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Lino Carbosiero, the hairdresser to David Cameron who came to the country’s attention after the Londoner revealed that he is to receive an MBE, is excited for his big day on February 12.

Roots: Helping London grow for the future

To mark the end of the Tube's 150th anniversary year, London Underground have created a special poster called 'Roots' to show how closely London and the Tube and linked.

Pop-up shopping mall to make Elephant and Castle 'the new Shoreditch'

Elephant and Castle is set to rival Shoreditch with its own shipping container pop-up mall.

David Nicholls

David Nicholls' My London

The One Day author buys his books in Exmouth Market and walks obsessively along the canals

Fire service hits back after death during strike

London fire chiefs today defended their contingency plans after an Army veteran died in a blaze while union members were on strike.

Francis Bacon works to hang with Old Masters in St Petersburg

Is Francis Bacon a good trade for Old Masters? The Hermitage in St Petersburg thinks so, and has just cut a deal to exhibit some key Bacon works there late next year. The last time there was a Bacon show in Russia was 1989.

Bid for a Chapman brothers sculpture to help save the elephants

The Chapman brothers have donated a sculpture to help save Africa’s elephants from extinction at the hands of poachers.

Drawing shows roads and house designs for the town planned by Damien Hirst

Pictures show artist Damien Hirst's first impressions of town dubbed 'Hirst-on-Sea'

These are the first sketches of the town that Damien Hirst hopes to build.

Le Grand Nu: Matisse's print works have the freshness and intimacy of a drawing

Henri Matisse: The Essence of Line, Marlborough Fine Art - exhibition review

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Matisse was a prolific printmaker, and this mini-retrospective gathers works in several techniques from across his career. The purity of his line is remarkable: often using only the most essential description

The hunt for Stephen Ward's art goes on

More on Stephen Ward’s missing royal portraits, which Lord Lloyd-Webber has been unable to lay his  hands on as they were all mysteriously bought up before Ward’s 1963 trial for living off immoral earnings.

Saving the elephants: Damien Hirst artwork to raise funds for anti-poaching campaign

They are some of the most-loved creatures on the planet, but also among the most threatened. More elephants were killed in 2011 — the last year with confirmed figures — than in any 12 months in history.

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