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VIDEO: Week two of election campaigning

BBC test - Fri, 2015-04-10 19:16
BBC News rounds up the second week of election campaigning.
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VIDEO: High air pollution hits parts of UK

BBC test - Fri, 2015-04-10 18:46
Parts of the UK could reach the highest level of air pollution on Friday, prompting health warnings.
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VIDEO: Rows over Scottish tax on campaign day 12

BBC test - Fri, 2015-04-10 17:05
Scottish tax, volunteering and help to help to rent were all on the agenda on day 12 of the election campaign.
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VIDEO: Dunblane ready for Murray wedding

BBC test - Fri, 2015-04-10 16:45
Dunblane prepares itself ahead of the wedding of Kim Sears and Andy Murray in the town's cathedral on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Ashya King doctors criticise parents

BBC test - Fri, 2015-04-10 16:06
The doctors and nurses who treated the young cancer patient Ashya King have criticised his parents for ignoring medical advice and taking him out of hospital.
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VIDEO: Former Met chief under investigation

BBC test - Fri, 2015-04-10 14:13
Former Metropolitan Police chief Lord Stevens is being investigated by the police watchdog over information he gave to the inquiry into the Met's handling of the Stephen Lawrence murder case.
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VIDEO: Who has the best election mug?

BBC test - Fri, 2015-04-10 14:06
Parties are pushing their policies, or attacking their opponents, with mugs bearing serious and cheeky messages.
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QoD: Druids?

Heritage Daily - Fri, 2015-04-10 13:51

Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage.

Today, I explore the Druids – who were they and what does archaeology have to say about them?

 

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South Australian Wreck Survey Planned

Wessex Archaeology - Fri, 2015-04-10 13:33

Magnetometer and sidescan sonar survey equipment

Wessex Archaeology and the Ilfracombe and North Devon Sub-Aqua Club (ILFSAC) have been awarded a research grant from the Honor Frost Foundation by the British Academy to conduct a geophysical survey of the wreck of the vessel South Australian. Built in Sunderland in 1868 the South Australian was sister-ship to the City of Adelaide, one of only two clipper ships that survive today, the other being the Cutty Sark. The City of Adelaide was recently transported from Scotland to Port Adelaide, Australia, for conservation and display. Like that vessel, the South Australian was heavily involved in the emigrant trade between the UK and Australia. The wreck is therefore potentially of international significance.  The South Australian was later used as a cargo vessel and sank in bad weather in February 1889 in the Bristol Channel. The ship was on passage from Cardiff to Argentina laden with railway materials. In the late 1980s, members of ILFSAC discovered a mound of rails within the remains of a wooden shipwreck whilst investigating a fishing snag. After many years of diving they positively identified the wreck as the South Australian in 2005.  Keith Denby of ILFSAC said “I have dived the wreck site for nearly 30 years and as the story has slowly unfolded my fascination with it has grown. We have long wished to carry out a proper archaeological survey of the site but the conditions are too challenging for conventional plotting and measuring from a datum point, so the generosity of the Honor Frost Foundation will really open up a new phase to the history of the South Australian. It will also help to forge links with the City of Adelaide project in Australia and give members of ILFSAC the chance to learn to use some of the latest technology in underwater archaeological surveying.” Wessex Archaeology will carry out a geophysical survey of the wreck site this summer, with ILFSAC’s help, in order to develop a site map to guide ILFSAC’s future work at the site. Keep an eye on this blog for further updates as the project progresses! By Dr Stephanie Arnott, Senior Marine Geophysicist 
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VIDEO: Young and seeking work

BBC test - Fri, 2015-04-10 11:53
Throughout the election campaign, the BBC is talking to people across the UK finding out what matters to them.
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VIDEO: Lifeboat retrieves golden retriever

BBC test - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:45
How a Lifeboat crew saved a golden retriever from being swept out to sea
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VIDEO: Women's Boat Race makes history

BBC test - Fri, 2015-04-10 10:37
For the first time in the history of the Oxford versus Cambridge boat race, women will race on the same day and the same course as the men.
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VIDEO: Pensioner 'descendant of King Alfred'

BBC test - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:46
A man from Taunton has traced his family tree back to England's first king, Alfred the Great.
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VIDEO: Lighthouse revamp work gets under way

BBC test - Fri, 2015-04-10 04:34
Work on a £500,000 scheme to revamp a derelict lighthouse on a nature reserve in East Yorkshire is under way.
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VIDEO: The Pennine Way at 50

BBC test - Fri, 2015-04-10 00:07
Looking back at the early years of Britain's first national walking trail, the Pennine Way, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary
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"I feel lucky to have met them": Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson on the Skate Girls of Kabul

24 Hour Museum - Fri, 2015-04-10 00:00
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize runner-up on her series of photos, shot on location in Kabul, which are about to go on display at the Saatchi Gallery.
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Spectacular but occasionally sagging: Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greek Art at the British Museum

24 Hour Museum - Fri, 2015-04-10 00:00
A spectacular classical art opening and a conclusion with loans from the Vatican Museum and the pediment of the Parthenon make up for a mid-section lacking context, says Rachel Teskey.
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Times Square to Nottingham: Backlit gallery hosts New York exhibition of Einstein on the Beach

24 Hour Museum - Fri, 2015-04-10 00:00
Original exhibits from Einstein on the Beach, Robert Wilson's 1975 production which included the longest score Philip Glass ever wrote for an opera, are about to go on show in Nottingham.
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VIDEO: Pub demolished 'without permission'

BBC test - Thu, 2015-04-09 21:46
A pub that was last the building standing in a west London street after the WW2 bombings has been demolished without official permission.
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VIDEO: 'No forced entry' in jewel heist

BBC test - Thu, 2015-04-09 21:35
A raid on Hatton Garden Safe Deposit in London's jewellery quarter showed "no sign of forced entry from the outside", police confirm.
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