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"He knew how much was riding on this": Winston Churchill's "finest hour" speech among a million documents in archive of former Prime Minister

On what would have been his 141st birthday, a vast archive of letters written by Winston Churchill, including a copy of his "finest hour" speech to parliament, has been recognised by the United Nations.


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COP 21: Artists come together to launch Festival of Climate Ideas alongside conference

Starting from ONCA Gallery in Brighton, a group of artists will hold a ceremony for lost species today, launching a week-long festival coinciding with the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.


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Traces of 1st or 2nd century Roman building found by archaeologists in Chester

A pair of beam slots from a Roman building have been found by archaeologists at a Chester car park during early work on a multi-million pound bus interchange planned for 2017.

History & Heritage

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Happy birthday Winston Churchill: Five rooms and objects telling Churchill's wartime story

On Winston Churchill's 141st birthday, Phil Reed, the Director of London's Churchill War Rooms, takes a look at the rooms and objects which tell the tale of his leadership.

Science & Nature

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Curator's Choice: Jo Hatton chooses a taxidermy toy terrier at London's Horniman Museum

Jo Hatton, Keeper of Natural History at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London, on a taxidermy toy terrier in an exhibition curated by artist Mark Fairnington, opening this weekend.

Painting & Drawing

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Curators find faint ancient writing on back of "recycled" medieval Judas painting covered in dirt and faeces

A rare surviving church painting from the medieval period, conserved by the Fitzwilliam Museum after arriving covered in dirt, varnish and faeces, could have listed the ten commandments on its reverse.

Military History

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Mary Rose Museum to re-open in 2016 with "best ever", "unrestricted" views of ship

The best ever view of the Mary Rose hull since her raising in 1982 is promised when the Mary Rose Museum re-opens in late summer 2016.

Places to Go

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Step into Christmas 2015 with our guide to UK Christmas events in museums and galleries

Find museum Christmas events for kids and adults with activities, workshops and concerts across the UK throught December.


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