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Royal love tokens on show ahead of £3m auction

A £3 million collection of jewellery once owned by Wallis Simpson went on display today ahead of its auction.

Gallery celebrates the 'man of the moment'

Elliott Erwitt, the photographer famed for his sublime (and often ridiculous) images, is the star of a new exhibition

Britain the loser as Coca-Cola triumphs in battle of the brands

Britain is no longer home to any of the world's leading brands, according to the influential Best Global Brands index which was published last night. The survey, compiled annually by Interbrand, concluded that no UK company figured in the top 30, indicating that Britain's businesses are falling behind those from Germany and France.

Nadir sets out to enjoy first full day in UK

Asil Nadir was settling back into life in Britain today after returning to face £34 million fraud charges following 17 years on the run.

My Life in Ten Questions...Laura Bailey

English model Laura Bailey lives in London with her boyfriend and two children. She spoke to The Independent Online about her childhood dreams of Olympic success, being a bit of tomboy and why motherhood is her greatest joy.

De Beers gem raiders stole £380,000 haul

The gang behind a smash and grab raid on an exclusive jewellery store stole valuables with an estimated retail value of £380,000, police said tonight.

Smash-and-grab raids on two City jewellers

Police have begun an investigation after burglars staged a daring double heist at two of London's most upmarket jewellery shops, getting away with jewels estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Robbers hurl stolen watches at police during chase

Smash and grab robbers hurled stolen watches worth tens of thousands of pounds at police today as they were chased from the scene of a £500,000 raid.

Harold Chapman: The man who never missed a Beat

From his attic room in the infamous Beat hotel in Paris, the photographer Harold Chapman was ideally placed to capture the central players in a literary revolution. Rob Sharp meets him

The greatest shows on Earth: Roll up for Montréal's first circus festival

The festival celebrates the Canadian city's long-held love for big tops, acrobats and high-wire extravaganzas

Jean Nouvel: Good for a prize, but not for a Prince

The architect whose reputation disconcerted the heir to the throne has brought his provocative talent to two new London projects, one of which is his homage to Sir Christopher Wren. Caroline Roux meets Jean Nouvel

Traveller's guide: Brittany

In the last of our six-part series produced in association with Footprint Travel Guides, Wendy Mewes reveals the highlights of the wild north-west of France

Exposed: Voyeurism, surveillance and the camera

Tate Modern's current exhibition offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of voyeurism and surveillance.

Unhappy days are here again

As Britain faces up to a new era of austerity, Paul Barker looks back on photographs he commissioned in an earlier age of recession and protest

Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance & the Camera, Tate Modern, London

A show at Tate Modern suggests that the supposed objectivity of the lens obscures a much nastier truth
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