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England expects: Seven striking First World War posters which urged men to enlist

Within months of World War One breaking out, it became clear that recruiting enough volunteers to win the war was a huge task. Ahead of a new exhibition in Bath, see some of the persuasive posters produced.

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Artist's Statement: Becky Dodman on psychedelic contemporary knitting and the 90s dance and rave scene

With an interest in the transition from the old to the new, artist Becky Dodman's Metamorphosis project creates knitwear reflecting British neo-paganism and ritualistic ceremonies.

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Artist's Statement: Dr Emma Neuberg, the founder of Slow Textiles, on pushing the boundaries of textiles

As her new show at Plymouth College of Art opens, the leading textile artist says the medium has an important play to role in fine art - inspired by Tate Modern's Sonia Delaunay exhibition.

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Potter's Choice: 13 beautiful ceramics chosen by The Leach Pottery

Feast your eyes on a beautiful selection of pots from the Leach Pottery, including sagger fired stoneware by John Leach and Japanese stoneware by Shinsaku Hamada and his son Tomoo.

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Stonehenge was part of monument in Wales before being dragged to Wiltshire, say scientists

Stonehenge was originally part of a monument between two Welsh quarries, say scientists who hope to search for the original structure in Pembrokeshire next year.

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Myths made by medieval monks could have clouded archaeologists' search for King Arthur's grave, says team investigating Glastonbury Abbey

The medieval monks who restored Glastonbury Abbey during the 12th century "clouded the judgement" of later archaeologists by crafting legends, say researchers at the site.

200-year-old token found on Dorset beach probably belonged to famous fossil-finder Mary Anning, say researchers

Mary Anning, the famous 19th century fossil collector who was revered across the world, probably owned a childhood token from more than 200 years ago found on a Lyme Regis beach by researchers.

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Victoria Beckham's Barbed Wire Love painting goes on public display in Brangelina artist's Bournemouth show

Dom Pattinson - artist to Brangelina, Victoria Beckham and AFC Bournemouth - presents a solo exhibition with a sprinkle of celebrity stardust at Bournemouth's Westover Gallery.

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Wiltshire Museum launches £8K appeal to buy Anglo Saxon gold coin from 'dawn of English Christianity'

Wiltshire Museum has launched a fund-raising appeal to secure a rare and beautiful early Christian Saxon gold coin found at the nearby village of East Grafton.

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