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Scam ticket site fraudster jailed for stealing millions; judge hands down 22 month term

October 11, 2012

A man who profited close to £4m from his illegal ticketing business was jailed for 22 months on money laundering charges today, after having pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court. Mr David Spanton, of Holloway in London, also admitted to four charges of obtaining credit while bankrupt. Money was stolen through ...

Manet portraits set for Royal Academy in 2013 as confirmed by curator

September 27, 2012

Portraits by the legendary French painter Edouard Manet are to be showcased in one major exhibition that will be hosted by the Royal Academy in London next year. Such a retrospective will be the first-ever of its kind in Britain and has been tipped one of the exhibition highlights of ...

Police drama Good Cop shelved in wake of Manchester shootings causing deaths of two policewomen

September 20, 2012

The BBC has had to shelve the final-ever episode of its popular drama Good Cop after the deaths of two Greater Manchester Police officers. The episode, which was due to be screened in the UK this evening, features a particularly violent attack on one female police officer. On Tuesday, as has ...

Remains of Shakespeare Curtain Theatre found

June 7, 2012

Archaeologists have managed to discover the remains of one of the Elizabethan theatres where some of the earlier plays by William Shakespeare were performed to the public for the first time ever. The Curtain Theatre's remains were discovered behind a pub located in Shoreditch, east London during regeneration work. The venue, ...

Three founding members of The Wiggles replaced

May 17, 2012

Three of the original four members of popular Australian children's favourites The Wiggles will leave the group, in turn paving the way for an introduction of the fun quartet's first-ever female performer. Members Greg Page, Jeff Fatt, and Murray Cook said that they would be handing over the purple, red and ...

The Scream sold in New York

May 3, 2012

Norwegian artist Edvard Munch's The Scream became the most expensive piece of artwork ever sold at auction yesterday, after it fetched a whopping $119.9m – roughly £74m. The pastel, created in 1895, was purchased by an anonymous bid at Sotheby's in Manhattan, New York City. The bidding lasted a total of ...

Madonna album breaks US sales slump record

April 12, 2012

Madonna's MDNA has broken the US chart record for the biggest sales slump for a number one LP in its second week. The record came in at the peak of the US Billboard chart last week yet has now dropped to number eight. This reflects a slump in sales from the ...

Satirical show to be revived

March 29, 2012

Satirical 1980s show Yes, Prime Minister will be revived with a new six-part season. The show's original writers, Jonathan Lynn and partner Antony Jay will script the new show, which will be based on their stage production from 2010. The series, to be aired on TV channel Gold, is to see ...

De Niro apologises for US first lady quip

March 22, 2012

Silver screen legend Robert De Niro has today apologised for the quip he made this week at a Democratic fundraiser that suggested that his native the US may not be ready to have "a white first lady". The two-time Oscar winner was introducing current First Lady Michelle Obama during an event ...

Police launch huge Cambridgeshire burglary operation

March 1, 2012

Police in the county of Cambridgeshire have launched a vast operation to investigate more than 200 burglaries that have occurred across certain rural areas. Operation Twist detectives believe that the burglaries are linked and that the thieves aren't from the area but instead have travelled to the county so that they ...

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