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Cheshire's Lion Salt Works transformed from derelict factory site to £multi-million museum

A painstaking £10.23m restoration and refurbishment has transformed Cheshire's Lion Salt Works into what promises to be one of the finest industrial heritage museums in the country.


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One More Time: Cornelia Parker unveils her giant clock at St Pancras station

Cornelia Parker has unveiled her second artwork in as many weeks with a giant clockface called One more Time at St Pancras station.


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Anglo-Saxon warrior splendour: The "extremely significant" new finds from the Staffordshire Hoard

Carried out with a £400,000 grant from Historic England, Birmingham Museums Trust and the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery say their new research is “like a giant jigsaw puzzle".

History & Heritage

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National Biscuit Day: See a biscuit found in Captain Scott's tent after his doomed Antarctic Expedition

A biscuit owned by the Royal Engineers Museum Library and Archive was one of the last remaining items of food found in the tent of Scott, Wilson and Bowers.

Science & Nature

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"The ultimate in speed sailing": Moth master White aims to break women's nautical speed mile

Hannah White, the endurance sailor who will attempt to break the women's nautical speed mile record in 2016, has been introducing her Moth boat to the public at the Science Museum.

Painting & Drawing

An oil painting which shows four kicking feet in a cross formation

Georg Baselitz gets kicks courting controversy in White Cube at Glyndebourne

The blue chip gallery franchise opens its Sussex outpost with a painting show to feature a new series of paintings by German neo-expressionist. Mark Sheerin takes a look.

Military History

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Plaque in Stoke Newington commemorates first bombs dropped on London during First World War

A new plaque in Stoke Newington has been unveiled to commemorate the first bombs dropped on London during the First World War.

Dinosaurs & Fossils

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Scientists find new fossilised English species of parasitic tongue worm

An international team of scientists has discovered a new species of fossil in England – and identified it as a 425-million-year-old parasitic intruder.


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