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John Constable 'fake' sold for £35,000 is £2m original

An art dealer and TV presenter has spoken of his “utter and raw delight” on discovering a painting once deemed a fake was, in fact, worth £2m. Philip Mould was always convinced the painting was an original by British artist John Constable, but unable to produce proof, he sold it for £35,000. Now, 17 years later, he has been vindicated. ...

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Worker hurt in 60ft digger fall in Coventry

A worker was hurt when a digger plunged 20m (60ft) into a rubbish pit at a recycling plant. The accident happened at the Waste to Energy plant in Bar Road, Coventry, the city council said. It took three hours to rescue the man, who was treated for “relatively minor injuries”. The authority said it was “co-operating fully” with emergency services ...

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Schizophrenic wanted to 'kill Muslims' during attack

A schizophrenic man repeatedly stabbed a train passenger in an unprovoked attack after yelling “I want to kill all the Muslims”, a court has heard. Adrian Brown, 38, was said to have been experiencing a “severe psychotic episode” when he stabbed Muhammed Ali on a London Overground train last year. Southwark Crown Court heard other passengers saved Mr Ali’s life. ...

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When is the next total solar eclipse after August 2017?

Near totality is seen during a solar eclipse (Picture: Getty Images) The total solar eclipse appearing tonight in the USA may be one of the most viewed in history. Main suspect in Barcelona terror attack shot by police while wearing suicide belt There will be no total solar eclipse in 2018 so you will have long time until the next ...

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Brexit: UK publishes more EU negotiation plans

The UK government has set out proposals to ensure trade in goods and services can continue on the day the UK leaves the EU in March 2019. A position paper calls for goods already on the market to be allowed to remain on sale in the UK and EU without additional restrictions. It also calls for consumer protections to remain ...

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Girl sexually assaulted twice on Newquay to Plymouth train

A 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted twice – by two different men – on a train as she travelled home from a music festival. British Transport Police say the “shocking” assaults happened between Newquay and Plymouth on 12 August. The first man, who was wearing a novelty shark hat, started tickling the girl after she refused a kiss, so she ...

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Lincoln groomer caught by internet vigilantes

A man who groomed and arranged to meet what he believed to be a young school girl was trapped by internet vigilantes, a court has heard. Daniel Swift sent explicit pictures to the 14-year-old and arranged for her to travel to Lincoln to meet him for sex. He was caught when those behind the sting detained him and called police. ...

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Girls with autism are getting a rougher deal than boys because our assessments are so male-centred

There is a long-held myth that autism is a predominantly male phenomenon – that boys are far more genetically or biologically predisposed toward autistic tendencies than girls. Yet it is becoming increasingly clear this is itself a misdiagnosis. It has been found that women and girls face a unique set of difficulties during the diagnostic process, and even in being ...

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Missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall died aboard inventor's home-made submarine, court hears

A Danish inventor charged with killing a journalist in his home-made submarine has told a court she did die in the vessel, police said, changing his earlier statement the he dropped her off alive in Copenhagen. Peter Madsen told the court that Swedish journalist Kim Wall had died in an accident and he had buried her at sea in the ...

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Cash-strapped councils told to meet 'undeliverable' bed-blocking targets or have social care funding slashed

English councils have been threatened with cuts to social care funding if they fail to meet “virtually undeliverable” targets to reduce bed-blocking. The Government has ordered councils to reduce the number of people remaining in hospital when they are fit to be discharged by as much as 70 per cent before winter, or see social care funding withdrawn from them ...

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