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Fines on banks provide £1 million boost for UK's last Second World War Landing Craft from D-Day

The project to restore the LCT 7074 - a Landing Craft which carried up to ten tanks at a time on D-Day - will benefit from the banking crisis, the Chancellor has announced.

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National Museum of Computing enlists sound artist Matt Parker to create sound archive of computing

A permanent sound archive of the restored and recreated working machines at the Museum of Computing is being created by sound artist Matt Parker.

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Final photograph of Winston Churchill goes on display as Chartwell marks Churchill 2015

The last photograph taken of Sir Winston Churchill and the flag that flew over Washington on the day of his death are among the objects on display in an exhibition at his family home of Chartwell in Kent.

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Van Dyck takes a seaside holiday in Margate as self portrait heads out on exhaustive UK tour

The National Portrait Gallery's Van Dyck self portrait is limbering up for a massive UK tour with a restorative seaside holiday at Margate's Turner Contemporary.

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Sea change: John Virtue captures the ephemeral on a monumental scale at Towner

Norfolk based painter John Virtue brings his epic monochromatic seascapes to the Towner in Eastbourne. From one coast to another, the sea is ever-inspiring. Mark Sheerin hears why.

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Lord Nelson's badge, figureheads and models: Eight highlights from HMS Victory: The Untold Story

See a few of the key exhibits to look out for when the exhibition, HMS Victory: The Untold Story, opens at Historic Dockyard Chatham in February.

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Archaeologists find soldiers' kitchen and prehistoric remains at Hampshire farmstead

Archaeologists hope to find 2,000 years of artefacts at a Winchester site which was used by the Hessians - a group of German soldiers who fought for the British during the 18th century.

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Pallant House Gallery offers first survey of British art in relation to Spanish Civil War

Seventy five years since the conflict ended, Conflict and Conscience looks at the work of artists who brought the Spanish Civil War home to the UK.

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Artist's Statement: Bob and Roberta Smith on running against Michael Gove in the 2015 general election

Never shy of a brightly-coloured slogan, Bob and Roberta Smith has visited the constituency of Surrey Heath for the first time. He tells Culture24 about hard-nosed economics and Russell Brand.

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A tantalising mystery: The story behind the huge Anglo-Saxon coin hoard found in Buckinghamshire

National media coverage has suggested a Middle Age coin hoard, found in Buckinghamshire just before Christmas, could be worth £1 million. Ros Tyrrell, the county's in-demand archaeologist, hopes......

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Napoleon's letter of surrender from Waterloo to go on public view at Windsor Castle

As one of a series of royal correspondences going on show later this month, the defeated Napoleon Bonaparte pleaded for the “hospitality of the British people” after his defeat.

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