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It's not often that cannon fire interrupts a City lunch. But yesterday, Nick Durlacher of the SFA was just sitting down to sandwiches when the windows of his new Hays Galleria offices overlooking the Thames rattled with a multi-gun salute from the Tower of London, in honour of the Queen Mother's 96th birthday the day before.

Queen defends museum's move

A fiercely fought battle between north and south ended yesterday as the Queen celebrated the relocation of Britain's oldest museum, housed for centuries in the White Tower at the Tower of London, to its new, hi- tech, pounds 42.5m home in Leeds, writes Clare Garner.

Protest off

Protest off

LETTER:End of monarchy?

From Mr Peter Foster

Tower's secret storey rewrites history

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Lottery cash enables Tower to get a facelift

MARIANNE MACDONALD

letter:Historical relief

From Mr Gerald Isaaman

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Age: 60

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Age: 23

Token tourist Bill Harris

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