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Photographs celebrate Lake District rare breed sheep

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National Trust looks for Derwent Island House tenants

The National Trust has begun the search for tenants for an 18th century house in Cumbria, Derwent Island House. It's accessible only by boat, gets its milk delivered by canoe.

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Martin Parr was accused of exploiting the working class with his portrayal of New Brighton in 1986, but he said he was just picturing what he saw.

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In pictures: Wild Autumn Festival

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'Oldest' bed returns to Ordsall Hall in Salford

The wedding bed for Sir John Radclyffe and Lady Anne Asshawe, dates back to the 1570s. The bed is the only surviving piece of furniture from Ordsall Hall. The Radclyffe family were one of the most influential families in England who served Tudor kings and queens in civil and foreign wars.

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Photographs celebrate Lake District rare breed sheep

Shepherd with Herdwick sheep ~ a series of first rate images celebrating a rare breed of sheep in the Lake District from the BBC website

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'Witch's cottage' unearthed near Pendle Hill, Lancashire

An ancient 17th century witches cottage recently unearthed at Pendle, Lancashire. Complete with a cat skeleton in the walls!

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Richard III's tomb unveiled at Leicester Cathedral

The tomb plinth bears the king's motto "Loyalty binds me" - The sealed tomb of King Richard III has been unveiled in Leicester Cathedral. The king's coffin was lowered into a vault below the cathedral floor during a reinterment service on Thursday, 26th March 2015.The two-tonne block of pale Swaledale fossil limestone bears a deeply incised cross, while the darker plinth has his name, dates, motto and coat of arms. Richard III, the last Plantagenet King, was killed in the Battle of Bosworth…

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