Now that"s Etch A Sketch art: Portraits of famous faces drawn with one continuous line

Now that's Etch-A-Sketch art: Incredible portraits of famous faces drawn with one continuous lineSelf-taught French artist Pierre Emmanuel Godet has gone back to basics by drawing his portraits with a single line | UPDATED: 23:40 GMT, 23 December 2012 It's often said that simplicity is a lost art and it seems this artist has taken the motto to heart. Self-taught French artist Pierre Emmanuel Godet has attempted to make his work as basic as possible by painstakingly drawing famous faces from across the decades with just one single continuous line

Lucien Freud estate to give selection of his favourite pieces to the nation to pay off late artist"s 10million tax bill

Lucien Freud estate to give selection of his favourite pieces to the nation to pay off late artist's 10million tax bill Executors offer works by Edgar Egas abd Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Government panel understood to have accepted applicationMinisters will have to ratify decision and decide which museums will benefit | UPDATED: 23:25 GMT, 22 December 2012 With his intensely personal portraits, Lucian Freud often defied convention. And now the late artist’s estate has found an equally unorthodox way to settle his 10 million inheritance tax bill – by trading in parts of his art collection

David Archer: One of Britain"s most prolific petty criminals set to spend his 16th Christmas behind bars after hurling abuse at woman PCSO

Thief who has committed more than 300 crimes prepares for 16th Christmas behind bars after hurling abuse at woman PCSO Thief David Archer, 57, has more than 300 offences on his file Archer, who claims to have spent 28 years in prison, was jailed yesterday He breached an ASBO and used abusive language towards a PCSO | UPDATED: 08:59 GMT, 14 December 2012 'Horrendous record': David Archer, 57, has committed over 300 offences and is thought to have spent 28 years in prison One of the country's most prolific petty crooks – who claims to have spent almost half his life in prison – is back behind bars and facing his 16th Christmas in jail. David Archer, 57, already has more than 300 offences on his 'horrendous record', a court heard, mostly for theft. Yesterday a judge sentenced Archer to a further three months in prison for breaching an Anti-Social Behaviour Order after he threatened a female Police Community Support Officer.

Kate Middleton: Seen for the first time, remarkable snapshots of the Duchess of Cambridge as a baby

Sweet baby Kate: Seen for the first time, remarkable snapshots of the Duchess of Cambridge when she was a baby, revealed by one of her mother's oldest friends The photographs show Kate between the ages of six and 12-months-oldThey belong to George Brown, the mother of Kate's first 'pram buddy' George said: 'Catherine was a good baby…

The magic of Madagascar: Staggering landscapes and breathtaking natural beauty of the world"s most unique ecosystem

The magic of Madagascar: Staggering landscapes and breathtaking natural beauty in the world's most unique ecosystem | UPDATED: 18:37 GMT, 5 December 2012 This breathtaking collection of photographs documents the staggering natural beauty and scenery of the island of Madagascar home to a unique collection of animals found nowhere else in the world. Deciated photographer Paolo Torchio, 51, spent over a month travelling through the Western region of the island just off the coast of Africa to capture the stunning shots.

Compulsive hoarder Brian Clenshaw who filled his flat with newspapers, magazines and DVDs faces eviction after disorder got out of control

Hoarder who has filled his flat with thousands of newspapers, magazines and books faces eviction because he is a 'fire hazard' Brian Clenshaw, 52, also can't help collecting coins, DVDs and stamps Former salesman claims syndrome was brought on by a road accident in 2004 | UPDATED: 21:55 GMT, 5 December 2012 A former salesman is facing eviction from his home after his problem with hoarding spiralled out of control. Brian Clenshaw, 52, has filled his flat to the brim with thousands of newspapers, magazines, DVDs, books, coins and stamps.