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York residents urged to join radar search for Roman and Medieval remains under Guildhall

A former friary which once welcomed Richard III and could have been a burial site during the War of the Roses is at the centre of a two-week excavation in York.

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What if Archduke Franz Ferdinand had worn a bulletproof vest? asks Royal Armouries

A researcher at the Royal Armouries in Leeds is researching the ballistic qualities of a vest that could have saved the life of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Five of the best exhibitions from the Museum of the Year 2014

From gun-bearing foxes and dead trees to balancing acts and vast works in bronze, here are five of the best exhibitions to have been held at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

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In Pictures: Yorkshire Sculpture Park through the seasons

Take a look at some of the sights and shapes around Yorkshire Sculpture Park, from the great works of Henry Moore to deer parks and temples.

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"Amazing, beautiful, incredible, outstanding": Yorkshire Sculpture Park enjoys Museum of the Year accolades

Thirty-seven years after founding the estate of art, Peter Murray says Yorkshire Sculpture Park won the Art Fund award thanks to its unique qualities.

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In Pictures: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Harewood House's Tour de France

William, Kate and Prince Harry saw the Tour off, cycling star Lizzie Armistead camped overnight and The Red Arrows and World War II planes soared as Le Tour visited Yorkshire.

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Ten exhibitions and events to see in UK galleries and museums for the Tour de France

The Yorkshire Festival heralds exhibitions ranging from French porcelain to giant outdoor sculptures, while a land art project stretches across the South Pennine area.

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French farm takes over Huddersfield town centre as Tour de France inspires Yorkshire

Calling their event the Seedlings' Revenge, French company Le Phun have given residents a surprise by introducing a farm to to Huddersfield's St George's Square.

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A movable feast: Franz West – Where is my Eight? at The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth goes large on the late Viennese artist's nebulous installations, but the real value of his career lies in his approach, says Mark Sheerin.

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English Heritage launches investigation into "severely threatened" traditional English pub

English Heritage researchers will concentrate on 19th and 20th century pubs in Leeds in a bid to enhance our appreciation of the disappearing buildings.

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York Curiouser to hide special artworks in hidden corners of historic city

Co-curators Hazel Colquhoun and Lara Goodband say they wanted to bring unique new art to a city better-known for its tradition and history than contemporary works.

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Curator's Choice: How E-vapor-8, techno and hardcore rave influenced art at Site Gallery

Francesca Gavin's exhibition in Sheffield, E-vapor-8, takes its name from a single by rave band Altern 8. It shows the past as a melting pot of inspiration, she says.

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Viking and Anglo-Saxon rarities to stay in Yorkshire as museum buys Bedale Hoard

A hoard of gold pommels, twisted neck rings, silver ingots and designs from Russia and Ireland will go on public display after a successful public fundraising campaign.

Kelham Island goes back to Edwardian era for evocative Museums at Night in Sheffield

In a Kelham Island Museum special, soldiers of the Sheffield City Battalion explained, among other things, why steel workers once drank 32 pints of beer during a shift.

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National Railway Museum launches quest to find the nation's favourite railway toy

The National Railway Museum in York is asking the public to nominate their favourite childhood railway toys ahead of a major exhibition about toys opening in spring 2015.

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