UN identifies UK's world heritage risks

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The UN’s cultural and scientific agency has asked Britain to report on seven of its world heritage sites by February. Unesco could place the sites, including the Tower of London and Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, on its ‘at risk’ register if its concerns are not tackled. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, as well as introducing a new heritage protection bill, addressed spoints raised by Unesco during its annual meeting in July in Quebec. Its concerns include the rerouting of a road at Stonehenge and proposed new buildings in Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town, Bath, Westminster and near the Tower of London.

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