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A Spot of Escapism: Period Drama Locations to Visit in England

Vicky Dean | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Dean

Period drama is a fantastic form of escapism; imagining yourself transported back to times where big frocks, country dances and love affairs were the main order of the day. If you are looking for somewhere to visit on the next bank holiday or if you are a period drama lover heading over to the UK then these locations are for you!

My Own Paralympic Legacy or How Poor Access Can Kill

Mik Scarlet | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

Better access for disabled people benefits everyone. I wonder how many of you have tripped while walking over cobbles or uneven Yorkstones? Now imagine what it would feel like if that injury might threaten your life... all in the name of liking old things!

How Much To Refurbish TWO Toilets In The House Of Lords?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Politics

Campaigners have condemned an "eye-watering" sum of money being spent on doing up two toilets used by members of the House of Lords. Up to £100,00...

King Arthur Pendragon, Druid Leader, Fury At Display Of Human Remains At Stonehenge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

A druid leader, who changed his name by deed poll to King Arthur Pendragon, has criticised Stonehenge for "macabre" plans to put real human remains on...

English Heritage To Pay For School Trips In Deprived Areas

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK

Schools that cannot afford the travel expense of taking pupils on trips are to have the costs of coaches covered by English Heritage. The price of ...

English Heritage To Pay For School Trips In Deprived Areas

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK

Schools that cannot afford the travel expense of taking pupils on trips are to have the costs of coaches covered by English Heritage. The price of ...

Why the White Cliffs of Dover Matter

Mike Collins | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK
Mike Collins

The White Cliffs appeal has shown that despite the challenging economic climate that we live in today that people do still really care for special places and will come together to help save them for future generations to enjoy.

British Cold War Missile Sites Given Listed Status

PA | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

Two Cold War missile sites readied for use when the world came to the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban missile crisis have been given listed stat...

Stonehenge - One Big Joke?

Hilary Robinson | Posted 24.11.2012 | Home
Hilary Robinson

Artist Jeremy Deller may have revealed more about Stonehenge than he realised when he described his inflatable replica "Sacrilege" as a representation of "Britain's history, culture and sense of humour." He said his unique take on a bouncy castle was "a way for everyone to learn about these places in a quite a silly way."

Stonehenge On Fire!

PA | Posted 12.07.2012 | Home

It is better known for being aligned with the rising and setting of the sun but Stonehenge has been transformed into something a lot more fiery. As...

Can You Help Identify These Mysterious Photographs Of Britain?

PA | Posted 24.08.2012 | Home

The public have been asked to help identify mystery British aerial photographs from the early 20th century. More than 15,000 images from one of the...

Summer Solstice 2012: Druids Get A Soaking At Rainy Stonehenge (PICTURES)

PA/Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK

Thousands of people have marked the summer solstice despite the celebration being one of the wettest in years. Poor weather could not dampen the sp...

PHOTOS: One Third Of Listed Buildings Hit By Crime

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK

Almost a fifth of England's most precious historic buildings were hit by crimes ranging from vandalism to metal theft last year, English Heritage said...

Multi-Million Pound Boost To Help Kids Learn About History

PA | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Schoolchildren will be encouraged to visit local historical sites so they can be inspired by England's "rich island history" in an education initiativ...

Find Out Why This Old Barn Is Being Saved For The Nation

PA | Posted 30.01.2012 | Home

A medieval barn described by the poet John Betjeman as the "cathedral of Middlesex" has been rescued from decay and neglect for the nation, English He...

Meet The Real-Life Ebenezer Scrooge

Posted 20.02.2012 | Home

"Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it," wrote Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol. Now, a campaign is running to honour the real-life MP who i...

English Heritage Angel Awards

Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber | Posted 26.12.2011 | UK
Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber

Before I discovered musical theatre, my earliest passion was architecture. It started with ruined castles and abbeys, soon included churches, and eventually architecture of any sort. My love of architecture has never dimmed, which explains why one unusually beautiful day last summer, I found myself among 300 or so other guests at St John's Smith Square in Westminster, invited by English Heritage to hear the results of its research into the condition of the country's historic places of worship - and, importantly, to celebrate all those who do so much to save these much loved buildings from irreversible decay.

Dale Farm Travellers Apply For English Heritage Status

Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK

Travellers resisting eviction from Dale Farm have applied to English Heritage to gain official protection for the scaffold tower erected at the entran...