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Not since the late Queen Mother suffered having a fishbone stuck in her throat has the nation been racked with such concern. The news that burglars had broken into Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne's Buckinghamshire country residence and made off with jewellery worth £1m touched hearts across Britain. Hankies were raised as Sharon, on the verge of tears herself, explained at a press conference that items of rare provenance and exquisite taste, including a 24-carat sapphire called the "Swimming Pool", had been taken.

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