A fur coat owned by a first class stewardess on the Titanic has sold for a huge £150,000 at auction.
The coat worn by Mabel Bennett went for more than double its expected price at the sale at Henry Aldridge and Son in Devizes.
It was bought by a bidder in the room.
The full length beaver lamb coat was worn by Bennett to protect her from the cold when she was saved in lifeboat number five.
She also wore it when she travelled aboard the Red Star Line SS Lapland, which was used to transport Titanic's crew back to England.
The coat is accompanied by a copy photo of her on the deck of the Lapland with other Titanic stewardesses as they waited to return home.
The coat is the only piece of well provenanced clothing from the Titanic to ever come to auction.
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Part of a towpath on the Kennet and Avon Canal has collapsed after a lock gate was left open next to the Caen Hill locks.
The weight of water released washed away part of the embankment.
The Canal and River Trust say the damage caused could cost hundreds of thousands of pounds and it does not know if the damage was caused by "carelessness or deliberate vandalism".
It really couldn’t have happened in a worse spot – the pound above Kennet Lock is the longest on the whole canal, so we’re talking about a lot of water rushing down the Caen Hill flight, which has caused the damage.
The Kennet & Avon Canal is over 200 years old, and needs constant maintenance to keep it going, so to have such significant damage to deal with on top of that is very disheartening.
At the end of the day, it’s our heritage, and is enjoyed more than ever by the communities around it, but if we don’t take care of it, we’ll lose it. Please, please don’t let this kind of mindlessness cost us such a valuable part of the landscape.
Is this the world's most expensive biscuit?
A biscuit that was on the Titanic is being auctioned off in Wiltshire - and is expected to fetch up to £10,000.
Originally part of a survival kit on the ill-fated ship's lifeboats, it is being sold along with a collection of photographs from the rescue of Titanic survivors, kept by a direct descendant of the Fenwicks. They were a newlywed couple whose honeymoon journey on the SS Carpathia was cut short when it took a detour to save lives. The biscuit was kept in a Kodak photographic envelope, complete with the original notation: "Pilot biscuit from Titanic lifeboat April 1912".
It will be auctioned off in Devizes on October 24th.
The family of a Wiltshire man who's gone missing in the Highlands of Scotland are desperate to know what's happened to him.
Robin Garton hasn't been seen since he checked out of his hotel in Glencoe a week ago. He had arranged to meet friends on Sunday, but failed to turn up. His car has been found in a remote car park.
Will Garton Robin's son told ITV News not knowing what has happened to his dad is the worst thing:
Police in Lochaber are continuing to appeal for information to assist with the search for a missing hillwalker from Wiltshire.
69-year-old Robin Garton is believed to be in the Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe area.
WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR
- Mr Garton checked out of his accommodation in the Glencoe area at around 8.00 hours on Friday 25 September 2015
- He had plans to travel North to meet friends in the Kinlochewe area on Sunday but failed to meet as arranged
- He has not been seen since leaving the hotel on Friday morning.
- He was reported missing on Monday 28 September 2015.
- Officers have traced Mr Garton's car in the Achnambeithach car park, off the A82 by Loch Achtriochtan.
- It is believed he may have had made plans to walk in the Coire Nam Beith or Bidean Nam Bian areas.
Mountain Rescue and special dogs have been brought in to search the Glencoe area.
Police Scotland are co-ordinating further searches today.
With the last sighting of Mr Garton being Friday morning, police say concern is growing for his welfare