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Stonehenge may be next UK site to lose world heritage status

Britain is eroding global reputation for conserving its historic assets, culture bodies are warningWhy could Stonehenge be stripped of world heritage site status?The UK is eroding its global reputation for conserving its “unparalleled” historic assets, culture bodies have warned, with Stonehenge expected to be next in line to lose its coveted World Heritage status after Liverpool. Related: Unesco strips Liverpool of its world heritage status Continue reading...
Tags: UK, London, Scotland, UK News, World news, Culture, Unesco, Britain, Liverpool, Heritage, United Nations, Cornwall, Edinburgh, Stonehenge, Kew Gardens, Palace of Westminster


Ancient Roman road and dock discovered in Venice lagoon

Find could prove there were human settlements in area centuries before city was foundedThe discovery of the remains of a Roman road and dock submerged in the Venice lagoon could prove there were permanent human settlements in the area centuries before Venice was founded, researchers say.Scuba divers discovered what appeared to be paving stones beneath the lagoon in the 1980s, but only after more recent research were the relics confirmed to have formed part of a road system. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Heritage, Italy, Archaeology, Venice


Kennedy tops South of Ireland qualifiers at sun-baked Lahinch

Royal Dublin’s Max Kennedy during the first round of the South of Ireland Championship at Lahinch Golf Club, Picture © Fran Caffrey / Golffile.ie A call to coach Noel Fox worked like a dream as Douglas' Peter O'Keeffe kept his dream of winning the Pierse Motors Volkswagen sponsored South of Ireland Amateur Championship alive with a super second round ...
Tags: England, Sport, Fox, Ireland, Heritage, Golf, Connor, Dublin, Kennedy, Galway, Murphy, Malone, Byrne, Ballymena, Lyons, O'Sullivan


O'Connor burns it up in Lahinch with sizzling 63

Thomas O'Connor (Athlone) carded a nine-under-par 63 to lead the 119th South of Ireland Championship, sponsored by Pierse Motors Volkswagen. Picture by Pat Cashman Amateur golf is a young man’s game these days but Athlone’s Thomas O’Connor was pleased to “buck the trend” and open with a nine-under 63 that matched the scorching weather to lead after th...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Heritage, Arizona, Golf, Dubai, North West, Connor, Kennedy, Mcgrath, Limerick, Galway, David Marshall, Marshall, Mcdonnell, Murphy


Liverpool’s loss raises questions on the future of our cherished sites

Analysis: removal of world heritage status is a humiliating moment for Britain and the UK governmentThe threat has loomed over Liverpool for almost a decade. With every new building, crane and construction site that appeared on its historic waterfront, there was a growing inevitability that the city would be stripped of its prized world heritage status.Many believe the final nail in the coffin was the approval of Everton FC’s new £500m stadium at Bramley Moore-Dock. The 53,000-capacity venue wil...
Tags: UK, UK News, Architecture, Unesco, Britain, Liverpool, Heritage, Everton Fc, Bramley Moore Dock


Liverpool’s heritage is not under threat | Letter

Gavin Davenport, the chair of Merseyside Civic Society, responds to Unesco’s decision to strip the city of its world heritage statusRe the disappointing decision by Unesco to strip Liverpool of world heritage status (21 July), the value of Liverpool as a world heritage city goes far beyond the narrow encapsulation of the original citation. Heritage is about the life and utility of a historic city’s environment and must serve its citizenry. Having lived in Liverpool since before world heritage st...
Tags: Culture, Architecture, Unesco, Liverpool, Heritage, Gavin Davenport, Merseyside Civic Society


Unesco strips Liverpool of its world heritage status

UN body says years of development have caused ‘irreversible loss’ to historic value of Victorian docksLiverpool has been stripped of its coveted world heritage status after Unesco blamed years of development for an “irreversible loss” to the historic value of its Victorian docks.The UN’s heritage body concluded at a meeting in China on Wednesday that the “outstanding universal value” of Liverpool’s waterfront had been destroyed by new buildings, including Everton football club’s new £500m stadiu...
Tags: China, UK News, Culture, Architecture, Unesco, Liverpool, Heritage, United Nations, Everton, Un


10 of Croatia’s best crowd-free places in for a

With Croatia set to go on to the green list, we pick quiet islands and beaches for a post-lockdown escapeLast summer, visitors who managed to make it to Croatia had a taste of what the country was like before the days of mass tourism. And it tasted good. But while honeypots such as Dubrovnik were unrecognisably quiet, there have always been parts of the country where you don’t have to wade through crowds.Places where things move at a less hurried pace, where Croatian life can be savoured, where ...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Heritage, Croatia, Beach Holidays, Walking Holidays, Summer Holidays, Dubrovnik, Europe Holidays, Croatia Holidays


Restoration work wipes smile off the face of Dutch vegetable seller

Painting reclaims former glory as English Heritage rights the wrongs of 19th-century additionsAt some point in the last 400 years a painting restorer probably decided the Dutch vegetable seller was far too glum and should be smiling. Now it has been put right and she is once again enigmatic.English Heritage revealed the results on Friday of a two-year conservation project to reveal the true glory of a mysterious, unsigned painting that has been in its stores for more than 60 years. Continue read...
Tags: Art, UK News, Culture, Heritage


Trinidadian war hero told RAF superiors he was African royalty

Satirical wheeze resulted in corporal making up bed for him in barracks and is included in history of RAF unitA Trinidadian airman who became a second world war hero was so struck by the “ignorance of the English” when he reported for duty in London that he and one of his countrymen duped their RAF superiors into treating them as if they were African royalty, a new history reveals.Ulric Cross and Kenrick Rawlins sailed from the Caribbean to fly daring raids for the RAF in wooden-framed Mosquitos...
Tags: London, Germany, Americas, UK News, World news, Military, Royal Air Force, Heritage, Raf, Caribbean, Trinidad And Tobago, Rawlins, Cross, Commonwealth immigration, Ulric Cross, Kenrick Rawlins


Hill tops North qualifiers as just one two-over makes cut

Joshua Hill (Galgorm Castle) Picture © Golffile | Thos Caffrey Galgorm Castle’s Joshua Hill topped the qualifiers on a countback from clubmate Michael Reid in the North of Ireland Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush.A member of the Irish U18 panel, he compensated for two bogeys and a triple bogey on the 14th at the Dunluce links with five birdies a...
Tags: Amateur golf


Unopened Super Mario 64 Cartridge Sells for Record $1.56 Million

An unopened copy of Super Mario 64 sold for $1.56 million on Sunday, breaking the world record for most expensive video game auction, according to Dallas-based Heritage Auctions. The previous record was held by The Legend of Zelda, when an unopened copy of the game for the original Nintendo sold for $870,000 last…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Heritage, Nintendo, Super Mario Bros, Mario, Dallas, Heritage Auctions, Super Mario, Zelda, The Legend Of Zelda, Nintendo 64, Human Interest, Video Gaming, Valarie McLeckie, Video Games Developed In Japan


Higgins and Grehan share spoils in Straffan Pro-Am at The K Club

David Higgins The PGA in Ireland season swung into action on Friday with Waterville Links’ David Higgins and The K Club’s Liam Grehan sharing top billing at the Straffan Pro-Am sponsored by CFM Group.Higgins and Grehan posted a pair of five-under 67’s on the Palmer Course South to hold off Glasson Lakehouse’s Colm Moriarty, Mount Wolseley Golf & Count...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Heritage, Pga, Golf, Limerick, Dundalk, Higgins, David Higgins, PGA Irish Region, K Club, Grehan, Conor O Rourke, Briain Old Conna, Richard Stuart, Straffan


What’s in the England team’s names? English Heritage explains all

St George’s flags featuring surnames of almost every person in England will fly from heritage sites to cheer on teamHarry Kane can trace his surname back to a word for “warrior”. Declan Rice to “impetuous”. Kieran Trippier to “dance”. Kyle Walker will have to make do with “trampler of cloth in a bath of lye” which, to be fair, was once a very important job.English Heritage is getting in the football spirit by revealing the origins of the names of the England players. It will also fly a St George...
Tags: England, Football, Sport, Society, UK News, Culture, Heritage, Italy, European Championship, Kyle Walker, British identity and society, St George, Kieran Trippier, Declan Rice, Euro 2020


Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Arksey v Sky Zone Toronto, 2021 ONSC 4594 (CanLII) [58] The exclusions here do not undermine the terms of the agreement. The defendant was not deceptive in the least. The defendant is not, for example, promising insurance coverage, and then taking it away in exclusions in the small type....
Tags: Law, Heritage, Sherman, McAuley, Wednesday: What's Hot on CanLII, Court of Québec, Canada Post Corporation, Arksey, Sky Zone Toronto, Huy Quang Nguyen


Antarctic expedition to renew search for Shackleton’s ship Endurance

Endurance22 will launch early next year with aim of locating and surveying wreck in the Weddell SeaThe location of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance has been one of the great maritime mysteries since the ship became trapped in ice and sank in 1915. Finding this symbol of the “heroic age” of polar exploration at the bottom of the Weddell Sea was long thought impossible because of the harshness of the Antarctic environment – “the evil conditions”, as Shackleton described them.Now a major scientifi...
Tags: UK News, Heritage, Falkland Islands, Antarctica, Exploration, Shackleton, Antarctic, Ernest Shackleton, Weddell Sea


Underground tunnels of Rome’s Colosseum fully opened to public

Hypogeum of 2,000-year-old monument – its ‘backstage’ – restored with walkways for visitorsFor the first time, visitors to the Colosseum in Rome can fully explore the underground tunnels and chambers where gladiators and wild animals once prepared for battle.Spread across 15,000 square metres, the hypogeum of the 2,000-year-old monument is open to the public following the completion of a restoration project funded by the Italian fashion house Tod’s. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Rome, Culture, Heritage, Italy, Tod


Doyens of medical service: Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College in Pune celebrates 75th foundation day

The hospital had played a crucial role during the 2009 Swine flu outbreak and even now, before PMC could upgrade its hospitals with ventilators and tertiary care, Sassoon was the only government hospital providing tertiary care to Covid-19 patients A panoramic view of Sassoon hospital on the 75th anniversary of BJ Medical College, which is attached to the hospital. (Shankar Narayan/HT PHOTO) The Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College (BJMC), which is attached to Sassoon General Hospital, is cel...
Tags: Medicine, Life, India, US, CSR, History, Heritage, Who, Nih, Unicef, RFA, Bombay, Infosys, Maharashtra, BJ, Mahatma Gandhi


Venice may be put on endangered list if cruise ships not banned, says Unesco

The UN heritage agency says the historic centre is in danger if ships are not diverted to another portThe UN art heritage agency has said it would examine a proposal to put Venice on its endangered list if the lagoon city does not issue a permanent ban on cruise ships docking there, according to the Italian news agency Ansa.Unesco said on Monday it will discuss the issue at its plenary session on July 16-31. If approved, the agency could demand urgent action by the Italian government by next Feb...
Tags: Europe, World news, Culture, Unesco, Heritage, Italy, United Nations, Un, Venice, Shipping Industry, Ansa Unesco


Summer solstice live feed at Stonehenge pulled over safety fears

English Heritage axes sunrise coverage after people disregarded advice not to travel to monumentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEnglish Heritage has pulled a live feed of the summer solstice sunrise at Stonehenge after people disregarded advice not to travel to the site.The organisation said safety reasons were behind the lack of live footage of the neolithic Wiltshire monument at sunrise at 4.52am. Video from the scene showed about 100 people inside the stone circle ...
Tags: England, UK News, Culture, Heritage, Wiltshire, Stonehenge, Coronavirus


UK libraries and museums unite to save ‘astonishing’ lost library from private buyers

Friends of the National Libraries launch ‘once in a generation’ effort to raise £15m to buy the Honresfield library, packed with works by Brontë sisters, Jane Austen and Walter ScottFrom the British Library to the Brontë Parsonage Museum, a consortium of libraries and museums have come together in an “unprecedented” effort to raise £15m and save an “astonishingly important” set of literary manuscripts for the nation.The plans were formed after the announcement last month that the “lost” Honresfi...
Tags: Books, UK, Scotland, UK News, Culture, Heritage, Libraries, Yorkshire, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, William, British Library, Robert Burns, Sotheby, Emily Bronte, Anne Brontë


19th-century artwork inspires restoration of Devon estate

Landscape painting discovered in Killerton house informs National Trust development of groundsA 19th-century painting found in the archive of a Devon country house is being used to help inspire the 50-year restoration and enrichment of the estate.The artwork depicts a healthy and diverse landscape at Killerton, near Exeter, rich in mature trees hedgerows and scrubland being grazed by Highland cattle. Continue reading...
Tags: Environment, UK News, Culture, Wildlife, Conservation, Heritage, The National Trust, Devon, Exeter, Highland, Killerton


How did a £120 painting become a £320m Leonardo … then vanish?

A film about the disputed Salvator Mundi blames the National Gallery for its role in giving credibility to the claim that it was the artist’s lost workThe National Gallery is facing controversy over its role in the tangled story of how the world’s most expensive painting emerged from obscurity before being sold for a staggering £320m, only to vanish again from the public eye.The gallery exhibited the Salvator Mundi in its Leonardo da Vinci exhibition a decade ago when it was an unknown work with...
Tags: Art, Film, Painting, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, National Gallery, Leonardo da Vinci, Salvator Mundi, Documentary films


9 of the best Airbnbs in the Austin area - all starting under $220 per night

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Austin, Texas is known for its laid-back vibe, food and music scene, and outdoor attractions. From bungalows in historic neighborhoods to sleek lofts, we found top-rated Airbnbs across the city. These exceptional Austin Airbnbs are all affordable and range from $63 to $219 per night to start. While it's the capital of Texas and the seat of state government, Austin is best known as the "Live M...
Tags: Texas, Colorado, Cdc, US, Trends, Austin, Heritage, Queens, Airbnb, Nice, Sxsw, Hyde, UT, Edison, Windsor Park, Soco


Dadar Parsi Colony: Cherishing the Bombay that was

Inflatable pools, barbecues, open backyards…this is how architect Rooshad Shroff recalls the better part of his childhood spent with his parents in the Dadar Parsi colony. With the endless lockdowns, he realises how deeply he misses this oasis of bliss in the heart of Mumbai. “I certainly took the greenery for granted. You simply can’t beat it. There are almost fifteen beautiful gardens organically woven into the layout of the colony,” says Shroff. Article by Arman Khan | architecturaldigest.in...
Tags: Life, India, History, Unesco, Heritage, Mumbai, Alice, Bombay, Parsi, Bandra, Alberta Park, Dadar Parsi Colony, Shroff, Rustom Tirandaz, Five Gardens, Mancherji Edulji Joshi


Acropolis now: Greeks outraged at concreting of ancient site

Installation of new pathway and lift has been criticised by archaeologists and called ‘a scandal’When seen through the eyes of Manolis Korres, the architect who has long presided over the restoration of the Parthenon, the Acropolis needs no improvement at all.In the face of such architectural mastery, he thinks of himself more as a maestro of order, making a monument that has survived explosions, fire, looting and earthquakes more understandable to the public. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Greece, World news, Culture, Heritage, Archaeology, Parthenon, Acropolis, Manolis Korres


Shackled skeleton identified as rare evidence of slavery in Roman Britain

‘Internationally significant’ discovery of male with burial chains in Rutland is first of its kindHis ankles secured with heavy, locked iron fetters, the enslaved man appears to have been thrown in a ditch – a final act of indignity in death.Now the discovery of the shackled male skeleton by workers in Rutland – thought to have been aged in his late 20s or early 30s – has been identified as rare and important evidence of slavery in Roman Britain and “an internationally significant find”. Continu...
Tags: England, UK News, World news, Culture, Heritage, Slavery, Archaeology, Rutland, Roman Britain


Scotland’s ‘cradle of Christianity’ on Iona is saved by small mercies

The Benedictine abbey on the Hebridean island reopens tomorrow after a £3m renovation funded by bake sales and sponsored walksA Christian community on a tiny Hebridean island which for centuries has attracted pilgrims from all over the world will reopen on Monday after a mammoth campaign raised £3.75m to save it from closure.The Iona community, centred on a Benedictine abbey in whose grounds John Smith, the late Labour leader, is buried, has spent the past three years making its buildings fit fo...
Tags: Scotland, Religion, UK News, Labour, Heritage, Christianity, Iona, Benedictine, John Smith


Toppled Edward Colston statue goes on display in Bristol

Sculpture of slave trader that was defaced in BLM protests last year forms part of exhibitionA statue of the slave trader Edward Colston that was toppled during a Black Lives Matter protest is to go on public display.The bronze memorial to the 17th-century merchant had stood in the city since 1895, but was pulled from its plinth during the demonstration on 7 June last year. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Protest, Race, UK News, World news, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Slavery, Colonialism, Exhibitions, Bristol, Edward Colston


Mick Jagger and Tilda Swinton join calls for new law to protect Venice

Open letter signed by 21 high-profile personalities after news that cruise ship will sail past St Mark’s SquareA host of famous personalities including the Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger, and the actor Tilda Swinton have supported an appeal urging the Italian government to introduce a special law to safeguard Venice.Tourists have started to return to the lagoon city since Italy eased coronavirus travel restrictions in mid-May. But residents and those with close links to the city do not wan...
Tags: Travel, Europe, World news, Heritage, Italy, Mick Jagger, Venice, Tilda Swinton, Rolling Stones, St Mark 's SquareA