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Owner of rare painting never knew it was worth a fortune

The owner of this painting had it for 40 years without realising its worth.

Imagine having a painting on your wall for more than 40 years - and never knowing that it was worth a fortune. Well that's what happened to the owner of a piece by LS Lowry.

Today it sold for an amazing £201,000 at auction in Dorset.

Richard Lawrence has more on the story.

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Man to appear in court charged with Dorchester murder

Elliot Handley's body was discovered at a flat in The Grove in May. Credit: ITV News West Country

A man will appear in court today charged with the murder of man in Dorchester.

Elliot Handley's body was discovered at a flat in The Grove in May. A post mortem revealed he had died from head injuries. 43-year-old Simon Bennett has been charged with his murder. He'll appear before magistrates later.

Man to appear in court charged with Dorchester murder

Elliot Handley's body was discovered at a flat in The Grove in May. Credit: ITV News West Country

A man will appear in court today charged with the murder of man in Dorchester.

Elliot Handley's body was discovered at a flat in The Grove in May. A post mortem revealed he had died from head injuries. 43-year-old Simon Bennett has been charged with his murder. He'll appear before magistrates later.

Man charged with Dorchester murder

Elliot Handley. Credit: Dorset Police / family

Detectives investigating the death of a 46-year-old man in Dorchester have charged a man with murder.

At around 9.50pm on Tuesday 26 May 2015, police were called to a flat in The Grove and discovered the body of Elliot Handley.

A post mortem examination revealed he'd died from multiple blunt force head injuries.

Simon Bennett, 43, from Dorchester, has been charged with Elliot’s murder. He will appear before Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

A 47-year-old man from Dorchester and a 69-year-old man from Weymouth, who had been arrested on suspicion of murder, were released from bail without charge in June.

Childhood strikes back: Dorset Star Wars set sells for thousands

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Adults turned into children in Dorset today as they bought a huge collection of toys, paying hundreds of pounds for some of them.

The vast set of Star Wars figures was built up by a local man, and thanks to the internet, bidding came from around the world.

Bobba Fett alone went for more than £460.

Duncan Sleightholme has been rediscovering his youth with Mr Fett.

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