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Archaeologists find remains of French-born wounded Norman knight near Hereford Cathedral

Archaeologists who excavated hundreds of buried bodies near Hereford Cathedral say a knight bearing unhealed wounds would have been a "very tough" individual.

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"Pay for it and shut up": Ikon Gallery to auction works by "greatest hits" artists

Former Turner Prize nominee George Shaw has been singing the praises of Ikon Gallery, in Birmingham, ahead of an exhibition and auction featuring works by dozens of leading artists.

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Archaeologists find layout of hidden medieval town beneath car park site in Dudley

12th century pottery and the remains of a medieval town have been found by archaeologists carrying out work as part of a proposed £2.5 million car park in the West Midlands town.

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Music Museum in Coventry's 2-Tone Village plans expansion after attracting thousands of fans

The museum based in Coventry's 2-Tone Village is looking for a name and sponsor for three new galleries in a neighbouring building following 15 months of success.

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FOUND: New Art Gallery Walsall explores the art of found photography

Seven artists who transform, cut, embellish and rework found images are exploring themes of loss, memory, mass cultural experience and socially-constructed hierarchies at New Art Gallery Walsall.

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Shakespeare's last home to rise again in tale of Warwickshire schoolboy made good

New Place and Nash's House, where William Shakespeare's family lived for 19 years, have been awarded £1.8 million in funding ahead of the 400th anniversary of his death.

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Vanley Burke: "The whole idea of black history is fraught with problems"

The artist known as the grandfather of black British photography will have his flat moved into Ikon Gallery if an Art Fund initiative raises £17,000. Here he tells us about his life and work.

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Archaeologists enter "virgin territory" with dig of living quarters at Shakespeare's Birthplace

Archaeologists who won planning permission to begin a dig at New Place, at Shakespeare's Birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect the excavation to take four weeks when it begins on Wednesday.

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Drones and 600-year-old timbers to help archaeologists in Anglo-Saxon Shropshire

Backed by £66,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, a project in a north Shropshire hamlet will examine 28 medieval buildings in one of the largest surveys of its kind in Britain.

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