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Master forgers duped art world out of €30m

They look more like old hippies stuck in a time warp than the couple who conned the international art world out of an estimated €30m. He sports worn jeans, a greying blonde mane of shoulder length hair, a moustache and beard. Under the unforgiving neon lights of the Cologne courtroom where he is standing trial, 60-year-old Wolfgang Beltracchi looks like a cross between Frank Zappa and King Charles the First.

Letter from the i editor: Happy first birthday to us!

Happy first birthday to us! All week people have asked how i works — from readers to UK media to international publishers on “fact-finding” trips. We’ve tried to answer some questions on p26-27, where we also relate the story of i’s birth. On p30-31, we recall an incredible first year in news.


Belgium's comic-book hero is about to hit the big screen in a Steven Spielberg-directed film, but for fans of the boy reporter the story begins here...

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