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Puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland
Painting is rehung on a wall at Anglesey Abbey by National Trust staff

Constable revealed at Anglesey Abbey 

The largest known painting by artist John Constable has been brought back to its full glory by our conservators, revealing a long-vanished Thames skyline view. The painting, the Embarkation of George IV from Whitehall: the Opening of Waterloo Bridge, 1817, records the scene on the second anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. It has now returned to display at Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire as part of a celebration of Constable works in its collection.

A young Paul McCartney and John Lennon sit with their guitars next to the fireplace in the front room of 20 Forthlin Road. They are in the process of writing and practicing 'I Saw her Standing There'.

Bringing live music back to the birthplace of the Beatles 

20 Forthlin Road in Liverpool is where four friends became the Beatles, and we've been searching for new artists to bring music back to this historic place. Find out who the winning music acts are and how you can tune in for this once in a lifetime event.


Five-year project to restore and improve Brownsea's habitat begins 

Nestled in Poole Harbour, Dorset, Brownsea Island is embarking on the largest conservation project in the island’s history, to create a better space and the right conditions for nature to thrive, providing a more sustainable future for the conservation of species dependent on its varied habitat. Funded by the Rural Payments Agency under the government’s Countryside Stewardship scheme, the project aims to improve, expand and link up existing wildlife-rich areas of Brownsea.

An artist impression showing how the viaduct could look

Work gets underway on urban sky park 

Plans to create a new urban sky park for Manchester are a step closer to reality with work about to get underway on Castlefield viaduct. Due to open in July, we're aiming to turn the imposing 330 metre steel viaduct into a temporary park in the sky and create a meeting place to benefit people and nature that celebrates the industrial heritage of Castlefield. The pilot phase of this project will see a green space created to stretch half way across the elevation of the viaduct.

Woodland at Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire

Our largest tree planting project at Wimpole 

We're making headway on our target to be carbon net zero by 2030 with our largest tree planting project to date. At the Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire we'll be planting 90,000 trees across the 1,000-hectare site. New woodland, wood pasture and agroforestry will be created as part of the project, which has received funding from the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund and HSBC UK.

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