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  • Open air swimming is back in vogue and Lottery investment is helping make it happen.
  • Here be Dragons! Wildlife charity Froglife are launching their River Nene Dragon Finder project in Peterborough today.
  • Sir James Paget, the surgeon from Great Yarmouth who dedicated his life to studying some of the diseases rife during the Victorian era is to be the focus of a Sharing Heritage project.
  • HLF Chief Executive, Carole Souter, talks about National Lottery funded projects drawing in new audiences just months after opening.
  • The first ever British Grand Prix, won by the French duo Louis Wagner and Robert Sénéchal, was held at the Brooklands race track in Surrey in 1926.
  • As HLF announces £4.9million to transform Belfast’s historic Harland and Wolff HQ – birthplace of HMS Belfast and RMS Titanic – into a 4...
  • So, if you’re a bat fan you’ll want to head to the Batscape project that is about to get underway. Run by The Tees...
  • It’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month and Manchester is holding the first ever national festival focused on the history and legacy of these communities.
  • 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.

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