Kent dockyard loses out to Lake District national park as UK's next world heritage site
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Dreams of utopia in a potato patch: Young families rush to be part of proposed 'co-operative' town with low-cost, low-carbon homes
Sunday 05 January 2014
Owenstown, in Lanarkshire's Douglas Valley, could become Britain's first new garden city for nearly a century
Golddiggers thwarted by Ancient Rome: Romania shelves plans to allow the exploitation of a heritage mining site...
Sunday 01 December 2013
... but the reprieve is likely to be short-lived
Saturday 09 November 2013
Trail of the unexpected: On the 20th anniversary of its destruction, Henry Wismayer celebrates Mostar's Stari Most – and relishes its restoration
Sunday 29 September 2013
Budget cuts will leave future generations with a lost legacy of historic heritage as there was no one there to protect it
Businessman behind ambitious plan to turn Welsh town into literary hotspot jailed in US for string of sex offences
Wednesday 14 August 2013
James Hanna sentenced to two separate 60-year jail terms for producing child pornography and rape
Friday 12 July 2013
Friday 21 June 2013
The neighbouring road is finally about to close
Thursday 02 May 2013
Archaeologists excavating beneath Mexico’s Temple of the Feathered Serpent have discovered hundreds of mysterious yellow orbs.
Friday 26 April 2013
The last time Croatians voted in a referendum it was to decide whether – 21 years after the country broke away from Yugoslavia and declared independence – it should join the European Union.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
The 11th-century minaret of a landmark mosque in Aleppo was destroyed, leaving the once-soaring stone tower a pile of rubble and twisted metal scattered in the tiled courtyard.
Monday 15 April 2013
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.
It lasts two years, costs nearly £1m and takes in 1,000 tourists sites - is this the most expensive holiday in the world?
Thursday 21 March 2013
'Ultimate package holiday' features 'bucket list' tour of almost 1,000 of the world’s most famous tourist sites
Sunday 03 March 2013
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.
Saturday 02 March 2013
Ultimate European rail journeys
I agree about the Glacier Express journey – beautiful. In spring, you go past houses covered in snow; in summer, Alpine meadows and flowers; while autumn brings the different tree colours. If you can afford it, travel first class. A totally different experience!
Travel Agenda: Dutch culture, Bath bus, ferry fortnight, Greenland, Alastair Sawday, ME, Barcelona hostel and skincare
Saturday 02 March 2013
Where to go and what to know
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27