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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.

Giving the past a future - our heritage at risk

They're some of our most treasured landmarks, but all too often they're suffering neglect and decay.

Today, Historic England revealed the latest additions to its "at risk" register, including buildings, monuments, parks and a whole area of Brighton.

Malcolm Shaw spoke to Alma Howell of Historic England, and project manager Simon Ross, to find out how our heritage can be saved.

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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.

Heritage South east - why it's important to save our listed buildings

Britain's built environment still needs a lot of looking after. That's the conclusion of the latest "At Risk" register issued by English Heritage today.

But they say that a third of all endangered buildings that were in trouble five years ago, are now in good shape - including Margate's famous wooden scenic railway.

Andy Brown is the Planning Director of Historic England in the South East.
He spoke to Fred from the Isle of Sheppey in Kent and explained why it was so important that listed buildings were saved for the nation.

Heritage: Coastal defences sites 'at risk'

Britain's fragile architectural heritage still needs a lot of looking after. That's the conclusion of the latest "At Risk" register issued by English Heritage today. But the good news us that a a third of all endangered buildings that were in trouble five years ago, are now in good shape. Kerry Swain reports on the picture in the west of the Meridian region.

Fred spoke with Andy Brown, the planning director of Historic England and began by asking him why so many coastal defence sites were at risk.

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