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'Extra £450m funding' for police in England and Wales

A potential £450m in extra funding for police in England and Wales in the next financial year has been announced by the Home Office. Police and crime commissioners are to be given the power to raise the portion of council tax which goes towards policing by £12 per household annually. That would raise £270m while £130m for national priorities, such as firearms, would come from central government. An extra £50m for counter terrorism has already been pledged. In a statement, the Home Office said the settlement came after Policing Minister…

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Abu Dhabi authorities revealed as buyers of $450m 'Leonardo painting'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism has confirmed that it bought the $ 450m Salvator Mundi painting for the state’s new Louvre gallery. The 500-year-old painting of Christ is believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci. There had been media reports that it had been bought by a Saudi prince. The Louvre Abu Dhabi museum said it was “looking forward to displaying” the painting, which recently fetched the record price at auction in New York. Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the…

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$450m 'Da Vinci painting' heads to Louvre Abu Dhabi

Media playback is unsupported on your device A 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the museum has said. The newly-opened museum made the announcement on Twitter, without specifying whether it had bought the painting at auction this month. Media reports say it was purchased by a Saudi prince. The work – known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) – was sold in New York for a record $ 450m (£341m). It was the highest auction…

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