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VIDEO: Sturgeon sworn in as first minister

BBC test - Thu, 2014-11-20 11:57
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is formally sworn in as Scotland's first minister in front of senior judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
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Thames Archaeology Day

Wessex Archaeology - Thu, 2014-11-20 11:25
London Gateway Port’s German Bomber Flies into
"Thames Archaeology Day"On Saturday 12 October 2014 Graham Scott, Wessex Archaeology Coastal & Marine, gave a talk on the Junkers 88T discovered during dredging work for the new London Gateway Port to a packed public meeting at Southend Museum during their Thames Archaeology Day. Afterwards Graham manned a stand and showed a number of important finds recovered from the World War II aircraft to visitors to the event.  The photograph shows an x-ray of the Luftwaffe first aid kit found amongst the wreckage. This could have been used for makeshift operations – note the hacksaw! A full colour booklet on the discovery, recovery and identification of the aircraft can be obtained from Thurrock Thameside Nature Park Visitor Centre.  
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Going, Going, Gone!

Wessex Archaeology - Thu, 2014-11-20 10:51
It will be a full house at the BIM and the ‘ologies Breakfast workshop being run by Wessex Archaeology and Thomson Ecology. This event is now fully subscribed and has a waiting list. However if you are not one of the lucky ones attending a summary of the keynote speakers presentations will be available on our website after the event. Watch this space!   
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VIDEO: Stunt biker's loop on Thames barge

BBC test - Thu, 2014-11-20 09:21
Bicycle stunt rider Danny MacAskill's latest challenge took place on the River Thames, as he performed a rarely seen loop-the-loop in front of the London Eye.
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Archaeologists in Palaeolithic Kent face race against time to reveal Neanderthal climate

24 Hour Museum - Thu, 2014-11-20 00:00
English Heritage, Natural England and archaeologists from the University of Southampton hope to discover the climate Neanderthals lived in during a project in Ebbsfleet.
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Artist's Statement: Elaine Vizor on the mortality check which led to the Taylor Wessing Prize

24 Hour Museum - Thu, 2014-11-20 00:00
Following the unexpected death of her brother, Elaine Vizor entered photography in 2008. One of her portraits has been selected for this year's Prize at the National Portrait Gallery.
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Tate dives into the world of Minecraft with collection-inspired Tate Worlds project

24 Hour Museum - Thu, 2014-11-20 00:00
The Tate has teamed up with leading Minecraft mapmakers to create a series of free virtual 3-D worlds inspired by the artworks in its collection.
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VIDEO: Royal Mail in £74m fall in profits

BBC test - Wed, 2014-11-19 19:38
Royal Mail has reported a fall in half-year profits, with the company feeling the impact of competition from new parcel delivery rivals.
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VIDEO: Twenty years of the National Lottery

BBC test - Wed, 2014-11-19 19:26
It is 20 years since the the National Lottery began and its draw machines first whirred into life.
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VIDEO: Scuffles and arrests at student demo

BBC test - Wed, 2014-11-19 17:38
Police make arrests during clashes with campaigners demonstrating against tuition fees, student debt and spending cuts in central London.
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VIDEO: Carry on at college for Dr Babs

BBC test - Wed, 2014-11-19 17:34
The much-loved British actress Barbara Windsor will be awarded an honorary doctorate on 20 November by the University of East London.
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VIDEO: NHS publishes surgeon data

BBC test - Wed, 2014-11-19 13:47
Performance data for almost 5,000 surgeons in England has been released by the NHS in a move towards greater transparency.
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VIDEO: Elvis artefacts go on show in London

BBC test - Wed, 2014-11-19 10:40
A new exhibition in the UK, Elvis At The O2: The Exhibition Of His Life, will display hundreds of the singer's treasured possessions.
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Wessex at South Yorkshire Archaeology Day

Wessex Archaeology - Wed, 2014-11-19 09:55

Rossington Inland Port

South Yorkshire Archaeology day is upon us again, and Wessex Archaeology is dominating this year’s programme. In a slight change to the published list, at 11.25 Andrew Norton (Regional Manager, North) will be speaking on ‘The land the pot forgot: FARRRS and Rossington Inland Port – a Roman landscape; Grace Corbett (Senior Heritage Consultant, Bristol) is on at 2.30 with ‘Protecting heritage for the future: archaeology and Rotherham’s local plan’; with Jacqueline McKinley (Wessex’s Senior Osteoarchaeologist) closing proceedings at 3.50 with ‘Dead people telling tales: the Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Adwick-le-Street, Doncaster’ 

Part of leather shoe from FARRRS

As an added bonus Alexandra Grassam (Senior Heritage Consultant, Sheffield) will also be speaking on Rossington to local Young Archaeologist clubs , with the young archaeologists having a go at making ‘Rossington’ Roman shoes, and Sally Rogers will be also be on hand to discuss Wessex and Heeley City Farm’s recent work at Tinsley School. Unfortunately tickets have already sold out, but for those fortunate enough to have secured seats at the hottest gig in town – we look forward to seeing you. To find out more follow this link  
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VIDEO: Giant whale pod off Essex coast

BBC test - Wed, 2014-11-19 09:23
A pod of 40 whales swimming just a mile off the Essex coast is being encouraged back out to deeper water.
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VIDEO: Fines plan over Japanese Knotweed

BBC test - Wed, 2014-11-19 09:15
Failing to control the spread of Japanese Knotweed could result in an anti-social behaviour order and a fine of up to £2500.
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VIDEO: Couple 'fined' over bad hotel review

BBC test - Wed, 2014-11-19 09:09
A couple have been "fined" £100 for posting a review on Trip Advisor, describing the Broadway Hotel as a "rotten stinking hovel".
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VIDEO: Councils warned over child sex abuse

BBC test - Wed, 2014-11-19 07:00
Vulnerable children in England are at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse because of failings by councils, the education watchdog, Ofsted, has warned.
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VIDEO: UK 'to lead moon landing in 10 years'

BBC test - Wed, 2014-11-19 06:51
A British-led consortium has outlined plans to land a robotic probe on the moon in 10 years' time.
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VIDEO: UK Ebola doctor back in Sierra Leone

BBC test - Wed, 2014-11-19 06:45
A UK nurse who contracted Ebola earlier this year is back in Sierra Leone, and says he is "frustrated" by the "woefully slow" international response.
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