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A photo of a small silver knight's head against a green vintage bus at Greater Manchester Transport Museum

"It may be on sale on eBay": Museum appeals to Manchester public to help find stolen "knight in shining armour"

A museum is appealing to the public to help track down "heartless" thieves who stole a precious four-inch high silver bust of a knight’s head from a locked cabinet.

A photograph of a gun carriage

Blast from the past - unique gun carriage of 17th century ship dredged from deep off Southend Pier

A unique Charles II gun carriage estimated to weigh a ton has been brought ashore from its resting place off Southend Pier, Essex.

A museum photo of the Bluebird Electric Car which broke the electric world speed

Object of the Week: The Bluebird Electric car which Don Wales broke the speed record in

The Bluebird Electric broke the British electric speed record for the first time at Elvington runway in May 1997, roaring at a speed of 116mph under the guidance of Sir Malcolm Campbell's grandson.

An old photograph

Did flying heroine Amy Johnson visit Scarborough? Coffee shop owners appeal for help over mystery photograph

Could pioneering aviator and feminist icon Amy Johnson have visited Scarborough?

a photo of a poster featuring a man sitting in a hole and reading a book in Australia. Next to him is a sign that says 'Post Office'.

Marketing that broke the mould: General Post Office puts vintage posters up for sale

An auction of vintage Post Office posters will provide funds for a new museum highlighting five centuries of social, communication and design history behind the postal service.

Photo of an aircraft in snow with blue sky and people

“At what altitude did you have your baby?” National Museum of Flight seeks mothers who gave birth midflight

The National Museum of Flight wants to interview mothers who gave birth in-flight to mark the contribution of the Scottish Air Ambulance Service.

a film still of a railway track passing through fields in late summer

Of time and the railway: Robert Davies' meditative film travels across the West Midlands and Wales

Of time and the Railway, Robert Davies' meditative film about the railway line and the landscape between Birmingham and Aberystwyth, is travelling to venues across Wales and the West Midlands.

A photo of a man looking at a model of an old railway engine

Pete Waterman to put £1 million model railway collection on sale in Mayfair

Putting a tenth of his collection, assembled since the 1960s, on sale in London, the pop purveyor says he sees the replicas as works of art and expects the proceeds to secure the future of his......

A black and white photo of a large curved building with people drawing on tables in it

Control centre where plans for Titanic were drawn up to be turned into boutique Belfast hotel

The Titanic Foundation has won £4.9 million in Heritage Lottery Fund backing for its plans to turn the vacant Harland and Wolff headquarters into a commercially viable hotel.

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