Urgent action is needed to protect our crumbling coastline before it's too late. That's the warning tonight after large stretches of cliff have collapsed in the past few months.
Extreme weather and rising sea levels have caused the problem, but the National Trust says we now have to take action - before the coastline we love is lost forever. Sarah Cooper reports.
Planning to protect coastal areas from rising sea levels and extreme weather is urgently needed according to the National Trust.
Birling Gap in East Sussex experienced the equivalent of seven years of erosion this winter, leaving buildings teetering on the edge of the cliff.
The National Trust say many of its sites have been 'battered' by storms and 'hit hard' by high tides this winter.
Simon Pryor, natural environment director at the Trust said, "Hard defences will always have their place, but the winter storms that hit many coastal places hard have provided a valuable reminder that they have a limited life.
"Where we can we need to give natural processes that have formed our coast the space to work, and create areas where the coastline can realign as the sea levels rise."
A bat normally found on the continent has been discovered in the UK for the first time, in West Sussex, experts said.Read the full story ›
Peter Miller from High Speed 2 Limited has responded to concerns raised by the National Trust that the proposed rail link will seriously damage historic properties in the region.
Concerns over the high speed rail link - HS2 - took a new twist today - with The National Trust saying it feared the route would badly affect historic land and property.
The Government wants to build the £32 billion pound scheme from London to Birmingham - but there are many opponents.
The Trust says four key historic sites will be seriously affected by the route through Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire - tourist attractions like Claydon House, Waddesdon Manor, Hartwell House and Coombe Hill.
Our transport correspondent Mike Pearse reports.
Mike Pearse spoke to Ian Wilson from the National Trust.
The National Trust is outlining concerns about the impact of the new high speed rail line from London to Birmingham.Read the full story ›
Police have released CCTV of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the theft of plates from a National Trust property.Read the full story ›
The National Trust has launched a campaign to show children that ditching their computer games and enjoying the great outdoors can be more fun.
And to prove the point the Trust invited a group of youngsters to The Vyne near Basingstoke to show them how to climb trees, use rope swings and test their courage on the zip wire.
A host of celebrities are backing a campaign by the National Trust to buy a stretch of Dover's famous white cliffs. The Trust launched a public appeal last month to raise the 1.2 million needed to buy the land which is around a mile long.
Kent based presenter Paul O Grady, Dover born singer Joss Stone, Dame Vera Lynn and Dame Judi Dench are among the celebrities backing the campaign. The charity says they've already raised nearly half the money needed.
The National Trust has launched an appeal to raise £1.2 million to preserve part of the White Cliffs of Dover that has been put up for sale.Read the full story ›