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Google Doodle celebrates birthday of naturalist and illustrator William John Swainson

Google has marked the birthday of the ornithologist and renowned natural history artist William John Swainson with a Doodle featuring some of his intricate illustrations.

In the studio: Julie Brook, artist

'My work is very light-footed and transient. The best stuff is unexpected'

Men, I call on you all to stop driving

A spontaneous road race is enough to put me off cars for life

Loughborough teenager 'planned repeat of Columbine massacre by carrying out terror attack on his former school'

Boy was found to have petrol bombs, air rifles, pistols and armour at his home

John Hegley: ‘I was just a bit odd when I was at school’

Poet John Hegley turns 60 this week. He talks about life, work and spuds

Great works: Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound (1914) by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Dan Baldwin, Sacrilegium

Artist Dan Baldwin on the enduring kitsch quality of Catholic iconography

The secular painter and ceramicist explains why he is still drawn to Catholicism, and why his work is different to Grayson Perry

Book review: Gwilym Prichard, Claudia Williams, both By Harry Heuser and Robert Meyrick

A perfect picture of when love and art collide

Patrick Stewart's drawing is based on his childhood of abuse. It will be auctioned to raise funds for victims of domestic abuse and honour-based violence

Drawings by famous names including David Cameron, Helen Mirren and Patrick Stewart to be auctioned in aid of victims of domestic violence

The 'In the Name of Honour’ event aims to increase public awareness of a crime that affects one in four women in Britain

St. Paul's religious text re-discovered in Law Society's library

Imagine the late fine! Back at last, the holy book that someone 'borrowed' from St Paul's Cathedral library in the 1800s

The Missal of Sarum, that went missing from St Paul’s Cathedral, has now been found

Campaigners urge Downing Street to move to release 'Britain's most violent prisoner' Charles Bronson

A petition calling for the release of Britain's most notorious prisoner has amassed 10,000 signatures

Invisible Ink: No 187 - Edward Lear

“Throw us a bone,” begged a friend, “write about someone we’ve heard of.” “Edward Lear,” I suggested. “Oh, the artist,” came the reply.

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