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Free-for-all building threat to National Park

Severe blow if changes to planning laws are introduced.

Raining cats and dogs – running for power in the past

Modern politicians may feel they have it tough – but they should thank their lucky stars.

Culture Minister prevents Cabinet from leaving the UK

Export bar placed on an exquisite French Empire medal cabinet.

Directive from history drives discrimination against Christians in the Middle East

Christian’s experiencing discrimination driven by a directive issued over 1300 years ago.

Nazi Execution Machine Uncovered

71 years ago, members of the German resistance group called the White Rose Group were arrested

Black Power in Britain becoming “forgotten history”

Britain’s little-known Black Power movement

Does economy affect religion? Does religion affect economy?

Religion and social economy don't outwardly appear to be related. However each can affect the other in context, form and intensity.

Is English Heritage being turned into a government development agency?

Observers of the politics of culture and heritage are asking why there has been such a muted response to the publication of the new English Heritage “Improvement Plan for Planning Services” when the consequences of the new relationships and priorities set out in the document could be so far reaching.

Possessing the Past: The use and abuse of archaeology in building nation-states

Historical artefacts can be used as a powerful tool to reinforce group identity and forge a nation-state, but their use can have adverse consequences such as the oppression of minorities.

The Crown Estate renews £60K funding pledge to support seabed heritage

An archaeological reporting scheme which helps the marine aggregate industry report historical finds from the seabed will benefit from a renewed funding deal between The Crown Estate and the British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA).

Margaret Thatcher’s Legacy To Archaeology Undone By Her Heirs

The Government of Margaret Thatcher played a crucial, if unwitting, role in the development of modern UK Archaeology. Yet as former UK Prime Minister is buried in London her Conservative heirs in the governing coalition are busy undoing her Government's system for protecting archaeology and the environment in the planning process. Andy Brockman reflects on this unexpected legacy.

David Cameron, Cash for Acess and the Planning Lobby

The new planning rules are now irrevocably tainted by the suggestion of cash for access and must be withdrawn....