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Queen guitarist loans rare photographs to Tate Britain

Dr Brian May at a festival last month Credit: DyD Fotografos/Geisler-Fotopress/DPA/Press Association Images

Astronomer, Queen guitarist and Londoner Dr Brian May has lent a rare collection of Victorian stereographic photographs to Tate Britain.

They are featured in the exhibition 'Poor man's picture gallery': Victorian Art and Stereoscopic Photography until 12th April 2015.

This is the first display in a major British art gallery devoted to the 19th Century craze of three-dimensional photography, known as stereography.

Police warning on gold thefts ahead of Diwali

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The Metropolitan Police is warning Londoners to guard against gangs of thieves targeting gold jewellery during Diwali celebrations - the five day festival of light festival that begins later this week.

It says intelligence analysis has shown organised criminal networks are increasingly involved in lucrative 'family gold theft' which disproportionately affects Asian families across various hotspots across the capital.

The festival period tends to see a spike in this type of crime largely due to more gold and jewellery being worn as the local community travel across London to different venues - whether temples, streets or other people's homes.

It says that combined with the annual rise generally in burglary and robbery at this time of year as the nights draw in, it means Asian communities are particularly vulnerable to thieves keen to cash in on the buoyant market for gold being sold through second hand outlets.


Man arrested after woman's body found after fire

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found at the scene of a vehicle fire in Dartford.

Kent Police is treating the death of a woman, who police believe to be from the local area, as an isolated, targeted attack in which the offender and the victim knew each other.

There is nothing to suggest members of the public are in danger.

If anyone has any information about the fire in Rowhill Road, Dartford in the early hours of Saturday, 18th October, they are urged to contact Kent Police on 101 or to call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Appeal to trace missing King's Cross man

Pictures of Richard James MacKenzie released as part of the operation to find him Credit: Metropolitan Police

A 29-year-old man has been reported missing King's Cross.

Police in Camden are trying to find Richard James MacKenzie, who was last seen at his home address in King's Cross at approximately 10pm on Wednesday, 15th October. He has not been seen since.

He is described as white, with short, dark brown hair and wears glasses. He is approximately 5ft 4ins tall and slim.

He was last seen wearing black jeans, white trainers, a top but no jacket or coat.

Police said Richard had not been reported missing before and they are concerned for his welfare, as his disappearance is out of character.

Tourist attraction open following fire

Fire engines at the Cutty Sark Credit: @greenwichcouk

The Cutty Sark is open to visitors following a fire on the deck this morning. The bookings office told ITV News the vessel was open to the public as normal following a fire shortly after 7.20am.

The 19th Century Ship was devastated by fire in 2007. London Fire Brigade has described today's incident as a "small fire" and said crews had worked quickly to put it out.

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