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Foreigners flock to Boston, but find no safety net

Rolling up his trouser legs to show off the bruises, Jimmy described how he had been stopped by four men and beaten with an iron bar last week. It was the second time he had been attacked in a month, having fallen foul of a group of recently arrived fellow Lithuanians.

Art of balancing budgets: cash-strapped councils clear out their collections

A painting owned by Bolton Council, depicting a partly clothed sleepwalker, sold at a London auction yesterday for £74,000. While the cash-strapped local authority pockets the funds, the painting – by the 19th-century English artist Sir John Everett Millais – has been bought by a private American collector, and is unlikely to be seen in this country again.

Designer marriage: Robin and Lucienne Day

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Fred Dubery: One of England's leading figurative artists of the 20th century

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