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Painting bought for £30 could sell for up to £350,000

The Sir Peter Blake painting 'Boys With New Ties' will be auctioned by Christies. Credit: Christies

A painting bought for just £30 is expected to fetch up to £350,000 when it goes up for auction later.

The Peter Blake work, Boys With New Ties, was purchased directly from the artist in the 1950s.

It's now being offered up at the Christie's Modern British and Irish Art sale.

Corden to be honoured with OBE

James Corden will be honoured with an OBE at Buckingham Palace. Credit: Matt Crossick / Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment

Actor James Corden will receive an OBE for services to drama today.

The comedian, who is currently hosting the american talk show The Late Late Show, will be honoured at Buckingham Palace.

He has previously starred in the sitcom Gavin and Stacey and the play One Man, Two Guvnors.


Huge crowds expected to enjoy West End Live

Crowds gather at the annual West End Live in Trafalgar Square in 2014. Credit: John Stillwell / PA Archive/Press Association Images

More than half a million people are expected to enjoy London's annual free musical theatre festival this weekend.

West End Live, returning for its 11th year, will take place in Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square.

Crowds will be able to enjoy highlights from shows including American Idiot, Beautiful (The Carole King Musical), The Dreamers, Gypsy, Memphis The Musical, Sunny Afternoon and Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.


Arnold Schwarzenegger 'nearly run over' while riding a Boris Bike

Arnold Schwarzenegger has dealt with more than his fare share of dangerous situations on screen - but it seems London's traffic is a lot more tricky. Commuters claim they nearly ran over the Hollywood star as he rode a Boris Bike through central London today.

Credit: Twitter/@FagerhultRetail

If you're wondering how Arnie dealt with his close shave with London traffic, don't worry he's fine.

Works of first female press photographer to go on show

Suffragettes in Hyde Park on June 21 1908. Credit: Museum of London

The life and work of Christina Broom, considered to be the UK's first female press photographer, will be celebrated with a major exhibition.

'Soldiers and Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom' opens at the Museum of London Docklands on Friday.

The exhibition includes includes a cross section of her work, including Suffragette processions, First World War soldiers, official photographs of the Household Division and key London events, from the Lord Mayor's Parade and royal coronations and funerals to historical pageants.

Towie star announces engagement on Twitter

Towie star Dan Osborne has got engaged to EastEnders actress Jacqueline Jossa, he revealed on Twitter.

Dan Osborne and Jacqueline Jossa recently had a baby girl, called Ella Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Dan Osborne, who used to star in the ITV show The Only Way Is Essex (Towie), revealed he had popped the question on Twitter. He told his followers: "She said yes! I am the luckiest man in the world to be marrying the woman of my dreams @jacquelineMjos!" He posted two hearts, a diamond ring and a smiley face next to the message.

Dan Osborne is engaged to Eastenders actress Jacqueline Jossa Credit: Ian West/PA Wire
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