A police officer has been run over by a burglar in Dulwich Village this evening after a car failed to stop. The incident happened on East Dulwich Grove at 5:35pm. Police have advised the public to avoid the area.
We are dealing with an incident on East Dulwich Grove, SE22 - the road is closed, please avoid the area ^524
Police have confirmed the officer in his 20s has a suspected broken leg and has been taken to a south London hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Our officer has suffered a suspected broken lower leg and cuts and bruising, and has been taken to a South London hospital.
A male passenger was arrested at the scene. The driver fled towards the railway tracks at North Dulwich station and remains on the run.
Consider yourself to be a lover of art? Here's a test for you. Or rather just the all important answer. Earlier this year, the Dulwich Picture Gallery replaced one of its 240 paintings with a fake and until now visitors have been trying to guess which one it is.
The replica was made in China - and was a very close match to an 18th Century old master. And now, the fake has been revealed.
Around 3,000 visitors vote. Only 10% got it right. It was Jean-Honore Fragonard's 18th Century old master 'Young Woman'. The replica is on the left, the original on the right.
It has been amazing to see our visitor numbers quadruple in the last three months as enthusiastic ‘connoisseurs’ took up the challenge of identifying a Chinese replica among our permanent collection.
Never before have I seen so many people actively looking at each painting. Now Fragonard’s portrait of a young woman has returned to the gallery walls and hangs alongside its modern companion.
The visual exercise of comparing and contrasting will demonstrate how exciting it is to engage with an original work of art, but also marvel at the skill of a modern copyist working 5,000 miles away.
Curator’s tip: focus on the virtuoso daubs and dabs that define the intricate lace and costume and decide for yourself how successfully the copyist replicates an extraordinary sense of originality!
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The Mayor of London has the power to make a profound and lasting difference to the lives of millions of Londoners, and I've made no secret that I've been preparing my plan. But my fervent belief is that London’s best hope for a better future is a Labour Government, so all of my campaigning energy is directed towards helping our Labour candidates in marginal seats win in 2015.
Applications to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London don’t open until after the election, so that is the appropriate time for a formal declaration. I’m standing down as MP for Dulwich and West Norwood so that I can fully prepare for meeting that challenge, and I intend to bring a plan for London that will be bold, ambitious, and will meet the aspirations of all Londoners
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