A miscellany of heritage and architecture news over the past month…

Greater Manchester…

Four town centres in the Rochdale borough are at risk of losing their charm, according to Historic England

Hands off our Tudor treasure crest! – George Shaw of Saddleworth

Future of Ellenroad Steam Museum hangs in the balance after unexpected £7,000 water bill

Manchester’s best modern buildings: Citylabs, One St Peter’s Square and MMU’s Birley Campus all win top honours

Manchester’s £25m Home is a sorely missed architectural opportunity

Bolton’s young acknowledge WW1 sacrifice

VE Day in pictures: Looking back at how Stockport marked the end of the war in Europe in 1945

History of Didsbury Library to be explored during centenary celebrations

Manchester Museum: Quirkiest wedding venue in the city?

Historic Ashton Town Hall closes as major work gets underway

New film about the history of Trafford Park

Demolition work at Woodford Aerodrome home of the Lancaster Bomber

Bolton Town Hall – give this other plan a chance

Bolton Civic Trust’s thoughts on Town Hall plans

New Kingfisher Trail to star one of Britain’s best loved birds

Radcliffe Tower – ‘Last chance’

Further afield…

Brian Cox welcomes boost for Jodrell Bank

£2.4million funding bid for Pendle Hill

The street that might win the Turner prize: how Assemble are transforming Toxteth

You favourite architect or artist on the next £20 banknote?

Making the grade: Newly listed post-war office buildings

Church that gave refuge to Charles I and inspired TS Eliot in need of rescue

UK heritage sites to receive £98m lottery cash boost

National Trust calls for footpath around English coast

How the ancient city of Palmyra looked before the fighting – in pictures