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Andy and Kim Murray offer Fred Perry tennis ball to public in aid of cancer hospice which treated fan

Andy Murray says he remains "incredibly grateful" for a unique piece of tennis memorabilia, given to him by fan Gail Sargent and going on show in aid of the hospice which treated her.

Art

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The Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year: Why The Whitworth is the best of 2015

At a ceremony last night at Tate Modern, The Whitworth in Manchester was awarded the £100,000 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015. In pictures and words, here's why it won.

Archaeology

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Archaeologists create prehistoric treasure trove of earliest evidence left by humans on Shetland

100,000 archaeological artefacts, including shards of 6,000-year-old pottery, have journeyed home to Shetland to be included in the Recognised Archaeology Collection of Shetland Museum and Archives.

History & Heritage

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Commemorative paving stone to be unveiled for first civilian to receive a VC during WWI

A memorial Victoria Cross paving stone will be laid this weekend in Islington to remember Master Frederick Parslow who died as captain of the SS Anglo Californian, which was attacked by a German submarine n July 1915.

Science & Nature

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Culture Minister slaps export ban on John Logie Baird TV treasure trove

A treasure trove of materials relating to John Logie Baird’s first-ever transmission of trans-Atlantic television pictures is at risk of being exported unless a UK buyer can be found to match the £78,750 asking price.

Painting & Drawing

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'Picasso' painting found in Scottish attic could provide spark for family reunion says finder

As experts from Christie's inspect a Picasso artwork found in an attic its finder says he will use any money it may bring him to track down his Russian relatives.

Military History

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Public ballot announced for Battle of the Somme centenary memorial tickets

Tickets for a special centenary commemoration of the Battle of the Somme next year will be distributed by a public ballot on September 15.

Curator's Choice

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Curator's Choice: A strapless dress, a shark off the Cumbria coast and a beer barrel

Jill Goodfellow, of Tullie House in Carlisle, picks eight exhibits from their What's in Store exhibition - including a Roman shield boss, a strange-looking bottle, herbarium sheets and a fishing net.

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