Buffer zones preventing high rise development next to any of Britain's 24 world heritage sites are to be announced today.
The sites include Liverpool's waterfront, the Tower of London, Westminster Palace, maritime Greenwich and Bath - The Financial Times
The lack of a masterplan and budget for the Thames Gateway is severely restricting progress on the scheme to regenerate areas east of London and accommodate the capital's growth, according to an influential report published today.The government's failure to produce any detailed programme for the construction of the main developments in the Thames Gateway almost four years after the regeneration initiative was launched is a 'serious error of judgment', the report from Hornagold & Hills, management consultants, said - The Financial Times
Stainless steel slides are among a growing list of metal objects to have vanished in Japan in a spate of thefts police are blaming on the insatiable appetite for scrap metal in booming China. Last year 5,700 similar robberies were reported in locations as far apart as Shizuoka, Hiroshima and Okinawa, the national police agency said - The Guardian
Hundreds of tearful and angry protesters gathered outside a youth community centre in Copenhagen yesterday to watch as a hydraulic excavator tore into the building, bringing to an end more than 100 years of political history. The 'Ungdomshuset' or Youth House which once hosted Vladimir Lenin, has been the focus of street riots in recent days following the eviction of squatters from the building which has been sold to a rightwing Christian sect - The Guardian
People in urban areas would do better to use the washing machine at a lower temperature than buy a wind turbine, scientists said yesterday. The experts praised David Cameron, the Conservative leader, for setting example by investing in green technology, but said he could go further by cutting electrical consumption - The Times