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The UK's oldest surviving yacht prepares to emerge from its subterranean home

A precious yacht which had lain undiscovered in a cellar on the Isle of Man for over a century is about to be gently craned from its subterranean home for essential conservation work.

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SAVE campaign celebrates as demolition of terraces around Ringo Starr's birthplace is vetoed

The Welsh Streets terraces around Ringo Starr's house in Liverpool have been saved after the Secretary of State opposed Liverpool Council's decision to demolish them.

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Bilbao Effect heads to Bolton with "dramatic" £5 million renovation of Grade II-listed church

The Trust behind the renovation of a 130-year-old Bolton church hope the ten-year project will become a model for the 200 urban churches at risk across the country.

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Man wins Gallery Manager position after identifying mystery painting during job interview

Stephen Whittle has been appointed Museum and Gallery Manager at The Atkinson in Southport - after revealing a "strong hunch" about an unattributed work by Futurist CRW Nevinson.

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Art's Halo Effect: Maria Balshaw on the developing art infrastructure in Manchester

As a major artwork by Ryan Gander is unveiled in Beswick, Culture24 hears from the Director of Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth about the changing cultural landscape of the north-west.

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Axeheads, burials, knives and more from the Viking cemetery which amazed archaeologists in Cumbria

The latest work by archaeologists at Cumwhitton, in Cumbria, has been nominated for a prestigious archaeological award. See some of the discoveries made at the site since 2004.

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Museum of Science and Industry celebrates £3 million investment in new gallery space

Chancellor George Osborne has pledged £3 million to help create a stunning new temporary exhibition space at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

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£78 million arts centre The Factory to make Manchester "cultural counterweight" to London

Politicians and the Arts Council are backing a huge artist-led venue at the centre of a creative village in Manchester which leaders say will rival London's Coliseum.

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Archaeologists find bullets and shells at "enigma" Western Front practice trenches used by World War I soldiers in Cumbria

Archaeologists have found bulletheads and shellcases from the First World War at practice trenches which later became a moving target range and gunnery school during World War II.

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Warring Neanderthal and cannibal factions to battle in cinema drama at brutalist Preston Bus Station

Having been commissioned after the Harris Museum and Art Gallery won this year's Contemporary Art Society Annual Award, Nathaniel Mellors will focus on an infamous bus station.

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Who would you pick as a Radical Hero? People's History Museum names list of 100

Manchester's People's History Museum has picked suffragettes, rights activists, politicians and sportsmen on a list of 100 heroes who changed Britain.

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Gary and Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt inspire Salford's artists with football

In a unique partnership with the Manchester United legends known as the Class of '92, art and design students in Salford have provided works for a new hotel by Old Trafford.

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Robert Heinecken: Selfies and Lessons in Posing Subjects at Liverpool's Open Eye Gallery

A three-part reappraisal of the late US artist's work features appropriations of fashion magazines and pornography, made between 1977 and 1982. Kirstie Brewer peruses the poses.

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Archaeologists find fertility genius, godheads and oil lamps in Roman Cumbria

Archaeologists say their discoveries on flooded land at Papcastle, in Cumbria, happen "once in a lifetime".

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Bootle woman's spirit symbol of death in Ancient Egypt revealed for first time in 40 years

Hidden from public view since the closure of a museum 40 years ago, the ba-bird - a coffin symbol from the 19th century - has gone on show as part of a major Egyptology gallery.

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