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