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Cat statue worth £10,000 was almost thrown out

This bronze cat could make more than £10,000 at auction today Credit: David Lay Auctions

An ancient Egyptian statue, that was nearly thrown away in a house clearance, goes under the hammer at an auction in Cornwall today.

The bronze bust of a cat, thought to date from the 26th dynasty is expected to reach more than £10,000 when it goes on sale in Penzance this morning.

Tom Daley created from batter for Pancake Day

The pancake (left) and Tom Daley (right) Credit: ITV News

Olympic diver Tom Daley is serving up a sweet treat for his fans as he is immortalised in batter for Pancake Day.

In a video, posted by Team GB, the athlete's face is piped on to a pan before more and more is added to create the 20-year-old's signature grin.

The flipping brilliant video has been retweeted and favourited by hundreds of fans on Twitter, including the subject of the art work himself.

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RUGBY: Six-year-old Harry sings for England

England mascot Harry Westlake belts out the National Anthem at Twickenham Credit: PA

A new star of rugby was born at the weekend - and he's only six years old .

Harry Westlake, from Plymouth was the England mascot for the Six Nations tie against Italy.

He won the hearts of millions with the passionate way he belted out the National Anthem.

We asked him for an encore - and he duly obliged.

"What on earth?" Eden Project chef makes planet-shaped pasty

The head chef at the Eden Project in Cornwall has cooked up a novel way to mark the beginning of the World Pasty Championships - by creating an enormous Cornish pasty in the shape of the earth.

Tony Trenerry spent more than eight hours slaving over the colossal snack. It's 70cm in diameter, and needed an extra large oven.

He said it was the toughest, and heaviest, baking challenge of his career.

He said: "I was inspired by the amazing collection of competitive pasties at last year's World Pasty Championships and wanted to do my bit to inspire entrants to this year's competition.

"Word about the competition is spreading and, as well as local bakers, we have had interest from around the world, including enquiries from the US and Canada."

I was inspired by the amazing collection of competitive pasties at last year's World Pasty Championships and wanted to do my bit to inspire entrants to this year's competition.

– Tony Trenerry, Eden Project Head Chef

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Filmmakers capture a year in the life of Dartmoor

The film captures the beauty of autumn on Dartmoor Credit: Alex Nail & Guy Richardson

The scenery of Dartmoor is some of the most inspiring in the world. Two photographers were so inspired that they created a time-lapse film of the National Park showing its changing face throughout the seasons.

It took a painstaking attention to detail and extraordinary dedication. The results were so good that the eight minute finished film has been bought by the Dartmoor National Park Authority itself.

Our reporter Jacquie Bird has been to meet Alec Nail and Guy Richardson, the men behind the cameras, and find out a little about how they did it.

You can watch her report here:

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