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Union warns against Museum plans

The Imperial War Museum, London. Credit: Cathal McNaughton/PA

Union leaders have warned against plans to privatise visitor services at the Imperial War Museum.

The Public and Commercial Services union said a decision is due this week on whether to press ahead with a multimillion-pound sell-off.

If a deal goes through, a new company would take over in April, just two months before the Lambeth-based war museum is due to open new galleries.The PCS said it feared handing visitor services and security to a profit-making company will lead to cuts in jobs and standards.

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Military recognised at star-studded awards ceremony

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are greeted
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by Air Chief Marshal Stephen Dalton as they arrive at the ceremony. Credit: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

The heroes of Britain's armed forces were saluted at an awards ceremony at the Imperial War Museum last night.

The 'Millies', as they are known, recognise extraordinary people and their remarkable achievements.

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