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

Letter: Henge in the sea

Henge in the sea

Greens rejoice in park protest

GREEN PROTESTERS in Australia are claiming a crucial victory in their battle with the government over the future of a national park.

Architecture: Modernism finds a human face

A competition launched to design a housing complex in the heart of Edinburgh's

Village blames Smith for world heritage site snub

The people of Saltaire, a model Victorian community, say the Culture Secretary has let them down, reports Mark Rowe

Cornish mines offered as wonder of the world

THE INDUSTRIAL landscape of Wales, Cornish tin mines and the Forth rail bridge in Scotland are being proposed as modern-day wonders of the world.

World heritage site nominations

World heritage site nominations

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Walks: Views On Peru

No one enjoys the thought that their holiday has damaged an environment . Louise Jury writes of a 'clean, green' trip to Peru - while Chris Walmsley admits that his own visit revealed the malign influence of tourism

Molluscs, mud and a face to die for

Nicholas Schoon is beguiled by a bog that has a hold on its admirers, and their boots

Journey to the centre of the Med

In Malta you cross paths with many civilizations - and their relics. Cleo Paskal gets lost among the island's catacombs while failing to find a bowling alley

Back to the drawing board

Architectural competitions are crucial to architects. They can make or break their careers. There's nothing new about the idea. Historically, many public buildings have been chosen by competition. Edinburgh's New Town was the result of a competition in 1767. So were the Houses of Parliament in 1835, won by Barry and Pugin. But now competition is compulsory for new public buildings in Europe. So Sir Norman Foster won the Reichstag in Berlin and the Millennium Bridge across the Thames to link St Paul's with the new Tate at Bankside - which was itself a prize for the Swiss duo Hertzog and de Meuron. Other foreigners who will build for Britain include Daniel Libeskind with both the Spiral extension to the V&A and the Imperial War Museum in Manchester; and Norwegian Narind Stokke Wiij at the Edinborough Architecture Centre. We still don't know who will win the competition to design Wembley Stadium, but Loeb Partners came first for the main stadium at the Sydney Olympics.

Greenwich ranks 17th in world

Maritime Greenwich yesterday became the UK's 17th World Heritage Site, ranking it alongside the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and Stonehenge. The decision, announced at a Unesco meeting in Naples, is a recognition of the unique qualities of an area by the Thames in south London that includes Sir Christopher Wren's Royal Naval Hospital, Inigo Jones's Queen's House, the Cutty Sark and Greenwich Park with the Old Royal Observatory.

Archaeology: Revealed: new henge built 5,000 years ago

A prehistoric site as old and as important as Stonehenge will be unveiled next week. Kim Sengupta describes the discovery of an archaeological `marvel' in the West of England.

Environment: A vision of the heart of London without traffic

Traffic is to be restricted in London's two greatest squares, transforming them for the benefit of pedestrians.

Letter: A solution for Stonehenge

World Heritage Site Stonehenge is not just the henge itself ("Come on, altogether now, heave!", 26 October). It is the whole landscape of barrows and earthworks, 6km square.
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