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Historic England aims to restore our heritage

They are some of our most treasured landmarks, but all too often they are suffering neglect and decay. Historic England has revealed the latest additions to its "at risk" register.

For the first time, a whole area of Brighton has been included. So how can our heritage be saved? Malcolm Shaw has been finding out.

Historic gems added to 'at risk' register

The Gothic Temple at Shotover Park in Oxfordshire Credit: English Heritage

The Bell Tower at Chichester Cathedral, Mersham Court Barn in Kent and Fort Purbrook in Hampshire are among the 28 historic gems newly added to Historic England's Heritage At Risk Register 2016 in the South East.

However 53 entries have been successfully removed from the Register this year in the South East including the Gothic Temple at Shotover Park in Oxfordshire, Sheerness Dockyard Houses in Kent, and the Romano-British villa site in West Sussex.

Saltdean Lido is under reconstruction Credit: ITV

Historic England's Heritage At Risk Register gives an annual snapshot of the condition of some of the South East's most important historic buildings, sites, monuments and places.

Over the past year, Historic England has offered £471,000 in grants to help 13 of the region's best loved and most important historic sites.


Fundraisers sleep outdoors on 'Byte Night' to raise £150k for fight against youth homelessness

Volunteer fundraisers during 'Byte Night' in Reading last year Credit: Byte Night video

More than a hundred and fifty people will sleep outdoors in Reading tonight to raise money to tackle youth homelessness.

Many of those at the tenth annual 'Byte Night' at Forbury Gardens are from local IT firms. They're hoping to hit a target of raising £150,000 in sponsorship money. Since the first event in Reading in 2007 they have raised one million pounds for the charity Action for Children. The cash will pay for counselling and support for young people at organisations including Here4Me in Newbury.

There are ten other locations across the country holding similar 'sleep out' fundraising events.

Sally Hanson the Chair of the Action for Children 'Byte Night' board said it was a very worthy cause.

Strong winds close the i360 tower on Brighton beach

Strong winds have closed the i360. The moving observation tower - the tallest in the world - is on Brighton beach. Staff are closely monitoring the weather and say it is due to improve soon.

Brighton's i360 observation tower - the tallest moving one in the world Credit: ITV Meridian

Only last month, the attraction broke down as part of "teething problems" leaving passengers stuck in the viewing pod. Specialist engineers were called in to work on it.

The i360 opened in August and is expected to welcome around 70,000 visitors a year who can enjoy panoramic views of the Sussex coastline and South Downs national park. The pod climbs to 450 feet (138 metres).

Managing England is 'the ultimate job' says Cherries boss

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has said he is "committed" to the Premier League club but reiterated his belief that managing England is "the ultimate job".

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is a leading candidate to replace Sam Allardyce. Credit: PA Images

Howe was one of the leading candidates to replace Roy Hodgson when he stepped down as England boss in the summer and is now being linked with the post again following Sam Allardyce's shock departure.

The 38-year-old has previously said he would relish the chance to coach England one day but insisted this morning that he has not heard from the Football Association, while reaffirming his commitment to Bournemouth.

Eddie Howe said he needed to show loyalty to the players who had committed to him and the club. Credit: PA Images

They haven't come to me and my message is very similar. I am committed here, I love the job.

The England job is the ultimate job, I have signed players very recently and I am committed to them. I need to show them the same loyalty that they showed me. It's all hypothetical.

– Eddie Howe, Bournemouth manager


Iconic Harry Potter house in Berkshire goes on market

Fans now have the chance of owning what is arguably the ultimate Harry Potter collectible and one of the most famous houses in the world, the home of Harry Potter and his cupboard under the stairs.

The property in Picket Post Close in Bracknell, known as 4 Privet Drive in the film, was selected out of hundreds of houses around the UK to become the home of Harry's Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley Dursley.

Although the house itself only features in the first film, it was recreated along with the entire street in a studio for the remaining phenomenally successful series.

Enquiries about the house, which is on the market for £475,000, have been coming in from around the world.

Mel Bloor's been having a look around:

Michelle Keegan opens Southampton Boat Show 2016

Michelle Keegan sets things off at the 2016 Southampton Boat Show

The actress and former Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan has opened proceedings at this year's Southampton Boat Show in Hampshire.

'Speech, speech' Michelle Keegan says a few words to mark boat show launch

“I am thrilled to be opening the Southampton Boat Show this year. As an avid fan of all types of activity on the water, I’m really excited to spend some time at the Show, soaking up the atmosphere and experiencing some of the brilliant attractions on offer.”

– Michelle Keegan, Actress

"We’re delighted to welcome Michelle to the Show this year. As Britain’s biggest boating festival, the Southampton Boat Show is a much-loved event and one of the leaders in the global boating calendar.

"The Show attracts visitors from those new to boating to avid sailors as well as a host of famous names, and we’re thrilled that Michelle will be joining us to help open the Show.”

– Murray Ellis, British Marine Boat Shows Managing Director
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