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IHBC member offer: Save 20% on IHBC-branded ‘Conservation’ British Standard (BS 7913); collect it the 2014 School and save more!

IHBC members are being offered a unique opportunity to ‘pre-order’ the IHBC-branded new conservation British Standard (BS) 7913, ‘Guide to the conservation of Historic Buildings’, at 20% off, with dedicated IHBC foreword and logo, for £112 plus post & packing, … Continue reading

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Early notice: New IHBC post planned to help training, national and local

The IHBC is delighted to announce plans for investing in an entirely new training and support post, a ‘LETS’ Liaison Officer – where ‘LETS’ covers ‘Learning, Education, Training & Standards’ – whose remit will be to help IHBC volunteers deliver … Continue reading

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IHBC 2014 School reminder: Early bird booking closes 18/04

The early bird booking rate for the IHBC annual school in Edinburgh ends 18 April, and with some 55 bookings made to date you won’t want to delay!  Exhibitor and delegate information  Newsblog Annual school website  Book direct

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Inquiry into NPPF launched

The Commons Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the operation of the NPPF and is calling for written submissions about the impact of the framework on planning for housing, town centres and energy infrastructure, with a deadline of 8 … Continue reading

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Heritage Fundraising: THA’s ‘Giving to Heritage’ starts

The Heritage Alliance (THA) is launching a new training programme for heritage fundraisers in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising under the ‘Giving to Heritage’ scheme. THA Giving to Heritage officer Mark Webb writes: The initial course will be Planning … Continue reading

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Vandals target ancient monument in Northumberland

The defacing of a scheduled ancient monument of prehistoric rock art at Lordenshaws in Northumberland is being treated as heritage crime by Northumbria Police. Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting reference 487 070414, or … Continue reading

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Welsh Government announces new regeneration funding

Welsh Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Carl Sargeant has announced a £2 million fund for areas of socio-economic deprivation in Wales. The Welsh Government writes: The additional funding comes on top of the £5 million announced last September as part … Continue reading

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LA skills shortage risk: new report

A recent report has highlighted concerns over a skills shortage in Local Authorities putting services at risk, as the report suggests that the extent of staff cuts in the public sector will cause reforms to fail, while leadership, IT and … Continue reading

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Saltire Society Civil Engineering Awards Open

The conservation category of the Saltire Society Civil Engineering Awards is now open with a deadline for entries of 30 May 2014. The awards recognise excellence in civil engineering, the conservation category is open to projects involving restoration and refurbishment.  … Continue reading

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England’s ‘Empty Homes’ at 10 year low

Government reports this week have highlighted that the number of empty dwellings in England is at a ten year low.  The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) writes: The numbers of empty properties in England have fallen to a … Continue reading

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RIBA announces £10,000 fund for architecture research

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced a new opportunity for original research into architectural matters. RIBA writes: The RIBA Research Trust Award will make grants of up to £10,000 available to support original independent architecture research by … Continue reading

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RICS launches new online Infrastructure Information Service

The RICS launched a new service this week aimed at helping those who require project management data information to assist in managing budgets. Information which is available includes inflation information, access to civil engineering estimating data and quarterly analysis of … Continue reading

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Colchester Castle call for judicial review fails again

A hotel is set to go ahead on land close to Colchester’s Castle Park after a councillors attempt to secure a judicial review failed for the fifth time. Search Planning Portal

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Unauthorised works to Grade II* Listed shop in Henley

The Henley Standard has reported on unauthorised works to a listed building in the centre of Henley, where the owners claim no knowledge of the listing and are being required to submit a retrospective application for internal works to the … Continue reading

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EH asks: Do you know a heritage angel?

The search is on for English Heritage (EH) 2014 heritage angels, the annual awards celebrate achievements of local people in rescuing buildings at risk with nominations closing 1 June 2014.  The four categories of awards open for nomination are: The … Continue reading

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