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Plea to help rebrand Glasgow

"It had a truth about it too – it spoke to the Glasgow Boys and that very distinct style Glasgow has with the heritage of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. "It also caused a bit of mischief in that other cities – and I'm not naming names – took great umbrage …

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Faberge eggs become symbols of power in new Russia

The jeweller and entrepreneur Carl Faberge fashioned his eponymous eggs from gems and precious metals in his St Petersburg workshop. The first one was presented by Tsar Alexander III to his wife, the Empress Maria Fedorovna, at Easter in 1885, …

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Smash and grab: The moment moped gang raid luxury Dorchester Hotel in …

Other jewellery in several untouched cabinets were pieces made by Faberge. Detective Constable Alex Flanagan said police are hopeful that releasing the images will help move the investigation forward. 'We are in the early stages of our investigation …

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Eric Frein's plan detailing shooting of two state troopers and his escape found

Authorities searching for suspected cop killer Eric Frein are believed to have found a handwritten note penned by the suspect. The letter, discovered as the manhunt for the survivalist sniper entered its fourth week, is being considered a confession …

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EU migrants registering to work in Britain soared by 55% since 2010

The number of EU migrants registering to work in Britain has soared by 55 per cent since 2010, but David Cameron has been warned a plan to cap the numbers would be illegal. In the last year, National Insurance numbers (NINOs) have been handed out to …

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Scotland will be more at risk of a terrorist attack if it votes for …

David Cameron today warned that Scotland would be more at risk from terrorism if it votes for independence. The Prime Minister said the United Kingdom had the best security and intelligence services in the world to keep people safe. He said the safety …

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Rebecca Judd displays a healthier figure in monochrome bikini as she enjoys …

She's known for her super slender frame which sparked a social media storm in recent weeks. But Australian model and television presenter Rebecca Judd appeared to sport a much healthier figure and more shapely thighs when she joined pals for a hens' …

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Art Nouveau Embroidery Patterns – Needle'nThread.com

The Art Nouveau era was a relatively short, transitional period of art, with roots in the Arts & Crafts movement of the 19th century, and branches that stretched into the Modern era. The style was represented in just about every …

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Wine lovers celebrate as Beaujolais Nouveau arrives (VIDEO)

For them the celebration is a big boost to business: “Our Japanese clients know us thanks to BeaujolaisNouveau. Now they buy our line throughout the year.” The 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau poster was designed by the artist Skwak, a native of Lille, France.

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What to Do This Weekend: November 20 to 23

WINE: Beaujolais Nouveau is a type of red wine that gets released on a specific day every year. To celebrate, Art Soiree is throwing a party, in which you'll sample wines, eat some French food, listen to some French music, and do things of that nature …

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Secret stories in Glasgow's stones

There is even an early example of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. However, normal wear and tear over the decades, coupled with vandalism and graffiti, has left many stones damaged. Others have become overgrown with moss or ivy. John Mills …

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Brad Pitt's Furniture Line Has Frank Pollaro's Art Deco Touch (PHOTOS)

According to Architectural Digest, the actor has collaborated with Frank Pollaro, a well-known furnishing firm, on a dozen designs. The collection of furniture, which will be revealed in New York on November 13, is sleek and graceful with the Art Deco …

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Sales of slimming products soar as people frantically diet in time for summer

If you are frantically trying to get in shape for the summer after a failed New Year diet, you are not alone. An online pharmacy has reported that demand for slimming products has soared in the last month. Chemist Direct claims that sales of such …

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Mining investors take stock after Marikana deaths

"This will serve as a wake-up call," Kieron Hodgson, a resource analyst at Charles Stanley, tells the BBC. "Extraction isn't easy. Investors have become blase about the risks of extraction." The high visibility of the deaths at Marikana and a spate of …

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Philip Barker: A brief history of the Queen's Baton Relay, whose modest roots …

Philip Barker The London 2012 Torch Relay ignited Olympic fever in the United Kingdom and for the first time the flame visited Scotland. Now an even longer relay, lasting 288 days, will next Wednesday (October 9) bring a greeting from the Queen from …

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Seven things Assad has done to seize the momentum in Syria

ANALYSIS. EIRUT — Two years ago, it seemed almost inevitable that Syrian President Bashar Assad would be toppled. Despite a fierce military crackdown, people were still taking to the streets in exuberant anti-government protests and rebels were …

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Islamic State jihadists could be plotting terror attack on Cardiff Nato summit …

Home grown Islamic State terrorists could be plotting a 'spectacular' attack on the upcoming Nato summit in Britain, a former foreign office minister has said. Kim Howells, who served under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, fears jihadists may be planning …

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The first elected Ukipper entered the Lair of Liars: QUENTIN LETTS sees the …

As revolutions go, it was an engagingly British event, brushed by paradox, throbbing with half-swallowed vanities. The new MP for Clacton arrived at 3.37pm to 'take his seat'. This new MP for Clacton is also the old MP for Clacton, having stood for re …

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy touches on his rumoured relationship with Jennifer Lopez

At the end of June, Jennifer was pictured looking very comfortable as she sidled up to Maksim at The Shrine nightclub in Connecticut after he attended one of her shows in the same city. A month later, he … Now he's focused on launching an acting …

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Gene Simmons' daughter Sophie launches fashion line with TheStyleClub

Sophie Tweed-Simmons – daughter of legendary Kiss bassist Gene Simmons – has launched her first fashion line, and it's all about making young women feel their best whatever their size. Fed up with over-priced, ill-fitting clothes, the curvaceous 22 …

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Will.i.am is set to launch his smartwatch, which can make calls

Smartwatches are coming in many shapes and sizes but only a few – such as Samsung's Gear S and the forthcoming Apple Watch – allow people to make calls. Now musician and technology entrepreneur will.i.am is set to reveal a rival which will let people …

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'Created collectibles' do have value for interested buyers

Yes, contemporary pieces from the company, founded in 1890 when jeweler Rene Lalique opened his first shop in Paris, include doves in Lalique's signature frosted crystal. But they include doves of all sizes as perfume bottle stoppers, paperweights …

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Cute Travels: Art Nouveau James Joyce Ulysses Mural …

A look at James Earley's art nouveau murals at Blooms Hotel in Temple Bar, Dublin.

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The Macdonald Sisters: How They Visually Created Equality Between Men and …

The prevailing issue of fin-de-siècle France was the increasing autonomy of women. Independence for women threatened traditional social and gender roles, and consequently men's civil power. Margaret and Frances Macdonald embodied this “new woman” …

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Centuries of history in Royston Pike lecture series

The first lecture will be on Wednesday, September 18, with Pete Allen's memoir of the Royal Theatre in Drury Lane. The next features Alan Hepburn delving into the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of the figureheads of the art nouveau movement.

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Video: Century old artwork discovered under plaster at Dial Lane business …

“The Art Nouveau lettering and the iron decorative features imposed on the stone front suggest to those who have made pilgrimages to Glasgow and Northampton the virtuoso work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. “In fact, the 26 year-old architect was Harold …

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STYLE EXCLUSIVE: First Look at Silvia Pellegrino's New Collection

Silvia admits her biggest inspiration is city artist, architect and designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh. "I always take … "I learned so much about the workmanship, the bags that were made in Paris and the jewellery made in France." When Silvia decided …

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City design genius was decades ahead of his time

A milk jug designed by Dresser sits in a display cabinet at Kelvingrove next to work by Charles Rennie Mackintosh; both designers were heavily influenced by Japan but expressed their work in very different ways yet the simplicity of form unites the two.

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'Sophisticated and brazen' decade-long crime spree that saw 23 high-end cars …

Police used criminal search warrants of eight residences and one business, public storage lockers and a cargo container to recover 23 stolen high-end vehicles and other expensive property totalling over $5 million Thursday. They recovered stolen …

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Tiny figurine found in attic that was made by Faberge sells for $5.2 million

A rare Faberge figurine found stashed in a deceased retiree's upstate New York attic sold at auction Saturday for over $5million. Dated to 1912, the figurine depicts a known personal bodyguard to royalty and was given by Czar Nicholas II to his wife …

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Doug Ford is a bigger bully, ex-Rob voter says

Sure, says the man in the Boston Red Sox baseball cap, he would be happy to speak with me, only no names, because he doesn't trust newspapers to get the facts straight. And the facts are this: he is a retired police officer, RCMP, and originally from …

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Couture unwrapped: the haute-worthy confections at the A/W 2014-15 Paris shows

Modern is a word that is rarely emphasised in the high and haughty world of the Paris Couture – a bi-annual fashion extravaganza where adjectives like elaborate, fantastical and extreme tend to fit more comfortably into the vocabulary. An adventure in …

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Liz Jones's Diary: In which I feel positively negative

MTV Kim And Khloe Kardashian Throw 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Baby Shower For Kourtney: See The PicsMTV. Undo …. Marvin and Rochelle Humes can barely keep their eyes off one another as they dress up for jewellery party in Birmingham All loved up …

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Campaigners in fresh court battle to make animals 'people' under the law

Animal rights activists will renew their battle this week to prove a chimpanzee is a 'person' in the eyes of the law. The main player in the landmark case is a little different from most – he is Tommy, a 26-year-old former circus chimp who allegedly …

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England 1-0 Norway MATCH REPORT: Wayne Rooney nets from penalty spot …

New England captain Wayne Rooney smashed home a second-half penalty to give Roy Hodgson's side a victory over Norway in their first match since the World Cup. The Manchester United striker converted from the spot in the 68th minute after Raheem …

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