Pensioner who went blind after drinking vodka has his eyesight saved… by a bottle of whisky! | UPDATED: 18:48 GMT, 1 December 2012 Incredible: A bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky saved Denis Duthie's eyesight As any hardened drinkers know, too much alcohol can severely impair your sight. But for one man in New Zealand, a whole bottle of whisky actually led to his eyesight being saved
New bishop’s eulogy to sheep-pickler Hirst By Quentin Letts PUBLISHED: 22:11 GMT, 30 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:11 GMT, 30 November 2012 Those of us who think Damien Hirst’s art derivative, coarse, self-centred, puerile, scatalogical, manipulative, cruel, opportunistic, over-priced, anti-intellectual and, in those and many other respects, anti-Christian, decadent drivel, are plainly wrong. Hirst is an agent of Jesus Christ, a man of ‘substance’ whose ‘exquisite’ work draws us to a contemplation of Heaven. So, anyway, says the new Bishop Of Chichester
At last, the real shark is exposed: As prices for Damien Hirst’s works plummet, pity the credulous saps who spent fortunes on his tosh PUBLISHED: 00:01 GMT, 28 November 2012 | UPDATED: 11:03 GMT, 28 November 2012 Finally! The market price for Damien Hirst’s art is falling and some of his work is being withdrawn unsold from auctions. While paintings by some of the 20th- century’s great artists such as Picasso and Matisse are still increasing in value despite the financial collapse, Hirst’s prices are down by 30 per cent since their 2008 peak and one in three of his pieces has failed to sell at all.