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Major step forward in restoration of Palace of Westminster

Thursday 18 June: The Victorian Society has welcomed today’s report on the different options for the restoration of the Palace of Westminster.

Strand demolition plans ‘called-in’

Wednesday 10 June: We welcome reports that Greg Clark has taken the unusual step of ‘calling-in’ King’s College London’s plan to demolish its historic Strand buildings. The scheme will now be assessed at a public inquiry.

Job vacancy: Churches Conservation Adviser

Wednesday 27 May: We've got a vacancy for a Churches Conservation Adviser. Full-time, based in London. Salary band £23,000 to £28,000 + pension pro rata

Nominate the most endangered buildings in England and Wales 2015

Tuesday 26 May: Nominate buildings for our Top Ten most endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales by Wednesday 1 July.

Emergency meeting to save ‘best preserved Victorian home in the north’

Friday 22 May: The Victorian Society and Leeds Civic Trust have joined forces to try and save the exceptional interiors of the Grade II*-listed Spenfield House.

Haggerston Baths sale should ensure public access

Friday 22 May: The Victorian Society has welcomed the news that Haggerston Baths have been put up for sale after years of inaction by Hackney Council.

King’s College London re-think on Strand demolition welcomed

Thursday 21 May: King’s College London has stated that it has ‘recognised the groundswell of opinion’ over its planned demolition of its historic Strand buildings.

Save Rawtenstall town hall!

Monday 18 May: The Victorian Society is urging Rossendale Council not to demolish Rawtenstall’s former town hall.

Shipton Bellinger letter published in The Telegraph

Tuesday 14 April: A letter clarifying our position on the removal of the font from St Peter’s church in Shipton Bellinger has been published in The Telegraph.

King’s College London plans to demolish Strand buildings

Tuesday 14 April: The Society argues that the ‘damaging’ plan will lead to a ‘blander’ London without creating enough space to provide a long-term solution to the College’s desire to expand.

Saving Cornwall’s heritage brought into election debate

Friday 10 April: The Victorian Society has written to those standing for election as St Austell and Newquay’s next MP asking them to sign its petition calling on Cornwall Council to save the Old Rectory, St Columb Major.

Council plans to demolish pier while locals wait for lottery funding

Thursday 2 April: Conwy Council plans to demolish the majority of the listed Colwyn Bay pier.

Great news for Manchester’s Ancoats Dispensary

Wednesday 1 April: The Victorian Society welcomes the news that work can start on the grade II-listed Ancoats Dispensary after £28,000 was given by a mystery donor.

EW Godwin building demolished in Bristol

Friday 27 March: The Homes and Community Agency has demolished an EW Godwin Building in Britsol

Piccadilly’s listed porter’s rest stolen?

Friday 27 March: A Grade II-listed ‘porter’s rest’ has disappeared from the streets of London’s busy west end.

Giant corporation wants to bulldoze Victorian country house for a car park

Friday 27 March: Multinational company, Syngenta, has submitted plans to demolish a Victorian country house, Dalton Grange.

Victorian Society welcomes idea of Museum of London move to Smithfield General Market

Friday 27 March: The Victorian Society has welcomed, in principle, the Museum of London’s ambition to move into Smithfield General Market by 2021.

Mayor must save one of famous Bristol architect’s last remaining works from demolition

Wednesday 18 March: The Victorian Society is calling on the Mayor of Bristol, George Ferguson, to step in to save the former Avon Ambulance Service headquarters in the Old Market Bristol was designed by the eminent Bristol architect, E W Godwin.

Cornwall Council petitioned to save Victorian architectural gem

Thursday 12 March: The Victorian Society has today launched a petition urging Cornwall Council to ensure that this irreplaceable Cornish architectural gem is saved.

Palace of Westminster cost fears cloud judgement

Wednesday 4 March: The Victorian Society argues that the issues should be coolly considered after the next election.

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