London Dickens museum shuts

A person was taken to hospital after a crash in Leigh Park this morning (image from Ralph Cousins)

Person taken to hospital after two-vehicle collision on Leigh Park roundabout

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The Charles Dickens Museum in London will close for a £2m revamp during the 200th anniversary year of his birth.

The Portsmouth-born author’s former home at 48 Doughty Street, Camden, will shut from April 10 to December. Museum manager Shannon Hermes said the money was available for a limited time and they had to seize the chance.