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An overhead photo of a lush green archaeological terrain intersected by sand and stone

Service personnel to help archaeologists as year of excavations at Vindolanda Roman fort begins

Personnel and veterans who have sustained physical and mental injuries in Afghanistan and elsewhere will be involved in "everything we do", say archaeologists at the Northumberland fort.

A photo of two men in Roman cavalry dress under a blue sky

Spectacular North Tyneside Roman bath house to benefit from Chancellor's economic plan for north-east

A Roman bath house which was rediscovered in 2014 after being lost for 200 years is among the sites to benefit from a six-point economic plan announced by George Osborne for the north-east.

A photo of a mock-up of a Roman soldier riding into battle on horseback

"Blockbuster" exhibition to tell tales of Roman cavalry archaeology found along Hadrian's Wall

A "blockbuster" exhibition will spend £690,000 in funding on a display across the Roman frontier, based around the story of the elite cavalry regiments who once roamed the land.

A photo of a group of people looking happy on a snowy hill

Celebrations in the snow as Northumberland National Park wins £7.8 million in Lottery funding

The team behind the proposed Sill discovery centre in Northumberland say they are on the brink of "something really special" after securing a huge investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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22-piece orchestra to play concert in hard hats in former air raid shelter below Newcastle

The Underground Orchestra will invite their audience into the former coal waggonway and air raid shelter for a performance inspired by the north-east.

A photo of circular gold and red objects in a gallery display case

Middlesbrough takes pride in MIMA's new Jewellery Gallery

Curator Alix Collingwood says organisers at the Institute of Modern Art are "thrilled" with the first permanent gallery at the venue since it opened its doors in 2007.

A photo of a large brown archaeological trench with a measuring stick within its earth

Vindolanda's Roman toilet seat inspires manufacturer to make new Thunderbox loo seat

An impressed toilet manufacturer will produce a special edition luxury seat and has pledged a cash sum towards the care of a wooden 'throne' found along Hadrian's Wall.

A photo of a small stone statuette head carved into the face of a goddess

Archaeologists find statuette head of northern goddess at Arbeia Roman fort

Experts believe the broken-off head of a goddess worshipped by a tribe in Roman South Shields is likely to be an intricately-carved, paint-daubed representation of Brigantia.

Black and white photo of a woman listening to headphones

Artist Sam Belinfante curates show about listening at BALTIC Project Space

The new Hayward Touring Exhibition, featuring work by Janet Cardiff, Laure Provost and Haroon Mirza, opens at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle.

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