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A small painting of a fashionable 19th century woman.

Keats House refurbishes its displays with more Keats treasures on show to the public

Keats House reveals newly displayed objects from the poet's life, work and ill-fated relationship with the girl next door, Fanny Brawne.

Art

a photo of two clockfaces hung one in front of the other

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.

Archaeology

A photo of various ancient bronze artefacts against a black background

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

A close-up photo of an ancient brown biscuit in a small museum holding case

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

A photo of a woman in a wetsuit standing next to a sailing vessel inside a blue museum

"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

A photo of a man in a suit standing in front of an ancient military plane

World War Two hero sees Blenheim bomber take to the skies again ahead of VE Day airshow

Retired Squadron Leader Ian Blair, who flew one of the light bombers to safety after his pilot was killed during the war, saw a Blenheim return to the air following a 12-year restoration mission.

Dinosaurs & Fossils

a computer generated image of a shell fish

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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