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Monday 31st July 2017
The Kent Mining Museum, due to open at Betteshanger Park near Deal in 2018, have become custodians of over 500 artefacts relating to the history of the Kent Coalfield.
 
The new collection, on loan from Dover Museum, includes mining workwear, signage, equipment and ephemera and will form part of the Museum displays and its research archive. Items of significance include the Snowdown Colliery plant book, offering a valuable glimpse into the working methods of the pit in its early years, 
 
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Thursday 27th July 2017
Blenheim Palace’s unique collection of historical documents and artefacts has been transferred to a new, repurposed archive.
 
Split across three rooms and two floors, the newly renovated facilities are temperature and humidity controlled; providing a stable environment for thousands of objects and documents dating back centuries.
 
The move, which was carried out over five days by Blenheim Palace staff, is part of the Estate’s £40m restoration programme which will also see them re-acquiring key lost works.
 
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Wednesday 19th July 2017
The new trail, to be launched on Saturday 22nd July, is aimed at families with primary school aged children and will take visitors around the Garden to meet fabulous flowers and find out about the groovy creatures that pollinate them.
 
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Thursday 13th July 2017
Today, Madame Tussauds London unveiled its brand new immersive Alien: Escape experience, set to terrify willing guests this summer. Generations have watched the iconic film franchise and now, thanks to the London attraction, brave wannabe crew members can step on board the Covenant ship and come face to face with the Xenomorph opening Saturday 15th July. 
 
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Tuesday 11th July 2017
The bright new Kingfisher Kitchen has an exciting new menu, comfy seating and colourful décor. 
 
Whether you’re just popping in to grab a coffee and tasty snack to go, or want to linger over a delicious meal with a glass of wine, we’ve got something from our new menu to suit everyone’s taste. 
 
Serving early bird breakfasts, wood fired pizzas, charcuterie boards, hearty soups, jacket popatoes and more. For your little ones they have a range including pizza, pasta and hotdogs. 
 
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Friday 7th July 2017
Courageous teenager Leo Burbidge successfully completed his Mega Mile Challenge at Blenheim Palace at the weekend.
 
Leo, who lives in Woodstock and has cerebral palsy, took on the challenge of walking a mile-long course around the World Heritage Site to raise money for a new minibus for his school.
 
More than 150 friends, family and supporters came out to cheer Leo on and helped raise more than £1,650 on the day. This figure was matched by Blenheim Palace bringing the total figure to in excess of £3,300.
 
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Thursday 6th July 2017

Last night, The National Heritage Centre, which had been one of five finalists in the Art Fund Museum of the Year Award, lost out to The Hepworth Wakefield at a special award dinner at the British Museum in London. Despite not winning Chris Garibaldi, Director of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art said;

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Thursday 29th June 2017
The CEO of Blenheim Palace has unveiled a hugely ambitious 10-year development programme which will revolutionise virtually every aspect of the Oxfordshire World Heritage Site.
 
The programme, which is being led by CEO Dominic Hare, includes tripling the Estate’s contribution to the local economy, housing 300 families in high quality affordable housing, completing a £40m restoration programme and becoming a net generator of green energy over the next 10 years.
 
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Wednesday 21st June 2017
South American fur seal Grace has given birth at Living Coasts. She surprised animal staff by going into labour in the middle of the day on Thursday 25th May. 
 
There were some tense moments when it became clear that this was a breech birth and the pup was emerging tail first, but it was born naturally just as the zoo’s in-house vet team was preparing to intervene.
 
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Tuesday 20th June 2017

Is your dog a budding stage star? The Bristol Hippodrome are looking for local pooches to play the role of Rufus when the National Tour of Legally Blonde comes to Bristol in October.

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