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Premier League footballers are not doing enough to help disadvantaged young people, according to the American sportsman recruited by Boris Johnson to mentor London’s teenagers.

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.

Jewellery stolen in shopping centre break-in

Jewellery was stolen in a smash-and-grab raid from two shops at an exclusive shopping centre, police said today.

Jewel thieves raid shopping centre

Jewellery worth tens of thousands of pounds was stolen when raiders broken into Europe's largest urban shopping mall, west London's Westfield Centre, in the early hours of yesterday.

Rare blue diamond set to fetch £3.8m

A rare internally flawless blue diamond is expected to fetch up to £3.8 million when it is sold at auction next month.

Egg-sized diamond sold to Hong Kong jeweller for a record $35m

A Hong Kong jeweller paid a record price for an uncut diamond yesterday when it bought the egg-sized "Cullinan Heritage" for $35.3m (£23m).

De Beers rights issue to raise $1bn

De Beers, the world's largest diamond miner, is set to launch a rights issue to raise up to $1bn (£601m).

John Rudd: Diamond miner whose love affair with a dancer led to his imprisonment in South Africa

John Rudd was born to a dynastic connection with De Beers, the South African diamond mining giant founded by Cecil Rhodes and C.D. Rudd, John's great-grandfather. His father, Bevil Rudd, had not followed C.D. Rudd's son into De Beers but had achieved fame by winning a gold medal at the 1920 Olympics and breaking the 400 metres world record a year later. Born in Kimberley, where the family home is now a museum called Rudd House, John and his younger brother Robin were sent to Eton, where John became captain of athletics and played cricket against Harrow at Lord's, as did Robin, the Eton captain in 1945.

Vulture 'Fab Four' get GPS in effort to save species

In the Disney version of The Jungle Book, four vultures vaguely resembling the Beatles bemoan to Mowgli that they are outcasts. They were, after all, members of a species known as Nature's Undertakers.

Stephen Webster

In Tuesday's Pandora, 'Time to polish off De Beers ,Stephen', we referred to a letter from the charity, Survival International, to Stephen Webster urging him to distance himself from De Beers.

Stephen Webster has asked us to point out that although a design of his is in the current De Beers collection this was designed several years ago and he is not currently working for De Beers.

Leading article: A diminished politician, a damaged government

The only surprising aspect of Peter Hain's resignation yesterday was that it took so long to come about. The Work and Pension Secretary's departure from the Cabinet was inevitable the moment it emerged he had failed to declare to the Electoral Commission the extraordinarily large donations he had received to fund his deputy leadership campaign last year.

A blot on Millais' landscape

This Millais painting has gone on show here for the first time in a century - but the beauty spot it depicts is about to be covered by wind turbines. Ciar Byrne reports

'Neglected stepchildren' bite back at De Beers

A leading union has accused diamond giant De Beers of treating its miners like "neglected stepchildren".

Loss of diamond licence could cost Anglo American $500m

The upcoming expiry of a key diamond licence in Botswana could wipe more than $500m (£285m) from Anglo American's profits, according to City analysts.

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