A miscellany of recent news items across the web…

Greater Manchester area…

logo-banner-new5Elizabeth Sibbering – Middleton guided walk

Tonge Hall Meadow Blog

Middleton gateway roads and heritage to get £1.6m facelift

Manchester’s Heaton Park and its historic hall to get £800,000 revamp

Visitor numbers boom at revamped Whitworth gallery

Work starts on uncovering the River Roch in Rochdale town centre

Archaeological dig reveals secrets of gruelling Salford prison

Ancoats Dispensary is saved after mystery donor stumps up last-minute £28,000

Watch: Massive operation to move 2.5 tonne Easter Island statue into Manchester Museum

East Lodge at Rochdale Cemetery restored

Amazing pictures show how Oldham’s Old Town Hall is shaping into cinema in £36m revamp

History team rolls out honour to WW1 fallen

Sir Ninian Comper church given Grade I listed status

Further away…

MackintoshThe dreams of Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Glasgow School of Art: ‘One of the great buildings’

New season of art and crafts classes at Stanton Guildhouse

Blaze destroys antiques at Arts and Crafts Eco Project

Inspiration by Design: the world’s most beautiful books come to Melbourne

Review of ‘Ways to Modernism: Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Their Impact’

Arts and Crafts styles reflected social changes of the early 20th century

Four Design Movements that Formed How We Think

Passionate Design: The American Arts & Crafts Movement