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Celebrating Development-Led Archaeology

English Heritage is leading an initiative to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the introduction of  Planning Policy Guidance Note 16, Archaeology and Planning (now replaced by NPPF) which introduced a robust system for development-led archaeology in England. The intention is to hold an event (with an accompanying publication) later in 2015 to explore the achievements […]

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FAME Winter Newsletter

FAME has released its winter newsletter (FAME News 17). This includes news of the recent FAME Board decision to invite commercial archaeological organisations based in the Republic of Ireland to join our organisation. Updates are also provided on our activities and liaison with key sector organisations including English Heritage and the IfA. The newsletter can […]

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Which Archaeologist? FAME guidance on the Procurement of Archaeological Services

FAME has re-released its guidance on the procurement of archaeological services. The purpose of the document is to foster an intelligent approach to the purchase of archaeological services as part of the development process. The guidance is intended to establish parity with the approach that clients would employ to purchase other professional input for their […]

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Historic Environment Scotland Bill passed by Scottish Government

The Historic Environment Scotland Bill was passed by the Scottish Government yesterday evening. This will bring into being a new body called Historic Environment Scotland  which will be responsible for investigating, caring for and promoting Scotland’s historic environment and which will take over many of the functions currently undertaken by Historic Scotland and RCAHMS. For […]

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Sir Jocelyn Stevens

Former English Heritage Chairman, Sir Jocelyn Stevens, died on 9 October 2014.  Obituaries can be found at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11158471/Sir-Jocelyn-Stevens-obituary.html http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/oct/14/sir-jocelyn-stevens http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/obituaries/article4235686.ece Malcolm Cooper CEO, Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers

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IfA welcomes English Heritage announcement

The IfA has welcomed the announcement of English Heritage’s restructuring. In summary it stated: IfA congratulates English Heritage on having successfully negotiated its future governance and funding with UK government. Discussions have been protracted, but statements issued today indicate that they have been productive. There is significantly improved investment promised for the English Heritage charity […]

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New Model for English Heritage finally announced by the Heritage Minister

Following some delay the Heritage Minister, Ed Vaizey, has announced today the much anticipated restructuring of English Heritage. As expected, the heritage body will be split into two separate organisations – a charitable body which will manage the historic property portfolio and  separate body to undertake statutory duties and providing expert advice on the historic […]

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New Members for FAME

We a very pleased to announce that FAME has been strengthened by two new members. We would like to welcome the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), whose most recent projects have included the recent very high profile project (undertaken in collaboration with the Richard III Society and Leicester City Council) to locate the grave […]

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