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Saturday 21 October 2017

Anglo's art collection sale

MORE than 130 pieces of art from the offices of the bailed-out Anglo Irish Bank are going under the hammer.

The art collection is expected to raise just €200,000 when auctioned next month.

The bank, which was renamed the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), is expected to eventually cost the taxpayer €30bn.

Auctioneer James O'Halloran, of Adams in Dublin, said the collection includes superb oil paintings by some of Ireland's best-known contemporary artists including Louis le Brocquy, Martin Gale, Felim Egan and Stephen McKenna.

BIG MO FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

ACTRESS Laila Morse, known to millions for her role as EastEnders' Big Mo, has been declared bankrupt.

The star, sister of Hollywood actor and director Gary Oldman, filed a petition for bankruptcy earlier this month.

Morse (68) was listed as Maureen Bass.

MUM TO BLAME FOR RAPID AGEING

IF the years have not been kind, it may partly be your mother's fault.

Defective genes transmitted from a mother to her offspring appear to play a role in the ageing process, according to new research.

Experiments showed that the mother mutations led to age-related abnormalities in growing mice.

The culprits are genes in the mitochondria. Mitochondrial DNA is only inherited from an individual's mother.

GOERING CIGARS UP FOR AUCTION

A COLLECTION of cigars that were made for Hitler's deputy Hermann Goering are to go up for auction.

The cigars, expected to fetch between £800 and £1,200 (€938-€14,083), were removed from the cellars of the Nazi officer's home in Brandenburg at the end of the Second World War.

They are held in boxes bearing the words "Sondernfetigung Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering" which means "Specially made for Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering".

The cigars will go under the hammer at an auction at Golding Young and Mawer auctioneers in Lincoln on behalf of a private vendor who inherited the cigars.

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