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Fireman on Winston Churchill's funeral locomotive praises restoration ahead of anniversary

James Lester, the fireman on the train which carried Winston Churchill's coffin on January 30 1965, has helped the National Railway Museum prepare the locomotive for a new display.

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Archaeologists rethink Viking Yorkshire as hoard highlights plundered Anglo-Saxon sword

Curators at the Yorkshire Museum have praised the "incredible craftsmanship" of the Bedale Hoard following conservation work on the 9th century hoard by archaeologists.

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Restoration work on Winston Churchill's funeral train nears completion

Workshop staff and volunteers in County Durham say their restoration of Winston Churchill's funeral van will be completed in time for the 50th anniversary of the journey.

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Granddaughter's shock discovery leads to story of World War I conscientious objector who served as medic

The family of a Quaker who served at a French Clearing Station in World War I have donated precious items to a museum after being shocked to see his pay book on display.

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Curator's Choice: The Yorkshire archaeology Hoards going global with Google

Andrew Woods, the Curator of Numismatics for York Museums Trust, on the Roman artefacts making up a new online exhibition of astonishing burials found in the region.

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Grave slab and iron axeheads tell tales of Viking Britain at new Danish museum

A set of 25 arresting artefacts from York are helping the Moesgaard Museum - Denmark's first new-build historical museum - tell the stories of seven Vikings from Aros.

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Medieval gateway pounded by 17th century Parliamentarians to be restored in York

York City Council has announced it will invest £100,000 in restoring Walmgate Bar, including plans to give the public a viewing platform on the roof and a hand rail walkway.

Conflict and Collisions: New Contemporary Sculpture at the Hepworth Wakefield

Kirstie Brewer sees war-themed works by Toby Ziegler, replica B-52 bombers by Alexandra Bircken and Folkert de Jong’s site-specific take on the armour of Henry VIII.

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Archaeologists find remains of Roman South Yorkshire during crowdfunded back garden dig

Archaeologists in Swinton say an excavation which raised nearly £2,700 in public backing has been a "huge success", finding a cattle ditch or enclosure and Roman pottery.

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Artist's Statement: Andrew Cross on the art of Trainspotting at the National Railway Museum

Artist Andrew Cross has created the National Railway Museum's exhibition on the phenomenon of Trainspotting. His passion, he says, is wonderfully absurd.

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In Pictures: The search for 2,000 years of history beneath York Guildhall

See Medieval pottery, moulded plaster, worked stone fragments and glass stems from centuries ago, found during the public excavation in York this summer.

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York archaeologists "overwhelmed" by public response as dig reveals vast array of artefacts

A public excavation as part of the Hidden Guildhall project in York has sparked huge public interest, revealing hints of a medieval friary and artefacts from the Second World War period.

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In Pictures: Archaeologists find remains of World War I village and Prisoner of War camp

See pictures from the Yorkshire Dales site where remnants of a village created more than a century ago have been found.

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World War I Leeds Pals village and German POW camp rediscovered by archaeologists

Archaeologists have found sauce and beer bottles, broken crockery and children's toys from a rural Yorkshire village which once housed workers, Leeds Pals battalions and German Prisoners of War.

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Beyond the Border: Four Scottish photographers on art and Scotland's independence

Sophie Gerrard, Colin McPherson, Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert and Stephen McLaren, whose photography exhibition is at Impressions Gallery in Bradford, talk all things Scotland.

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