Iconic structures to shine for special ten year celebration; Nigel Barlow; About Manchester

A luminaire of iconic structures along the 11-mile corridor of the Dee Valley’s World Heritage site near Llangollen is expected to draw thousands of visitors to the area this month. The event runs from 7-27 October and marks the ten-year anniversary since Thomas Telford’s breathtaking nineteenth century Pontcysyllte Aqueduct at Trevor Basin was given the prestigious UNESCO…

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Spectacular three-week light show to mark aqueduct World Heritage status; Owen Evans; Daily Post

The aqueduct, and several other structures along the Llangollen Canal, have been lit up in incredible fashion…

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Spotlight on World Heritage delights along Llangollen Canal – in pictures; Sue Austin; Shropshire Star

Structures along the 11 miles of the Llangollen Canal world heritage site including the Chirk aqueduct and viaduct are being lit up this month and are expected to draw thousands of visitors to the area.

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Tory attack on Edinburgh Castle one of the worst in 1,100 years; Angus Robertson; Edinburgh News

Conservative MP Andrew Bowie’s criticism of giving Scotland control of Edinburgh Castle was one of the least effective and ill-judged attempts to retake the most beseiged place in Britain, writes Angus Robertson.

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Big Ben spire to be revealed in ‘key moment’ for restoration; Lucia Binding; Sky News

Parts of the iconic British landmark, officially named the Elizabeth Tower in 2012, will again be visible from Monday.

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Where to find some of the best plane spotting in the United Kingdom; Elizabeth Wilkie; The Points Guy

Was there one moment you can remember that sparked your love of airplanes? For many, it came from idle moments watching planes from afar either as a passenger in the terminal or as a bystander near the airport. The slightly more advanced version of this, plane spotting, is incredibly popular with both photographers and aviation …

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Buy a classic Guardian photograph: Durham Cathedral, 1979; Guardian

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Our weekly series of exclusive Guardian print sales is a photograph of Durham Cathedral and the Old Fulling Mill on the River Wear, shot by Denis Thorpe…

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Cathedral to auction off ancient stones from renovations; Emma Lucia Felisi; Palatinate

Durham Cathedral will host a first-of-its-kind event, as 60 of the stones that were removed from the top of the UNESCO World Heritage site’s central tower go up for auction. Removed over the last three years, some of the stones originate from the Victorian period where renovation work was last carried…

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Venture Stonehenge; Professional Security

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Hugh Broughton Architects And Martin Ashley Restore The Painted Hall In Greenwich; Design Curial

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Heavy metal: the fight to cleanse Cornwall’s polluted rivers; Jack Unwin; Mining Technology

Cornwall was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but there are toxic rivers due to poisonous metals from the mines infecting the main water streams.

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What’s the story? In Edinburgh’s Storytelling Centre there are a lot of them being told; Jennifer O’Connell; Irish Times

Tall tales and time machines in a glistening sandstone city that is the jewel of East Lothian…

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Georgian statue returns to Fountains Abbey grounds over 100 years after mysteriously vanishing; Grace Newton; Yorkshire Post

An 18th-century statue which once stood in the parkland on the Fountains Abbey estate has been reinstated.

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We went to Kew Gardens and this is what we honestly thought; Ellie McKinnell; My London

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Stonehenge & Roman Baths: Full-Day Tour from London; Get Your Guide

Leave the hustle and bustle of London behind for a full-day sightseeing tour that takes you to Stonehenge and the Georgian city of Bath. Visit the Roman Baths and the Stonehenge site, and enjoy some time seeing the sights of Bath city as well.

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Plan revealed for a ‘Neolithic Landscapes of the Dead’ chambered tomb trail on Orkney; Alistair Munro; Press and Journal

A £60,000 research project is to be undertaken to create a ‘Neolithic Landscapes of the Dead’ chambered tomb trail in Orkney.

Source: Plan revealed for a ‘Neolithic Landscapes of the Dead’ chambered tomb trail on Orkney | Press and Journal

World Heritage Site locations are lighting up with special illuminations in October; Free Press

Parts of a World Heritage Site will be lit up with special illuminations for three weeks next month.

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30 UK autumn breaks: treat your family to a weekend staycation from the Lake District to Stratford Upon Avon; Aoife O’Riordain; iNews

Aoife O’Riordain shares a selection of beautiful spots across the UK to help you escape working routine…

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Forth Bridge visitor hub and walkway planned; BBC

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Royal toilet made of 18 karat gold worth RM5 million reported stolen; Tasneem Nazari; The Rakyat Post

If you’re anything like Tasneem Nazari, then you’ve looked at the things you have in your house and thought: “If a thief enters my home, what things might they steal?” Common answers would be phones, laptops, jewellery – anything expensive but also small, light, and easy to carry and conceal. One would not expect something…

Source: Royal toilet made of 18 karat gold worth RM5 million reported stolen – The Rakyat Post