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Leipzig & Berlin: From hero city to Angela's hip German hangout

The city – incidentally, the least bombed of all German cities during the war, with only 25pc destroyed, is rich in art nouveau buildings and impressive modern architecture – holds a Bachfest every June, in celebration of Johann Sebastian's oeuvre. Art …

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A Lost Castle in Kenwood? Residents Wonder if Remnants Buried Near Bus Stop

Harding and the nouveau riche of America spent the early 1930s bargain hunting in the ancestral palaces of the German and Italian aristocracy, who were financially devastated by World War I. He and his private pilot William Bock would crisscross the …

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Sidney Street murdered police trio honoured by memorial

On 16 December 1910, a gang of Latvian revolutionaries tried to rob a jeweller's shop in Houndsditch. The gang fired on unarmed officers, killing three and seriously injuring two. Two of the gang members escaped and hid out in rooms at 100 Sidney Street.

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Stornoway Diamond Closes $886M Renard Financing Deal

RAPAPORT… Stornoway Diamond Corporation closed its financing transactions with Orion Mine Finance, Diaquem Inc. and Ressources Quebec, which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Investissement Quebec, and the Caisse de depot et placement du …

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Gordon Brown says Tories' income tax proposals are '100 per cent wrong'

A furious Gordon Brown yesterday attacked David Cameron's English votes plan and warned he was jeopardising the 'still fragile' Union. In an outspoken attack on his successor, the former Prime Minister accused the Tories of playing into the …

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Scottish independence polls put both Yes AND No ahead

Last night's polls only serve to underline how the independence vote remains on a knife-edge. An ICM poll put Alex Salmond's pro-independence campaigners on 54 per cent with the No camp trailing way behind on 46. Two other polls gave the No camp a …

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Fourth Ebola patient coming to U.S. hospital for treatment

MTV Kim And Khloe Kardashian Throw 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Baby Shower For Kourtney: See The PicsMTV. Undo. StyleBistro The Next Big ….. Raven-Symone blasts the 'disgusting rumor' that she was sexually assaulted by former co-star Bill Cosby Starred …

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Silver Pendants Inspired by Rene Lalique | Wholesale …

We are thrilled introducing a brand new assortment of Silver Pendants and links inspired by Rene Lalique. Rene Lalique was a skill Nouveau jewellery designer and glass artist from Paris who labored in the turn from the …

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Coffee lover from the US who opened a roastery and café in Prague

harles Fleer recalls his first solo trip to Europe at the age of eight or nine. Born just outside Washington DC, and raised near Baltimore, Fleer travelled to Europe nearly every year to visit his mother's home country of Austria. “A child of the …

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The Cabinet of Dr Caligari review – Philip French on one of cinema's first …

Now we're on the eve of marking the centenaries of the masterpieces that elevated cinema to the great art form of the 20th century. Prominent among them is The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, which, at a low point in national morale, united German producers …

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Just add SALT: Norway's new Arctic arts and music festival

It's the opening weekend of SALT, a year-long arts festival in remote northern Norway. Consisting of a series of striking architectural structures (including the world's largest sauna, naturally), a site-specific art installation and a programme of …

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Alan Rusbridger: welcome to Guardian Membership

Our soon-to-be neighbours include the University of the Arts, the stunning new Francis Crick Institute, Google, the British Library and the Aga Khan Foundation cultural centre. Our programming partners will include Central St Martins; Birkbeck …

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Best of Prague: readers' views

With its magical medieval heart, its gothic spires and some of the boldest Art Nouveau architecture in the world (see above), Riga offers a lot more than its stag weekend image suggests. That said, it's a great party town too. For more information …

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Happy Easter 2014

But the most elaborate take on the tradition came from Russia, where in the late 1800s/early 1900s Russian aristocracy commissioned the French jeweller Faberge to create an egg like no other, fashioned from enamel and encrusted with the most dazzling …

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Ferguson police officer who was shot in the arm expected to recover

St Louis County Police spokesperson Sgt Brian Schellman said that the officer was wearing a body camera that was turned off for an unknown reason at the time of the shooting. Ferguson police began wearing body cameras in August that had been donated …

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Wife of ex-Vikings star finishes work release in hit-and-run crash

The wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser was allowed to return home Monday after completing a work release assignment for her conviction in a hit-and-run accident that killed a chef. Senser will be subject to random drug and alcohol …

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STUNNING SELECTION OF LALIQUE GLASS SHINES IN RAINBOW COLOURS …

A fabulous array of Art Deco glass by the legendary French designer René Lalique is to go under the hammer at Bonhams Decorative Arts from 1860 sale, on the 19th of November at Bonhams Knightsbridge salerooms. Items worth approximately £150,000, …

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Shanghai Disney Resort to feature a Toy Story-themed hotel (and other updates!)

The folks behind the Shanghai Disney Resort, those teases, released some new little tidbits on Thursday evening about what we can look forward to upon its opening next year, including an 800-room hotel to be themed entirely on the movie Toy Story—the …

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Travel: From hero city to Angela's hip German hangout

If it's romance you're looking for, head for the art deco Lang Bar, named after the director of Metropolis, at the Waldorf Astoria. With a soulful songstress at the ivories, it's the perfect spot for a killer cocktail and a few stolen kisses on the red …

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IN DEPTH: A History of silver in jewellery design

… against the industrial nature of then-contemporary jewellery making, pushing instead a tooled style of silver jewellery with Celtic designs and woven, flowing shapes inspired by Liberty of London prints and Glaswegian artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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London Art Events. British Celebs created Pen Portraits for the National …

London art events. Well known figures will either draw or 'write' portraits for the National Portrait Gallery as it hosts a Gala fundraising event on Tuesday 11 February, sponsored by the fashion designer Leon Max. Those attending the ticketed black …

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Could UV light eradicate peanut allergies?Pulses eliminate 80% of allergens …

In the US alone 1.9 million people are allergic to peanuts, but now a scientist has used pulses of UV light to eradicate 80 per cent of allergens from the snack. By doing this human antibodies are unable recognise certain compounds as allergens and …

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Manchester City 1-1 Roma, Sporting Lisbon 0-1 Chelsea and PSG 3-2 …

It is powerful, the curse that seems to affect Manchester City in Europe. So powerful, in fact, that not even Frank Lampard can overcome it. There were 57 minutes gone when Manuel Pellegrini produced his lucky charm. Lampard was a Champions League …

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A BLOKE'S guide to buying ring without breaking the bank and still winning her …

'I got inside info from two jewellers and one gemologist and in the end got an awesome ring for a great price. I nailed it!' he said. Alastair proposed to his wife last Easter and said a number of his friends were also getting engaged at the time and …

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Lady Gaga straddles hunky topless dancer on stage at NIA in Birmingham

She recently opened up about her relationship with Taylor Kinney in a gushing interview but while she may be loved-up, that won't stop Lady Gaga getting up close and personal with her sexy male dancers. The 28-year-old singer performed at the National …

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Olly Smith on Swartland wine: Anyone who has a Swart… will find that this …

Whenever I feel like spoiling myself I turn to the wines of Chris and Andrea Mullineux and I urge you to treat someone you love to their fragrant Syrah 2012 (13.5 per cent) for £18.95 from vincisive.co.uk. At my 40th celebrations recently I cracked a …

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Tiffany Jewellery Sale the son of the founder ofTiffany Sale …

Case in point: Have you ever heard of Louis Comfort Tiffany? He's the son of the founder of the famous and prestigious department store Tiffany & Co. Well, he loved everything beautiful, from fine jewelry to works of art, from …

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Why Sam Hunt Is Good For Country Music

Funny enough, this same line of argument was employed to the exact opposite effect by Sturgill Simpson, a more traditional-sounding artist, in an interview with FADER earlier this year. You go to the Opry and it's this longstanding tradition, but I …

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Scotland's Moray – The True Home Of Scottish Whisky

… for the myths and legends that the country is said to hold, and many more for the exciting towns and cities across the country that offer so much in the way of food, shopping, sights and attractions: Edinburgh Castle, The Charles Rennie Mackintosh …

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The Occidental Hotel

Embellished with iridescent stained glass by Charles Rennie Mackintosh of the Glasgow Glass Works, in Glasgow, Scotland, the bar is a masterpiece of craftsmanship. For masterpieces of the culinary sort, you need only wander into the hotel's The …

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Fin-de-Siècle Hothouse, Plush and Neurotic

… and Christian Witt-Dörring, the museum's adjunct curator of decorative arts, the show fills the building with a shifting kaleidoscope of paintings, drawings, architectural models and plans, as well as posters, furniture, a few articles of clothing …

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Artwork by Dennis French

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University's Merwin and Wakeley Galleries will host new exhibitions from Thursday, May 5 to Friday, May 27. Merwin will feature a digital images installation by Naomi Schliesman and Keith Lemley, and Wakeley will …

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Michael Brown shooting witness says teen had hands up while he was gunned …

He spoke to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch anonymously — and his account is the first time someone who neither knew Brown nor had ties to Ferguson corroborates accounts that the teenager had his hands up. In the interview, the … The teenager struck up …

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Chelsea thrash maribor

First up for the Blues, unbeaten this season, is a return to Premier League business at Old Trafford, where Mourinho will come up against his former mentor Louis van Gaal. Chelsea began with attacking purpose, with Maribor, who advanced to the … Kurt …

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Is this the cutest kid on the internet?

… Hollywood star's jetset lifestyle. The little girl has been flown business class around the world and showered with presents worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, from Louis Vuitton handbags and Chanel and Tiffany jewellery to designer outfits …

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