January 15, 2019 2:25 PM Adolf Hitler: Nazi leader's paintings depicting WWI Somme battlefield up for auction
A PAINTING depicting a World War 1 battle scene staged at the Somme, believed to have been the work of evil Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler has emerged as going up for auction in Shropshire. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler was known as a keen artist, having struggled to make a living from his work before he was imprisoned for five years in 1924 at Landsberg Prison 415
January 9, 2019 10:16 PM Oops! Meghan Markle named to take over THIS patronage from Queen in huge blunder
MEGHAN Markle has been named as patron of the National Theatre in a press release that was quickly taken down - it comes after royal insiders revealed the Duchess of Sussex would be taking over the role from the Queen. Meghan Markle is set to take over from the Queen as patron of the National Theatre, in a press release that was published by mistake 131
January 9, 2019 2:35 PM Buyer 'willing to pay £100,000 for Port Talbot Banksy'
Someone is willing to pay about £100,000 for the Banksy on a garage in Port Talbot, an art dealer has said. Garage owner Ian Lewis has received several approaches from private collectors hoping to buy the piece. Art dealer and Banksy expert John Brandler said his client would offer a six-figure sum "because it fits nicely into his collection". Mr Lewis 116
January 1, 2019 8:23 PM Top-Ho, Jeeves: Happy Public Domain Dy 2019 – what you can use for free
It’s Public Domain Day, the moment when lots of old works become free to use. It’s a biggie this year because for 20 years nothing new has been released. In 1998 Disney and other copyright holders got the State to impose copyright restrictions for an additional 20 years. The 1998 Copyright Term Extension Act is a horror. Works from 1922, including James 95
January 1, 2019 4:06 PM People who died in 2018: List of celebrities and famous people who died in 2018
AS we step into 2019, we remember some of most famous and well known faces who lost their lives in 2018. Here is the full list of celebrities who died in 2018. 2018 was a year fans had to say goodbye to many much loved celebrities across the globe. Famous names include Swedish DJ Avicii, June Whitfield, Stephen Hawking and former US President George 276
December 31, 2018 12:44 AM Why legalising gay sex in India is not a Western idea
The decriminalisation of gay sex was arguably the biggest news story of 2018 in India. So, it wasn't surprising when it became a hotly debated topic at one of the year-end parties I recently attended in Delhi. The common consensus was that the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a colonial-era law has pushed the country towards adopting Western ideals 72
December 23, 2018 4:31 PM Rachel Riley Twitter: ‘F*** You!’ Countdown star LASHES OUT in explosive rant
RACHEL RILEY, who is a maths whizz on Channel 4 show Countdown, hit out at an organisation who sent her a notification to sign a petition about Gilad Atzmon. Rachel Riley, 32, shared a screen grab of a message which read: “Rachel, we’re missing your name. “Since you visited, this petition now has 3, 637 supporters.” A note in red followed reading: “Every 84
December 22, 2018 6:36 PM Banksy's 'Season's Greetings' protected with plastic
Banksy's latest work in south Wales has been covered with a protective plastic screen. It appeared on a garage in Port Talbot and depicts a child enjoying snow falling on one side, while the other reveals it is a fire emitting ash. Film star Michael Sheen, who grew up in the area, helped pay for the screen. He is also contributing towards security, media 68
December 19, 2018 10:44 AM Banksy Port Talbot: Is THIS grafitti of a child a work of art by Banksy?
GRAFITTI resembling the hand of Banksy has popped up along two garage walls in Port Talbot in Wales - but is it a genuine Banksy? Swansea Bay resident Rachel Honey-Jones, 33, said: “It's amazing, an incredible addition to Port Talbot. "Everything about it is political messaging, the way the boy has been drawn, the positioning near the steelworks, the fact it was done just after 262
December 14, 2018 2:56 PM Your pictures on the theme of 'opposites'
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "opposites". Elaine Farrell: "Photo taken in a tunnel in Amsterdam. One side is for pedestrians, the other for cyclists. The pedestrian side is tiled and throws off amazing light, while the opposite is dark and industrial in look. The dark arc of tile on the right really 216