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Clowns Help Get Women Get Pregnant 2011-01-16

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Infertility researchers in Israel have found a 15-minute encounter with a clown immediately after fertility treatment dramatically increased the chances of a successful pregnancy. (more…)

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Big Paris Art Heist 2010-05-21

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Art thieves stole works by Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque and Amedeo Modigliani worth 500 million EUR (431 million GBP) from a Paris museum, French police and prosecutors said today, 2010-05-20. (more…)

Hosting Olympics May Have No Benefits 2010-05-20

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The health and economic benefits claimed by cities hosting the Olympics or other major sporting events are unproven, according to researchers. (more…)

NAO says BBC Spend Careless 2010-02-26

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‘The National Audit Office’ (‘The NAO’) today criticised the BBC for spending 2 000 million GBP on three major building projects, including the redevelopment of its ‘Broadcasting House‘ HQ in London, without ‘clear assessments of the intended benefits’ in terms of value for money. (more…)

Woman Rips Priceless Picasso 2010-01-25

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[Picture of Picasso Painting "The Actor"]A woman who was taking an art class at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has accidentally fallen into a Picasso painting and damaged it.

The painting called The Actor sustained a vertical tear (more…)

Top Six Albums of The Decade 2009-12-29

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James Blunt will have an extra reason to celebrate this New Year; his album ‘Back To Bedlam’ has been named the best-selling record of the last decade. (more…)

Joss Stone: Music To be Free or Live 2009-11-03

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The 22-year-old soul singer Joss Stone — who recorded her new album ‘Colour Me Free” in her mother’s live music bar ‘Mama Stone’s’ in just a week — believes music should be shared for free whenever possible, (more…)

Fingers Lost in Art Class Tragedy 2009-10-12

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Giles Visual Arts School has been ordered to pay 19 000 GBP after a 16-year-old girl lost most of her fingers when she put her hands in a bucket of ‘plaster of Paris’ during a school art lesson.

The teenager was attempting to make a sculpture of her own hands during a lesson in 2007-01 when the horrific accident happened, Boston Magistrates’ Court in Lincolnshire was told. (more…)

Drums Ban For Collins 2009-09-11

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Former ‘Genesis‘ rocker Phil Collins will never play the drums again — after years of performing left him with an agonising spinal injury. (more…)

MSG Is Not Bad After All 2009-08-13

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Two articles on MSG — one from The Observer on Sunday in 2005 and the other from The Guardian, 2009: (more…)