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a photo of a parchment with the Words Scarborough written in gold

Charter reveals how Richard III planned to make Scarborough an independent county

A fragile document at Scarborough Art Gallery reveals how King Richard III would have granted Scarborough independent county status had he defeated Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth.

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Medieval skeletons found in York could have been executed criminals or Lancastrian soldiers

A dozen bodies have been found on Tadcaster Road in York, where convicted criminals were executed until the early 19th century.

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Dozens of scientists conserve Britain's oldest brain from face-down skull in Iron Age pit

A quantity of bright yellow spongy material caught archaeologists by surprise in York in 2009, giving a team of 34 specialists the chance to conserve ancient brain tissue.

a painting of a dolphin like creature swimming in a blue sea

New species of extinct British marine reptile emerges from Doncaster Museum storeroom

A new type of ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile which was alive during the time of the dinosaurs, has been identified from a fossil found on Dorset’s Jurassic coast.

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Government announces £1.5 million to help Hull's Ferens Art Gallery host 2017 Turner Prize

Leaders in Hull say a £1.5 million award will send a "clear message" to Tate, the Royal Collection and the National Gallery ahead of its spell as City of Culture 2017.

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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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