Portland little tern study reveals epic journeys
31 July 2015
Conservationists studying little terns nesting on The Crown Estate's Chesil Beach have discovered that during their migrations two of the nesting residents have notched up over 100,000 km each.
Gary Thompson, Coastal Manager, said: “We are delighted to have been able to support the little tern project since its inception and today’s fantastic news of its continued success demonstrates what can be achieved through dedication and working in partnership.”
The Chesil Beach Little Tern Project is a partnership between RSPB, Natural England, Crown Estate, Portland Court Leet, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the Chesil and Fleet Nature Reserve.
Burberry autumn/winter 2015 campaign shot in St James’s
24 June 2015
The Burberry autumn/winter 2015 campaign has just completed shooting in St James’s, London.
Featuring an all British cast of 12 models, musicians and actors, the talent includes model Ella Richards, granddaughter of Keith Richards, actress Holliday Grainger, model/actress Amber Anderson, musician Tom Odell and actor Harry Treadaway.
Windsor Great Park staff from awarded the Royal Victorian Medal
24 June 2015
We are delighted to announce that The Crown Estate’s Nicholas Matthews, Mobile Park Warden, and Brian Dixon, Water Services Operative, have both been awarded The Royal Victorian Medal in Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday honours.
‘Moos, Milk’ educational day in Somerset
09 June 2015
Eastbury Farm near Minehead opened its gates to children in the latest in a series of educational events held across our rural estates.
The event attracted up 350 children from 12 local schools, who were there to see first hand life on a modern dairy farm and learn about farming as a career.
Environmental charity the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) was also on hand to show how the farm combines dairy production with taking a positive approach to the environment.
Pink Floyd unveils second Regent Street Heritage Plaque
28 May 2015
Roger Waters and Nick Mason, the founding band members of iconic rock group Pink Floyd, today unveiled the second Regent Street Heritage Plaque to mark the site of the former Regent Street Polytechnic at 309 Regent Street where they met.
While studying architecture between 1962 and 1965, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Richard Wright met and formed the band.
Maritime archaeological discoveries on the West coast of Scotland
15 May 2015
A community-based underwater archaeology project funded by The Crown Estate has uncovered a wide range of finds, including flying boats, stone anchors, shipwrecks and coastal heritage sites on Scotland’s west coast.
Project SAMPHIRE is led by WA Coastal & Marine in partnership with RCAHMS and the Flinders University of South Australia. In 2013 we announced a further £75,000 over two years.
RSPB call for volunteers for Portland little terns
08 May 2015
The RSPB are calling for volunteers to help warden the little tern colony at Portland from late May to the end of July.
Gary Thompson, Asset Manager, said: “We are pleased to continue to support this project which has seen the only little tern colony in the south west increase from 10 to 33 breeding pairs; which of course is mainly due to the dedicated, diligent and tireless work of the wardens and volunteers.”
Crown Estate specialists address All Energy conference
06 May 2015
Crown Estate experts are presenting and contributing at the All Energy conference in Glasgow across a range of topics including the offshore wind industry, wave and tidal and carbon capture and storage.
Our contributors include Huub den Rooijen, Ronnie Quinn, John Stevenson and Shabana Ahmed.
Windsor Great Park marks VE Day Celebrations
06 May 2015
This Friday, 8 May, the Principal Beacon commemorating the 70th anniversary of VE Day will be lit in Windsor Great Park. The lighting of the beacon signals the moment at which over two hundred further beacons across the UK, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man will also be ignited.
The event marks the start of a week of celebrations for all those who took part in the Second World War in Europe, both on the Home Front and overseas.
New design for 2015 Regent Street Christmas lights
05 May 2015
This year the famous Regent Street Christmas lights are being redesigned by ACT Lighting Design.
Intended as an immersive experience, each element will continuously evolve thanks to tailored video animations, projections and lights, and come the end of 2015 Christmas shoppers will be able to walk under a ‘golden way’ along the street.