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Kent dockyard loses out to Lake District national park as UK's next world heritage site

Letter: Stonehenge: close the road

Sir: It is very regrettable that the Millennium Commission has refused to support the project for creating a millennium park around Stonehenge. By general agreement Stonehenge is our prime national monument, and its proper conservation and presentation should be a top priority for all the agencies involved. Unfortunately, the failure of these agencies to agree on a satisfactory scheme for the presentation of the monument has provided the Commission with a good reason for withholding support.

Stonehenge restoration plan meets brick wall

Plans to liberate Stonehenge from its chain-link fences, ugly car park and miserable tea bar have been scuppered by the Millennium Commission's refusal to contribute pounds 20m of lottery money.

Jocelyn Stevens threat to quit over cuts

Sir Jocelyn Stevens, chairman of English Heritage, has warned ministers that he will not stay on in his high profile job as the guardian of the nation's treasures if the agency suffers big cuts in next month's Budget.

Theft, terror and tourism ravage world history

They have survived centuries of neglect, warfare, vandalism and robbery to become the world's greatest tourist attractions.

Greenwich strikes out for global status

World Heritage Site: Unesco application focuses spotlight on how the ravages of time have decayed a once-majestic area

Go on Tony, make my day

Bring on Mardi Gras and forget the big idea. There's nothing to beat a really good set of gimmicks

Storm gathers over pounds 17m 'train to the heavens'

JOHN ARLIDGE

Tory plea for Naval College

A senior Tory yesterday urged the Government not to allow the historic Royal Naval College at Greenwich to "suffer a similar fate" as the axed Greater London Council's County Hall.

Heritage plan set to fuel road rage over Stonehenge

English Heritage will this week unveil yet another proposed scheme to divert a trunk road away from Stonehenge, Britain's foremost prehistoric monument, inevitably fuelling its bitter row with the Government.

Gold rush strikes vein of protest

A legal legacy of the Wild West is threatening Yellowstone Park, writes David Usborne from Cooke City, Montana

One in the eye for Lord St John

The Millennium Wheel will provide what London conspicuously lacks, a good vantage point from which to survey the city. In my view, its size is a virtue

Cairo agrees diversion for pyramid motorway

Cairo (AP) - Egypt and the United Nations agreed yesterday to reroute a nearly completed motorway from the Giza Pyramids, saying the cost did not matter when it came to rescuing the only surviving wonders of the ancient world.

Egypt threatened over roads `vandalism' near pyramids

The UN's culture and heritage arm is accusing the Egyptian government of vandalism and bad faith because of its treatment of the world's most famous ancient monuments, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

The Broader Picture: For the lack of some paint

THESE photographs of the Forth Bridge, which were taken a fortnight ago, demonstrate one certainty and one possibility. The certainty is that the various heirs and successors of British Railways are very short of cash. The possibility is that this lack of cash is shortening the life of the most famous steel structure in Britain and arguably (always remembering the Eiffel Tower) in the world.
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