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English Heritage has added another 98 'outstanding historic buildings' to a list of 1,500 Grade I and Grade II* structures on its Buildings at Risk register.

Although 114 were taken off the list in the last year, the register contains around 4% of the total of the nation's most important listed structures.

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has published a consultation paper to seek views on updating laws covering the historic environment.

Protecting Our Historic Environment: Making the System Work Better includes questions asking if the present system for listing buildings should be retained or changed.

Fewer engineers and scientists are joining the nuclear industry and a skills shortage affecting the industry and regulators alike could be looming, according to the Chief Inspector of Nuclear Installations and head of the Health & Safety Executive's Nuclear Safety Directorate Laurence Williams.

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