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Nearly 40 historic sites to be considered for inclusion on UK's UNESCO submission By Pete Hayman

Nearly 40 UK locations have put themselves forward to be considered for World Heritage Site status, according to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Tourism minister John

Penrose has published a list of applications for the country's Tentative List of the 38 sites looking to be included in the UK's submission of candidates to UNESCO in 2011. Among the sites bidding are

the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter; Historic Lincoln; Merthyr Tydfi l, Wales; Offa's Dyke on the Anglo-Welsh border; and the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean. Brunel's Great Western

Railway; Chatham Dockyard, Kent; the Dover Strait; Jodrell


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Jodrell Bank is one of the 38 sites vying for world heritage status

Bank Observatory near Manchester; the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads and the Lake District are also among the bids that will now be assessed by an independent panel. Penrose said: "Any list that

includes Jodrell Bank, the Forth Bridge, Blackpool and the Turks

and Caicos Islands certainly doesn't lack variety. "But what all 38 sites have in

common is a wow factor and a cultural resonance that makes them real contenders to sit alongside The Pyramids and Red Square in this most distinguished of gatherings."

Work underway on £750m Scottish golf scheme By Pete Hayman

Work has now started on US billionaire Donald Trump's new £750m golf resort at the Menie Estate, Scotland. According to the BBC, heavy

machinery has now moved onto the site after plans for the scheme's championship golf course, driving range, short game area and putting green were given the green light. Full planning consent for the

latest stage of the project was approved by Aberdeenshire Council's Formartine committee on 29 June, with a guarantee to

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Construction work on the golfi ng element has now started on site

reinstate the site if the golf course is not completed. Further applications, relating

to the hotel and housing parts of Trump's golf resort develop- ment, are yet to be determined.


council said: "The committee heard the application before them would only allow construction of the champion- ship golf course to begin."

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