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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.

Weekend's Great South Run attracts 25,000 athletes

World class athletes are taking part in the Great South Run Credit: Great South Run

Portsmouth and Southsea will play host to a festival of sport as up to 25,000 people get set to take part in the Great South Run this weekend.

With four events across two days including the flagship 10-mile run, there will be something for all ages and abilities in the south’s biggest running event.

Triple Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba will make her 10-mile road race debut to take on the best of British in the Great South Run, in its 27th staging.

The Ethiopian world champion distance runner returns to the UK following her third-place finish in September’s Great North Run half marathon.

The 31-year-old’s opposition in the world’s leading ten-mile event will be an almost entirely domestic field.

The Isle of Wight's Jess Andrews, Olympic marathon representative Aly Dixon, Lily Partridge, Charlotte Purdue, Beth Potter and Eli Kirk lead a stellar cast of Britain’s best distance running talent along with European half marathon silver medallist Veronica Inglese.

In the men’s race, Andy Vernon will be seeking to follow his Great Birmingham Run half marathon victory with success in his home event.

Vernon will take on Aldershot, Farnham and District teammate Chris Thompson in a bid to become the first British male winner since Mo Farah in 2009.


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.

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