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Artist’s video depicts practice run in which piece is entirely destroyed, alongside words ‘In rehearsals it worked every time ...’
Banksy has posted a video to his website in which he implies the shredding of his million-pound artwork Girl with Balloon at a Sotheby’s auction in London was supposed to have been complete.
In the video posted on Tuesday entitled Shred the Love (the director’s cut), Banksy shows himself constructing the shredding mechanism inside a frame. It then cuts to the auction room and the moment of partial destruction. At the end, the video notes: “In rehearsals it worked every time ...” as it shows the piece going the whole way through the shredding machine.
Met police begins murder investigation after 46-year-old dies in Battersea
The Metropolitan police have launched a murder investigation after a man reportedly died following a fight in south-west London.
Officers were called to reports of a group of men fighting in a communal area in a block of flats in Battersea at 5.30pm on Wednesday.
Cypriot carrier says operations are suspended and asks travellers not to go to airports
Cypriot airline Cobalt has announced that it is cancelling all its flights and indefinitely suspending operations.
Cobalt, which has services from Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick, warned travellers on Wednesday night not to arrive for flights. The carrier said all flights would be cancelled as of 11.50pm.
Last week, senators agreed to confirm one last slate of President Trump’s nominees, then recess for the midterm campaign. But on Wednesday, Republicans recommenced the judicial rush.
The empathy that brought me here on the kindertransport has been lost. But a new cross-party movement hopes to revive it
Eighty years ago, Britain gave me a lifeline. It was 1939 and the Nazis had invaded Czechoslovakia. I, like hundreds of other children, was bundled on to a train out of Prague with little more than some clothes and a packed lunch my mother had made to keep me from going hungry on the long trip to England. I didn’t understand why this was happening. Nor did I know, as I sat in my train carriage trundling through Europe, that I was not only on a journey to a new country – I was starting a whole new life.
Britain offered me sanctuary and it became my home. Most importantly of all, though I didn’t understand that then, Britain gave me safety, which meant that I could make plans for my future and realise those plans.
Government announces review of code in attempt to reduce road casualties
Measures to protect cyclists are to be introduced in the Highway Code, including a new recommendation on how to get out of a vehicle without “dooring” a passing rider.
The government announced a review of the code to help reduce road casualties and promote walking and cycling.
Met police confirm reports of a man falling from a height and an injured woman
A woman has been injured after a man “fell from a height” at Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, the Metropolitan police have said.
Scotland Yard confirmed that emergency services were called to the shopping centre at about 4pm.
The move comes as the Trump administration seeks to tighten sanctions as part of its maximum-pressure campaign during nuclear negotiations.
In today’s politics news: Democrats have too much money; Republicans are echoing Democratic messaging; and Alabama has another Roy Moore-style race
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