Daily Archives: 09/04/2019

Reminder: Book now for low-cost ‘early-bird’ IHBC School rates at Nottingham 2019 ‘Heritage, Risk & Resilience’

Booking now for the 2019 IHBC Annual School – in Nottingham on 4-6 July, on ’Heritage, Risk & Resilience: Confronting conservation calamities’, BUT ‘early bird’ low cost rates close on 20 April.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Planning approval for restoration of historic border bridge, writes The Berwick Advertiser

Plans to ‘take apart and rebuild’ a historic bridge linking England and Scotland have been approved by Northumberland County Council and its Scottish counterpart, in a plan celebrated by The Berwick Advertiser.

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IHBC’s ‘Heritage from the doorstep’: Celebrating c. £0.5 Billion investment in the pipeline for Sunderland city centre

The North East Times has reported on a transformational plan to breathe new life into Sunderland City Centre, which could attract investment of close to half a billion pounds by 2030!

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HE (Highways England!) grant to make Hull Minster a hub for city’s history, heritage and community

A £3.9 million grant to complete the transformation of Hull Minster into a hub for the city has been announced today following funding from Highways England. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Monitoring UK housing for better health: apply for funding

Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million to develop new ways to monitor environmental conditions in the home. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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SAVE says: Government announcement on planning inquiries dodges public scrutiny

SAVE Britain’s Heritage expresses grave concern at the government’s response to our successful case at the Court of Appeal on ministers’ refusal to give reasons for call-in decisions. This includes highly controversial developments like the Paddington Cube in central London. … Continue reading

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HES: Over £4 million investment for Scotland’s historic heartlands

A £4.4 million funding boost for regeneration projects in Scotland’s historic heartlands was announced today by Historic Environment Scotland. image: HES website

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New House of Commons Library Note on VAT and Churches: from reforms to grants

The House of Commons Library has issued a new Briefing Note that examines how construction work for churches is treated for VAT in the UK; proposals for reform in this area, and the changes made in Budget 2012, removing the … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Our Place in Time Annual Report 2018 issued

The third annual report for Our Place in Time has been issued, covering the period to March 2018, and exploring how ‘colleagues from across the sector and beyond are helping to raise the profile of the historic environment across Scotland.

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Leicester AHRC workshop report ‘Re-use and continued use of historic buildings etc’, now out

The summary report has been issued on the Leicester University-hosted Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) workshop on ‘on Re-use and continued use of historic buildings, urban centres and landscapes’ and  the long-term strategy of the Joint Programming Initiative on … Continue reading

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Final tower blocks downed as Cumbernauld’s high-rise era ends

Cumbernauld’s last two tower blocks are being reduced to rubble, making space for more than 130 new homes, Scottish Housing News has reported.

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Victorian Society Priory Gardens HQ refurbishment appeal

The year 2019 marks a milestone in the life of the Victorian Society as its handsome headquarters building in Priory Gardens, Bedford Park, West London, is to be thoroughly overhauled and renovated, and the Society seeks funds to support the … Continue reading

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New funding boost to support England’s rural pubs

Rural pubs in England are to receive £188,000 to deliver additional services, including Post Office facilities, shops and libraries. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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