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Astonishing expenses of uni vice-chancellors paid up to £350k-a-year

Astonishing expenses of university vice-chancellors: £39,000 on five-star hotels, £2.25 on Nando’s and £6.10 on Haagen-Dazs among claims of chiefs paid up to £350,000-a-year Cambridge University spent almost £40,000 on luxury hotels in three years  Vice-chancellor of Durham charged nearly £25,000 for flights in same period Bizarre expenses at Oxford included £6.10 on Haagen-Dazs ice […]

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‘Missing’ £350m Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece – the world’s most expensive painting – 'found on Saudi crown prince's yacht'

A LEONARDO da Vinci masterpiece which has been “missing” for the past two years has reportedly been found on the Saudi crown prince’s superyacht. The whereabouts of the ‘Salvator Mundi’ have been shrouded in secrecy ever since it sold for £344million ($450m) in 2017 – becoming the most expensive painting in history. But has […]


Victorian Christmas cards are very different to today’s

Where’s Santa Claus? Victorian-era Christmas cards featuring lobsters, dancing dice and leap-frogging bears are VERY different to today’s festive scenes Exhibition at Royal Pavilion and Museums in Brighton features Victorian cards Feature jumping bears, dancing dice and a little girl on the back of a lobster Before Queen Victoria’s reign Christmas was not typically celebrated […]