Antonia Batty

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Tracker fund price war makes DIY investing cheaper than ever

At M&G Investments it has emerged that fund manager Richard Woolnough was paid £17.5m last year – which is 600 times the average salary in the UK and even more than his boss at Prudential, which owns M&G. Meanwhile, Martin Gilbert at Aberdeen Asset Management raked in more than £5m, making him …

Jake and Dinos Chapman plan tattoo parlour show in home town of Hastings

If the public stumps up enough money, Jake and Dinos Chapman will be on their way home to mount an exhibition in their native Hastings, with the possibility of rewarding their donors by turning them into works of art – bearing Chapman skin tattoos.<p>Liz Gilmore, director of the Jerwood Gallery, in …

NHS comes top in healthcare survey

The NHS has been declared the best healthcare system by an international panel of experts who rated its care superior to countries which spend far more on health.<p>The same study also castigated healthcare provision in the US as the worst of the 11 countries it looked at. Despite putting the most …

So you've beaten breast cancer. Congratulations might be nice

Cancer, that invasive and insidious disease, is never far from the news, and breast cancer, the pinkest and fluffiest of all the cancers, especially so. We're horribly used to the things-that-cause-cancer story – last week, for example, we learned that eating red meat in early life may cause breast …

New York's Met opera house on edge of precipice, says Peter Gelb

Grand opera is dying along with its increasingly ancient audience, according to Peter Gelb, general manager of one of the grandest operas in the world, the Metropolitan in New York. The renowned 3,800-seat opera house is fighting a losing battle on many fronts, and could face bankruptcy within …

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

From weeping warts to leprosy: the gruesome art of medical illustration

In his autobiographical novel, The Kindness of Women, JG Ballard glosses his experience of dissection as a Cambridge medical student thus: "As the four teams began to dissect this unknown woman, opening flaps of skin in her limbs, neck and abdomen, she seemed to undress in a last act of …

Landlords face prosecution over criminal tenants

New offence to be announced in the Queen's Speech will make it an offence to turn a blind eye to criminal behaviour on your property - with a punishment of up to five years in jail<p>Landlords who knowingly lease premises to criminal gangs will face up to five years’ imprisonment under new measures to …

Terry Gilliam's opera diary: 'We have a big head problem'

<b>June 2011</b><br>The Damnation of Faust closes at the Coliseum. They bought it! We pulled the wool over their eyes – it seems to have been accepted as a good thing. Foolishly, this has given me the illusion that I might be able to do another opera. I think about Berlioz again. I like him because he's …

Daisy the Curly Cat

Don't call me a spinster!

Every birthday I have celebrated since the age of 35 has brought with it one guarantee – among the cards will be one depicting an old crone in fingerless gloves, surrounded by dozens of cats. It's a joke apparently, directed at the fact that I am a single – because all unmarried women eventually …

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The paintings 'made better with cats'

<b>Russian artist Svetlana Petrova has become known for her online artwork of famous portraits featuring her big ginger cat Zarathustra.</b><b>Ahead of a new exhibition bringing the internet meme into a physical setting, the artist tells the BBC why she first created the artwork and how digital technology is</b> …

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