Unesco has bowed to pressure from government spin doctors and commercial interests over its report on the Great Barrier Reef. It has allowed money to come before truth
Aleppo's famous Umayyad Mosque complex badly hit, with 11th century minaret now ruined
The Government’s Northern Powerhouse rhetoric, it turns out, does not apply to culture
Churchill joins the Magna Carta and the Bayeux Tapestry on a UN list of humanity’s most important records
Owenstown, in Lanarkshire's Douglas Valley, could become Britain's first new garden city for nearly a century
Just as money drives the poachers, so visitors’ dollars can give communities a sustainable reason to protect their valuable wildlife. Simon Calder looks at the possibilities for East Africa
Experts say that 2020 is the final deadline for deciding whether one of the world’s oldest buildings is to be saved for future generations
... but the reprieve is likely to be short-lived
The week in books
Thousands of Dresdeners cocked a collective snook at Unesco today and held a party on the Elbe city’s “ugly” new road bridge, which opens to traffic tomorrow despite furious objections from the UN heritage body, which stripped Dresden of its world heritage status in protest against the structure.
Police investigate after bulldozer rips through eighth century monument
The last time the iconic landmark was totally surrounded by seawater was 134 years ago
A Chinese vessel that ran into a protected coral reef in the south-western Philippines held evidence of even more environmental destruction inside: more than 10,000kg of meat from a protected species, the pangolin or scaly anteater.
'Ultimate package holiday' features 'bucket list' tour of almost 1,000 of the world’s most famous tourist sites
English Heritage expressed its disappointment today after Communities Secretary Eric Pickles gave the go-ahead to a controversial skyscraper development on the banks of the Mersey fuelling fears that Liverpool’s historic waterfront will now be stripped of its World Heritage Status.
Stretching the breadth of northern England, Hadrian's Wall is a majestic reminder of the ambition and might of the Roman Empire's conquest in Britain. Now, new archaeological evidence has suggested, contrary to previous belief, that the Romans far from co-existing peacefully with the locals, ejected them by force in order to build the 73-mile divide.