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View of the Sage Gateshead and the Tyne bridge at twilight.
    • Sage Gateshead and the Tyne bridge.
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Coventry war memorial

Secrets of Staffordshire Hoard Revealed

26 May 2015

Research reveals exciting remains but £120,000 is needed to complete the project

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