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Wallace & Gromit sheep sculptures flock into London in aid of children's charity

A flock of 50 huge, colourful sheep, sculpted by artists across the country based on Wallace and Gromit’s charismatic Shaun the Sheep, are moving into place across London this weekend.

Art

The real election slogans: Artists create "alternative people's manifesto" on billboards

In a "microcosm of the British electorate", artists and community groups have worked with advertisers to create billboards in Bedford which will be debated by local politicians.

Archaeology

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An amazing grave: Archaeologists say skeleton of woman is latest known early medieval burial found in Wales

Archaeologists will carry out tests on the dental enamel of a 12th or 13th century woman, in her 60s and suffering arthritis, found beneath a church site in Nefyn.

History & Heritage

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"Creaking" Museum of London could create "unrivalled experience" at Smithfield Market by 2021

The City of London Corporation is backing plans which the Museum of London hopes will double its visitor count to more than two million people annually.

Science & Nature

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The magic fairy dust of the game: National Videogame Arcade powers up in Nottingham

Showing computer science as a discipline but still encouraging adults to do battle with virtual pants, the new £2.5 million centre for videogaming is about to open.

Painting & Drawing

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The Art of a Nation: First major exhibition of Irish art in London for over 30 years

Seventy works taken from the Allied Irish Banks art collection are heading to London's Mall Galleries in May for a sparkling exhibition of Irish art since 1900. Here's ten of the best.

Dinosaurs & Fossils

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Scientists create first 3D skull reconstruction of tetrapod from 360 million years ago

A tetrapod which reached land around 360 million years ago has been likened to a modern crocodile by scientists who have used software techniques to scan its bones.

Royal History

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Isaac Newton was behind Queen Anne coronation medal, secret sketchbook at Kew shows

An Oxford student who found one of the physicist's sketch and note-filled manuscripts in the National Archives says Newton made a medal given to crowds in 1702.

Military History

a painting of a Russian woman feeding an injured soldier from her breast

Ten artists exploring the legacy of World War Two in Russian Art

Ten artworks from a new exhibition from Art Russe at the Saatchi Gallery exploring how 20th century Russian artists responded to World War Two.

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