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The National Trust will reopen some gardens and parks in England and Northern Ireland from June 3rd.

The National Trust will reopen some gardens and parks in England and Northern Ireland from June 3rd.

The Trust says it will open nearly 30 sites. More locations are expected to…

Government publishes new advisory note, but says each venue should make its own decisions about when their facilities are ready to be opened to the public.

The Government has announced that facilities in England associated with outdoor sports and physical activities can reopen from 13 May 2020. Facilities which are permitted to reopen include playing fields, tennis courts, golf courses and facilities for outdoor water sports. Playgrounds and…

Heritage and cultural organisations have particular concerns about protecting collections and managing security during the pandemic

While many offices were rapidly closed down because of COVID-19, people caring for historic buildings and museum collections are having to consider complex measures to protect fragile items during the pandemic.

Heritage organisations have closed all their facilities to the public. The…

Charities ranging from a puppy training centre to a library hit by extreme weather

Storms Ciara and Dennis have left a trail of damage to charity properties across the UK. As charities start to assess the impacts of the extreme weather on their buildings and properties and on their ability to deliver services to stakeholders, this article provides a snapshot of some of the…

Health chiefs in Teesside say their older hospital buildings are vulnerable to extreme weather impacts

Storm Ciara caused an estimated £20,000 worth of damage to the University Hospital of North Tees in Stockton and the University Hospital of Hartlepool when it hit the UK on February 10, 2020.

Now …

Nearly 3m workers to get pay increases

The government has announced a 6.2% rise in the National Living Wage from April 2020, representing an increase of four times the rate of inflation. 

The National Living Wage is an obligatory minimum wage paid to workers in the UK aged 25 and above.  

From April, a full-time worker…

Closure will enable roof repairs and strategy rethink

The Royal Cornwall Museum in Turo is to close for eight months from 12 January.  

During the closure, the museum will undertake urgent roof repairs costing some £100,000, as well as wider modernisation work. The museum says its ageing…

Energy regulator opens consultation on new checks to protect business and domestic customers

The energy regulator Ofgem says energy suppliers could be forced to submit to financial audits under new proposals designed to better regulate the energy market. 

Ofgem has opened a consultation on new regulations for energy suppliers. The proposals…