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News Nigella Lawson attending the trial of her former personal assistants last year.

Police have confirmed they will take no further action against the TV cook

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Andy Warhol painting sells for record £65m

The pop artist's "Silver Car Crash" broke his own auction record at Sotheby's

Charles Saatchi puts his hand over Nigella Lawson's mouth at Scott's in December

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Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi have declared that neither of them will make a financial claim against the other in their divorce proceedings.

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Charles Saatchi with his wife, Nigella Lawson, in March last year

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Is their marriage our business? No. But Charles Saatchi's row with Nigella Lawson is definitely news

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Ai Weiwei became the loudest arts story of the year and an internationally recognised symbol for China

Ten people who changed the world: Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist became a truly global force

Whether in the cut-throat field of politics or the fashion industry's corridors of power, this year they left our planet a better place. Celebrate 10 of the best, nominated by Independent writers

The Shape of Things to Come - in pictures

An exhibition of the work of '20 leading and emerging international artists working in sculpture today' has recently opened at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

Marcus Foster, St Pancras Church, London

Marcus Foster has friends in high places.

Newspeak: British Art Now, Part 2, Saatchi Gallery, London

As one might expect from Charles Saatchi, this exhibition begins with a funny, immediate work. Ansel Krut's painting, of an upturned saucepan full of sausages, is painted in drab dirtyish shades of paint that look creepily crusty, as though the painting has been found at the back of a garage somewhere. This is a good example of the work on show in Newspeak. You see something familiar turned on its head, and you don't need a press release or a wall text to understand it.

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