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Hilary Mantel will deliver the BBC Reith Lectures tomorrow
Hilary Mantel will deliver the BBC Reith Lectures tomorrow

The Welsh Government hopes the statutory register will preserve historical names for future generations.

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Birmingham's first BAME improv group to perform
Jumprov was set up by performers who feel the acting industry doesn't tell enough diverse stories.
Entry left by a Gordon Highlander in visitor book

Steven McKenzie

BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter

A history project is seeking information on Scots and other servicemen who left their names and messages in two visitor books.

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Derby Cathedral

The tomb of one of England's most powerful women will be the focus of a major restoration project.

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Visitor centre to open at Criccieth Castle
New visitor centre opens at Criccieth Castle, Gwynedd, with displays showing how it would have looked.

Local History Series: Bursledon Brickworks

Clay diggers understood the meaning of a hard day's work at Bursledon Brickworks.

Local History Series: Bursledon Brickworks

The history of the country's only surviving steam driven Victorian brickworks.
Atlantic salmon

The fish have been a source of food and inspiration for centuries, according to a Scottish university.

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School pupils look out to the site of the Iolaire Disaster

A museum is hoping to feature the items in a new exhibition recalling 1919's Iolaire Disaster.

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Bob Taylor

The engineer launched the Arpanet and also helped inspire the Mac computer and Microsoft Word.

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Local History Series: 105 years since Titanic's ill-fated maiden voyage

Maria Newbery on how the disaster affected the lives of ordinary people in Southampton.
Aberdeen body snatcher tale told in new film
The dubious dealings of a grave-robbing anatomist are the inspiration behind a new film being shot in the North East.
Artist's illustration of ancient ice age land bridge connecting Britain with France

Rebecca Morelle

Science Correspondent, BBC News

Scientists have established how Britain physically split from the rest of Europe 450,000 years ago.

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Miles Morales as Spider-Man

A company vice president says some retailers are blaming a fall in sales on Marvel's move towards more diverse characters.

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Prisoners having a snowball fight

Snowball fights and escape tunnels are just some of the images released of the Jersey camp.

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Gala commemorates the end of steam

It's 50 years since the last scheduled steam service on British Rail's Southern region.
Summer 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the last scheduled steam service on British Rail's Southern region.

To mark the anniversary, Swanage Railway brought together an impressive collection of locomotives, some of which will be on the line for the first time since the early 1960s.

BBC Radio Solent's Neil Sackley spent the day at the heritage railway.
cup of tea

Tim Bowler

Business reporter, BBC News

How a 119% tax on tea imports in the 1750s helped smuggling become a vital part of the UK economy.

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Tourist sets new record for lifting Dinnie Stones
American Bryan Hunsaker sets a new record for lifting Aberdeenshire's Dinnie Stones.
85 per cent of people with autism in the UK are unemployed
85 per cent of people with autism in the UK are unemployed
Bryan Hunsaker doing lift

Bryan Hunsaker keeps hold of the 733lb (332kg) stones in Aberdeenshire for more than 33 seconds.

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1859 depiction of Durham Cathedral

Duncan Leatherdale

BBC News online

As Durham Cathedral celebrates winning another award, a steward spills some of its secrets and stories.

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Secrets and stories of Durham Cathedral
Secrets and stories of Durham Cathedral.
Archive mugshot of a woman

A digital archive of more than 120,000 historical records and images detailing south Wales' felons from up to 100 years ago is launched.

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Portraits of the people who called Kingston Lacy home

The story behind the portraits hanging in the library at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

'I could be very cruel and sharp...' Dr George O'Neill

George walks Vinny through his 20's and talks about his hopes and dreams

Steve Holden

Newsbeat music reporter

The rapper reveals his love for the girl group and talks about helping to make this year's nominees more diverse.

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Southampton Old Cemetery

Val Ferguson tells the story of the Boar War memorial obelisk in Southampton Old Cemetery.
Gurinder Chadha's new film will be released 70 years on from the partition of India
Gurinder Chadha's new film will be released 70 years on from the partition of India
The items on sale

A collection of vintage secret service items used by British spies are sold by an anonymous vendor.

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UK civil nuclear archive centre opens in Wick
A £21m archive centre which documents the development of the UK's civil nuclear industry opens in Wick.
New archive centre, Nucleus

A national archive for the civil nuclear industry has opened on the north coast of mainland Scotland.

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Vanessa's Pause For Thought: Robert Harrap on Resolutions

See resolutions as the beginning, middle and end of an exciting voyage of discovery.
The items on sale

The collection includes a dagger disguised as a pen and a watch with a hidden microphone.

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