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Cultural Learning Alliance: Annual Report Card 2024 published on 21 May 2024

image: Open Government Licence v3.0 On 21 May 2024 the Cultural Learning Alliance (CLA) published its first CLA annual Report Card, written by Baz Ramaiah, CLA Policy Associate and Head of Policy at the Centre for Education and Youth. … … Continue reading

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Scotland’s planning system cannot be fixed by fees alone, warns RTPI Scotland

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Scotland has released its response to the Investing in Planning consultation, noting the consultation’s reliance on planning fees, which the Institute states will not be a silver bullet to fixing the planning system. … … Continue reading

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AHF Announces Thrive Together Fund: For Charities etc at SME scale seeking diversification

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF), in collaboration with the Social Investment Business, has launched the Thrive Together Fund, ‘aimed at small and medium sized charities and social enterprises based in and delivering impact in England, who are trading and looking … Continue reading

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DCMS Sector Skills Shortages and Skills Gaps: 2022, UK

Official Statistics in development on skills shortages and skills gaps in the DCMS sectors and sub-sectors for 2022, based on the Department for Education’s Employer Skills Survey.

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Heritage Harbours – Key Aims, in 10 goals, represent a shared approach by partners to help them survive and thrive

Heritage Harbours and Heritage Inland Ports are places that support the UK’s national fleet of historic vessels and whose heritage and environment are actively promoted by the local community.

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2024 Winners of Europe’s top heritage awards from the European Commission & Europa Nostra: Summary of awards, including UK

The European Commission and Europa Nostra today announced the 2024 winners of the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and including the Europa Nostra Awards 2024 for outstanding projects … Continue reading

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SAVE calls for national debate on demolition of Scottish heritage

SAVE Britain’s Heritage has launched a public petition calling on the Scottish Parliament to host a national debate to bolster safeguards for threatened listed buildings. image for illustration: Ayr Station Hotel By Goodreg3 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Michael Sheppard Appointed New Executive Director of Cathedral Workshop Fellowship

The Cathedral Workshop Fellowship (CWF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Sheppard as its new Executive Director. image for illustration – Gloucester Cathedral by Joanna Theobald

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CITB introduces new ‘Into Work’ grant: What’s? new in the Grants Scheme

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) introduces its new ‘Into Work Grant’ to help employers recruit and retain talent within the construction industry. image for illustration: Open Government Licence v3.0

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New CABE President Inaugurated

CABE is happy to announce that Richard Flynn PCABE CEng CEnv C.Build E FCABE is the Association’s new President.

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Historic Environment Scotland appoints new CEO: Katerina Brown

Historic Environment Scotland(HES) has announced the appointment of Katerina Brown as its new Chief Executive. image: HES

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Historic England opens nominations for the National Blue Plaque Scheme

Historic England’s national blue plaque scheme is open to nominations, to celebrate people from all walks of life who have made a significant contribution to human welfare or happiness, and/or have made an exceptional impact in their field, community or … Continue reading

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The Carbuncle Cup 2024- Raising a toast to the worst new building in Britain: Lime Street Redevelopment, Liverpool

The Fence has found a winner for the Carbuncle Cup, crowning what its says ‘we believe to be the very worst new building in Britain to be opened since 31 August 2018, the last time the award was handed out’, … Continue reading

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Europa Nostra seeks nominations for the 7 most endangered cultural heritage sites in Europe for 2025: By 15/09

Europa Nostra is calling for important heritage in Europe that is endangered to be nominated for the 7 Most Endangered programme 2025 by 15 September 2024, with both tangible and intangible heritage are eligible, regardless of whether publicly or privately … Continue reading

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Tower of London heritage status faces ‘real threat’

The Tower of London’s World Heritage status is under ‘real threat’ from the City of London Corporation’s draft policies for tall buildings, Historic England has warned. image for illustration: by [Duncan] from Nottingham, UK – Tower of London from the … Continue reading

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Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings: Another European Commission/Europa Nostra award winner

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings – (previously known as Ditherington Flax Mill) – has been brought back to life as an adaptable workspace, leisure destination and social enterprise hub, securing a top award from The European Commission and Europa Nostra. image for … Continue reading

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King Charles III becomes Royal Patron of RICS

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is honoured and proud to announce that His Majesty, King Charles III, has become patron of the Institution, marking an historic continuation of royal support since 1881, when RICS first received its Royal … Continue reading

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Views sought on updated guidance for Scotland’s inventory of historic battlefields: closing 2/07

Historic Environment Scotland(HES) is seeking views on updated selection guidance for Scotland’s inventory of historic battlefields. image: HES

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CABE Technical Director Becomes New Chief Executive

Richard Harral will be taking the helm as Chief Executive as CABE moves forward with its strategy to support members and professionals to deliver a more competent construction industry.

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Housing and heritage celebrated in Yorkshire RIBA Awards 2024

Yorkshire’s heritage – ranging from the 11th to 20th century – has been celebrated at the recent RIBA Yorkshire Awards, with prizes handed out to sensitive restorations of social housing (Park Hill Phase 2) and historic monuments (Clifford’s Tower). image: … Continue reading

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New members appointed to the Natural England board

Four new members will join the Board of Natural England. image: Open Government Licence v3.0

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Labour’s New Town plans: Angela Rayner fleshes out party’s vision

Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner has set out the party’s plans for the next generation of new towns ‘fit for the future’. image for illustration: Open Government Licence v3.0

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59% of UK homeowners lack the knowledge or confidence to choose heat pumps, new survey says

A new survey from the Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV) says it has uncovered a significant knowledge gap among UK homeowners regarding renewable heating technologies. image for illustration

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BSRIA Collaborates to Establish Common Definition of ‘Statutory’ in Workplace and Facilities Management

Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) has collaborated to establish common definition of ‘Statutory’ in workplace and facilities management. image for illustration

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RTPI: Supporting Planning Skills Fund delivery

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has been selected as a preferred delivery partner for the Planning Skills Fund, a new five-year industry programme aimed at increasing skills and capacity in Local Planning Authorities across the UK. image for illustration: … Continue reading

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