POLITICS

The King’s Speech and Archaeology [A short story]

Thin pickings for the UK Heritage sector in the King's Speech.   Comedian and writer Alexei Sayle opened his set at the Secret Policeman's Ball by telling the audience, "My name is...

Home Office Plan for Dambusters Base RAF Scampton Remains Dogged by Archaeological Controversy

Lead Image: thePipeLine Ahead of a Judicial Review sought by the local authority into the controversial decision by Home...

TREASURE ACT AMENDMENT: GAMECHANGER OR GAME OVER FOR REGULATING METAL DETECTING?

A canny application of Nudge Theory to save important archaeological artefacts for the nation's museums, or a case...

BEN HOUCHEN, DYNAMITE DORRIES & THE DORMAN LONG TOWER- A Cautionary Tale

Header Image: The Dorman Long Tower in 2011 As we pass the first anniversary of the demolition of...

ARCHAEOLOGY MISSING AS ENVIRO GROUPS PROMISE ACTION OVER KWARTENG DEREGULATION

Leadership bodies in UK archaeology appears silent as the evidence increases that the administration of UK Prime Minister...

SKETCH: STONEHENGE ROW TURNED UP TO ELEVEN IN WESTMINSTER HALL [AT LEAST AMONG THE CONSERVATIVES]

By the end of business in Parliament on Tuesday Transport Secretary Chis Grayling could have been forgiven for feeling as if he had...

MUSICAL CHAIRS AT DCMS AS MATHEW HANCOCK BECOMES CULTURE SECRETARY

  On of the most high profile public successes of newly appointed Culture Secretary Mathew Hancock MP involved a Medieval Chapel.  However, before archaeologists and...

BACKGROUNDER: IS TURKEY OF A LAUNCH PLAN PUTTING ENGLISH HERITAGE JOBS AT RISK?

This Christmas, well over one hundred staff at English Heritage, the custodian of over 400 of England's most important historic sites, are wondering if...

CIfA SUPPORTS ENVIRONMENTAL AMENDMENT AS EU WITHDRAWAL BILL RETURNS TO PARLIAMENT

As Parliament returns after its short November recess, to begin the committee stage of the contentious EU withdrawal bill, the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists...

ARCHAEOLOGY VOTES 2017: thePIPELINE TALKS TO GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE HELEN GEAKE

Helen Geake and her team of Green Party Canvassers With the UK General Election just days away millions of people, including archaeologists, are making the...

GARDEN BRIDGE HAS FALLEN DOWN SO SAYS MARGARET [AND IT IS THE FAULT OF BORIS JOHNSON’S CHUMOCRACY]

Ordinary Londoners mourn the loss of the Garden Bridge  Less than a month ago, on 8 April Mayor of London Sadiq Khan published the...