Ancient architecture in Palmyra, Syria. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Syrian city of Palmyra - a Unesco world heritage site - by the group’s militants. Islamic State are(...)

Van Morrison from the cover shoot for his album Moondance. Photograph: Elliott Landy/Rhino

(...) as it’s encoded in the music? So much of your musical heritage is gospel music. Even a song like(...)

Virgin was the UK’s first so-called “quadruple play” provider, offering TV, internet, landline and mobile bundles

Malone. And the two have a similar heritage, having emerged from what was previously NTL. In fact, Virgin(...)

The potato salad bowl is always licked clean

(...) this recipe. It’s fantastic if you’ve grown your own lovely heritage varieties, such as the purple(...)

 Detail from “The Relief of the Light Brigade” by Richard Caton Woodville.  Courtesy of the National Army Museum, London

(...) survives and preserves a link with its heritage by hosting regular music sessions. Trumpeters be warned(...)

 Maureen Smith with her son Seán and grandson Noah (12) at Sandymount, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Council’s playgrounds, was concerned when a survey by the National Heritage Council found a huge increase(...)

Aer Arann Islands owner Pádraig Ó Céidigh said he was ‘devastated’ at the decision and said it represented a blow to the islands. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh, has agreed to meet an Aran Islands delegation next Tuesday over his decision to award the State’(...)

For 600 years Skellig Michael  was a centre of monastic life for Irish Christian monks. The Celtic monastery, which is situated almost at the summit of the 230-metre-high rock, became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1996. File photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

State agencies responsible for the Unesco world heritage site at Skellig Michael over permission for(...)

From swastika launderettes to sailing wags, its all in heritage week 3:02

Heritage Week runs until the 30th of August with a huge variety of talks and events on across the(...)

18th-century philosopher David Hume regarded Scots as merely a “corrupt dialect”. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

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