From knocking most of Covent Garden to building castles in the sky over Soho, London would look very different today if it wasn’t for conservationists
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Saturday 17 March 2012
Experts fear they are fighting a losing battle as increasingly erratic conditions take their toll
Tuesday 06 March 2012
A blue plaque will honour Jean Rhys, whose life was marked by alcoholism, prostitution and doomed affairs
Sunday 12 February 2012
Sunday 18 December 2011
Christmas books of the year: From the boxer who couldn't run to the footballer who couldn't pass, these sporting books and biogs celebrate some unusual triumphs over adversity
Friday 18 November 2011
A man has been arrested after a set of Bronze Age earthworks more than 4,000 years old were vandalised.
Friday 28 October 2011
A playwright has pulled out of a project to dramatise a castle's history claiming the quango that commissioned it wanted to censor references to Jews and Nazis in the Second World War for fear of "offending" the audience.
Sunday 04 September 2011
When the British fashion design duo Antoni & Alison bought a derelict 1820s house, they spent a year, they say, "Going, 'Agh! What do we do with it?'" They wanted to respect its history but not to the point that it resembled an English Heritage property. The result is a surprisingly beautiful blend of giant Mr Blobby ornaments and painstakingly salvaged authenticity (above). On 17 September, as part of London Fashion Week, they open it to the public (open houselondon. org.uk). I asked Antoni what he'd learnt during the restoration...
Spirit of the Beehive, Radio 4, Friday<br/>What's Eating the Museum? Radio 4, Monday<br/>The Lebrecht Interview, Radio 3, Monday
Sunday 04 September 2011
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Sixteen of the Tube's best-known stations have been given listed building status.
Sunday 24 July 2011
Travel back in time at a range of historical happenings around the country this summer.
Monday 04 July 2011
- 1 Gurdwaras-turned-food banks: Sikh temples are catering for rise in Britain’s hungry
- 2 Council bans use of word ‘Commie’ – but ‘fascist’ and ‘Nazi’ are fine
- 3 The man who made Femen: New film outs Victor Svyatski as the mastermind behind the protest group and its breast-baring stunts
- 4 The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era
- 5 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis