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Constable painting bought for just £3,500 expected to sell for a cool £2million at New York auction

Constable's Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows. Credit: Sotheby's

A painting which sold in 2013 for £3,500 pounds is expected to fetch £2million at auction next week, after it was identified as a work by Suffolk's John Constable.

It's believed to be one of his preparatory sketches for one of his most known paintings, 'Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows', which is now in the Tate in London.

It was originally thought to have been painted by a follower of Constable and was sold to a collector.

The painting was restored and underneath was Constable's original work.

Sotheby's will auction the artwork in New York on 29 January.

Paloma Faith to play summer gig at Thetford Forest

Paloma Faith will play at Thetford Forest. Credit: PA

Paloma Faith has been announced as the latest name to be added to this summer's Thetford Forest Live line-up.

The singer will take to the stage on Saturday July 4, and will perform hits from her album: 'A Perfect Contradiction'.

It's part of a number of outdoor concerts being put on across the UK by the Forestry Commission.

“I am so excited to do the forest tour. I did it before and had such a wonderful time.

We are very lucky in Britain to have such a beautiful and diverse landscape and I am excited to play for you there again. See you all in the summer. ”

– Paloma Faith

Ticket's for Paloma's performance go on sale on Friday.

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Stephen Fry marries Elliott Spencer in Norfolk

Norfolk actor and television presenter Stephen Fry has married his partner Elliott Spencer. The pair were due to wed in Dereham Register Office.

Mr Fry posted a picture of the happy couple on his Twitter account.

Daughter of Stephen Hawking congratulates The Theory of Everything Oscar nominees

Stephen Hawking's daughter has congratulated the cast and crew of the biopic The Theory of Everything following a series of Oscar nominations.

Lucy Hawking also tweeted a picture of her and her brother in 1975 - calling them "the original" cast and crew.

The Theory of Everything tells the story of the Cambridge scientist and his wife Jane.

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Eddie Redmayne nominated for Best Actor Oscar

Eddie Redmayne at the Golden Globe awards where he won Best Actor. Credit: PA wire.

Former Cambridge student Eddie Redmayne has been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of scientist Stephen Hawking.

The Theory of Everything is also nominated for Best Picture with Felicity Jones, who plays Hawking's wife, nominated as Best Actress.

The film, which was shot in locations across Cambridge, tells the story of the university's celebrated cosmologist.

Redmayne will go up against Benedict Cumberbatch in the Best Actor category. He is nominated for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game about the Bletchley Park codebreakers.

The movie is also up for Best Picture, with Keira Knightly nominated as Best Supporting Actress.

Redmayne's Hawking triumph boosts Oscar chances

Eddie Redmayne's Golden Globe triumph for his portrayal of Cambridge scientist Stephen Hawking has fuelled expectations that he will soon have a matching Oscar to go with it.

Eddie Redmayne studied at Trinity College, Cambridge Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Academy Award nominations have not been issued yet, but Redmayne is already among the favourites to be named best actor.

His performance as Hawking has already picked up nominations for a Bafta and a Screen Actors Guild award.

He will be hoping to repeat US actor Matthew McConaughey's feat last year, when he won the Golden Globe for leading actor for Dallas Buyers Club and a month later walked off with the Oscar as well.

The same thing happened the year before, when Daniel Day-Lewis picked up both gongs for his performance in the title role of Lincoln.

Stephen Fry shows off engagement ring

Norfolk's Stephen Fry proudly showed off his chunky engagement ring today as he launched next month's BAFTA awards.

It emerged earlier this week that the 57-year-old actor and broadcaster is to marry Elliott Spencer in a register office ceremony in Dereham.

Stephen Fry's engagement ring Credit: PA Wire

The Hobbit star ensured onlookers copped a load of the ring as he displayed it during his first public appearance since his forthcoming marriage was disclosed.

Stephen Fry at the BAFTA launch Credit: PA Wire

Stephen Fry was announcing the nominations for the BAFTA film awards, which will be staged on February 8.

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