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UK placed in third tier in global index of free expression
Index on Censorship lists UK as only ‘partially' open’ in every key metric for the year 2021

Ben Quinn

25, Jan, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Plans for visitor centre in Saltaire draws residents’ ire
Angry villagers claim project would be ‘permanent stain’ on Unesco world heritage site in West Yorkshire

Robyn Vinter

05, Dec, 2022 @12:00 AM

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Digested week: Bear Grylls’ opportunity clock is a kick in the beak to all night owls | Lucy Mangan
We late risers get things done too, OK? Meanwhile, my husband may have earned a festive decree nisi

Lucy Mangan

02, Dec, 2022 @11:04 AM

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What links baguettes, bees and bear hunts? All join Unesco ‘human treasures’ list
French delegates at Unesco conference greet announcement with delight, brandishing bread sticks aloft

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

30, Nov, 2022 @1:20 PM

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Mass evictions at Angkor Wat leave 10,000 families facing uncertain future
Cambodian government claims ‘voluntary relocations’ needed for Unesco status, but stallholders say they are being forced out of the site

Fiona Kelliher and Phin Rathana

29, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Great Barrier Reef should be placed on world heritage ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report says
Experts from Unesco and IUCN find climate change threatens reef’s values and work to improve water quality is too slow

Graham Readfearn

28, Nov, 2022 @1:01 PM

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Over-consumption and drought reduce lake in vital Spanish wetland to puddle
Experts and environmentalists say aquifer feeding Doñana national park, a Unesco heritage site, has been overexploited for tourism and to water fruit farms

Sam Jones in Madrid

05, Sep, 2022 @1:38 PM

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Much more than a snack: why the UN owes it to the world to recognise pretzels as a cultural treasure
Pizza, couscous and ginger biscuits already have ‘intangible cultural heritage’ status. How can Unesco deny it to Germany’s knotted breadstick?

29, Aug, 2022 @3:27 PM

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Sacred ground: the ancient grove where Yoruba traditions are reborn
A centuries-old festival on the banks of the Osun River in Nigeria has seen prayers answered down the ages. Now it faces a modern challenge – pollution

Emebiriodo Ugochukwu and Emmanuel Akinwotu

18, Aug, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Durham miners’ hall applies for Unesco world heritage status
Redhills assembly hall, built in 1915, joins group application for same status as pyramids and Taj Mahal

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

03, Aug, 2022 @12:23 PM

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Ukrainian borscht recognised by Unesco with entry on to safeguarding list
UN body adds Ukrainian borscht-making to list of intangible cultural heritage that includes Neapolitan pizza-slinging

Ashifa Kassam

01, Jul, 2022 @5:40 PM

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Marseille, Alexandria and Istanbul prepare for Mediterranean tsunami
Risk of significant tsunami within next 30 years is nearly 100%, Unesco says, as it urges coastal cities to become ‘tsunami-ready’

Karen McVeigh

23, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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