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Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at home in Mexico

Gabriel Garcia Marquez greets journalists and neighbours on his birthday outside his house in Mexico City. Credit: Reuters\Edgard Garrido

Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at his home in Mexico at the age of 87, a source close to his family has confirmed.

The Colombian writer's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality.

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'Mrs Doubtfire' sequel in development

Fans will be pleased to hear that the Fox 2000 studio have signed up a scriptwriter to work on a sequel to comedy favourite, Mrs Doubtfire, 21 years after the original.

David Berenbaum, who wrote Elf, is to write a script in a follow up of the 1993 film.

Doubtfire starred Robin Williams as a recently divorced father of three who, in order to be closer to his children, took on the persona of a Scottish nanny.

The Hollywood Reporter said that Williams and director Chris Columbus are attached and hopeful about the outcome.


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Bristol's Mayor clarifies Banksy mural move

The Mayor of Bristol is hopeful that Banksy's Mobile Lovers piece will be on display at the city's museum over the Easter weekend.

In a statement, George Ferguson said:

“I’m delighted pleased that Dennis, who is a good man, has made a tough judgement call and has turned over the artwork to us, via the police.

'Mobile Lovers' has been taken to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Credit: ITV News West Country

"No-one’s the bad guy here; we simply need to buy time to establish where ownership lies, what Banksy’s intentions might be, if we were to get some signals, and how best we can move forward.

“I have established with our legal and museum services that we can move ahead on this basis so that, hopefully, it will be on show for people to enjoy at the City Museum and Art Gallery over the Easter weekend. It certainly would have been a cultural crime if this artwork had been lost to the city.

“I’m also asking if Banksy could provide a limited-edition print which could be sold in aid of the club.

"In the meantime we shall be working with a local publisher to produce postcards and prints for sale in aid of Broad Plain Boys' Club. And I have asked for a collection box at the museum for them. This hopefully will represent a win-win for everyone.”

X Factor winner Sam Bailey shares 3-D baby scan

X Factor winner Sam Bailey, who is pregnant with her third child, has shared a 3-D scan of the baby with her 345,000 Twitter followers.

The 36-year-old former prison officer, who won the last series of the ITV talent show, also revealed that she and her partner Craig are expecting a girl - news that was not welcomed by her young son:

More: Sam Bailey hits back at critics over pregnancy

Youth club hopes to 'raise thousands' from Banksy art

David Stinchcombe, owner of a youth project that holds the latest Banksy, hopes to raise thousands of pounds by selling it, providing funds to help it stay open.

Dozens of people have paid to view 'Mobile Lovers' at Broad Plain & Riverside Youth Project in Bristol, which needs to raise £120,000 to survive.

A man photographs the new Banksy inside the youth club. Credit: SWNS Group

"I had to make a decision as to whether to allow it to stay there and come in today to find it gone or damaged, or be good for the community," he said.

"People can come and see it and if they want to put a donation into our 120 appeal they are most welcome.

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"If I can make this work for our building and our appeal then, Banksy, you've done an amazing job and what a gem you are.

A view of the latest officially confirmed Banksy artwork, named Mobile Lovers. Credit: Ben Birchall/PA

Mr Stinchcombe said he would seek advice as to whether to sell the piece at auction or directly to a museum or gallery.

Read more: Youth club asks for donations to see new Banksy

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