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Restoring Rubens' Cain Slaying Abel

An epic campaign of restoration of Rubens' masterpiece is underway at the Courtauld Institute of Art. The Independent Online talks to the restorers and reveals the progress in pictures

Dive in: Staying cool in Palm Springs

Elvis and Sinatra fell in love with Palm Springs – and its iconic buildings and glitzy past mean this Californian desert city still has the power to charm

Aaron Johnson on being John Lennon

Aaron Johnson, who plays the young Beatle in the forthcoming Nowhere Boy, talks to James Mottram about his preparation for the role – and his much-publicised romance with the film's director, Sam Taylor-Wood

Liverpool owners admit to search for new investors

Liverpool's co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett were forced to admit publicly yesterday that they are looking for new investors, after the Saudi prince who was entertained at Anfield on Saturday revealed the nature of their discussions.

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Stoute's Doctor lifts Vase but bypasses Derby

Barry Hills reckons he has never previously worn a panama at this meeting, and those dressed less conservatively – which is to say, just about everybody else – ended up with flesh the same colour as the sandstone city walls. Thankfully the Roodeye's other perimeter, the glittering River Dee, yielded a delicious, soothing breeze. And, as such, the answer to yesterday's big question might almost be said to have been blowing in the wind.