Category: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Experts find UK parliament ‘falling apart’; Joe Jackson; AFP

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It has been an enduring symbol of democracy since the 19th century but Britain’s parliament is crumbling, producing an eye-watering bill and urgent calls to fix it. Officials on Friday detailed thousands of issues with the landmark building, from stonework cracks and water damage to outdated electrical and mechanical systems.

Source: Experts find UK parliament ‘falling apart’

Scotland’s new digital trail links UNESCO sites; Pheymont; Travel Gumbo

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Scotland has linked its Heritage sites in a digital trail that it hopes will attract visitors, and encourage them to visit all parts of the country.

Source: Scotland’s new digital trail links UNESCO sites

A global first links 13 of Scotland’s Unesco cities and sites in a digital trail; Nazia Parveen; Guardian

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From Edinburgh to St Kilda, destinations in Scotland are being promoted as part of a sustainable tourism drive timed for COP26…

Source: A global first links 13 of Scotland’s Unesco cities and sites in a digital trail

This UNESCO Site Is Said To Be Britain’s Greatest Palace (And It’s Open To The Public); Aaron Spray; The Travel

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This palace was featured in many movies and is also recognized as one of the most historically significant palaces in the U.K.

Source: This UNESCO Site Is Said To Be Britain’s Greatest Palace (And It’s Open To The Public)

Warm regards from Ironbridge Gorge … ‘the birthplace of climate change’; Daniel Capurro; Telegraph

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Antonine Wall to be part of digital UNESCO heritage site trail; Tempany Grace; Clydebank Post

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A HISTORIC landmark in West Dunbartonshire will be part of a first-ever world heritage trail.

Source: Antonine Wall to be part of digital UNESCO heritage site trail

Lanarkshire site showcased in world’s first ever UNESCO trail; Matt Bryan; Daily Record

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Man Arrested for ‘Damaging’ Stonehenge During Illegal Metal Detector Session; Sam Anderson; GearJunkie

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On Thursday, police arrested a Yorkshire man for ‘damaging’ Stonehenge while using a metal detector. He also faces drug and explosives charges.

Source: Man Arrested for ‘Damaging’ Stonehenge During Illegal Metal Detector Session | GearJunkie

Scotland launches new national trail to showcase world-class sites and landscapes; Brian Ferguson; Scotsman

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A new national trail showcasing Scotland’s world-class natural landscapes, cultural cities and historic buildings, landmarks and monuments has been unveiled.

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UK City of Culture 2025: Five sites Wrexham hopes will boost its bid; BBC

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These jewels in Wrexham’s cultural crown could persuade judges to make it UK City of Culture 2025.

Source: UK City of Culture 2025: Five sites Wrexham hopes will boost its bid

Councillor admits he didn’t know city has World Heritage status; Joe Wright; Kent Online

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A councillor caused a stir after admitting he didn’t know Canterbury held World Heritage status – an accolade it has held since 1988.

Source: Councillor admits he didn’t know city has World Heritage status

Perfect places in Britain to immerse yourself in the beauty of autumn; Trisha Harboard; The Scottish Sun

FORESTS, fells, parks and dales are beginning to glisten and glow as the trees turn red, gold, orange and yellow. Autumn is truly here and there are plenty of great opportunities to enjoy a spot of leaf-peeping – the nickname for visiting trees at this time of year as they put on a spectacular display.

Source: Perfect places in Britain to immerse yourself in the beauty of autumn

Cave chamber closed for 40,000 years could hold the key to the lives of Neanderthals; Jeevan Ravindran; CNN

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The discovery of a chamber at least 40,000 years old in a Gibraltar cave previously inhabited by Neanderthals could lead to groundbreaking new finds about their lifestyles, according to researchers.

Source: Cave chamber closed for 40,000 years could hold the key to the lives of Neanderthals

‘Bypasses could help save World Heritage status’; Joe Wright; Kent Online

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A council warns its city will face ‘reputational harm’ if it loses World Heritage status, but hopes a double bypass vision will safeguard heritage.

Source: ‘Bypasses could help save World Heritage status’

12 Best Romantic Getaways in the UK; Shandley McMurray; PlanetWare

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Source: 12 Best Romantic Getaways in the UK | PlanetWare

Hidden Chamber Uncovered at Famous Gibraltar Cave That Sheltered Neanderthals; George Dvorsky; Gizmodo

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The 42-foot chamber has been sealed off for 40,000 years. Researchers have already found bones and scratch marks inside.

Source: Hidden Chamber Uncovered at Famous Gibraltar Cave That Sheltered Neanderthals

‘Absolutely boring’ – TripAdvisor reviewers have their say over popular beauty spot; Isabelle Bates; Birmingham Mail

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Plans for city-centre student flats approved despite conservation concerns; Palatinate

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Plans to convert the former M and Co building on Silver Street into a block of nine student flats have been approved. The proposals include a one-storey extension to the existing structure, which has raised concerns as the building is located in a conservation area and close to a UNESCO world heritage site.

Source: Plans for city-centre student flats approved despite conservation concerns

Ironbridge Gorge rated among UK’s best destinations; Lisa O’Brien; Shropshire Star

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The Ironbridge Gorge has been hailed by a leading consumer organisation and its readers as one of the best destinations in the UK.

Source: Ironbridge Gorge rated among UK’s best destinations

Kew Gardens wins Guinness World Record for largest plant collection; Carla Rosch; SwLondoner

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The Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew has won a new Guinness World Record for the largest living plants collection.

Source: Kew Gardens wins Guinness World Record for largest plant collection

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