Has the biggest art heist in US history been solved FBI says they've ID'd infamous thieves who stole half a BILLION dollars of art from Boston's Gardner Museum Artwork famously stolen from museum in 1990 by men dressed as Boston police officers on St Patrick's Day Took paintings and sketches from masters like Manet, Rembrandt, Degas, and Vermeer; in all, 13 works stolen FBI announced 23 years to the day that they had identified the thieves but did not publicly name them /05/10/article-2142642-1307FC7F000005DC-321_634x481.jpg” width=”634″ height=”481″ alt=”Irreplaceable: Chez Tortoni, painted by Manet, shows a man wearing a top hat at a jaunty angle; it was one of the last paintings to be stolen from the museum” class=”blkBorder” /> Irreplaceable: Chez Tortoni, painted by Manet, shows a man wearing a top hat at a jaunty angle; it was one of the last paintings to be stolen from the museum Dutch Master: The thieves stole two Rembrandts – 'The Storm on the Sea of Galilee,' left, believed to be the only seascape the master painted, and 'A Lady and Gentleman in Black,' right In progress: Left, Degas' Three Mounted Jockeys, and right, a self-portrait of Rembrandt Most valuable: Jan Vermeer's The Concert is one of approximately 35 known works by the great Dutch painter During the 1990 robbery, thieves disguised as police officers struck as Boston finished celebrating St.
'I have no regrets': Prize-winning author criticised for branding the Duchess of Cambridge a 'plastic princess' insists her words were taken out of context Hilary Mantel likened Duchess to a 'shop-window mannequin' in speechDavid Cameron among those to rush to Kate Middleton's defenceAcclaimed author has insisted she has 'nothing to apologise for'Mantel said context of speech was twisted to set her up as a hate figure By Kerry Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 01:57 GMT, 8 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:56 GMT, 8 March 2013 The award-winning novelist who likened the Duchess of Cambridge to a 'shop-window mannequin' whose sole purpose is to breed has defended her comments, insisting she has 'absolutely nothing to apologise for'. Double Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel made headlines last month when she appeared to criticise Kate as having no personality, describing her as 'gloss-varnished' with a perfect plastic smile during a lecture at the British Museum. But in an interview on BBC Radio 3’s Night Waves programme last night, she said that her words had been taken out of context, and that she had 'absolutely no regrets' about her controversial speech
Makes you proud to be British: The dogging smurf, the crazy-golf Hitler and a very obese cannibal. Yes, it's Uncle Rich's quiz on the stories that really mattered in 2012 | UPDATED: 01:16 GMT, 26 December 2012 Never mind the royal baby, the bungled Budget and the BBC in crisis.
Underground art scene: Exhibition to celebrate 150 years of the Tube will feature incredible posters from each decade since 1908 Poster Art 150 will feature wall art seen in Underground stations from each decade since the early 1900sThe exhibition is the first of its type since 1963 and shows the changing art styles of the last 100 yearsThe 150 were chosen by a panel of experts from more than 3,000 in the London Transport Museum vault | UPDATED: 19:46 GMT, 24 December 2012 A new exhibition will showcase the iconic poster art that has adorned the walls of the London Underground for more than a century. Poster Art 150 – London Underground's Greatest Designs is being held at the London Transport Museum to commemorate the Tube's 150th anniversary.
All things bright and beautiful: Stunning collection of colourful light bulbs is Britain's biggestCollection of 500 bulbs belonged to lighting engineer Bill CarltonIncludes bulbs made with rare metals and others from 19th CenturyHaul sold at auction to a European buyer for 1,750 today | UPDATED: 20:42 GMT, 6 December 2012 Britain’s biggest collection of light bulbs went under the hammer for 1,750 at auction today. The set of more than 500 bulbs was bought as a single lot by a European buyer after the electrician who spent years collecting them died