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  • 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.
  • The spire at Holy Trinity Southchurch in Southend-on-Sea has been victim to local woodpeckers and the coastal weather. However, a project to carry out urgent repairs will soon be underway.
  • In the nineties a unique part of Rochdale’s heritage was uncovered – sparking surprise and interest. Now, nearly two decades later, it’s set to become an integral part of the regeneration of the town centre.
  • Matt Cox, Youth Engagement Officer at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, shares his views on the importance of engaging young people with their natural heritage and...
  • This year, the capital will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of the London boroughs.


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