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"The horror of it was more than I can describe": The force-feeding equipment used on a suffragette at a Liverpool prison in 1910

See the set of force-feeding equipment used at Walton Gaol in Liverpool more than a century ago - now held at Nottingham's Galleries of Justice.

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From the Far East to the North West, Manchester Art Gallery celebrates Asian craft

A new show in Manchester showcases Gallery's extensive collection of East Asian craft old and new, with ceramics, textiles and furniture design. Mark Sheerin takes a look.

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Cantona, cinemas and a temporary closure: Cornerhouse moves Manchester HOME after 30 years

Siobhan Ward, who has been part of Cornerhouse since before its original opening in 1985, on the popular centre's switch to Manchester's new £25 million HOME.

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The Innovation Race: Photos of the female factory workers who helped save Britain in World War I

See pictures from the factories and owners who helped David Lloyd George after he was appointed Minister of Munitions, saving the war effort at a time when Britain faced low morale and little......

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Wordsworth the War Poet emerges from the Napoleonic war clouds in Wordsworth, War and Waterloo in Grasmere

As Wordsworth, War & Waterloo opens at the Wordsworth Museum, Culture24 talks to Wordsworth expert Professor Simon Bainbridge about the great Lake District Romantic as a war poet.

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The mummies return: Old mummies and Book of the Dead rise again in Liverpool

Damaged during the May Blitz of 1941, a dozen mummies and a Book of the Dead will be among 4,000 "incredible" objects from Ancient Egypt in a new £300,000 display at the World Museum.

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Public asked to sponsor 900-year-old floor as archaeologists begin "giant jigsaw" at excavated monastic priory

The first Victorian tiles have been lifted from the floor in a project to conserve the 900-year-old undercroft at Norton Priory, the museum and medieval complex in Cheshire.

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Ten of the best scientific images of the year from the Wellcome Image Awards

Showcasing the best scientific pictures, the Wellcome Image Awards are about to tour the UK starting at MOSI in Manchester. Here are ten of the best.

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Axis Artist of the Month: Joe Fletcher Orr on finding artistic inspiration in a relaxation pool

The curator of the Cactus space, within Liverpool's Royal Standard, talks spray tanning on gallery walls and using luxury spas for flashes of inspiration.

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