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Council inaction worse for Grimsby’s image than Sacha Baron Cohen film

Friday 20 May: Sign the petition to get North East Lincolnshire Council to designate a new conservation area to prevent the demolition of internationally important buildings in what was once the largest fishing port in the world.

Hortons’ Estate presented with Birmingham & West Midlands Group Conservation Award

Tuesday 17 May: Hortons’ Estate presented with inaugural Conservation Award for its work restoring the façade of the Grade II*-listed Grand, on Birmingham’s Colmore Row.

Nominate 2016’s Top Ten Endangered Buildings

Thursday 5 May: Nominations close Friday 1 July. An updated campaigning guide accompanies this year's search to encourage people to fight for the buildings they are concerned about.

‘Big Ben’ investment welcomed

Tuesday 26 April: Three years of urgent restoration work will be carried out on the Grade I-listed Elizabeth Tower designed by architects Charles Barry and Augustus Welby Pugin. The work includes repainting stonework surrounding the clock faces in the original colours.

Hotel plan for Cardiff Coal Exchange

Friday 8 April: Developer announces plan for Cardiff's Grade II* Coal Exchange.

Save Salford’s Black Horse Hotel!

Wednesday 6 April: Salford Council has approved plans to demolish the Victorian Black Horse Hotel to build a 22 storey tower within Salford’s Crescent Conservation Area.

Damaging scheme for former Whiteleys building approved

Wednesday 30 March: The decision to approve a damaging scheme for Whiteleys will leave this part of West London architecturally poorer.

Victorian Society President, Lord Briggs of Lewes, has died

Wednesday 16 March: Lord Briggs was an eminent historian of the Victorian period and will be much missed. The Society’s condolences go out to his family.

Secretary of State must ‘call-in’ damaging Ealing redevelopment

Thursday 10 March: The redevelopment of an entire block within Ealing Town Centre Conservation Area set a precedent threatening the survival of conservation areas nationwide.

Ealing Council must reject redevelopment plans

Friday 19 February: A major redevelopment of an entire block within Ealing Town Centre Conservation Area would have an ‘irrevocable and negative impact’ on central Ealing’s ‘fundamental character and appearance’ - leaving the conservation area so devalued that it loses all meaning.

The Grand Hotel wins new Birmingham and West Midlands Group award

Thursday 11 February: The restoration of facade of The Grand Hotel in Birmingham has won the Victorian Society’s Birmingham and the West Midlands Group’s first conservation award for work on Victorian and Edwardian buildings in the region.

Traffic tunnel plan poses massive threat to London’s historic buildings

Tuesday 9 February: Transport for London should carefully consider the huge loss of historic London buildings that the plan would be likely to cause.

Extension plans for listed Louisa Ryland House opposed

Friday 29 January: The Victorian Society is objecting to Graftongate Properties’ plans for a double height roof extension for Grade II listed Louisa Ryland House in the centre of Birmingham

Stop the ‘Paddington Pole’!

Friday 22 January: The Victorian Society is strongly objecting to plans to demolish the former Royal Mail sorting office to build the 72 storey ‘Paddington pole’. The proposals entail the complete loss of the existing handsome building and would cause ‘substantial harm’ to the setting of nearby listed buildings and the conservation area.

Historic London buildings set for demolition under Crossrail 2 plans

Sunday 3 January: Imposing buildings in Victoria, off Oxford Street and Wimbledon are among those which may be lost. The public has until Friday 8 January 2016 to examine maps of the areas under threat and respond to the consultation.

Reverse ‘heritage vandalism’ of listed Birmingham building

Tuesday 15 December 2015: Birmingham City Council must take fresh action against the owner of the Grade II listed Zara’s restaurant on Broad Street.

Charity plans to demolish early social housing in Chelsea

Monday 7 December 2015: The Victorian Society is objecting to Affinity Sutton Homes’ application to demolish Sutton Dwellings - a 1913 social housing scheme in Chelsea. The public can comment on the planning application before consultation closes on 11 December.

Action needed to save nationally important gothic revival chapel

Thursday 26 November 2015: The Victorian Society and the Pugin Society are asking Hastings Borough Council to take action to prevent further damage to a Grade II* listed chapel designed by Edward Pugin .

Victorian Society Christmas gift membership offer

Thursday 19 November 2015: Give a gift that lasts longer than a year – membership of the Victorian Society. Memberships bought now last until the end of February 2017!

Reading University should abandon plans to demolish hall used in WWI

Wednesday 11 November 2015: The University of Reading should mark Remembrance Day by abandoning plans to demolish a hall of residence which housed Royal Air Corps cadets during the First World War.

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