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  • Lifelong resident Trevor Smitheram reflects on how investment in Hayle’s historic foundry has sparked the revival of this once ‘down and out’ Cornish mining town.
  • With two Art Deco saloons and an elevated promenade deck, the SS Daniel Adamson has been described as a 1930s transatlantic liner, but in miniature.
  • Local authorities and their surrounding communities in Scotland, Wales and England are celebrating their own National Lottery jackpot this week.
  • Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, shares her views on the importance of listening to the voices of LGBT communities.
  • Albert Tucker recently completed his tenure as Vice Chair of the Big Lottery Fund’s England committee where he played a leading role in the...
  • Maria Balshaw, Director of the Whitworth in Manchester, explains why this Valentine’s Day will have particular significance for her and her team.
  • The free event will be taking place at The Mechanics Institute in Manchester from 3-6pm on Tuesday 24 February. If you’re thinking about applying...
  • As we approach the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the incredible legacy of his literary achievements continues to be as popular as ever.
  • Today Helen Grant, Minister for the First World War launched UK War Memorials and in his latest blog, HLF Historic Advisor, Ben Greener explores how HLF is helping to conserve and understand the nation’s war memorials.
  • A south London theatre will link with counterparts in Japan to commemorate the 70th anniversary this year of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.


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