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A photo of archaeologists working in a dark brown and stone pit

Traces of 1st or 2nd century Roman building found by archaeologists in Chester

A pair of beam slots from a Roman building have been found by archaeologists at a Chester car park during early work on a multi-million pound bus interchange planned for 2017.

A photo of a Gilbert and George artwork showing a man's face beneath news slogans

"Giving needs to be encouraged": Major dealers' donation to Whitworth aims to fly flag for non-London museums

A pair of art dealers who have donated six key pieces of art to Manchester's Whitworth say their aim is to redress the balance of "quality and scope" between museums in London and elsewhere across the UK.

A photo of a footballer's head recreated as part of a football exhibition

The history of football gaming in 11 objects: Aguero's head, Pele and FIFA at the National Football Museum

Artworks and curious exhibits allow the public to explore the close links between football and gaming in the National Football Museum's new show in Manchester. Take a look at some of them.

A photo of a mannequin in a huge blue dress within a darkened gallery space as part of the Art Textiles exhibition at the Whitworth in Manchester

Art_Textiles at the Whitworth Art Gallery: Buzzing with symbolism and struggle

From a quilt created by early 20th century Indian freedom fighter Surya Sen to the artists who perceived themselves as working in "craft ghettos" during the 1970s, Angelika Rusbridge takes a look at......

A photo of a set of Roman coins on a black table discovered in Chester

Archaeologists reveal saver's civil war stash and hoard hidden in final decades of Roman rule

A Civil War stash and a previously unseen hoard of 23 thin Roman 4th century silver coins, purposely buried sometime after 383, are going on show to the public in Chester.

A photo of a pot and a set of Viking coins and artefacts found in 1950s Chester

Hoard of Viking silver found at castle in 1950 to go on public display at Chester bank

In November 1950, workmen digging near Chester Castle found a small Chester-type pot containing hundreds of Viking coins. Archaeologists are now putting them on display for 11 days.

A photo of a glowing sign reading Palac as part of Matthew Darbyshire's An Exhibition For Modern Living at Manchester Art Gallery

Artist's Statement: Matthew Darbyshire on Tate, shopping malls, smoking shelters and student halls

As An Exhibition For Modern Living, surveying ten years of his career, opens at Manchester Art Gallery, the artist tells us about some of the works in the show.

a photo of a silhouetted figure standing before a roaring fire. Bill Viola Fire Woman

Hit the North! The best art exhibitions to see in the North of England during 2015

What are the best exhibitions to see in the North of England between now and Christmas? From Sheffield to Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool - check them out here.

A photo of a pile of colourful cheeses in Pat Flynn's Half-Life of a Miracle exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery

Curator's Choice: Kate Jesson on photographer Pat Flynn's Half-Life of a Miracle at Manchester Art Gallery

The Curator of Contemporary Art on the new exhibition by the Wizard of Oz-referencing photographer in Manchester.

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