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Art arnold bennett exhibition
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An exhibition which celebrates the artistic works of Stoke-on-Trent author Arnold Bennett has opened in Hanley.

The exhibition at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery called ‘Arnold Bennett: in life and art’ reveals artwork and personal items of the author which have never been on display before.

History Stoke Coroners Court
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Gold found in Leek and thought to be the oldest ever unearthed in England, dating back more than 2,250 years, was ruled as treasure at an inquest today (Feb 28).

Four torcs – including three necklaces and a bracelet weighing more than 350 grams in gold – were found by metal detectorists Mark Hambleton and Joe Kania.

Environment Etruria Canals Festival 2016. Pic: Chantal Feliu
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A tribute to canal pioneer engineer James Brindley took place at the Etruria Canals Festival.

Stoke-on-Trent Central MP Tristram Hunt was among those from Etruria Canals Festival Steering Group and Stoke-based arts organisation B Arts who called for events to mark the foundation of the waterways system.

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Volunteers at a much-loved railway in Newcastle-under-Lyme are celebrating after they were given a £10,000 National Lottery grant.

Moseley Railway Trust, which runs Apedale Valley Light Railway in Apedale Country Park, Chesterton, plan to use the grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a World War One exhibit.

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