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A first glimpse: Ten images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 competition

Wrestling komodo dragons, an ethereal octopus and a thirsty squirrel are among the creatures captured on camera by the finalists of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 competition.

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Akash Bhatt's tender study of his mother scoops The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

First Prize in The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and £10,000 goes to Akash Bhatt's tender study of his mother.

A photo of three people shouting as part of an anti-Nazi carnival in Leeds in 1981, taken by Syd Shelton

Love Music, Hate Racism: Pictures of Rock Against Racism taking on the National Front almost 40 years ago

See Syd Shelton's photographs from the period between 1976 and 1981 when The Clash, Elvis Costello, Misty in Roots, Tom Robinson, Au Pairs, The Specials and more joined the Rock Against Racism movement.

A photo of two archaeologists in hard hats digging up a brown skeleton at Crossrail's excavations at London Liverpool Street station

Pictures and a 360-degree video as scientists prepare to test "gruesome" Great Plague bodies found under Liverpool Street

See pictures from the "slumped and distorted" mass grave found during a dig which revealed 30 bodies and a headstone at the 17th century Bedlam burial ground.

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Edmund de Waal to explore the colour white in "quiet journey" through Royal Academy Library

Edmund de Waal will be exploring the colour white this autumn in a timed-entry exhibition in the Royal Academy's Reading Library and Print Room.

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Somerset House announces TINTIN: Hergé's Masterpiece exhibition on much-loved cartoon

Somerset House says it will channel some of Tintin creator Hergé’s adoration of architecture and design when it opens a major exhibition on the cartoon in November.

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Five gladiator skulls from Londinium 2,000 years ago are about to go on public show

The Museum of London will be displaying five skulls of men who suffered violent deaths - including being beheaded - 2,000 years ago in ancient Londinium.

Body artist Carolyn Roper paints models at St Pancras Station for International Tiger Day

World Body Painting Champion and models make live art at St Pancras for International Tiger Day

St Pancras International station and Save Wild Tigers joined forces today to host a live art exhibit by double World Body Art Champion Carolyn Roper.

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Mystery of the missing bone: museum finds lost hind leg of South African zebra which is world's rarest skeleton

The mysterious disappearance of a bone from the world's rarest skeleton, the quagga, has been solved thanks at the Grant Museum of Zoology at University College London.

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Natural History Museum curators eye New Horizon Pluto images for solar system exhibition

Hopes are high that New Horizon's images of Pluto will be downloaded in time to feature in a major Natural History Museum exhibition, opening in January celebrating our solar system.

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Artist's Statement: Sculptor Emily Young on moving to Italy, bling in London and the feminine approach

Renowned for her monumental stone head works carved out of raw stone, the acclaimed sculptor tells Culture24 about moving to wild Italy to pursue her "timeless" art.

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Children's shoes, figurines and drainage systems among hundreds of finds near Tower of London

See some of the discoveries made by archaeologists at 100 Minories, a site on the fringe of the City of London and the East End.

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A World Full of Spice: Kew Gardens' ten most important spices

As Kew Gardens' Summer Chilli Festival gets into full swing, we have worked with them to select the ten most important spices that changed the course of world - or at least culinary - history.

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"Is textspeak killing English?" asks William Morris-inspired artist

The spirit of designer William Morris is evoked by a new exhibition at the William Morris Gallery exploring whether modern textspeak is damaging the English language.

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Damien Hirst to challenge perceptions around disability with giant Charity sculpture opposite London's Gherkin

A seven-metre tall Damien Hirst work will be installed in London's Square Mile this weekend as part of the 2015 edition of the annual Sculpture in the City exhibition.

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