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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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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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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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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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Curator's Choice: The new Voices of Asia gallery at Leeds City Museum

Leeds City Museum's World View gallery has switched its focus from Africa to Asia. Curator Antonia Lovelace tells us about tea, jade, ivory and Dhol drumming videos.

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Royal Armouries welcomes ruling to block sale of rare Wootton St Lawrence helmet

The Royal Armouries has welcomed an appeal judgement that prevents a rare armet dating to 1500 being sold at auction by a church in Hampshire.

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The best art exhibitions to see in Yorkshire galleries during 2014

Yorkshire lays on a typically diverse programme of art once again. Here are our top Yorkshire art exhibition picks for 2014.

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A New Reality for Leeds: The Tetley announces its inaugural programme

The former headquarters of the Tetley Brewery will reopen as a new contemporary arts space for Leeds at the end of November.

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Leeds Art Gallery and Henry Moore Institute share Lucien Freud's Degas bronze

Portrait of a Woman: Head Resting is one of only 16 known casts by the artist, whose sculptures - with one notably controversial exception - were usually made in private.

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Momentous installation turns Leeds Civic Hall into Potts clock celebration by residents

Inspired by 19th century clockmakers the Potts family, an installation on the facade of a flagship building in Leeds features footage of city folk in action.

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Dutch female jouster to defy Henry VIII by battling at Royal Armouries finale

Alix van Zijl, a veterinary surgeon who is a member of one of the top jousting teams in the Netherlands, will make her British debut in the final joust-off at the Royal Armouries.

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Henry Moore Institute brings modern sculpture together with ancient artefacts

New show Indifferent Matter includes Hans Haacke, Felix Gonzales-Torres, Andy Warhol and Robert Smithson. Mark Sheerin takes a look.

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Spring Rain – Becky Beasley brings cucumbers and ambiguity to Leeds Art Gallery

British artist Becky Beasley draws on the literature of Bernard Malamud and Laurence Sterne and the final canvas by Marcel Duchamp for an intriguing show in Leeds.

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Earl Mountbatten's James Bond-style gold-plated pen-pistol joins Royal Armouries

A £13,000 pistol-concealing pen, presented to the late Maharaja Hanwant Singh of Marwar-Jodhpur by royal family cohort Lord Louis, could go on public show.

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