC’s heritage business listing, HESPR – the Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition scheme – offers members weekly Bulletins that bring tender and other business opportunities together into one handy resource, and the Director’s top pick for NewsBlog readers this … Continue reading

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CV Vice President Sandys highlights 33% reduction in conservation officers: Communities -‘Make conservation a national issue’

The Vice-President of Civic Voice (CV) – the link body for England’s civic bodies – Laura Sandys, calls on communities to join Civic Voice’s Big Conservation Conversation and make conservation a national issue, highlighting the 33% reduction in conservation officers … Continue reading

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Don’t forget: Historic England’s Heritage Angels Awards open till 4 June: Say ‘Well Done’ to someone you know – even yourself!

Historic England’s Angel Awards celebrate the efforts of people taking action to champion their local heritage, and opportunities for nomination and application are currently open with four award categories to apply for in 2017: Best Rescue of a Historic Building … Continue reading

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Survey: More tall buildings planned for London as 436 now projected

A new report by New London Architecture (NLA) and GLHearn (part of Capita Real Estate) reveals that there are an additional 119 new tall buildings planned for London since this time last year, which takes the total number of tall … Continue reading

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