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Fiona Bruce said the owner has 'bagged themselves the bargain of the century'

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The convicted "hippie painter" behind Germany's most spectacular art-forgery scandal has revealed that he faked the works of at least 50 famous painters over a career spanning decades and started because he wanted to "have fun, travel and meet women".

German painter forged masters' works to 'meet women and travel'

The so-called 'eternal hippie' sold faked works to auction houses such as Sotheby's and Christie's

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Bidding was intense at the auction

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Asian buyers fuel record bids for glittering array of Hollywood star's diamonds and pearls

Jewellery owned by Elizabeth Taylor on display

Liz Taylor's jewellery collection fetches £74m at auction

Elizabeth Taylor's jewellery collection fetched a record-setting 115 million dollars (£74 million) at auction - including more than 11.8 million dollars (£7.6 million) for a pearl necklace.

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India's Sachin Tendulkar added another record to his impressive collection when he became the first batsman to score 15,000 Test runs today in the first test against West Indies.

<b> LIVERPOOL v NORWICH , Saturday 17:30pm</b> <br/>
Liverpool were unlucky not to beat Man Utd last weekend and without the added burden of playing in Europe this season, will have high hopes of breaking back into the top four this season. Manager Kenny Dalglish has captain Steven Gerrard back playing which is a huge boost to his side and provides even more competition for places among the talented array of midfielders he has at his disposal. Norwich have been lively this season and have picked up good wins against Bolton and Swansea but Liverpool should be a far greater challenge.
<br/><br/><b>Recent results:</b> Norwich 1-2 Liverpool (03/01/2005, PL) Liverpool 3-0 Norwich (25/09/2004, PL) <br/><br/><b>One to watch:</b> <b>Luis Suarez</b> has been accused of being a racist and a diver this week as the battle between Man Utd and Liverpool spilled over past the full time whistle. Both he and his accuser Patrice Evra have the full backing of their respective managers and the Uruguayan striker denies the claims. He will be hoping to get himself some rather more positive headlines with a good performance against Norwich and it would be foolish to bet against him doing just that. <br/><br/><b>Did you know?:</b> Liverpool have allowed their opponents only 27 shots on target this season, the joint lowest total in the top flight.
<br/><br/><b>Fantasy pick:</b> Luis Suarez, 35 (Liverpool), Antony Pilkington, 36 (Norwich)*
<br/><br/><b>Tweet of the week:</b> 'I'm upset by the acusations of racism. I can only say that I have always respected and respect everybody.' @ luis16suarez - <b>Luis Suarez</b> gives his side of the story.
<br/><br/><i>* Based on Fantasy Premier League, the official Premier League fantasy game</i>

Suarez breaks silence in Evra race row

Luis Suarez, the Liverpool forward, has risked the wrath of the Football Association by speaking for the first time about the allegation he racially abused Manchester United's Patrice Evra at Anfield last month.

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From left, debaters Peter McSweeney, Kenrick Davis and Ricky Jeavons

Nottingham beats Harvard to be the talk of the town

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<b>Shane Williams: </b> Gutting end to an illustrious test career. The experienced winger would've hoped to see more ball in space but his hopes were extinguished after his side went down to 14 men. Tried hard to make an impression. 6

Williams plans Welsh farewell

Wales wing Shane Williams says he plans to retire from international rugby after his country's next match against Australia in December.

Deborah Ross: You could get old fretting about ageing

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Argyle buyer pressed over &#163;230,000 wages

The joint administrators of Plymouth are taking the firm hoping to buy the club's Home Park ground to court, requiring Bishop International Limited to pay £230,000 "immediately" to cover staff and player wages for August.

Johnny Vegas: And Another Thing..., Manchester International Festival: Pavilion Theatre

There were a couple of noisy walk-outs in the second half of this new Johnny Vegas offering. They could just have been clumsy people anxious not to miss their last bus. Or they might have been from a TV shopping channel, or Leeds, two of the objects of Vegas's gratuitous insults.

200 international designers stage summer fashion show

Over 200 international designers descended on London’s Savoy hotel last week to showcase their stunning collections for J Model Management’s Summer Fashion Show.

Feyenoord consider Miyaichi return

Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel will weigh up all options before deciding whether to sign Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi on another loan deal.

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